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The theme for September is "Alive"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-september-2014
See what others created, too!
Every two weeks a photo will be posted to use as a reference/inspiration for an art piece you create, In Your Style! The Challenges are open to all artists, whatever your medium. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art that one photo creates!
NEW Phoenix Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-phoenix-challenge-9-15-2014
Check out all of the style challenges here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/categories/style-challenge/listForCategory
Create and swap art with your fellow Art Colonists in the Swap Art Group! The following swaps are currently open for sign-up:
Pets ATC Swap: Create an ATC inspired by your pet(s) (if you don't have a pet, think of your ideal pet, or a past or future pet) and receive an ATC in return! Sign up by September 23 by adding your name and address to this thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-atc-swap-my-pet-s
Doll Swap: Create 3 different types of dolls and receive 3 in return! Send your dolls to the swap host Susanne before October 23, and let her know you sent them by adding your name here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-summer-project-doll-swap-part-two
Welcome to the monthly theme for September. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - AliveThe theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.These should…READ MORE
It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of a Phoenix .(Image courtesy of Thaneeya McArdle ~ Creator of The Art Colony and art education site, Art-is-fun.com).We would like you to use the reference/inspiration photo to create…READ MORE
HiI do functional art so I use quite a lot of paint per piece. I use the inexpensive bottles of acrylics at Wally world or the other art stores. I find the colors very washed out and often the reds and purples require several coats.I went to Hobby…READ MORE
I must admit, when I started painting again, one of the things I had the greatest fear of was mixing my own colors. It seemed like there was something decidedly "professional" about that, and I lacked the confidence to do it. I feel myself and my…READ MORE