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Hello, this group is open to all artists working with traditional watercolor where they can show their work, and also welcome all those who admire the noble art of watercolor :heart: Chee-boo, ayjaja
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Dec 14, 2009


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Watercolor Lovers Rules


1 piece per month per folder: this means that the 1 month limit applies on each folder instead of globally as before!
ANYWAY, we'd love you to submit your best artwork and little by little. Show us and the members what you're proud of but don't submit all at once: members may ignore your art if they see tons of pieces by the same artists!

This said, here they are the rules!


:bulletblue: Submit only pieces where the watercolor is at least 85% compared to other possible media.

:bulletblue: Submit to the correct folder! Folders descriptions are here:

:bulletred: NO digital watercolors.

:bulletblue: Pictures of your watercolored artwork are acceptable, but be sure to crop them (if necessary), adjust brightness, NOT apply any filter. In few words: good quality pictures! :dance: (You have no idea how to make it? Here they are a couple of useful tutorials: How To Photograph Paintings by joshthecartoonguy, PE: Presenting Your Traditional Artworks, Part 2Traditional Art Week
This is the second part of a basic guide how to make your traditional artworks look appealing when presenting them in the Internet. This is not about changing or manipulating your traditional artwork to something is not originally, but helping you to make it look as good on a screen as it is in real life.

The Part 1 introduced some scanning and shooting tips;
This Part 2 advices how to edit the scanned/photographed artworks.

This guide is meant especially for beginning artists but maybe also more advanced artists can find something new to think about – or maybe you can share your best tips in the comment area of this article!
For editing your scanned or photographed picture you need a software to do that (or you can use the adjustment tools your scanner offers, see Part 1 for those). Adobe Photoshop is a co

:bulletblue: NO to digital drastic retouches (like filters), but YES to minor digital adjustments!

:bulletblue: Watercolors tutorial aren't subjected to the previous rule. Go ahead and share your knowledge! :dance:

:bulletred: DON'T SUBMIT TO HALL OF FAME AND BEST OF THE MONTH! These are special folders managed by the admins. If you want to know about them, check their description or pay a visit there (recommended!)!

:bulletblue: Submit art made by YOU. Stolen/traced art will result in you being kicked out of the group!

:bulletblue: We accept mature art, but within tasteful limits: NOTHING very explicit. Be sure to add the filter or we will have to decline your piece.
The same goes for gore/bloody pieces.

:bulletred: NO WIPs or Sketches.

:bulletred: NO offensive art (like pieces containing discriminative messages)

:bulletred: Don't annoy other members! Be kind, pretty please?

IMPORTANT: if you're leaving the group, first: ç_ç we're sorry we're saying goodbye, thank you for joining! Second: please, remove your submissions. They take the room of other possible members' pieces and it's not fair because folder take a limited number of items :') be kind and responsible leaving the place neat and clean :dance:
You will be sent a note asking you to, in case you don't remember :dance:
Hi everyone! Winter holidays are passing and somewhere have already passed, but still we wish everybody merry Christmas and happy New Year!
It's pity that our X-mas card contest idea has failed, but we're not going to stop there! We'll think about what we've done wrong aaaand announce a new CONTEST soon! ^^
This month there are seventeen works we'd like to feature, and here they are:

1. A Day in Santiago (watercolor) by Vidk000 A by Day in Santiago by Vidk000

2. Frog's devotion by Moonshen Frog s devotion by Moonshen

3. Nobody by TanyaGurova Nobody by TanyaGurova

4. Merry Christmas 2015 by Toffi-Fee Merry Christmas 2015 by Toffi-Fee

5. Treo by Na0h Treo by Na0h

6. The Clever Hen by EccentricTeatime The Clever Hen by EccentricTeatime

7. The boy who fell in love with his own reflection by TomeiSuisen The boy who fell in love with his own reflection by TomeiSuisen

8. Snow Queen by GrimDreamArt Snow Queen by GrimDreamArt

9. Cottage by LuthienSatakieli Cottage by LuthienSatakieli

10. Altum angelfish by Musyupick Altum angelfish by Musyupick

11. Falling Apart There by Museili Falling Apart There by Museili

12. Spada Motorcycle banner by AlexanderTripood Spada Motorcycle banner by AlexanderTripood

13. 'For once in your life, will you leave me alone? by Charlotte-Exotique 'For once in your life, will you leave me alone? by Charlotte-Exotique

14. 1 - Hide And Seek by KarinaKruglova Hide And Seek by KarinaKruglova

15. City lights (08) by artMARUSIK City lights (08) by artMARUSIK

16. Safe Haven I by nighyee Safe Haven I by nighyee

17. Glass and Towell by GreeGW Glass and Towell by GreeGW

As usually we're asking members and watchers and even just bypassers to vote in the comments for the work you liked the most.
ayjaja: It was extremely hard choice for me this time, but finally I've chosen KarinaKruglova's Hide And Seek (#14), I love all the seria. It's painted so light and naturally, and the story behind the paintings is rather interesting.

17 members vere voting for November Feature works! And  there are 4 works which gathered more then one voice each. We place them all to Featured folder. The winners are:  
don't cry by POISON-FREE Dan and a foggy landscape ~ danisnotonfire by szluu The Old Hermit by CLCanadyArts Lampforest by Noriko-Sugawara

Thank you all so much for voting and sharing your works with us! We LOVE your watercolors ^^
~Chee-boo and ~ayjaja.
Hi guys! 
Before talking about the contest, how about voting your favorite featured piece of art here: November Feature. It's easy, quick and you can make an artist very very happy! Deadline to vote your favorite artist: January, 3rd.

Now, about the catchy title! :tribblela: 

Christmas La We are having a contest! A Christmas contest! GIF Adventure Time - Claps Christmas La 

What am I supposed to draw?
A Christmas card. Looks easy, huh? What if I told you you are not allowed to portray some common subjects? And that you can pick between 2 categories? :tardgrinn: 

YEAH! There are two categories based on a color that has to be the main in the picture, each of them with a list of forbidden items (items that MUST NOT appear in your piece) and a list of feelings you have to use as inspiration and that you have to convey to us! 

Here they are:

Heart of Gold  GOLD  Heart of Gold 

Forbidden Items: Stars; Any Decoration item (i.e. Christmas balls, garlands etc.); Wrapped Gifts; Deers;
Atmosphere: Mystery, Miracle, Magic;

:^v^: FUCHSIA :^v^: 

Forbidden ItemsFlowers; Any Decoration item (i.e. Christmas balls, garlands etc.); Wrapped Gifts; Santa and his clothes;
Atmosphere: Passion, Drive, Dynamism;

Make the best postcard with these elements, and make us feel the warmth of Christmas! :xmas: 

Can I donate?
YES, PLEASE! Donators will get a feature at the end of the contest! 

:star: RULES :star:

• You HAVE to be a member;
• No more than 1 entry per person per each category;
• Entries HAVE to follow these rules: NEW RULES and FOLDERS!
• Donators can participate! 
• Submit to this folder:…
IMPORTANT: if we don't get more than 5 entries, the contest will be canceled! Small prizes will be donated equally to all participants! 

Mistletoe :star: PRIZES :star:Mistletoe 

Comment here or send us a note if you want to donate something! It can be art as long as points and features too! At the end of the contest you'll get a feature!

For now, only 1 winner! If prizes increase, places will be added! :dance:

Shake Present 1st place:
- 174 :points: from ayjaja
- 56 :points: from Chee-boo
- 1 chibi colored sketch commission from Chee-boo (no bg)
- 1 A4 waist-up portrait watercolor commission from LauraPex
- llama from DarkGreyHeroine
- feature from DarkGreyHeroine

Jack :star: DEADLINE :star:Jack 

December, 31st!
It's 20 days! :dance: This is a contest about feelings and atmosphere! We're not seeking for something technically impeccable. Sure thing, it's a bonus! But remember to focus on feelings rather than void virtuosism! 

:Dynamo: :star: JUDGES :star::Dynamo: 

ayjaja, Chee-boo and LauraPex will be the judges this time! 
We're not accepting any more judges, unless they're part of the staff. 

We would have loved to advertise this amazing project before, but we've been so busy in reorganizing everything!! 
We've changed our Rules and Folder (NEW RULES and FOLDERS!), started Monthly Features to showcase new talents (November Feature, go, vote AND SHARE SOME LOVE! PLS *^* ), and we're having a Contest (stay tuned! And if you want to donate some prizes, let us know! You'll get a feature in return :meow: )! 

When we've read about ProjectComment we could have only admired words for them! But we will let them present themselves:

Heart Divider #1 Heart Divider #4 Middle Part Heart Divider #4 Middle Part Heart Divider #4 Middle Part Heart Divider #4 Middle Part Heart Divider #4 Middle Part Heart Divider #4 Middle Part Heart Divider #4 Middle Part Heart Divider #4 Middle Part 

What is Comment Outreach?
ProjectComment's Comment Outreach is a site-wide, awareness project that aims to educate, engage and elevate the interaction with art across DeviantArt, because we know that motivating people to engage with art on a critical level is beneficial to all artists.

What can I do?
Help support Comment Outreach. Give back to the people who support you by sharing our mission through journals and artist descriptions in deviations using emoticons made from our awesome supporters!
Supportcomment by Amarantheans Constructivecomment by Amarantheans ConstructiveComments by Sabataa :Constructive: by stuck-in-suburbia :constructive: by a-kid-at-heart

Some of ProjectComment's projects:

Bullet; Green Targeted Comments - Ask specific questions to get specific comments, making commenting more driven and focused for you.

Bullet; Green No Constructive Comments - We guarantee one constructive comment for deviations with no constructive comments.
Point Right Submission Limit: three deviations, per week.

Bullet; Green Commenter System - Personally reach out to a fellow commenter on any deviation you like, no limitations. Want to be a commenter? Follow the instructions under 'How To Become a Commenter'.

They also make contests!!

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So, how about joining them? Supporting them means supporting a lot of artists, helping them grow and make better and better! AND you could be one of them! 
Share some love with constructive comments! You can make the day of an artist! :heart: Supportcomment :squee-love: - PLZ 

Many thanks to 3wyl for having shared this beautiful project with us! :heart:
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FAFH Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  New Deviant
DeanFiorellini Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Student General Artist
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Thank you for accepting me into your group!
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Xxkaori-neko-chanxX Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
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