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This group is for everyone who loves traditional artwork. Let's share our beautiful drawings and paintings together! :)
Founded 5 Years ago
Sep 7, 2010


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Art Collection

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11,270 Members
9,309 Watchers
133,420 Pageviews
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26 accepted
10 accepted, 14 denied
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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

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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 guys and welcome to the first weekly feature of anything-traditional ^^

every day we get dozens of amazing artworks. some aren't as good as others but not everyone can be the best~ feel free to leve a comment on the works, fave them and maybe look at their other works and watch them :meow:

Feren (desert dragon) by WhiteRose2132 Matilda by Metalzillor A Shattered Perspective by Megathrash Holy Dehydrated Diplomats Batman by The-Wheels Chalk Pastel Bird Sketch by EvaCreature Gryphon - commission. by Vanare Dagger Toss Calendar Page by Bunneahmunkeah Wild One. by Vii-Dragon Carnal Considerations by FiguraArto Polyhedron by julianwehrmann Empty Stomach by dwarfeater Spring comes by redKat120 The Catacombs by QuinnBarsballe Alien queen revamped by metazoe Death's head hawk moth by SoturisiNight Dragon fully poseable dragon doll 1 by kessan Khajiit by quidames Planet raiders by Metalzillor MacBeth by Tweyb Alchemiya Illu 001 by Cocotail Star Gazer by HamidM Bloody flowers by XViolacea Stars by EmelEvci The Amazing Technicolor Owl by 7-Year-Bytch Butterfly Balloon by Kstar2105 I Dream of Skies of Ashes by Dark-Lioncourt Tiger Cub by JonnoGerritsen Copic Marker Commission no.2 by m-aruka Ross Poldark, astride Seamus by Jojemo

have a great and artistic week :heart:

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b-no Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
:gallery: Thank you for accepting me :gallery:
Tenebraestudios Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
In light of the current situation, perhaps adjust the wait limit a bit on submissions?

I submitted a painting only to have it sit around until it expired. Tried to resubmit and I was told I could only do so every 30 days.

Tenebraestudios Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I get the impression this group is dead/dying.
naruto32 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Well i'm not sure where all the others went but i'm trying my best to keep this going
Tenebraestudios Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
My sympathies, appreciate the reply. :)
BWald1 Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is why I generally shy away from supergroups.

My submission sat for 7 days. I withdrew it just as it was about to expire.
Now I've resubmitted after I got a note to resubmit. Judging by the comments here I may be wasting my time.  I'll give the group the benefit of doubt and wait a few more days to see if I stay or leave this group.
Impatience got the better of me and I have withdrawn my re-submission and left the group. If it ever comes back to life on a regular basis I will re apply to join. Best of luck. 
Oana-LiliumRequiem Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I submit a work in this group, but is not yet accepted, why ? :c
shelaghcully Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Hi there I had a piece expire, here is the link to the piece:
Walnut One by shelaghcully
Beatriz-the-artist Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for accepting me in your group :excited: :happy: 
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I had a submission expire for this group. Are you still active? :)
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