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A Cup of Creativity Challenge!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:02 PM
My last challenge (The CCC - The Crayon Creation Challenge) turned out to be a load of fun and produced some unbelievable artworks!  I thought it was time to do a new challenge.  From the poll, there seem to be plenty of you to take part :dance:

What's the point?
* For fun
* For the challenge
* To try something new with a non standard medium  
* I'll feature everyone on my page for a week with the art from this challenge
* For my favourite piece, I'll give away my coffee creation as a prize (and if it sucks, I'll do you a drawing instead) :D

What are the rules?
* Paint a portrait using coffee as your medium and nothing else (well, maybe a tiny bit of graphite for your sketch and tiny touches of your choice of white/black medium for highlighting/darkening choice areas, but that's it!)  Your art must be at least 90% coffee.
* Paint whoever you like, but it must be a painting that you have put time into; I won't accept halfhearted or obviously rushed entries (I don't care about skill levels, I never have, never will, just that a little effort has been put in)
* I don't think there really much to be said here, you must use coffee to make your art - that is all!
* When your done, please send me a note titled "A Cup of Creativity" so I can gather everything in my faves to do the feature later
* If you could pop a little blurb into your artists comments saying it's for my challenge and a link to this journal that would be great, your watchers won't think you've lost the plot then
* You can enter a maximum of deviations, but if you so one and would prefer to enter it over one already entered, let me know and I can change it

What's the timescale?
* 8 weeks from today, so the challenge ends on the 21st February

Prizes?

1st Place
My A5/A4 painting from this challenge
400 Points from me
400 Points from the wonderful LilaeaBluecoat

2nd Place
An ATC from me
200 Points from me
200 Points from the wonderful LilaeaBluecoat

3rd Place
200 Points from me
200 Points from the wonderful LilaeaBluecoat

Tips?
* Well, I've never used coffee as a medium but I gather it is much like painting with watercolour
* So, considering that, be careful of the paper you use, make sure it is stretched or is a pre-stretched watercolour paper to prevent ripping or warping
* Try not to get carried away between layers, leave things to dry before overpainting or you get into a mess
* Make sure you mix up enough of your coffee mix to cover the area your working on, or your colours will be all skewy

There is a very wonderful artist here on dA who has a coffee tutorial that I think will be very useful Painting with Coffee by Gold-Seven

I hope that covers everything, but feel free to ask any questions you might have here or if you have any pointers, please let us know! :nod:
I do hope you'll take part!
Paula  :heart:

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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here's an entry for your challengenge, first out of two. [link]
Sorry I made a mistake typing your name in the comment, and can't modify because of an exotic web browser.
I really apologize and will be more careful next time ;)
It was great fun, Size is small, 7x11 cm, next one will be larger.
Thanks a lot for holding this challenge :hug: It's much more fun when playing with others ;)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hiya, I'm soooo sorry in my delay :ashamed: Don't worry about the name, that's no trouble :) I'm off to look at your entries right now!
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not around here on dA very often lately either :shrug: I just wish everything is fine on your hand :cuddle:
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanx, I'm a bit late but I'm going try, I love having fun:-)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant! I hope you have loads of fun, I did for sure :hug:
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Hi. I'm done with my portrait :-) do I just post it in my gallery? It was lots of fun thanx. :squee:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi there, Yes please if you just post it and send me a link I'll pop it in the challenge folder :hug:

I'm really glad you enjoyed it too :happybounce:
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I did two and it was so fun, here are my links: [link] and [link] :la:...
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Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi there dear :)
Is it allowed to use a very little bit of saffron coffee? :)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Aty,

I'm okay with just a very tiny bit, as long as 90% of the painting is coffee a little black/white/saffron is okay with me :)
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Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Okay I'll get to it then :aww: :)
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Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I'll thunk a boot it :iconneedcoffeeplz: but only if you proof read your journal: "* You can enter a maximum of deviations, but if you so one and would prefer to enter it over one already entered, let me know and I can change it":iconnstongueplz:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What's the problem frogface don't you understand the gibberish? :lol: That's really bad, I promise to proof read in future :ashamed:

I hope you can join in :blowkiss:
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Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Gibberish! I thought that was just typical skittish Scottish grammar :nod:

I've got a subject in mind and had had a little play but still experimenting, my main problem is the only watercolour paper I have is A5 so if that's too fiddly I may have to try other papers.
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, it kind of is :lol: I really do need to read what I write, people might think I'm a bit 'special' with the mistakes I make :D

I hope the A5 is okay! Mine are both not much bigger and it was alright :P
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strryeyedreamr27 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I love painting with coffee! (Don't like to drink it, but as an art medium it's really fun!) Hope I'll be able to take part in this challenge!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) it is fun and smells good, but I can't claim to be any good at it :lol:

I hope you can join in too :hug:
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ninja91 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, I'm just getting started with coffee painting work. :) :coffeemachine:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) I hope you can join in!
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ninja91 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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Cross3x19 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Is this portrait only or can it be of anything ?
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, as long as there is a portrait in there, you can add too it, but that is part of the challenge :)
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Cross3x19 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thanks
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StrayState Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I gotta get in on this, love the idea of coffee as ink.
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant! I hope you enjoy and I'm looking forward to seeing your creation :eager:
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LinnmicPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Could I join in on the fun? I've painted abstract things with coffee before and also tested painting with chocolate and berry juice (lovely colors!). Portraits are not my strenght, but I would like to give it a try :)
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course you can join in :)
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afsimart Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... I asked my mom if I could..
Mom: :iconshockplz: ..
Me: I'll buy my own coffee?

*after some thought*
Mom: Okay..

YAY! I might just enter. :D
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:lol: I'm glad you can enter, I hope that you do :)
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I enter multiple times? :D
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmm, I didn't think about that, how about a max of two entries? :D
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds good.
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'll give it a try! :dance: the deadline is perfect now, the only thing I am worried about, is that if my coffee painting will turn out :lol:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:happybounce: I extended the deadline hoping this would be better for you :)

I'm quite worried about that myself, I've never used it before :giggle:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're a star! :tighthug:

Let's find out, if we can use it! :dummy: :eager:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:la:
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VahnKira Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmmm. I think I should do this :la:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think so too :nod: :la:
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I wish everyone good luck! thanks for the link to that tutorial, coffee painting seems really interesting. I don't think I'll enter your contest, though I'm intrigued with that medium.
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem, she's a great artist :)

I'm pretty intrigued to what everyone will come up with for it! If you change your mind, it would be great to have you join!
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LRFitch Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm in =p recently discovered coffee painting & loved it, so any excuse to try it again!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant :squee: I'm excited to see what you all come up with :)
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Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's paintings! I never knew coffee could be used as a medium until I joined dA a few years ago. Good luck everyone! :)
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I'll match the points your giving in prizes!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw Nat, your a sweetheart, thank you sooo much I know everyone taking part will be at least as grateful as I am :tighthug:
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
No problem! I found I like sponsoring contests by my friends!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay I'm in!!! I love coffee and I've tried painting with coffee before as well. This is definitely going o be interesting !
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:happybounce: yay, I'm glad your joining in :) I think it should be a fun one, even if just to try something new and it will smell good too :D
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