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Welcome to :icontraditionalmedia:
We're a group that is open to all kinds of physical media - if an original that looks by and large like it is shown in your deviation exists, it's welcome here.


:bulletgreen:Anybody can join, and join requests are automatically accepted.
:bulletgreen: All levels of skill are welcome.
:bulletgreen: Digital cleanup and overal presentation of the scan/photo must be neat and is encouraged (cropping, constrast and brightness adjustment, visibility and focusing on the piece).
:bulletyellow: Be sure to SUBMIT TO THE RIGHT/SUITABLE FOLDER!
:bulletyellow: There are short explanations of the folders in the top left side of the gallery, so before submitting, read it carefully.
:bulletyellow: Works, that are being submitted into the Featured folder have higher requirements.
So if you got it declined, please don't get offended, and resubmit to suitable folder, as we won't notify you.

:bulletyellow: All other declined submissions will receive notifications where to resubmit it.
:bulletyellow: The limit of the submissions is 2 per day.
:bulletred: No drawings on lined paper.
:bulletred: No works in progress (WIPs).
:bulletred: No photos that are out of focus, grainy, in front of a random/untidy background, or that are lighted unevenly, or so dark details are hard to make out.
:bulletblue: Images must follow deviantArt rules. The most common problem are images that include nudity, but are not marked as mature content.
:bulletblue: Images with expilcit sexual content will be declined.
:bulletblue: Hate art will not be accepted.

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Affiliate Contests
:iconpaintedplease: - Paintings of fishes, Deadline July 25. Info

We'll accept new affiliations only with groups that have a strong focus on traditional art.


This is an important notice to all the members. I have noticed that many or most of you when find your deviations not fitting any of the categories or also if the folder is full, you just put your deviation in any random folder which doesn't even make sense to the type of the deviation. If you find a folder full, please wait till it is remade and please don't spam us with wrong category deviations. If you keep this in mind, it will be a great help to us.

~ Tudalia
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mythlover20 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Professional Writer
I have a quick question: do you accept traditionally created fanart? There isn't a folder for it and I'm not sure which ones mine would go into.

Just in case you're wondering, these are the pieces I'm hoping to submit: Qunari Heraldry…

and Mythal Tarot Card (once I've finished painting her - this is only a WIP atm because she's a lot more complicated, and is part of a 9-painting (minimum) series)…

Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.

Drerika Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist

We accept mostly everything as long as it is traditional.
The first piece would be accepted into 'Fractal, abstract, surreal' or 'Other' folder, while the second one when finished I think would be 'Fantasy' (I recognize wings and humanoid I think).
However, you should read our rules and small descrioptions of gallery folders, so you'll know what and where to submit ;)
By the way, we do not accept WIPS.

mythlover20 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Writer
Hi hon. I did read them first, I just wished to make sure. I run several groups myself, and know just how much bloody hard work it is going through the folders and having to shuffle deviations around when submitters don't get it right.

Thanks mate.

Elena-Palenko Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015

Thank you very much for adding my work here!

Drerika Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
No preoblem ^^
Celesol Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, if I'm not sure if a piece of art follows the guidelines, should I:
Submit it, and see if it gets declined.
Send a note asking if it's okay
or just not submit it and assume better safe than sorry?

I'm asking 'cuz I want to make sure I do what's easiest for all you admins. (You guys are heroes! <3)
ankewehner Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Better to note the group :)
Celesol Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Will do! Thank you. <3
criscura Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting my art! :iconlovesplz:
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