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Updated Submission Rules

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 19, 2010, 1:01 PM



About Traditional-Artists


Hi Lovely Members! :wave: It is delightful that we had a decreasing number of declined works in the last few months. If it goes on like this, we would surely extend the monthly submission period in the near future. So you could have more chances in a month to submit and enjoy more works. For new members, please note that digital alteration/enhancement is allowed with limitations in this group. We ask that you read the submission guidelines carefully before you submit to our gallery. Thank you! :heart:

Submission Rules


:new:
:bulletgreen: You must be a Member to submit to the Gallery.
:bulletgreen: You must not submit work that is not created by your own hand or you'll be banned.
:bulletgreen: You have 2 submission slots per month.
:bulletgreen: Submissions will be open between the 21st and the 30th of every month, except in February will be on the 21st until the 28th.
:bulletgreen: Your submission will be approved as long as it meets all of the following requirements:

:megaphone: What is accepted into the Traditional-Artists Gallery?

:bulletorange: 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.

:bulletorange: 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.

:bulletorange: Tutorials must be submitted to Group Favorites -> Members' Tutorials. This will not affect your monthly submission slots. :)

:police: Not accepted:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Work submitted to the wrong folder.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Wrongly oriented or improperly cropped image. See below for more details.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Image categorized under Photography, Literature or Digital Art.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: 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.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Un-finished works; WIPs, Doodles, Sketches, Poor linework etc.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Pornographic, Racist, Hate or Fetish work.  See Mature Content below for more details.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Work that has not been created by your own hand or submission from the third person.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Work presented on lined or squared paper when it is not aesthetic to your artwork.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Poorly photographed or scanned work:  tints added by poor camera light; blurred photos; scanner burn; barely visible photos etc.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Cropped, zoomed image without a picture of the whole work displaying as the main part.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: 2D art with distorted perspective and 3D drawing/painting without top view.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: A series of art pieces put together in one deviation. See Multi-panel artwork below.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Photographs showcasing something that distracts the viewers from the artwork.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Plain text art.

:bulletorange: Cropping
Please make sure your submission is showing only your artwork, we will NOT accept any submissions where:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Paper edges or binding rings are in view
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Drawing materials are in view
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Drawing surfaces and surroundings are in view, except Site Specific Art
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Reference images are in view
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Picture frames are in view, except those made by the artists
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: Artists who are not the art object themselves are in view

:bulletorange: Digital editing
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (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.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (2) NO images with digitally clear/transparent backgrounds or deleted paper texture/noise.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (3) You may add a simple solid-color digital border/frame.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (4) You may add a watermark, artwork title, artist's logo, name, and website.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (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.  
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (6) You may add digital text only in a comic strip or storyboard that is 100% traditional art.

:bulletorange: To further clarify on digital textures:
Water Mage- SCD by JLDragonfly <- NOT ACCEPTABLE
water mage- not texture by JLDragonfly <- ACCEPTABLE


:bulletorange: Clear backgrounds and digital transparency:
Bayle-clear-bg by rinaswan <- NOT ACCEPTABLE
Bayle-white-bg by rinaswan <- NOT ACCEPTABLE


:star: Tips
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: How to photograph your art jon-snow.deviantart.com/art/Ho…
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: How to scan your art kaoru-chan.deviantart.com/art/…
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: How to scan large format art mauthbaux.deviantart.com/art/H…
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: How to clean your lineart lalunatique.deviantart.com/art…

:bulletorange: 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.  

:bulletorange: Multi-panel artwork:
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (1) Must be a polyptych (diptych, triptych, tetraptych, etc.).
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (2) All images in each piece must follow all group submission rules.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (3) Before-and-after work and step-by-step art will not be accepted.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (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.
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite: (5) Each case will be assessed on an individual basis.  

:bulletorange: 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.

:bulletorange: 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.
:bulletwhite: Photoshopped images being passed off as traditional work
:bulletwhite: Printed images with obvious scribbles on top being passed off as a traditional drawing.
:bulletwhite: Photoshopped drawings – your own or otherwise

:bulletorange: Make it easier for us to get your work in the gallery more quickly, tell us what materials you have used!!

:bulletorange: 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!

Please Note...


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!  



Traditional-artists Staff


:iconcaelitha:
Caelitha
(Founder & Admin)
:iconmimozablooming:
MimozaBlooming
(former Admin but we all listen to her)
:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan
(Submission Admin)
:iconpafmaster:
pafmaster
(Membership Admin)
:iconelveanna:
Elveanna
(Critic and Afiliates Admin)





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:iconminingfordegus:
MiningForDegus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I'm not really sure about submitting to this group; does it have strict requirements? Would works such as this fav.me/d7aqn4o or maybe this fav.me/d7alj81 be permitted?
Although both of those have been edited to remove scanner marks around the drawing, so is that a no? Would I be required to leave those on?
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:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Art on lined/squared paper will be turned down. A brightened line drawing is okay so long as the white paper texture is not digitally deleted/painted over.
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:iconminingfordegus:
MiningForDegus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
So then only white paper is accepted then - will it be allowed then for me to remove any spots as it doesn't really have a texture? I think I get what you're saying, not to replace the whole background like digital art.  But fixed up art might be okay
Thanks :>
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:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Removing spots is okay at times. However, each case will be assessed on an individual basis. 
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:iconnaruto32:
naruto32 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
traditional-artists.deviantart… here try this it should answer any and all questions
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:icondalal-n:
Dalal-N Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good to know. I like that you don't accept white backgrounds. It forces people to push themselves a little bit more if they want to be in this group, without placing any pressure to be 'better'.
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:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
We actually welcome traditional artists of all skill level. According to the rules, white backgrounds are acceptable so long as the paper texture/noise is visible. Using digital eraser or brush tool to remove paper texture is not allowed.
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:iconroseprincess1:
Roseprincess1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
thanks!!
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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:iconlemgras330:
lemgras330 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :-)
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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:iconmichellebergeron:
MichelleBergeron Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much on the clarification on when submissions are valid and all of the set rules. This really helps; especially with the rules of no frames or anything other than the art being displayed. Thank you so much, Traditional Artists Staff. :thanks:
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem you're very welcome :-)
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:iconlumdrop:
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The first time I read through this I thought I saw something about Dev submissions being sent through note somehow.
Is that the case or did I read that someplace else?
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:iconjldragonfly:
JLDragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
submissions are not done by note. you may note us f there is an issue with a submission.
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:iconlumdrop:
Lumdrop Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Okay then.
I don't know where I got that idea then.
:?
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:iconbeans330:
beans330 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! I have read the rules.:-)
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconbeans330:
beans330 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-)
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:iconkannx3:
Kannx3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Photographer
Read*
totally agree with their rules n.n
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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:icona2jv:
A2Jv Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Read! :dance:
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :D
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:iconwylyemart:
WylyEmArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Read! Will submit soon.
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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:iconlunafreja:
lunafreja Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
read! :D
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:iconchristi0anggraini:
christi0anggraini Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i've read , okkayyy
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:iconmandymischievous4u:
MandyMischievous4U Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love seeing a group with higher standards while still accepting many styles :) Can't wait until your admissions are open again :)
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you and thanks for understanding too.
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:iconeckoslime:
EckoSlime Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And with all this, I shall ask... Do REPRODUCTIONS apply?
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:iconjldragonfly:
JLDragonfly Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
define 'reproduction'
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:iconeckoslime:
EckoSlime Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Umm... Let's say there's an awesome idea for a drawing, I ask that person if I can Reproduce it (draw exactly the same thing but completely from scratch and with my own style) and then post it crediting the original drawing on the description....
That's the only thing I could come up with xD
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:iconjldragonfly:
JLDragonfly Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thats fine so long as credit is given.
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:iconeckoslime:
EckoSlime Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure thing
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:iconstrictlyashleydee:
StrictlyAshleyDee Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always put a link to the persons page and their original work if I do fanwork. Would it be okay to submit fanwork?
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:iconjldragonfly:
JLDragonfly Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
so long as its 100% traditional and u credit the original owner we have no issue with fan art.
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:iconjessicadavies:
JessicaDavies Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
were is the option to join
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:iconjldragonfly:
JLDragonfly Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
see the front page. :)
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:iconpicajosan:
Picajosan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very reasonable rules! :)
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
May I have a little question? Probably I know the answer, but I'd like to be sure - if I have a deviation submited to my gallery in march, I submit it here in the current month folder anyway? (:
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:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure. You can submit old works in the current month folder. :)
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:iconsuperpower-pnut:
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
"Commercial work – We do not accept work displayed for commercial gain"

Question: Many artists, myself included, have print accounts. Am I correct in assuming that's not the same as 'commercial'?
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:iconelveanna:
Elveanna Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Certainly no problem here. :)
We just want to prevent people writing across their canvas with big red letters, because this group is about the art, not the money. We think that if you like a work so much you want to purchase it, you should go as far as to read the artist's comments (where such details are allowed) - or click a link to the Prints.
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:iconbripin:
BRipin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Can you open up the August Submission Folder for submissions please. Barrie
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:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Done. Thanks to remind us. :)
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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Deviations with "commission" in the title are accepted?
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:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it's okay. :)
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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ok, thanks for letting me know. :)


To be honest I don't understand why some words are acceptable in deviations titles while others aren't, but rules are rules...
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:iconlyricanna:
Lyricanna Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Some people like to create their own digital watermarks to prevent theft; is this allowed?
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:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure! We already mentioned it. :D
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