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Creativity is Cool Contest--less than one week!!!

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 22, 2012, 10:53 AM





The Contest is over!!!! :dance:  Now the judging shall begin!!!!!  :la:

THE THEME


We have decided our theme will be Creativity is Cool

This contest is somewhat different: We will provide you with different stock images: Four of people, four of interior shots, four of outdoor/landscape images and four 'unusual or 'difficult' images. Now your mission is to choose one (or more) of those and get as creative with it as possible!  You can use any part of the stock images in any way you like--so long as it's recognizable as having come from the image.  Imagine all the different possibles!
Here pure skill is not as important- A perfect portrait might get not as much recognition as a really creative piece with the same stock base.


THE STOCK IMAGES



People:
Calla Lily 25 by HiddenYume-stock Phoenix Kimono 9 by HiddenYume-stock Gargoyle Pose - Light 16 by geoectomy-stock In the Dark6 by faestock

Exterior:
Ancient Legends 04 UNRESTRICTED by ElandriaStone Park by faestockOutside In by ElandriaThese Wild Woods 8 UNRESTRICTED by Elandria

Interior:
A Grand Display 4 by Elandria Devils in the Details 06 by Elandria Silent Music by Elandria Stony Gaze 3 by Elandria


And these are our 'weird' or 'challenging' set of pics, so  contestants can get 'extra points' if you choose to use them:
Stony Gaze 07 by Elandria Black Corset Panel Texture 1 by geoectomy-stock  JAO Candle-stock 04 by geoectomy-stock Clouds3 by faestock

and of course, thank you to our awesome stockers: HiddenYume-stock geoectomy-stock faestock and Elandria

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOUR ENTRIES



:bulletgreen: First impression: The attractiveness of the work of art clearly reproduced.
:bulletgreen: Creativity and originality: A fresh line of imagination in an extraordinary manner, please add your own vision to it!
:bulletgreen: The more, the merrier:  Extra 'points' to those who use more than one of the stock images in their entries!!  Or who use the images in a creative way--take a flower from one image, a chair from another, put the trees from another into a window--whatever you can conceive of!



RULES



:new:
:bulletred: Submission deadline: You have from July 20th to September 21th :new:
:bulletred: Only members of T-A can participate.
:bulletred: One entry per person
:bulletred: The entry must be new and specifically made for the contest.
:bulletred: You must use at least one of the stock images as a reference in your entry.  You may use as much or as little of the image as you like--but it must be recognizable within the artwork.
:bulletred: The entrant must follow dA AND traditional-artists.deviantart… (T-A rules).
:bulletred: This is a group of traditional artists, so ONLY traditional art is allowed in this contest.
:bulletred: All stocks/references used must be credited AND shown via thumbnail or link and all the stock artist's rules must be obeyed--so make sure you read them and follow!  Any entriant that fails to follow the stock artist's rules WILL be automatically disqualified.
:bulletred: All media used must be listed- including any computer 'tweaks'. (and remember your T-A submissions rules!)
:bulletred: Donors can enter the contest as well. Judges cannot.
:bulletred: Only submissions via note with 'CONTEST' in the title will be accepted.


VIEW CURRENT ENTRIES

traditional-artists.deviantart…


PRIZES


:new:


THIS IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
Over the next few weeks as we gear-up for the contest, we need some more donations of features and prizes for our lovely winners!  So please, if you have some extra points or drawings you want to contribute, or just a good old fashioned journal feature, please leave a comment here or note JLDragonfly  :aww:


This list will be constantly updated!


:winner:First Place:winner:

:bulletorange: 1 years subscription to dA from KW-Scott
:bulletorange: Journal feature, 150 points and a drawn ATC by Ileina
:bulletorange: Journal feature and points (amount to be announced) by Elandria
:bulletorange: Journal feature and 70 points from rinaswan
:bulletorange: Journal feature and 20 points by Photopathica
:bulletorange: An exclusive stock-pack from HiddenYume-stock
:bulletorange: Journal feature, lama and feature in anything-traditional by LilaeaBluecoat
:bulletorange: Journal features from Traditional-Art-Only FineArtGalleries & Realism-Art
:bulletorange: Journal/News article feature by JLDragonfly
:bulletorange: Group journal feature by AnotherContestGroup
:bulletorange: Journal feature by pbird12
:bulletorange: Journal feature by RandomSearcher
:bulletorange: Journal feature by TraditionalUnleashed
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Feature-Heaven
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Traditional-Art-Only
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Rainbow-4all-Club

:winner:Second place:winner:

:bulletorange: 3 months subscription to dA from KW-Scott
:bulletorange: Journal feature, 100 points and a drawn ATC by Ileina
:bulletorange: Journal feature and points (amount to be announced) by Elandria
:bulletorange: Journal feature and 50 points from rinaswan
:bulletorange: Journal feature and 20 points by Photopathica
:bulletorange: An exclusive stock-pack from HiddenYume-stock
:bulletorange: Journal feature, lama and feature in anything-traditional by LilaeaBluecoat
:bulletorange: Journal/News article feature by JLDragonfly
:bulletorange: Group journal feature by AnotherContestGroup
:bulletorange: Journal features from Traditional-Art-Only FineArtGalleries & Realism-Art
:bulletorange: Journal feature by pbird12
:bulletorange: Journal feature by RandomSearcher
:bulletorange: Journal feature by TraditionalUnleashed
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Feature-Heaven
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Traditional-Art-Only
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Rainbow-4all-Club

:winner:Third place:winner:

:bulletorange: 1 months subscription to dA from KW-Scott
:bulletorange: Journal feature, 50 points and a drawn ATC by Ileina
:bulletorange: Journal feature and points (amount to be announced) by Elandria
:bulletorange: Journal feature and 30 points from rinaswan
:bulletorange: Journal feature and 20 points by Photopathica
:bulletorange: An exclusive stock-pack from HiddenYume-stock
:bulletorange: Journal feature, lama and feature in anything-traditional by LilaeaBluecoat
:bulletorange: Journal/News article feature by JLDragonfly
:bulletorange: Group journal feature by AnotherContestGroup
:bulletorange: Journal features from Traditional-Art-Only FineArtGalleries & Realism-Art
:bulletorange: Journal feature by pbird12
:bulletorange: Journal feature by RandomSearcher
:bulletorange: Journal feature by TraditionalUnleashed
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Feature-Heaven
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Traditional-Art-Only
:bulletorange: Journal feature by Rainbow-4all-Club

:winner:Special Prize:winner:

rinaswan's favorite will get a special prize of 3 month subscription to dA and 100 points!  :la:


In addition all entries will be featured in a news article of the group!

We'd be very happy if you would donate something, a subscription, a feature, a commission, whatever!




JUDGES



:iconrinaswan::iconjldragonfly: :iconkw-scott: will be judges.




SUBMISSIONS



To make it easier for us to check whether your entry really fits into the rules, we will only accept entries that are submitted via a note to the group!
With more than 400 submissions a week it's hard enough to keep control over our message cente, so this will be safer, easier to control and probably even quicker!
Thanks for the co-operation! :aww:




Any questions, concerns, or do you feel something is missing? Feel free to note the group!


Clubs & Contests

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 28, 2012, 7:53 AM


Hi there... I'm :iconelveanna:, current AFFILIATES MANAGER!!! These are the contests held by our Affliates!


Current Affiliates' Contests



:iconlefthandedartists: is hosting a contest to celebrate International Left Handers' Day on August 13th! So if you're left handed you should definitely have a look at this.
The details:
:butterfly: The theme is Opposites! Not necessarily limited to only left and right, but all opposites you can think of.
:butterfly: You can participate in either of the following four categories: Drawings, paintings and film (all digital and traditional), literature, photography and photomanipulations and Artisan Crafts - but only once overall!
:butterfly: Your work must be made specifically for the contest
:butterfly: Deadline is August 31st
:butterfly: Prizes include a 3-month sub, features, llamas and much more!
:butterfly: All relevant information can be found here: lefthandedartists.deviantart.c…



Good luck :shamrock:


Showcased Groups



:new: Who doesn't love colors? :iconrainbow-4all-club: has them all for you. And apart from beatiful colorful pieces in their gallery they will slo bring you a newspaper each week with updates, features and lots and lots of information! Check out the last one here and make sure you keep up with them.
Rainbow-4all-Club just got a Twitter account recently, and every member from DA following them there can have an image requested to the feature folder. And your image will be in that folder for at least 3 days and published on their front page. It means a lot of publicity to you!!!!
How you do it? It is easy enough. Here is a straight link to their Twitter profile frontpage :pointr: twitter.com/#!/Rainbow4allClub
Just follow them, and after that tweet them a message that includes a link here to your DA profile. We will take care of the rest!


Many artists, especially those working with a traditional medium, aspire to sell their artwork. Other would really like to buy some of the fabulous work that this site hosts. :iconsellers-showcase: brings them together: They promote traditional artwork and digital & photography prints as well as artists doing commissions. So if you want to buy or sell art, this is the place to go!


If you're a bit stuck and need some inspiration or are looking for fabulous prizes, :iconanothercontestgroup: is the right place to go! They promote over 500 contests of all kinds and are always looking for new ones as well. So have a look there, ask them to pormote your own contest or search one that fits you perfectly in their wonderfully organized lists!


If you'd rather have regular contests in one place, have a look at :iconglobalcontest:. It's still a very young group, striving to promote and help along juniour artists with prizes to their contests. Please help them grow and get more influence and of course join their contest!




Traditional Art & Artisian Clubs

:iconartartists: :iconballpointclub: :iconbetter-when-wet: :iconcraftcycle: :iconcultofthebiro: :icondev-art-traditional: :icongouache-is-gorgeous:  :iconillustrasyon: :iconline-artist-inc: :iconmerchant-directory: :iconmindoflead: :iconmixedmediaclub: :iconoilpainters: :iconpointillism-legacy: :iconportraitpencilart: :iconprintmakers-of-da: :iconsharpieluv: :icontraditional-art-only: :iconwatercolorists: :iconwatercolorlovers: :iconyoungartistscontest:

Themed Clubs

(accepting traditional art)

:iconacid-burst-love-fed: :iconalbum-of-pencils: :iconanimalsandnatureclub: :iconartists-appreciation: :iconartnouveau:  :iconartists-of-equus:
:iconart-nouveau-club: :iconbestdrawings: :iconbirds-club: :iconblue-club: :iconbuddhism-in-da: :iconbutterflys-forever:
:iconcelebrityportraits: :iconclubforcontests: :icondark-works: :iconeveryartisgood: :iconhighqualityart: :iconillusionsfactory: :iconinsect-lovers-club:
:iconeliteartists: :iconlivemoments: :iconmadmen-asylum: :icononewordprompt: :iconorangeclub:
:iconpicturelit: :iconsweetclub: :iconskyandnatureclub: :iconsweetclub: :iconswirly-artists:
:iconterracult: :iconthebattleoffandoms: :icontheseawolves: :icontraditional-angels: :icontraditional-cats: :icontraditional-ocs: :icontwilightzoneclub: :iconvernissage: :iconyoungbutinspired: :iconbalkanian-deviants:

Fan Clubs & Non-Traditional Clubs

:iconfour-seasons: :iconnightatthemuseumclub: :iconsky-club: :iconthe-mister-master: :iconversebyverse: :iconwonderful-world:

Community & Collaboration Clubs

:iconglobalcontest: :iconanothercontestgroup: :iconartistsfrompoland: :iconclubdirectory: :iconfeature-heaven: :iconfemale-artists: :iconstoryshapers: :iconthelist: :iconwalkthrough-rookie: :iconsellers-showcase:

:butterfly:

If you're a club who'd like to be affiliated with us, just send us a note and we'll
add you to the list! Due to the new Groups system, it is now more difficult for us
to keep track of our affiliates' contests - so to make sure our list is up to date
please send us a note with any affiliate contests you'd like us to notify our
members about.

In order to keep this list helpful and uncluttered, any club that has
been inactive for 6 months will be removed from the affiliates page. If your club
has been removed but you are still active, send us a note or comment here and
we'll sort it out.


Affiliate Features

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 28, 2012, 7:40 AM



FEATURED JOURNALS



:butterfly: You feel that traditional art is sometimes underrated? Or you're just looking for a great enthusiastic traditional art community? Then you should definitely join in on "THE CHANGE", a traditional art movement.
:iconana-lesac: has more details here and here. Also make sure to :+fav: the articles to get more people involved!

:butterfly: After some time off :iconthefavouriteshowcase:'s big and beautiful feature is back! Marvel at them here and get inspired!




:new: Birds-Club's Close-Ups Contest Winners


Birds-Club Close-Ups Art Contest Winners

:trophy: First place:
Bald Eagle - Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts
Bald Eagle - Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts


:trophy: Second place:
vision by AndreSintenie
vision by AndreSintenie

:trophy: Third place:
La vie en rose by JessicaSansiquet
La vie en rose by JessicaSansiquet



Birds-Club Close-Ups Photo Contest Winners

:trophy: First place:
Yet Another Winter Raven Portrait III by Canislupuscorax
YAWRP III by Canislupuscorax

:trophy: Second place:
Close-up of a Beautiful Bird 02 by s-kmp
Close-up of a Beautiful Bird 02 by s-kmp

:trophy: Third place:
Eagle Owl Gaze by Shadow-and-Flame-86
Eagle Owl Gaze by Shadow-and-Flame-86


:new: Birds-Club's Birds in Flight Unknown Artists Contest Winners

:trophy: First place:
Buzzard in flight by BecciES
Buzzard in flight by BecciES

:trophy: Second place:
The Colony Rises by Mogrianne
The Colony Rises by Mogrianne

:trophy: Third place tie:
Landing by AlexMarshall The Predator's Instinct by Sygnia
Landing by AlexMarshall & The Predator's Instinct by Sygnia

22ND & 23RD CRITIQUE NIGHT

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 4, 2012, 8:05 AM





We're finished! Thanks to all who participated!

Attention please! Because of a big backlog the Critique Wanted folder is closed for the time being. We want to clear out things a bit, so we hope you understand! :thumbsup:
We're sorry, but at the moment, we have nearly 50 pieces waiting for feedback, and with an average CN outcome of less than ten pieces that makes the waiting time from submitting to actually getting feedback half a year. We're working on a solution for this, but in the meantime we greatly appreciate your patience.


If you want to receive an additional reminder the day before the CN, comment on this journal!

23RD CRITIQUE NIGHT APPROACHING


With our two-week schedule it's already time for the next Critique Night! We're working on a plan to have one every fortnight, so look forward to that. But until then you have the first-Saturday ones, and the next one is coming up quickly!
Here are the details:

:pointr: Date:Saturday, February 4th
:pointr: Time:4 pm GMT
Use this Time Zone Converter to work out what time that is for you.
:pointr: Location: T-A Chatroom
:pointr: Anything else? As usual, how long it takes depends on how many people are there; ask any questions you have in the comments or note the group or me, Elveanna; and remember that you can't submit anything this time! :thumbsup:

See you there! :wave:


THREE CRITIQUE NIGHTS OVER


So this section will compile all the feedback given at the last three CNs, since I didn't manage to organize it earlier. Therefore, a rather long list (and some breathing space in our Critique Wanted folder):

:pointr: it's not vodka. by ddspela: comments.deviantart.com/1/2054…

:pointr: Cute Kitten by masaad: comments.deviantart.com/1/2061…

:pointr: Johnny Knoxville Portrait by SCRUBZLOTUS: comments.deviantart.com/1/2028…

:pointr: Monica II by MiStr8022: comments.deviantart.com/1/1945…

:pointr: Hurtful Words From My Enemies by NynjaKat: comments.deviantart.com/1/2031…

:pointr: Gunter Grass by LadyFromEast: comments.deviantart.com/1/1841…

:pointr: Needatitle by matspawn: comments.deviantart.com/1/2007…

:pointr: White Swan by masaad: comments.deviantart.com/1/2034…

:pointr: Gackt by Bamoon: comments.deviantart.com/1/2038…

:pointr: The Bull by MrZell: comments.deviantart.com/1/2076…

:pointr: Nature Taking Over by Promandis: comments.deviantart.com/1/1941…

:pointr: Love at first sight by Saiyajin-hime: comments.deviantart.com/1/1993…

:pointr: No Return Journey - LOTR by ResonatingMelody: comments.deviantart.com/1/1770…

:pointr: Jack Sparrow and Will Turner by shoutgirl11: comments.deviantart.com/1/2000…

:pointr: Black Knight by scifo: comments.deviantart.com/1/2027…

:pointr: Witch II by Vronske: comments.deviantart.com/1/1985…

:pointr: Saint Francis of Assisi by LadyFromEast: comments.deviantart.com/1/1996…







WE'RE LOOKING FOR NEW CRITIC CONTRIBUTORS




If you like to give people feedback on their work, you know a bit about art and would like to take on some responsibility, apply as Critic Contributor!

Here you can read how you can apply.



WHAT IS A CRITIQUE NIGHT?



People who want feedback on a piece of art submit it as explained below.
In the actual Critique Night the work that is currently given feedback will be displayed as a thumbnail at the top of the chat window. Everyone present is given some time to think about it. If one wants to say something, they raise their hand by posting ^ and wait until the moderator calls on them. Then they post their feedback, preferably typed while waiting.
The feedback should be helpful and constructive and cover the good aspects as well as those the artist can improve on.
The moderator will call on people to give their feedback in the order they ^ed. If they're done, they type "finished", so people know they can move on.

Example (from 1st CN):
<Elveanna> [Moderator in this case] for everyone: piece xy is next
<Donguri7> ^
<BJ92-ESQUE> ^
<Elveanna> okay, Donguri7
<Donguri7> I love this one, the handling of the charcoal is amazing, especially in the rendering of the eyes - so subtle. I would say that the nose is too light, drawing too much attention away from the gentler parts of the work.
<Donguri7> Really the cheekbone closest to us should have a stronger higlight, and the nose less
<LeahJay> ^
<Donguri7> But I love the way you've treated the other lights, like on the collar
<Elveanna> ^
<WhisperingWolf> ^
<Donguri7> And how you've contrasted a light background to the dark side of the face, and vice versa
<Donguri7> *finished
<Elveanna> allright, BJ92-ESQUE's turn  (...)


Usually a piece gets feedback from about four people. In order to be fair we try to have about 20-30 minutes of time for every piece. If more people want to give feedback, they will be asked to do so directly at the work, if there are very few it might be put back to the Critique Wanted folder to get some more.

And some helpful chat basics:
:bulletred: If you enter a chatroom and see nothing - don't think it's empty and leave immediately. Your browser just won't know what as been chatted already, so it will seem blank, even if there are people present :)
:bulletred: To see who is online, look to the right. The grey colummn there (the frame of the overall chat window) lists all the people present - if there is only your name, then you are alone.
:bulletred: Please give people some time to respond - logging on and off in split seconds makes it hard to greet you. Especially when people are typing feedback it might look very quiet and empty, but a friendly "hello" is almost always answered within one or two minutes.
:bulletred: If you want to talk someone explicitly, you can "tab" them: type the first letters of the user's name, (e.g. El for Elveanna), then press tab - and the browser will complete the name. If you then post what you said, it will be highlighted in the recipient's window. Very helpful if there are many people talking simultaneously :)


But really, the best way to find out how a CN works and what it is like is to participate! Just pop in and take a look, we're all really friendly! :glomp:



HOW TO SUBMIT WORKS FOR CRITIQUE NIGHTS -


:new: Attention! The Critique Wanted folder is currently closed.


:pointr: A folder has been opened in favorites: "Critique Wanted" - to which anyone at any time is able to submit. You can submit as many pieces as you like, but in a Critique Night only one will get feedback!
Please note: We only accept traditional work!
:pointr: Works from said folder will be selected in the order they were submitted to get feedback during Critique Nights;
:pointr: Works that received critique from TA will be moved to the favorites folder "Critiqued by TA".

:bulletyellow: There will be about 10 Critique Night slots. In order to have one of these secure please not only submit your work to the folder, but also write the group a Note with the title "Critique Wanted" or something similar and a link to your work. Slots will be filled by notes first, then the rest will be selected from the folder.

:bulletyellow: Until now pieces directly submitted at the Critiqe Night usually recieved feedback as well. Be aware that with the opening of the "Critique Wanted" folder we will probably have enough pieces for a whole CN - so if you just submit at the Critique Night, you might have to wait till the next one!
If you want to be sure to get feedback, submit your work officially to the folder.


:megaphone: Please note:
The folder is open to all members. If you have some time and feel like it - go and give some feedback, it's rewarding for both sides!



19TH CRITIQUE NIGHT OVER

So here are last time's pieces, but too many in total but every little helps:

:pointr: Valentines_Special by priyankasachdeva: comments.deviantart.com/1/1978…: Harry. P by acjub:comments.deviantart.com/1/1977…: Playing guitar by MiStr8022: comments.deviantart.com/1/1930…: Angel and her star by Dalal-N: comments.deviantart.com/1/2002…: pieta with roses by s3v4uk: comments.deviantart.com/1/1984…: Quinn Fabray GLEE by verkoka: comments.deviantart.com/1/2019…





The chat room link is on the home page of the group or you can just click here chat.deviantart.com/chat/Tradi…

Hope to see you there!

Evaluating Group Demographic: How old are you? 

31%
710 deviants said 20 - 25 years old; young adult.
27%
602 deviants said 17 - 19 years old; ready to be treated as a young adult.
16%
354 deviants said 13 - 16 years old; teenager.
10%
235 deviants said 26 - 30 years old; when time reeally starts stepping on one's heels.
9%
207 deviants said 31 - 40 years old; adult, still young.
5%
103 deviants said 41 - 50 years old; when accomplishments reeally start to pay off.
2%
37 deviants said 51 - 60 years old; experienced, and ready to see the world all over again.
1%
12 deviants said > 61 years old; with a treasure chest of stories to share.

Should we extend the Creativity Contest deadline a bit longer? 

42%
56 deviants said Meh, i already finished/am not entering.
20%
26 deviants said Yes! I'm close to being done--give us a week more, please!
20%
26 deviants said At least two weeks!
10%
13 deviants said I haven't started yet but i really want to! Three weeks!
8%
11 deviants said Naw, i'm good with the week thats left.

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