Painting Challenge: Ravens

Let’s paint ravens!  Here are some interesting facts about ravens: they are highly intelligent, have problem-solving skills, capable of using tools (they can use sticks, stones to help them obtain food or access hard-to-reach places.)  They are social birds, often form tight-knit family groups, and are known to engage in playful behavior.

Painting challenge:  Ravens

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

Deadline May 17, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET    

Here are the details:

  • Paint a raven bird
  • Sponsored by SketchBox 
  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • Include topic hashtag in your Facebook post:  #ravens
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Deadline May 17, 2024, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced May 19, 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.

I painted this raven from a Jane Davies simple tutorial on Skillshare.    For a free month subscription:  Skillshare – one free month.  If you’d like to subscribe for a year, you can get 30% discount:  Skillshare – 30% discount for annual subscription

There are also tutorial options for painting a raven on YouTube.  Do a search and you will find many!

What is the prize?   

Our sponsor, SketchBox, has a special collection of goodies for this week’s challenge:  Tinted graphite pan basic box which includes:

  • 3 Gansai Tambi graphite pans from Kuretake in colors violet, green and red
  • Derwent water-soluble graphite pencil
  • Sakura Micron brush pen in dark grey
  • SketchBox Signature flat shader brush
  • Rembrandt cold press watercolor pad (100% cotton)

To see all the goodies SketchBox has, go to their website:

For 10% discount, use code:  DiannSketchBox


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