Painting Challenge: City Life

For this week’s challenge… capture the essence of bustling streets, towering skyscrapers, and the lively energy that only a city can offer.  Whether it’s the hustle and bustle of commuters, the colorful cityscape at sunset, a sidewalk cafe, or the hidden corners of urban life, user your imagination and bring the spirit of the city to life.

Painting challenge:  City Life

Include the hashtag #citylife in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post.

Deadline February 9, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET    

Here are the details:

  • Paint city life
  • Sponsored by Toby Haseler, Toby Sketchloose
  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • Include topic hashtag in your Facebook post:  #citylife
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Deadline February 9, 2024, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced February 11, 2024
  • Mediums accepted:  watercolor, watercolor pencils, gouache, water soluble graphite, water soluble inks, and mixed media as long as it includes watercolor
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.

What is the prize?   

This week’s challenge is sponsored by Toby Haseler, Toby Sketchloose.   One random winner will receive lifetime access to:
  • Focused on watercolour painting, developing use of expressive and loose colours in sketching and especially urban sketching
  • 52 lessons
  • 5 workshops, more than 6 hours of video
  • 46 page handout
Here are some of Toby’s YouTube videos that may help for this challenge:
If you want to try a free course, sign up for Toby’s Ten Days of Sketching.  You will receive one email a day for 10 days with lessons.  Toby breaks it down into very easy-to-follow steps.  You will be surprised that YOU CAN SKETCH.  🙂

Lose the fear, be free and learn how to have fun with your art again.

Where to find Toby: 

About Toby:

“My name is Toby, and I’m an ink and watercolour artist with a loose and spontaneous style

After years of struggling to ‘find my style’ I recognise the struggles we all have in too much self-criticism, worrying about the outcome, and forgetting just to enjoy ourselves.

That’s why I started SketchLoose – to help people gain skills, confidence and rediscover how to truly enjoy creating.”

Where else can you find Diann/Watercolor Beginners and Beyond on social media:

For a free 7-day trial on my Patreon:  Diann Zimmerman – Patreon.


How to support Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond?  

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