Info & Rules
We're a group aimed at bringing together traditional artists and artisans on deviantART. We are not elitist - we welcome artists of all styles, media and levels of ability - if you're traditional, you're in!
How to Join Q: How do I join the club? A: Just click the "Join Our Group" button on our front page. In the Note, you are required to include five (5) links to your traditional art pieces suitable for submission to our gallery.
Please refer to our submission rules below. This means you must
have at least five deviations categorized under Traditional Art or Artisan Crafts in your gallery. If you have no traditional art, or don't currently meet the minimum requirements to join our group, we encourage you to become a watcher until your body of traditional work increases, and then resubmit your request.
We'd be most grateful if you'd display our icon in your journal or our link in your comment signature - it's not a requirement, but it's a great way to spread the word about us! Alternatively, there's a new "Groups" widget that you can add to your front page that will show our icon.
Here's how: Q: How do I add the icon to my journal? A: Just type : icontraditional-artists : (with the colons but without the spaces) into your journal. Q: How do I add the link to my signature? A: Go to Account Tools Edit Settings Identity, and type : devtraditional-artists : (with the colons but without the spaces) into the box under "Comment Signature". Q: How do I use the Groups widget on my front page? A: Go to "Edit Page" on your front page (top right-hand corner) and select the Groups widget from the list.
We reserve the right to decline any membership and rejected applicant will receive a notification.
How to Submit How do I submit art to the club? Click the "Contribute Art" button on our front page, and select your submission to the current monthly gallery folder.
(Please make sure that you submit to the correct folder.)
You can also read the following tutorial for a visual guide on the submission process to a group: How to Submit to a Group If I found a beautiful art piece, can I submit it to your group? No. You must not submit work that is not created by your own hand. Work submitted from the third person is not accepted and the deviant who submitted will be banned.
The submissions limit is 2 deviations per month
Submissions will be open between the 21st and the 30th of every month, except in February will be on the 21st until the 28th.
Your submission will be approved as long as it meets all
of the following requirements: What is accepted into the Traditional-Artists Gallery? Art submitted to our Gallery must
be submitted to traditional art categories, e.g. paintings or drawings. We will also accept artisan crafts and mixed media - anything that's handmade. Important
Because of the sheer volume of work submitted to T-A on a weekly basis, the standard of artwork accepted into the gallery is held in a higher scrutiny than most clubs. We shall never, ever discriminate due to the level of skill of the artist
- however, we will only take work that is presented only in the best possible way. All submissions must be finished pieces.
If you consider your art completed ones, NEVER entitle your works Sketches, WIPs, Studies, or the like that implies unfinished/incomplete works. Tutorials
must be submitted to Group Favorites -> Members' Tutorials. This will not affect your monthly submission slots. Not accepted:
Work submitted to the wrong folder.
Wrongly oriented or improperly cropped image. See below for more details.
Image categorized under Photography, Literature or Digital Art.
Commercial work – We do not accept work displayed for commercial gain. More specifically: work with a commercial remark in the title and displayed on the image itself is unacceptable. Buying and Selling terms can be added in artist’s comment.
Un-finished works; WIPs, Doodles, Sketches, Poor linework etc.
Pornographic, Racist, Hate or Fetish work. See Mature Content below for more details.
Work that has not been created by your own hand or submission from the third person.
Work presented on lined or squared paper when it is not aesthetic to your artwork.
Poorly photographed or scanned work: tints added by poor camera light; blurred photos; scanner burn; barely visible photos etc.
Cropped, zoomed image without a picture of the whole work displaying as the main part.
2D art with distorted perspective and 3D drawing/painting without top/surface view.
Photographs showcasing something that distracts the viewers from the artwork.
Plain text art. Cropping
Please make sure your submission is showing only your artwork, we will NOT
accept any submissions where:
Paper edges or binding rings are in view
Drawing materials are in view
Drawing surfaces and surroundings are in view, except Site Specific Art
Reference images are in view
Picture frames are in view, except those made by the artists
Artists who are not the art object themselves are in view Digital editing
(1) You may only
use a digital program to correct brightness and contrast to reinstate the original values if your camera/scanner has changed them.
(2) NO images with digitally clear/transparent backgrounds or deleted paper texture noise. Paper/canvas texture should not totally vanish, except for black and white ink works.
(3) You may add a simple
solid-color digital border/frame.
(4) You may add a watermark, artwork title, artist's logo, name, and website.
(5) NO digital enhancements will be accepted, no filters, no colours or digital textures and no digital brushes or text may be included in your traditional art submission.
(6) You may add digital text only in a comic strip or storyboard
that is 100% traditional art.
To further clarify on digital textures: NOT
Clear backgrounds and digital transparency:NOT
ACCEPTABLE -> NOT
ACCEPTABLE -> Tips
How to photograph your art jon-snow.deviantart.com/art/Ho…
How to scan your art kaoru-chan.deviantart.com/art/…
How to scan large format art mauthbaux.deviantart.com/art/H…
How to clean your lineart lalunatique.deviantart.com/art… Mature content
is allowed as long as it is presented in a tasteful manner and has the appropriate mature filter applied if necessary. The submission administrators will assess on an individual basis. Multi-panel artwork:
(1) Must be a polyptych (diptych, triptych, tetraptych, etc.).
(2) All images in each piece must follow all group submission rules.
(3) Before-and-after work and step-by-step art will not be accepted.
(4) Digital work to combine artworks must be limited and will be at the discretion of the admins as to whether it is acceptable or not.
(5) Each case will be assessed on an individual basis. Art Theft
Anyone found submitting other artists' work as their own will be banned and reported to dA and the original artist will be contacted and informed. Fake Art
T-A will not tolerate work submitted that has clearly been manipulated and being passed off as traditional artwork. If you submit fake art (defined below) we will ban
you from the group and report you to dA as well as making all of our affiliates aware of the situation.
Photoshopped images being passed off as traditional work
Printed images with obvious scribbles on top being passed off as a traditional drawing.
Photoshopped drawings – your own or otherwise Make it easier for us to get your work in the gallery more quickly, tell us what materials you have used!! Admin staff looks closely at each and every deviation submitted before accepting to the gallery.
If your submission does not follow all our group rule, it will be rejected from the gallery, and you will be notified about why. Denial by group admins is final. If you have any questions, please feel free to note a Sub Admin!
We realize that with such a large Group, there are going to be bugs that pop-up from time to time, so it is essential that you please use the relevant subjects on notes sent to the group. If you cannot join or submit, or have any questions, affiliate-related or other notes, you need to have appropriate subjects on your notes to get quick responses and avoid them getting mislaid!