The artwork has to be DRAWN OR PAINTED WITH AN UNCOMMON MATERIAL such as tea, juices, salt, fruits, wines, natural pigments …. and applied with brushes, pens, hands, cloths or whatever (please read the categories “Coffee”, “Stains” and “Collage Artworks” below!)
Please only submit quality artwork that you are proud of. We hope that you can surprise us with your creativity and the unconventionality of your materials, but also with the painted themes!
Uploads are unlimited, but we ask you to be considerate of other artists and of the group hosts and not submit hundreds of artworks… We wish to keep this group small and cosy.
MODERATION OF THE GROUP
Please don’t get upset if your artwork is not immediately accepted or if your forum question is not replied within 24 hours. Group hosts will do their best to moderate this group, but we would like to encourage you to create and experiment more and spend less time in front of your computer!
Group Hosts might not accept all artworks. The purpose of this group is not to flatter each other but rather to create a THEMED collection of artworks that fit together, and to engage conversation on uncommon materials to paint or draw with.
Please do not take it personally if your artwork is declined – this has nothing to do with the quality of your work! We do not wish to demotivate you from participating in any way! We are sure that you will be able to find an appropriate group for your unique creations!
IT IS ABSOLUTELY OBLIGATORY TO MENTION THE UNCOMMON MATERIAL IN THE DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ARTWORK, otherwise your artwork might be declined.
It is very encouraged to include some supplementary information about your uncommon materials in your artwork description (for instance, why you chose this particular material, what it means to you, your experimentations, how the artwork’s appearance evolved if it is an organic material), how you prepared it, how you applied it – but this is NOT obligatory!
Group Hosts will run challenges and start forum conversations aimed at exchanging ideas and know-how between group members, to help us all improve and evolve as artists.
Every once and a while, there will be challenges or features concentrating on a specific material.
We hope to be able to provide you with opportunities such as online publications or online exhibitions.
NO PHOTOS, NO DIGITAL ART
We do not accept photographic works and digital photomanipulations – there are plenty of groups for your digital and photographic creations.
We will accept photos that depict your technique though (for instance yourself or your hands while painting with an uncommon material)!
We don’t accept collage artworks where the uncommon material was just glued on the artwork. But if your collage artwork contains parts painted or drawn WITH an uncommon material, we would be more than happy to have it in our group!
For other collage artworks please consider the Collage with traditional mediums group
Works that just have a small coffee or tea stain will not always be accepted. The artwork has to be painted with an uncommon material or the stain has to be deliberately created or altered.
Otherwise, consider the wonderful group Splatter, Smudge, Smear & Drip!
We know that it is very common nowadays to paint with coffee, but we would not like this to become an exclusively “coffee group”, so please don’t submit all your coffee artworks…
THANKS FOR JOINING!