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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.

Anybody can join, and join requests are automatically accepted.

We have two art folders. Illustrated "What goes where" guide
Tutorials, Walkthroughs, and Workspace is for deviations that show at least two stages of completion of a work, or photos of you in the process of creating something, or of your art workspace alone. You ca submit 2 deviations per month here.
Member Submissions is for everything else, including WIPs that show only one step. You can submit 2 deviations per month here.
In addition, there's a Promotion folder, for things like commission pricelists, announcements of contests, a new Etsy shop, or anything else that is primarily promotional, and at least includes traditional art.
Only a limited amount of digital editing is allowed
:bulletgreen: Digital cleanup of the scan/photo, like cropping, constrast adjustment etc. is encouraged.
:bulletgreen: Adding a digital "mat" (rectangular or simple geometric shapes) is allowed.
:bulletgreen: Adding a digital signature or watermark is allowed.
:bulletred: Not allowed is anything that changes the appearance of the whole image:
:bulletred: No digital colouring, tinting, adding textures, or obvious filtering.
:bulletred: No adding backgrounds digitally, including solid colour or transparent background.

Quality Rules
:bulletgreen: All levels of skill are welcome.
:bulletblue: Images must be presented neatly. In the Member Submissions folder:
:bulletred: No drawings on lined paper.
:bulletred: Paper edges should not be visible, or else the background around the image must be neutral and evenly spaced.
: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.
:bulletred: Works that are rectangular should look rectangular, that means photo taken straight on, not at an angle, and they should not be distorted.
:bulletblue: Images including the tools and/or setup to create the work belong in the Tutorials, Walkthroughs and Workspace folder, not Member Submissions.

Rules about Image Content
: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 sexual content may be declined even if they may be OK for DA as a whole (e.g. someone who's obviously masturbating, even with the censor mark over their crotch)
: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.








Hello folks.

A lot has changed since I started traditionalmedia, and, well. I love this group; I enjoy the variety of submissions a lot. And I appreciate the help of ukapala and crocodiledreams a lot, who have been helping processing submissions.

But the fact of the matter is that I'm stretched too thin, between a full-time job and other projects, which are smaller and more personal, and something has to give.
I'm sorry, but I don't think I can keep running this group.

So, I'm looking for someone else to take over. I'd ask that no rule along the lines "works must be drawn/painted etc at least this well" is added, but apart from that, any changes/restructuring would be up to the new admin.

If you're interested, please leave a comment on this journal.

If no-one steps up, I'll close this group for submissions  in 3 weeks.
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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 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Better to note the group :)
Celesol Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  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:
Maskedia Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow wtf.  I submit something, have to wait almost two weeks to hear from them, they reject it due to lighting, and I can't even resubmit it cus they wont let you for thirty days, even though i wasnt going to resubmit it, but a different better one that was scanned.  I think I might leave this group
mariacurry Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tbh their rules are way too strict. TOO strict :/
Maskedia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep.  idc anymore
Szura69 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sent my arts here two weeks ago and I'm waiting for accepting them :c 
cutmasterhaze Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
How can I join?
JUMBOLA Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers for accepting my art.
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