Traditional Mixed Media
Traditional Mixed Media is a wonderful subject, earlier today we read about combinig techniques which was a great lead into Mixed Media. Mixed media is simply as the name suggests, pieces created with more than one media. The options to mix and match different medias is endless and experimenting with mixed media is highly encouraged!
Mixed Media Submissions on deviantART
I'd like to take a moment and talk about the Traditional Art Mixed Media gallery
here on dA and what does or doesn't belong there.
As discussed above, we now all know what Traditional Mixed Media is but I think it's important to also discuss what is not Traditional
There is a common misconception that traditional and digital mixed pieces are mixed media, and while it is technically true, that they are mixed media, for the purposes of submitting on dA, they are not considered mixed media (or at least do not belong in the mixed media galleries).
If you are submitting a tradigital(traditional mixed with digital) piece you determine which gallery it belongs in based on how much of which media was used. If your piece is roughly 20% traditional art and 80% digital, you will want to submit it to the digital art galleries and from there find the correct sub gallery based on your pieces subject matter.
If your piece is an estimated 50% Traditional and 50% digital you can place it in either gallery, ideally the one you feel it best fits in, and again in the correct subgallery based on the subject matter of your piece.
Traditional + Traditional
If you are mixing more than one traditional media to create your piece the Traditional Art Mixed Media gallery
is for you, well, or at least for your piece!
Watercolor + Markers = Mixed Media
Graphite + Crayons + Acrylics = Mixed Media
Printing + Collage = Mixed Media....
etc, etc, etc...
I think we all get the point now, but yes, if you mix more than one traditional media to create your piece, it should be submitted in the Traditional Art Mixed Media gallery
Mixed Media Features