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Jared Leto by Olevelaya
Doctor Strange by Feyjane
The Wolf O Ka Fee by RubisFirenos
Submerged Wonder by CheshFire
Abstract and Surreal
Luminous dream by Julee-Mcphee

Mature Content

pittore davo olio su tela 045x060 by PittoreDavo
Girl smoking - Painting by lyyy971
Abstraction by Kunstlab
Abstract and Surreal II
Amethyst Refraction by cogwurx
Surfaced by seence-art
Mills of Nature by PaintingsByFrancois
Left Hand Path by Art-of-Matt-Vazquez
Barn Owl no.16 by JACK-NO-WAR
Pesce rosso by daroitelisabetta
Sir Wesley Portrait by Harpokrates
Nerves by Golday41
Anime or Cartoon Style NOT FANART
Shoto Todoroki Draw by Dropchocolate
Kingly Slumber by HoneyPlease
Lianhua by Alexandra-chan
Brown eyed girl by mia-sko
M. by 7markus7
The Rodney King Pinup c2018jerrypotente by potente789

Mature Content


Mature Content

Sun Spot by Life-takers-crayons
Digital Mix Media
card soldiers, painting roses red by snuapril01
There and Back Rabbit Hobbit by rain-ant
Sweater/Face Practice by lizzardhunter
PRESAGIO by CeciNEstPasFrancesca
Fanart and Celebrities
Michael Stipe by miagustafssonart
The Darkness is So Beautiful - Redone by IorwenWillowDavis
Draco Malfoy by Opheliac98
A Study in Blue by OlyaGvozdeva
Fantasy and Sci-Fi
The Obsolete Tower by STelari
Mystic by natalievonraven
Serpentine by LiquidFaeStudios
The Unicorn and the Fairy. by SueMArt
Illustrations and Conceptual
5489t54G by delphifilm
Moon Goddess [maxyvert] by Kirschpraline
Dark Matter by Themaze
Crownless king by BrianQuirogaDibuja
Commission: West City by annsquare
Macabre and Horror
Enjoy the silence by ArTRefugiuM
Porta Toscana by verda83
Master Studies
Woman in a fur coat by rollarius55
No 81 Fire in The Sky  by tamollyart
Objects Painted Upon
Longboard - Custom by lyyy971
People and Portraits
Daughters of the sun by FreddyFrosch
People and Portraits II

Mature Content

The Moon Dance by JohnPipere
Personality of Paint
Bed time story by 7markus7
The Tree of Life by dianas-artventures
Still Life
Watercolor Wedding Card by Feyjane
Wonderful Gdansk VIDEOTUTORIAL by GreeGW
Be.... by simple-as-a-flower



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:bulletgreen: OVERVIEW: This group is for artists who paint with traditional media. We require submissions to have a significant amount of paint in them. Examples of traditional paint media include oil, acrylic, watercolor, egg tempera, ink, spray paint, et cetera.

:bulletblue: SUBMISSION RULES: One submission per deviant, per week. Full rules are available here. Your work must be categorized as a painting or as mixed media in deviantART's classification system (if mixed media, please indicate media used) OR if it is in another category, include media you used in your artist's comments (gouache, oil, acrylic, etc). The scan or photograph of your painting must be cropped-well and in focus (e.g. no notebook spirals to the side of the image, no blurry images). Works-in-progress are not accepted, only finished paintings. Ensure you've submitted your work to the correct folder in our gallery--read the folder guidelines if in doubt. Mature works are accepted as long as they follow deviantART guidelines.

:bulletred: OUR GROUP MISSION: We're all here to share our paintings. Haters are not welcome, only kind comments or helpful critiques. This group shows that there are still plenty of traditional media painters in a world gone digital :nod:
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Dec 31, 2009


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We are always welcoming new Co-Founders!

It would require you to evaluate submissions, comment when needed, and then vote accordingly. Would appreciate a check-in about once a week, or more if it helps keep the large pile of submissions down.

If you're interested, please send me a note and I'll be happy to give you more details.



*~*~*Key rules are in bold*~*~*

:bulletred: This Club's Purpose:
    Sharing with others your ability to paint. I'd like to think this group will be a laid-back type group with happy, friendly vibes. No hate, please. Starting this group has already showed that there are traditional painters still out there in the world that is going digital.

:bulletorange: Traditional-Painting Submissions:
    This Group is for traditional/physical painters and their work. Acrylics, oils, ink, a spray can, or any physical-type of paint is permitted upon any surface imaginable. Graffiti, traditional, window art, painted ceramics, face paint; any type of paint-based works are allowed. We also allow painted ink or pastel artwork. We look for artists who are dedicated to getting messy and putting themselves into their pieces.
:bulletyellow: Limit on Submissions:
    We have a 1-per-week limitation. We hope this will slow down the inbox-overload for all involved.

:bulletgreen: How To Tell Us Your Piece Is A Painting:
    1) Submitted works should be categorized by starting with:
    Traditional > Painting > etc
    Traditional > Mixed Media > etc (with paint being 50% or more of submitted piece)

    2) If you do not have your piece Categorized as in step 1 then you MUST indicate the medium you used in your artist's comments. (i.e. watercolors, acrylic, etc)  Why? Because if it's categorized as a drawing, looks like a drawing, and has no medium, everyone is going to assume the piece is a drawing, and it will be denied.  We want to avoid this just as much as you do.

:bulletblue: Mixed-Media Works:
    We are strict with mix-media paintings. The piece has to be at least 50% paint and applied in a painted manner. Editing for brightness, contrast, clean-up, etc. is not considered mixed media. Small, non-obstrusive digital frames and watermarks are allowed, as long as they follow what is listed in the "Quality" section below.  Example of a denied piece: adding a touch of watercolor to a colored pencil piece. Example of an approved piece: a rock slab with scenery painted on its surface.   
:bulletpurple: Quality:
    We ask you present your paintings professionally. This means: crop photos of your paintings so that the focus is your work and not what's around it. Try to avoid flash glares/lighting in the photo of your painting. (We can help you with this if you're having trouble- but first, scroll down to the "An admin asked me to fix something, but what if I can't fix it now?  What if I don't know how to fix it?" section of the FAQ for some useful tips and links.).

:bulletred: NO WIPs:
    We do not accept WIPs (Work In Progress), with the exception of "tutorial" type images as seen in our Tutorial section.

:bulletorange: Mature Content:
    We follow dA's rules about mature content, and artwork submitted with require proper mature tags.  We ask ALL our members to be mature and respect other artists and their work. As the saying goes: If you don't like it, don't look at it.



:bulletblue:What do you consider acceptable media?   
    All traditional painting methods and traditional mixed media (at least 50% paint) are accepted.  Aside from brightness/contrast and cropping edits, the only digital editing we accept is frames and watermarks.  
    :bulletgreen:Painting Media (ACCEPTABLE):
      -glaze (on ceramics)
      -ink (if applied with brush)
      -oil pastels (if classified as painting)
      -poster paint
      -spray paint
      -works like ceramics, OOAK (one-of-a-kind) dolls, and other objects painted on unusual canvases)
      -any combination of other traditional media with at least 50% paint on it
    :bulletred:Drawing Media (NOT Acceptable):
      -coloured pencils
      -ink (if applied with pen)
      -oil pastels (if classes as drawing or with a drawing-like appearance)
    In-Between Media (may or may not be acceptable): -ink (as described above) -watercolour pencils (must have been used with water, and must look like 50% painting) -some mixed media pieces will take longer to get through the submission process because it takes us a while to decide if they're 50% painting

:bulletgreen:Why was my submission declined?   
    There should have been a comment on your denied submission explaining why it was or will be denied. If you've taken longer than 3 days to answer or comply with an admin question, the piece will be denied. If you've checked this and still do not understand why your piece was denied, send a note to our founder: guardian-of-moon

:bulletblue:Why did an admin ask me to change something?   
    If a piece is a painting, but is in the wrong folder or is not presented well (cropping issues, blurry, etc), we will tell or ask you to fix your submission before denying or accepting.  For folder mistakes, we ask that you withdraw the incorrect submission before submitting to the correct folder. For quality issues (cropping, blurry scan/photo, etc), we ask you to obtain a better copy before accepting your submission.  If we do not receive a response from you, the artist, within 3 days, the submission will be denied.

:bulletgreen:An admin asked me to fix something, but what if I can't fix it now?  What if I don't know how to fix it?   
    Feel free to resubmit the image when fixed.  All computers come with default editors that will crop photos and edit for brightness (i.e. Windows Media Picture Manager or iPhoto), but sometimes Photoshop or similar is required.  If you don't know how to fix it or don't have access to Photoshop, just consult these resources:
      :bulletyellow: How to photograph and crop paintings:
      :bulletred: How to crop scans and photos:
      :bulletyellow: Editing brightness and contrast:
      :bulletred: *How to digitally edit artwork so it looks the way it did in real life:
      :bulletyellow: Download the GIMP (a free and legal alternative to Photoshop):
    *Tutorials with an asterisk mean that you'll need Photoshop, but they will work the same in GIMP.

:bulletblue:How do I decide which folder my piece goes in?   
    If you want to get your piece accepted as quickly as possible, first check through the folders and read the descriptions in them. If you still don't know, just place a comment with your submission and one of us admins will help you decide.

:bulletgreen:Why did an admin ask me to clarify something?   
    Sometimes, it is unclear to us how a piece fits into the "Spiritual" or "Controversy" folders, and we might ask you to tell us why you feel it belongs there. For media issues (piece is not in dA's painting categorization and no media is stated in artist description), we will ask what media you used to create the piece. Again, if we do not receive a response from you within 3 days, the submission will be declined.

:bulletblue:Why was my piece removed from the group?   
    Sometimes pieces that break the rules accidentally make their way into the group.  If this happens, the admin who catches it will remove the piece from the group.

:bulletgreen:One of the admins was mean to me!   
    Some people seem to take every decline and question as a personal attack on themselves. We will tell you your piece was not 50%+ of paint, or not cropped properly. If you did not fix your piece after being told to, or decline fixing it, that is your decision. Our decision will be to decline the submission.
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MARCO-E Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
Thank you :)
noleprosynofantasy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Good day! I will be very happy if you come to my page!    (❤ω❤)  

Untitled by noleprosynofantasy  a glass with cherry by noleprosynofantasy  blue still life by noleprosynofantasy
ClairObscur16 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
 Why is the acceptance/rejection period so long? I don't understand!
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
It takes a long time because there is massive queue of submissions. This group has over 11,000 members and hundreds of submissions awaiting approval. There is only a few admin to review and vote on each submission. We are only human and do this in our spare freetime. We appreciate your patience! Thanks.
ClairObscur16 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
September 17th 
 I renounce to belong to the group. I regret.
 Michèle Buchet.
ClairObscur16 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018
OK. I can understand...Why don't you put a notice under the"Comments": The approval of your submission  may take up some patient!"...What I can do...
AoraPL Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello, I have some flowers art ^^  Sakura_Bloom by AoraPL
BestArtChoice Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for accepting me. 
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the request <3
Masters of deception [collab] by LualaDy
ClairObscur16 Featured By Owner May 31, 2018
 Do I have to leave the group? Tell me, please!I fear I'm not persona grata anymore...
Rudi-Chama Featured By Owner Edited Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I contributed with Minarets of The Soul to the folder Man-Made but I'm not too sure if that's the correct place or not. Sorry if so!
ChIandra4U Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018   General Artist
Thank you very much for requesting
. . . Infinity . . .
. . . Infinity . . . by ChIandra4U
ClairObscur16 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
 I think that I'll not ask for any deviation submission anymore.
PittoreDavo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for accepting my work-:iconyaayplz:
TicoDrawing Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The submit icon seems to be deactivated......?
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
The founder may have temporarily disabled it while making some changes to submission rules. It should be working again now though. Thanks for your patience.
BeeTatyana Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello! My deviantion waiting for approval for some days and I wan't worry, but now I read previous comment by ooBLACKNIGHTINGALEoo and feel anxious.
It's a pity, that so popular group with lots of members and watchers have only one person who try to head it.

Maybe you need some help? I can moderate some folders if needed. I'm new here, but I'm going to be a very active user.
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
The main issue is that the founder has gone inactive. The few of us that are left (active) are doing our best to keep up with submissions but it takes 3 votes to pass them through. I would love to promote some new admins to help out, but I fear the permissions are locked up. I will see if I can find a way to contact the founder off-site. Thanks for hanging in there with us. I'd hate to see this group go dark as well. :(
BeeTatyana Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope that you'll be able to talk to founder soon! Hope, I can join your team to help this group became more active Hug 
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I hope so too!
ooBLACKNIGHTINGALEoo Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
It seems this group is not longer active,
all my submissions expire since October 2017.
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
The group is still active. We just had a little bit of a lag due to the volume of submissions and the limited availability of admins. We are doing our very best to catch up and should be back on track now! Thanks for your patience! 
ArtaProdukta Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the add
Marims11 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the add. 😊
midgardart Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lots of expired submissions. :(
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