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Contest time!

A new month brings a new environment with it - Albeit trickling in slowly, so much so we don't truly notice its advent with each passing day, the gentle coolness and stirrings of a chill wind and ocean fog have crept under the shutters and into the haze of my room.

As it is for you, I do not know, but I hope it is as joyous and wonderful in the ways it comes about. It smells of sea breeze, fig leaves, and the vanilla rising with crushed coffee beans from the beach shack cafe down the road. It is dear.

Which brings us to a challenge! Grab your sketchpads or tablets, you cup of tea or coffee, and let us purvey the world around us. In our aesthetic appreciation of our natural environment, how can we use it to test our own colour palettes and broaden our senses? For those of you who are interested, what I propose is simple.

Snap a picture of somewhere near your home, devise a colour palette that is distinctly different from the one in the photo, and recreate the photo.

As an example:
I went out earlier in the day and took a quick shot in town - The lighting was lovely, but the shot is just off my iphone.

Colourful vision resource1 by PaperandDust

At home, I dissembled a colour palette on my computer of several cool colours and some sienna to work with from my watercolours. After putting down a sampler, I did up a simple sketch working from the original image, but with the new colours.

If you're doing it traditionally, I recommend listing out the actual names of the colours - Getting to know what you're working with can help you pick out colours from the environment with ease, and trains you to be visually 'fluent'. If you're doing it digitally, keeping a tab to the side of different swatches is just as effective.

Colorful Vision - Example piece by PaperandDust

You can use whatever colors you want, but it's not a bad idea to look for colours that fall within the same triangle on the color wheel. I recommend a couple of the following sites for deciding -

Lays out the palette for you in a really neat selection. You can also change the shadows and tones, which is sweet.

Adobe Color

Quite similar to Paletton, but a different layout which some might prefer. You can also upload an image, and get the original color palette isolated for you. I haven't used this much before, so I don't know how effective it will be.

Rewards - Keep in mind that the judging will occur in collaboration with some friends and myself, and will come down to aesthetic and technical appeal. We're not looking for masterpieces, but simply work that has been given obvious thought and consideration. It's a learning opportunity, and a growth curve - Give it your best shot, and you'll win no matter what in the experience.

But regardless of that, a bit of buttering up is still nice. So -

First place will receive 500 points, and a small interview and feature on their own creative processes.

Second place will receive 200 points and a feature.

Third place will receive 100 points and a feature.

Posting - Please ensure you post in the correct challenge folder in the gallery, along with your reference photo either with it or linked on the deviation itself! Challenge will close on June the 25th. Good luck!


From deviants both old and new, here are some colorful splashes of delight, either bright or muted, to bring a little joy into your visual world.

BANNERS by WalEck.: Rechargeable Batteries by Picolo-kunSilent Night by golden-quince

Mature Content

corner of the room by cziiki
Princess Gate, Toronto by XandyclauseDessert Table by Bon-AppetEatsTulip metamorphosis by kosharik69Dying red spirit by AldemButcherEeveelutions by CamilleDionBolducinto.the.labyrinth by betteoThe Door by TrollGirlPeripeteia Ruins by stephengarrett1019Yakram Forest by Simanion
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Welcome to ColorfulVision :groups:

Here is some information about our group, that tells you about our focus, how to join, what do to, some rules & some other information. So please read them carefully and follow the rules.
At first we start with some simple Questions:


What is "Colorful Vision" group ?
:bulletwhite: "ColorfulVision" is a group to focus on and appreciate Color, in all its varieties and styles, with a desire to further explore it and understand it in our work.

Who & How can join the group ?
:bulletwhite: Everyone can join the group, but it doesn't mean all of your works will be accepted here.
To join the group, click on "Join Our Group" button in blue bar on top of the page

What kinds of pictures can I submit to group ?
:bulletwhite: You can submit your work to the folder in which it is most applicable, however only one deviation will be accepted daily - Please note that the folders will be moderated. Each week pieces will be selected to be go into the featured folder. Please do not submit to the Monthly challenge group unless it is applicable.

What should I do to suggest Favorites ?
:bulletwhite:If you want to suggest favorites, they must be about colors. (just like what told above)

1) After that you suggested favorites, and accepted by admins of the group, you have to post a comment on that photo that you have suggested, and let them know where you have Featured his/her photo
{Example comment: Featured as Favorites in :iconcolorfulvision:… }

2) You CAN NOT suggest your own work as favorite !]

What else should i know ?
:bulletgreen: After you joined the group, invite your friends and let them know about this group.
:bulletgreen: Put our group icon in your journal or anywhere in your profile page.
:bulletgreen: Read new rules that will be updated soon and please respect them.
:bulletgreen: If you have any question or need help send a note to one of the admins of the group.




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EduardAris Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Another dead group? 
Onyana Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just tried to submit but was not able to. Are the folders closed or full or something?
Liberthy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for add me in the group. :) (Smile) 
miguelam76 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very glad to join the group :) (Smile)  Thanks so much for accepting my member request. 
smallsmiles Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
? How does one become able to submit here...?
Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The co-founder has deleted their account, and the founder hasn't been online in 72 weeks, no point in staying here
Farbod21889 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
unfortunately we were not active...
but a new co-founder just joined, and the good news is that we are back online and ready to color !!!  ;)
Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! ^^
Farbod21889 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
PaperandDust will start to clean my mess up and start fresh... I'm sure she can do well, and make people happy, cuz i couldn't and did not had enough time to control and manage this beautiful place for our wonderful members and watchers.

have a colorful day Iduna-Haya
Farbod Green
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cadillacphunque Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
your current submissions folder is full. New one please?
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