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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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10,375 Members
8,687 Watchers
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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:
:party: Thanks for your patience!
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xhlliez08 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bunny Emoji-87 (Thanks) [V5] for accepting me...
creativeserenity87 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Thanks for accepting me
keithmore2000 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Why did you decline my drawing .Patientely…'?
creativeserenity87 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  New member Student General Artist
They declined your drawing  :(  That makes no sense what so ever  considering that is the best drawing ever, maybe they thought it was a photograph  so they declined it because this is traditional only. If that is the case you should take it as a compliment because your art was so good they thought  it was a photograph. That's the only reason I can possibly think of that they denied it , if not I am totally confused by that.
keithmore2000 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's kind Rachel, thanks. Maybe they just didn't like it.Waaaah! 
creativeserenity87 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  New member Student General Artist
I don't know how they wouldn't like it
cfischer83 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I don't seem to be a member anymore and there is no join button. How do I re-join? Thanks.
Xiaooyu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried inviting you to the group. It says you are already a member. this might explain why you can't join. :)
cfischer83 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoops! You're right. I think I was trying to contribute and it says I'm not allowed to so I assumed I wasn't a member anymore. I just saw the journal entry as to why submissions are closed. Sorry to bother you :) 
criscura Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting my art!!
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