April Colors

Welcome to the official "April Colors" 2018 challenge page!  See below for the full prompt list, explanations, and a live feed of the challenge on Instagram!  Use the hashtag #faunwoodcolors on your post to be featured on this page. ♥


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1. A Dang Bunny, Obviously – Predictable AND fluffy!
2. Analogous Color Palette – Analogous colors are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.  For example, bluegreen, green, and yellowgreen are analogous colors.  Please see this page for explanations on different color schemes!
3. Pink as Shadows – Some of my favorite color compositions involve using unexpected colors in different places.  Use pink to shadow your creation! Just do it!  Let's go!
4. Spores – A simple subject suggestion to get the ideas flowing.  Don't feel like you have to take it literally!

5. Parasite – Another subject prompt to run wild with.  Just make sure it's in color!
6. Gold/Silver – Incorporate gold or silver into your piece.  You can use metal leaf, metallic paints, or just paint something depicting gold or silver!
7. Gouache! (Alt: Satyr) – If you have gouache, practice with it!  If not, the mythical Satyr is today's subject prompt.
8. Split-Complementary Color Palette – Another color palette that is explained visually here.  "The split-complementary color scheme is a variation of the complementary color scheme. In addition to the base color, it uses the two colors adjacent to its complement."
9. Mixed Media Insects – Go as crazy or as simple as you'd like!  Personally, I might just use watercolor with gouache, or a pen and ink drawing scanned and colored in photoshop.  As long as you use more than one medium, it counts!
10. Bramble – Whatever comes to mind when you think of "bramble"!
11. Mineral/Crystal – I personally find minerals and crystals REALLY difficult to draw.  I plan on giving it a shot today!
12. Earth Tones – The colors I am personally weakest at using.  If you're not sure what colors fall under the "Earth Tone" category, Google has you covered.
13. Color Matching from Life – It can be harder than you think!  Find an object that you might like to try and paint and do your best to match the colors as accurately as possible.  It can be helpful to holepunch a white piece of paper and hold it up to the object– isolating the color and surrounding it by white can help you visualize the color you need to match!
14. Digital Art (Alt: Centipede) – If you have the ability to do digital art, today is the day!  If not, today's subject prompt is "Centipede".
15. Iridescence – Another subject that I find incredibly difficult to capture!  Some examples of iridescence include: hummingbird (and other bird) feathers, some beetle carapaces, etc.  From the wikipedia page: "Iridescence (also known as goniochromism) is the phenomenon of certain surfaces that appear to gradually change colour as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes. Examples of iridescence include soap bubbles, butterfly wings and sea shells, as well as certain minerals."
16. Floral/Plant Study – I don't draw or paint plants often, so drawing one from life should be good practice!  You don't HAVE to draw from life for this challenge, but it can certainly be useful!
17. Use Your Least Favorite Color – muahahah.
18. Complementary Colors – Green and red, orange and blue, complementary colors can add a cool pop of contrast to a piece, and it can sometimes be intimidating to use them together in the same subject!
19. Strange Mushrooms – .....I had to.
20. Deer (duh.) – ....again, I had to.
21. Blues and Pinks – Probably my favorite colors to work with!
22. Landscape Practice – I am DREADING this day.
23. Create-a-Creature – Creature design is my favorite thing!  No matter your inspiration, it's a fun creative outlet!  If you're not sure where to start, try to visualize what your two favorite animals would look like merged!
24. The Largest Brush You Own (Use It.) – I don't care how uncomfortable it is.  If you don't have brushes, just do something outside of your comfort zone today!
25. A Reptile – A little love for our scaley friends.  I will probably do a snake on this day!
26. Colorpick an Album – pick an album you like and create something using the same color palette that it uses!
27. Lavender – I had the color in mind when I typed this, but you can draw the plant too.
28. Redraw an Old Piece – I'm interested in this because most of my old pieces are in pen and ink.  Redoing something in color should be fun!
29. Colored Pencil (Alt: Eels) – A medium prompt to use colored pencils today.  If you don't have colored pencils, draw EEEEEELS.
30. Colorpick from Junk Food Packaging – I really had a Doritos bag in mind when I typed that.  

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