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This group is for everyone who loves traditional artwork. Let's share our beautiful drawings and paintings together! :)
Founded 4 Years ago
Sep 7, 2010


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PLEASE READ THE RULES OF :iconanything-traditional: BEFORE YOU SUBMIT!!!!

Either read here or read this - anything-traditional.deviantar…
1. You have to be a member to add art to the gallery.

2. The Featured folder is closed for members. We decide what art gets to go in there. :)

3. Speaking of folders: Choose the right folder for your art! If you don't, your submission will be declined. By fár the most submissions that are declined, are declined for that reason, so take care when submitting!

A pointer about something that seems to cause some confusion: Whenever you used more than 1 medium in your piece, it's automatically mixed media for this group. Even if you used, say, pencil ánd charcoal. The fact that the folder was set up for both pencil ánd charcoal works, doesn't mean a single work with both in there should go into that folder. Also, even if it's just a little bit of the other medium, such as the outlines, it still counts as Mixed Media!

4. No more than 1 deviation can be submitted per member per week.

5. No WIPs or sketches. Also please no work on lined paper or artworks with your math homework scribbled in the corner or shining through from the opposite side of the paper. All art submitted should be finished and neat.

6. All work must be 100% traditional.

The only digital editing we accept are:
:bulletblue: Slight adjustments in brightness/contrast
:bulletblue: A digital signature or watermark
:bulletblue: A simple (!) digital border
:bulletblue: Composite images (more images digitally worked into 1 piece) are ONLY acceptable for 3D works, like the pieces that go into the folder 'sculpture, jewelry, crafts'.

Examples of digital editing we don't allow (basically anything that's not any of the above, but hey, some examples for clarity never hurt ;) )
:bulletred: Digital coloring
:bulletred: The use of brushes and textures
:bulletred: Changes to backgrounds such as digital transparency
:bulletred: Digital text (the only folder who accepts that is the visual literature folder)

And no, mixing in some digital work with a traditional piece does nót make it 'mixed media'. ;)

7. We accept photography, as long as it's film and was processed by hand.

8. We also have a folder for 'written work', and you can take that title quite literally. In that folder we accept works that are handwritten, done on typewriters and calligraphy.

9. No images with very poor quality will be allowed. We are not an 'elite' group, but how are we supposed to admire your work when we can't even tell what it is? ;)

Things to look out for in terms of quality:
:bulletyellow: Cropping; if there's an edge sticking out here or there we won't penalize you for it, but please no hands/arms, feet, tools or large parts of your desk/floor in the frame. ;)
:bulletyellow: If your image is extremely dark or extremely bright so that it's hard to see your work, it might get declined. This is where the bit of editing such as brightness/contrast can come in handy. :)
:bulletyellow: Blur. We know it can be hard to take a good and clear shot of your work, but if it is extremely blurry it's really worth it to try again. You will get more views on your work for sure!

Gallery Info -
:bulletgreen: Feature - Closed to members.
:bulletgreen: Pencil or Charcoal - More than 1 medium, submit into Mixed Media.
:bulletgreen: Colored Pencil, Pastel, Colored Charcoal etc - More than 1 medium, submit into Mixed Media.
:bulletgreen: Pen,Ink or Markers - Again, if you've used more than one medium, submit into Mixed Media.
:bulletgreen: - Paintings - If you've got a submission with a mixture of different paints, or wet and dry watercolours, submit into Mixed Media. What will get accepted is pencil in them.
:bulletgreen: - Sculpture, Jewelry, and Crafts - Only 3D art works are allowed to have multiple pictures to show off all sides of the work.
:bulletgreen: - Written work. Handwritten, typewriter, calligraphy - Only work done my hand in traditional media, no digital text.
:bulletgreen: - Body Art - No drawings of parts of the body, only work done on skin.
:bulletgreen: - Other - For any traditional work that doesn't belong in any of the other folders.
:bulletgreen: - Tutorial - Traditional tutorials.
:bulletgreen: - Photograph - No pictures taken by phone or digital cameras.
:bulletgreen: - Visual literature - This is the only folder where digital text gets accepted. mixed media or not.
When in doubt, ask us! We're quite friendly and don't bite (hard). :D

Our Donators!

A BIG thank you to these donors below who have made our Super-status possible!!!

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We also wish to thank our anonymous donors. Good karma points are coming your way! :heart:
Hello members, it's been awhile since we wrote a journal to you all~
I hope you're doing well!

I want to give a big thanks to our new contributors, who helped out so much during the times when the other admins were busy.
The three amazing people are: KiranArtist, C-Quackenbush and naruto32

The process of the group has been going smoothly and these three volunteers were very kind to everyone around them. It is a pleasure to have them on that team!!
Please give them a round of applause :)

Some of their works:

Mardi Gras by C-QuackenbushJewel Rio by naruto32Image by KiranArtist

Also another announcement:
I've renamed the Graphite and Charcoal (previously "pencil and charcoal") folder.
The reason because many new members get confused with the properties of that folder. Remembers guys, we have a mixed media folder as well :D
"Pencil" is quite general and can apply to many types from different mediums. So yup, its graphite now :D

Thanks for reading! Have a great day~
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Karol163 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I am a dummy! 
Elena-Palenko Featured By Owner 5 days ago

Thank you for accepting me!

Elena-Palenko Featured By Owner 5 days ago

Thank you for accepting me!

rhavencometa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a mini contest for all! Join now - ^^
ScenicGrace Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  New member
Thank you for accepting me! (:
Vandixor Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me :)
Leslieann-Art Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure why my deviation was declined since I drew it myself.... I've had enough of this group anyways.
DenaeFrazierStudios Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

:iconthankyouscript1::iconthankyouscript2::iconthankyouscript3: for accepting Denae's Grimm Fairy Tales - Red Riding Hood w/Wolf art piece! 

Have a good weekend everyone! :)

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shelaghcully Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi there I submitted a piece for consideration that has since expired. I'm not sure if I should resubmit or not. Here is a link to the piece:
Christie Figure Drawing by shelaghcully
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