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Without colour, the world around us would be a dull place. Colour is everywhere, and plays an important role our lives. We pick flowers because we like their colours, we paint our houses in colours we like. With the Word Cup going on, soccer fans from all over the world dress in their national colours. Colour can raise you up, can soothe and relax you or maybe just make you see a normal object in a different way.

As artists, we know that choosing the right colour can make or break art. Colour also sets the tone and atmosphere, sometimes conveying a strong message to the viewer.

find the colour by toko color of life by gilbert86II lemons by crymartgurl

However, if all colour is left out, that too sends a strong message. We have all seen black and white art that would’ve been a great deal less impressive if it were displayed in bright colours. In art, sometimes the absence of colour can strike harder than even the origanal original colours. Focus is brought onto the form of the subject, or the subtle message within the art is made stark.

But there is a third way, where the merits of colour and pure black & white combine and complement each other. This is why we present to you our Splash of Colour Contest!

splash – noun
“… a spot caused by something splashed. … a patch, as of colour or light.”


col•our –noun, adjective, verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
“the quality of an object or substance with respect to light reflected by the object, usually determined visually by measurement of hue, saturation, and brightness of the reflected light; saturation or chroma; hue.”



:thumb162593891: - Purity Vs Whiteness - by JNoOoN :thumb67030148:

We challenge you to create a piece of art that has both black & white and colour! You can choose anything you want as your subject, and any media to represent it. Ideally, your entry is mainly black and white with a splash of colour added. Quite obvious, eh? :lol:

For inspiration you could take a look at the art featured in this article, or go on a browsing spree around dA :eyes:
Basically everything is fine, as long as you stick to the rules :dance:

:THE SOULCATCHER: by Angelstorm-82 Padme Amidala sketch by sarahwilkinson Eyes by snf3000

:: The Rules ::
• The contest is open for all visual media (sorry Literature people :().
• Entries should consist of less than 50% colour, the rest being grayscale/black & white. Think splash of colour :eyes:
• Entries should be made especially for this contest (so they should be created/submitted after June 18th).
• Mature content is allowed, but please keep it tasteful. No unnecessary gore/violence/whatever.
• Please mention in your Artist Comments that you created this entry for, and submitted it in this contest and/or place the stamp in your Artist Comments.
• Unfortunately, judges cannot enter in this contest. They are however allowed to create promotional art, which we shall use in journals and all News articles.

• You can submit your entry by sending it in a note to N0rks

Hope is for Sissies by naturalshocks Bad Romance by N0rks Summer Memories by Wicked-Illusion

:: A few tips ::
• Don’t submit full-colour or pure black & white art, as that does not fit the theme for the contest. If in any case you don’t know for sure if your entry counts, feel free to ask either N0rks, naturalshocks or 0Hamster0.
• Be creative. Believe me, it helps.
• Don’t submit unfinished works. Unless, ofcourse, you mean to make it look unfinished in which case you should mention in your artists comments that you did this on purpose.
• Please bear with us and READ before you ask or comment. Nothing can be more annoying than answering the same question over and over, especially when that answer can be easily found in the contest rules.
• Most importantly: Have Fun!

Laetitia Casta by DemonOfGuillotine color your life_2 by 89-RAW-89

:: Dates ::
• The contest starts today, Friday June 18th
• The contest will end Sunday August 15th

:: Organisers ::
:iconn0rks: :iconnaturalshocks: :icon0hamster0:

:: Judges ::
:iconn0rks: :iconnaturalshocks: :icon0hamster0: :iconcarpenoctem410: :iconblacleria: :iconthe-strynx: :icondpkon12: :iconepsilontheta:

:: Prizes ::

:star: First-place
* an 8x10 sketch of a subject of their choice, donated by AthenaTT
* an A5 portrait drawing of a person of their choice, done in either graphite or mixed media, donated by Cinnamonster
* 640 points :points:, donated by naturalshocks
* a still unknown number of points :points:, donated by me (N0rks)
* one week journal feature on xBluepearlx + 4 llamas, donated by Wicked-Illusion
* an exclusive stock pack from Esmeralda-stock
* a contest-related journal CSS, donated by 0Hamster0

:star: Second place
* an A5 portrait drawing of a person of their choice, done in graphite, donated by Cinnamonster
* 320 points :points:, donated by naturalshocks
* a still unknown number of points :points:, donated by me (N0rks)
* one week journal feature on xBluepearlx + 4 llamas, donated by Wicked-Illusion
* an exclusive stock pack from Esmeralda-stock
* a contest-related journal CSS, donated by 0Hamster0

:star: Third place
* 320 points :points:, donated by naturalshocks
* a still unknown number of points :points:, donated by me (N0rks)
* one week journal feature on xBluepearlx + 4 llamas, donated by Wicked-Illusion
* an exclusive stock pack from Esmeralda-stock
* a contest-related journal CSS, donated by 0Hamster0

:star: Journal feature for all winners by
:iconn0rks: :iconnaturalshocks: :iconiskadesign: :iconthe-strynx: :iconcarpenoctem410: :iconsuanin: :iconblacleria: :iconhallarhoswen:

:star: News article feature for all winners, and outstanding entries :eyes:


If you have any remaining questions or comments or if you would like to donate a prize, please send a note to :iconn0rks:, :iconnaturalshocks: or :icon0hamster0:

To see recent updates on the contest, you can keep an eye on my (N0rks)  journal: n0rks.deviantart.com/journal/

Have fun, and good luck to you all! :eager:

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:iconairanimechiic:
AIRanimechiic Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
just curious, do you get to know the winners even if we didnt win?
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link]

There they are! :)
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abi-m Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
aww I already saw the contest is over.. sorry to bother you.. however it was very inspirating! thank you for ideas like these! they really help to art creation :thanks: !
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :aww: Great to hear that the contest has inspired you!! That's kind of the point of contests after all :lol:
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abi-m Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
it is still possible to submit an entry?.. here is still 15.. but I'm not sure because of time zone differences.. :s
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:iconwezenbeesje:
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Shit, ik heb nu pas een idee! Opschieten dan maar. :P
Of toch niet, er zijn toch al zoveel inzendingen. O_O
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ojee! Dat word wel opschieten dan ja! :O

Maar als ik je een geheimpje mag vertellen, ik sluit het pas echt af op maandag rond een uur of 12 ivm met tijdzones :) Dus heb je toch nog ietsje langer =P
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:iconbanzai-chan:
Banzai-chan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Did you get my entry? :aww:
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:iconphotographybyfallon:
photographybyfallon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
how many entries are we allowed to submit?
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're allowed to submit 2 entries! :aww:
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:iconphotographybyfallon:
photographybyfallon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :) I shall submit another
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:iconmakkialientje:
Makkialientje Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
Awwww Im reaallyy going to entteerrr ;333
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:iconlivelynumb424:
livelynumb424 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
can u enter more than one?
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, you may submit 2 entries! :)
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:iconlivelynumb424:
livelynumb424 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
:w00t: awesome, btw did u get my entry? (altho idk if u can tell since u get a lot everyday...)
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup I got it! I sent you a note back too :aww: (So now you know I got it for sure :lol:)
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:iconlivelynumb424:
livelynumb424 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Thanks :iconhappyskipplz:
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:iconflashbackphotography:
I'll enter =D Havn't entered a contest in a few months anyways
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We're looking forward to your entry! :eager:
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00BlacKBerrY00 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
quick question: Where can I see all the entries? Because I don't know if my entires where accepted in the competition or not.
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can find the entries here: [link]
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00BlacKBerrY00 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
okay,thanks:)
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ArtyMinx Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've not drawn anything in ages, but hopefully this'll motivate me to do something, even if it's not very good and I don't enter it :meow:
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope it does motivate you! :dance: We're looking forward to your entry, if you decide to enter something! :aww:
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:iconnakapyon:
nakapyon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
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:iconjust-dsigz:
Just-Dsigz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
The contest haven expired right?? XD
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope, it will run until August 15th! :)
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:iconjust-dsigz:
Just-Dsigz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
thanks.. =]
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xxch0pstixx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
[link]

Tada!
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:dance:
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SpecialFlavour Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i don't have any colored pencils and i've never tried coloring =(
good luck :heart:
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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XxSeizaxX Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I'd love to enter! I like colour!
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We can't wait to see your entry/entries! :dance:
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:iconxxseizaxx:
XxSeizaxX Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
:boogie:
though I must admit it might take a bit of time but i'll do it!
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:highfive:
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:iconhelldrawing:
helldrawing Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I have a question that I forgot to ask before. Is it okay to use reference pictures? I was planning to make a portrait and I normally use some reference.
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup, that's okay! :aww:
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:iconhelldrawing:
helldrawing Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
This sounds like fun! I'll try to enter, hopefully I'll have time to submit 2 pieces in time.
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconflowerdanceplz:
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:iconnixity:
Nixity Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Aww man, wish we could submit old work too :(
This would have been perfect for the contest: [link]
and I have no time to make new work apart from commissions and select competitions offering cash or a wacom tablet until september - bummer! :/
Let me know if you change your mind, lol -crosses fingers-
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too bad :( We won't be changing our minds, so sorry! Maybe you can still find some time to make something small :la:
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:iconnixity:
Nixity Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
perhaps, seeing as the deadline is August, but I'm busy up and till september =P oh my life.
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Life happens :lol:
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:iconnixity:
Nixity Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Totally, ugh ^^;
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Diamonds-Hearts Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Ooh! I like this comp!

*scribble*scribble*scribble*
:aww:
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:iconn0rks:
N0rks Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:dance: :highfive:
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:iconaurielsong:
AurielSong Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
i will enter
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:iconnaturalshocks:
naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:highfive: Good to hear! :D
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