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In response to the general consensus of both the need and curiosity for at least some sort of guidance as to how one could get started with traditional mediums, the Community Relations' Traditional Team is proud to present... Project TradSavvy.


As the quote or rather tag line very clearly demonstrates in the stamp above, this will not be a collection of how-to tutorials. The aim is to show all who are interested what sort of tools, gadgets, and items of wizardry are available on the market for a myriad of respective mediums.


The articles hereafter will each highlight a different medium, and for every article/medium, there will be a guest deviant invited to share a concise yet substantial guidance in regards to what could be obtained in order to get started with a specific medium. There will be point-form comparisons between each spectrum of a product, the pros and cons of using a low-end student product and a custom-made medium.


Of course, one has to bear in mind that these will merely be guides - what doesn't work for one artist may pose quite the contrary for another. Which brings us to the foreword of this project...





The only thing that serves as a stump when it comes to traditional medium... is the will to act. Just put on your best shoes and dance!


... the aim of this project, is to show you what kinds of shoes there are out there. In the end you will have to take the plunge.





Remember...


1. Get the medium, and just do it. It's all about constant trial and error. Every single piece is a new learning process, for as long as we wish to make art.


2. One simply has to come to terms with the fact... that it's going to take a very long time, longer than one will ever expect, before one can even get close to what they wish to achieve. However with every challenge comes the joy of self-betterment.


3. There is only one rule... there are no rules. Your imagination is your only hindrance. ANYTHING can be used a means for artistic expression... just have to pluck the courage, and do it.




Your mind is the true master, not your hands, which can be tamed.</b>







We hope you'll enjoy the ride :peace:8-) :heart:
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:iconkgstv:
kgstv Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
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:iconvhartley:
vhartley Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is an awesome idea, Snow. Can't wait to see what all you and the artists have in store for us. :)
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:iconjstradart:
JSTradArt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!!!! and Great Idea!
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:iconbapi999:
bapi999 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
loved it
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:iconretrosushi:
RetroSushi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
This is just what an art community needs. I'm definitely looking forward to reading these articles!
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That's an excellent idea :nod:
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:icondc74:
DC74 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Great idea, look forward to reading more
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CatWoman4ever Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:iconawesomesauceplz: This is awesomesauce! :dance:
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:iconsilber-englein:
silber-englein Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008   Photographer
I feel inspired already :dance:
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Nenesta Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a wonderful idea, Katie, and I'm sure these articles are going to be awesome! I'm very much looking forward to them, especially to all the know-how that they will contain! :)
:thumbsup:
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Katmomma Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
8-) Cool beans!
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BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
this is one amazing project =D
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:iconmarc-phx:
Marc-pHX Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Brilliant idea, as always! =D
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kelceyolson Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Well now I want to pick up my pastels and go crazy, but it's 3 AM. I read ths at the wrong time :ohnoes:
I'm very excited to see the articles that will come along :lol:
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You can still go crazy you know 8-)
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:iconkelceyolson:
kelceyolson Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Oh I shall :thumbsup:
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janvanlysebettens Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
awesome. It would be great to see something similar for the other galleries as well. ( photoSavy, digiSavy.. :D )
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh that'd be really interesting :nod:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:excited:
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm looking forward to these :w00t:
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Solitude12 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Guest speakers? :excited: Sounds interesting!
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Love it!
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dammitMEL Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Ooh, I hope I can find time to participate in this!
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axrai Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
not only is this awesome.its awesomly awesome:dance:. Its a great way to help people start something new artistically:D
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50calWolf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
SOUNDS AWESOME :iconexcitedplz:
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:iconassemblit:
assemblit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:excited: This sounds like it's going to be fantastic! Can't wait to see the guest artists and all that other wonderful info =D
I love the little statements in this too, they are so true. It's taken me a couple of years to get a lions head right and finally a week ago I did it because I just let go and didn't care whether or not it looked like a real lion or not. Not sure if that was relevant or not =P
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snowmask Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh it makes perfect sense... to throw all inhibitions out the window and just follow where our mind takes us :heart:
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:iconassemblit:
assemblit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Yeh! Exactly I really couldn't find the right words but yours sounds right. =D
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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eskimoblueboy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol: Great project.
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
Awesome ideas :boogie: :love: thanks Katie :]
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snowmask Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
;)
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sinthux Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
brilliant idea :) i love the words of expression for this article alone, and i'm sure they will be even greater for each individual discipline of the Arts.

it's definitely true that the only border between greatness is the will to achieve it. you can take tutorials and classes all day to learn your Art, but you must also trial and error to truly learn.

i'll be looking forward to the upcoming installments!
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snowmask Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It's the only border between a LOT of things. Can't get anything done sitting there WISHING you could do it. Kinda pointless :P

THEY WILL BE EPIC.
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sinthux Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
will the articles be written by one guest artist or several?
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Each medium will feature a different guest artist :nod:
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sinthux Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
only one though? i think it'd be neat to have 2-3 guests which collaborate on the article. this would enable them to bring together their opinions about certain things, along with making the article more fulfilling. where one artist may be less knowledgeable in a certain aspect, the other 1-2 could bring more light to.

either way, i'm really digging this new project :nod:
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snowmask Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
No, each article will feature only one guest artist because we want to keep the length of the articles just right. It has to be informative, not lengthy at all. Something that would really keep the reader's attention.

And for the guest artists we have chosen they are each in their own way EXPERTS in the specific medium we have assigned them to, so there won't be any "less knowledgeable in a certain aspect" thing.

This is meant to be a guide. Not a chatroom log :)

Hope that makes sense :hug:
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sinthux Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
yea i understand better now. chatroom log :lol:
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Krezmo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008   Photographer
:w00t:
Great project!
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Kjherstin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
I am interested already. Your words got me in a trance.
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:meditate:
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:iconbawky:
bawky Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
oh, this is neat. :D

:w00t: Good luck with the project. I look forward to the articles. :heart:
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TerrorCookie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
This is fantastic, Katie. I look forward to reading each and every article to come. :]

There's a lot of wisdom here. :heart:
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dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
LOVE IT! :nod:
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Trapiki Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I shall be awaiting for this hun, it is a very good idea, too many people want to paint but just do not know where to start. Well done. :heart:
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Negated Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
awesome idea - will def keep an eye out for updates on this

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thisolddeviantart Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
*some clapping icon that hasn't been done already*

Oh Captain my Captain!
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:iconfamz:
FaMz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm booking front row seats next time ;P

:D :heart:
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:P
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