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Submission Quick-guide

As painters is a media-based group, our most important rule is that it's in a wet media, and more than likely applied with a brush (or spread with an instrument.) We accept anything as long as it abides by DA's T&C (help) so please be aware that the subject matter of the paintings herein do not reflect my views, the views of the group, or the views of DA. After that we ask that you:

:bulletblue: 90%+ of the work must be liquid media, not digital or dry drawing media.

:bulletblue: Submit your paintings to the folder with the current year (currently '2021'), and all tutorials to the Tutorials folder.

:bulletblue: Include the media in the description, title, or tags.

:bulletblue: Crop your photograph so that only the painting is visible. If you would like a thorough step-by-step process on how you can achieve a great looking photograph of your painting, please click here for an online tutorial.

:bulletblue: We only accept one painting per day.

There are a few more rules that clarify works in mixed media and other materials, please read through our full Join & Submission Guideline to learn more. Thank you and happy painting!


Hello and welcome to painters. We're a traditional art group that focuses entirely on painting media.

If you would like more information on how to join and what media we accept please read our Join & Submission Rules. We accept all ranges of talent - from novice to professional. We'd love to have you among our ranks.

Head Curator


Deputy Head Curator







We're looking for help!

:note: If you're interested in any of the following, please contact us with the following information: the position you're interested in, plus the reason why you're interested. For journal and content providers, please provide a rough idea of what kind of content you're planning on offering.

Member secretary
Role: Review galleries, accept/decline join requests.

Role: Review pending paintings to make sure they fulfil Submission Rules. Accept daily paintings into our gallery.

Journal and Content Providers
Role: Create journals and content within the journalling system. Content will be determined through providers proposal but could include: member features, group/single features, tutorials, interviews, art history journals, etc. When applying for this position, please submit a proposal of the type of features you would like to offer.

As with all this positions, we will be more than happy to accept more than one person.
Hello all,

Profoundest apologies for the lack of content over the last year. I would go into detail about where I was or why things ended up the way they did, but I'd rather not.

Many many many thankyous to both Orphicallygenous and drwhofan that took over in my absence, as well as all of you kind folks who have been so very patient with us.

I've accepted all currently active requests and updated the gallery to reflect the new year.

A lot of the reason why this group moves so slowly (even in its best times) is because of the strict rules that we have mapped out: we check each and every painting for a number of things, we check each and every member request too. Besides this we also always leave a response as to why something may be declined.

What I would like to know from you, the members, is, do you like this approach? If yes, that's awesome! If no, can you tell us why and what you would like to see from us in the future?

What we currently have-
1 deviation per day per folder (1 for 2019 / 1 for Tutorials [although this does get abused])
Set to 1 Vote
Upload in batches once per day

What we can do-
Almost anything! Some ideas:
We can set the group to auto-accept, although that means that some works will not be appropriate for the gallery (drawings, photographs, and the like are regular offenders)
We can upload as we see them come through (these means it's a bit easier to access for the admins, although that means that you'll continually receive deviations perhaps throughout the day)

We would like to hear your thoughts (the good, the bad, the ugly.)

I really do hope that this finds everyone well.

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ACWATERCOLORS Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2020  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for accepting me to the group !
For my first post here, I'd like to present my work & website :
I'm painting landscapes of Provence and MediterraneanSea in watercolors, most of theme done plein-air.
You will find many samples of my work here, including original watercolor paintings, samples of sketchbook, and drawings.

Please, come and take a look !
Best regards, AC
freja-odin Featured By Owner Edited Aug 2, 2020  Professional Traditional Artist
Please submit to the 2019 folder. The 2020 folder is not active.
I am able to accept submissions.
valkea Featured By Owner May 24, 2020  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Message from a Deputy Head Curator:

I know longer know how to accept submissions to the group. I’ve been trying to find where it is in Eclipse, but don’t seem able to do so. Maybe it’s only possible for the Head Curator in Eclipse.

So, unfortunately, your submissions are going to time out.

We’ve been pretty understaffed lately anyway, as it’s only been me looking at the submissions and Freja-Odin checking membership requests.
Joe9797 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2020  Student Traditional Artist
I would like to join your painter group please. I have awesome watercolr art
Ronson-Green Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting Vibrant Peace
grazapp Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2019   Traditional Artist
thank you
JohnBoudreau357 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me to the Painters group. I really appreciate it.It is meaningful. All the Best.
Markkus76 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A new, my last five submission expired...
This group seem be a new without admins...
Iit's a shame to have let believe in a resurrection... shame on your head
But a miracle is always possible ;)
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Chotacabras Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2019
My submission expire...
Is this group still active???
ChIandra4U Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2019   General Artist
My submission did expire.
Is the group still active ?
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