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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:
Some some of you have been sending in notes or messages about expired submissions.

This journal is going to address the reasons for this, as from my opinion.
First of all, your patience is greatly appreciated since currently I personally am so busy with school and my job that I barely have time to do anything outside of work. Please understand that all the admins and myself are real people as well, and we do have our lives going on.
Today I finally got some time for myself and I just wanted to write this message out to you guys. So thanks for waiting, and don't worry we are not dead! :)

Finally I want to make an announcement that submission limits will be limited to one per month since almost 50% of submissions are expiring now. I hope this will tackle the workload and minimize the amount of deviantations coming in. Until life settles down for me, and all the group admins can become more active, this will just be a temporary state and measure we'll have to take.

So in summary, sorry if your submission was not properly scanned through. I hope this will help you understand the reason why.

Xiaooyu :heart:
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DenaeFrazierStudios Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist

:iconthankyouscript1::iconthankyouscript2::iconthankyouscript3: for accepting Denae's art piece! Have a great day! :)

DracoDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ayano Tateyama (Bows) [V12] You're very welcome. :3
shelaghcully Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Hi the paintings 2 folder is also full 
naruto32 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
yes we know just waiting on a new folder
shelaghcully Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Hi there I had a submission expire and I tried to resubmit but it hasn't been 30 days since I last submitted so It wouldn't let me. Not sure if the group would be interested in this work but here is a link:
Sitting Christie by shelaghcully
Emi952 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :D (Big Grin) 
Lisa22882 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
May I ask why my submissions had expired 
naruto32 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
just try resubmitting
Lisa22882 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
docarroyo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How long does it take for a submission to be accepted?
Can I submit another work if the the delay for the previous submission is over a week? 
Or should I take the delay as a "go away hint" like I recently received from a different group?
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