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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.








Open the floodgates!

Many thanks to :iconukapala: who helped process the accumulated submissions, and also to :iconcrocodiledreams:,  who helped take care of the workload in the passing months. :)

Some reminders:
:bulletgreen: This group accepts all physical media, including crafts

Folder reminder:
:bulletblue: The Promotions folder is for things like commission price lists or contests announcements. Whatever is being promoted need not be limited to traditional media, but must include/also allow it. There's a limit of 2 submissions per month here.

:bulletblue: Things that go in the Tutorials, Walkthroughs and Workspace folder are
  :bulletblack: Tutorials explicitly explaining a physical media technique, or something that pertains to art in general.
  :bulletblack: A deviation that shows different stages of completion - two WIPs of the same work at different stages side by side, timelapse videos of colouring, etc.
  :bulletblack: A photo of your studio space, of you working on an image, a work in progress or a finished image together with the tools used to create it.
There's a limit of 2 submissions per month here.

:bulletblue: Member Submissions is for the rest, so to say: Finished works or single-stage WIPs.
There's a limit of 2 submissions per month here.

The folder limits being separate mean you can submit a tutorial without losing a slot for normal submissions, or that if you accidentally submit to the Promotions folder and have it declined saying it belongs in the Member Submissions folder, you can submit the deviation to the Member Submissions folder right away (unless you used up your limit for the month there with other submissions).

Thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your works again. :)
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BlueA7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting my tiger drawing! :)
criscura Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting my art!!
JUMBOLA Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers for accepting my art.
StargazinArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for accepting my cat painting! :D
DenaeFrazierStudios Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Thank you for accepting Denae's Jessica Rabbit and Dr Who - Martha-10th Doctor-11th Doctor-Clara art pieces! Much appreciated! :)

DenaeFrazierStudios Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

:iconthankyouscript1::iconthankyouscript2::iconthankyouscript3: for adding me to the group!

Have a good weekend everyone! :)

Joana-de-Arte Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  New member Professional Traditional Artist
Hi there, I was trying to send my illustration, but the following warning pops up: "The target folder is over its limit.". Can you please help me upload the image to the folder? 
ankewehner Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's a new folder that can accept submissions now :)
maroonwinged-fae Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting my submission ^^
SaigaUblood Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for accept me :D
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