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Watercolor is just a "little" part of Traditional Art. What are your thoughts on traditional art? :plotting: :dummy: Do you see enough traditional artworks? 

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91 deviants said NO :cries: There's not enough traditional art.
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80 deviants said YES =D I see lots of traditional art.
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3 deviants said If you want to share some thoughts regarding traditional art in general, or have suggestions / ideas how to give traditional art MORE EXPOSURE, please leave a comment down bellow. :blush:

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:iconmarianasilveraarte:
marianasilveraarte Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist

I’ve tried digital some time...but didn't stay with it, even had a wacom. It just doesn’t get to me. To me traditional art has a something special digital can't get. And I get super crazy entering art supplies stores or seeing pictures on the internet. I don't know it just doesn’t get to me the way traditional does. As for exposure I wouldn't be able to tell much....since here and on instagram I almost exclusively follow traditional artists...so that's all I see. Some of the people I follow do both.

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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment and sharing your thoughts on traditional art :blowkiss:
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:iconjettiehier:
JettieHier Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a big traditional art fan. I always skip the digital on te front page, even the nice ones. That's just how it is. I like the fact that someone has been mixing colors, sharpening pencils, erasing, getting paint stains etc.. more than the idea of someone sitting in front of a screen for hours. Both are a lot of work but the first one, traditional, appeals to me in so much more ways. I like the texture  and feel of traditional more also.

I wish there was more traditional art on dA like years ago. But there isn't, times change.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment =D

Well, there are many members who make digital art instead of traditional art, so it's not surprising to find more digital than traditional artworks. But you made me think of how much submissions is in each category :O To see the quota.
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:iconthe-mistress-of-time:
The-Mistress-of-Time Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think traditional art deserves more recognition. In my mind digital may be work, but it is a LOT cheaper than traditional. You don't have to keep buying supplies. I like traditional though because you can hang the piece on your wall instantly, and having just one, one of a kind drawing, seems more special to me than a digital that can be printed out a million times.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this subject :blowkiss:
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:iconriana-art:
Riana-art Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artist
Just for the sake of health and to stop staring at a monitor after work people should do more trafitionsl art ;-)

It's not fair to say that traditional or digital is better, both do have their merits.
I like to follow an idea called "Werkgerechtigkeit" in German Art that means that you should choose tools that match to the content of the art. Simplified that would mean to use digital work for SciFi illustrations and traditional colours for a fantasy setting. People should always think and deliberately choose their tools according not only to technical reasons but also to the subject they are working on.

To promote different forms of art it would be nice to see fixed slots for those art forms featured on the Daily Deviations. I never understood the algorithm of DA but it also seems that digital art is often featured on the front page.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
And then you write the long comment, don't look at the keyboard and press some button and it all closes :shakefist:

Ok, let's do it again :B


Interesting thing with that "Werkgerechtigkeit" :dummy: Never heard of it and never though about art and art materials that way.

As a humble community volunteer myself bee , I can assure you the Daily Deviations are given by real people...like me =D The only fixed slot for traditional art is, you guessed it,  traditional art DD. :giggle:

If we exclude photography, literature, artisan crafts and maybe some others, the other categories can feature either a traditional artwork or a digital one (like manga&anime, fan art, space&sci-fi…)

Why so many digital art in those mentioned categories...well. Maybe because people tend to make more digital art than traditional, maybe because suggestors tend to pick and suggest more digital art :shrug:

But when you see the Daily Deviation page I get what you mean...the traditional can be overlooked quite well. :blush: Also in features, contest. I see like 2 traditional and 15 digital, and some photographs.
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:iconweirdoowl:
WeirdoOwl Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Zu meiner Schande muss ich gestehen, dass ich das Wort noch nie gehört habe und hab's gerade mal gesucht.
Das hätt' ich mal gelassen, da ich da "nur" mit Martin Luther überhäuft werde. :D

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:iconriana-art:
Riana-art Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artist
Mein Dozent in Kunstgeschichte stand anscheinend auf den guten alten Martin:-)
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:iconweirdoowl:
WeirdoOwl Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Na der war ja auch 'n strammer Bursche... zumindest von den Bildern her zu urteilen, die  man so kennt :D
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Goldsturm Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't agree more!
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:iconrieile:
RiEile Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I love traditional, I see it here, as well as in museums and galleries. It seems to me that traditional art is in a way easier and more powerful than digital, because the materials do a lot of work for the artists, while in digital one has to do a lot to achieve the same result.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment. :blowkiss:
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
I encourage everyone to go check my sculpture voyage, that's also traditional art and we don't see lots of it on DA:
Voyage to the Unknown: SculptureBecause TokyoMoonlight kinda tagged me!
Traditional Art > Sculpture
The Feature









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:iconweirdoowl:
WeirdoOwl Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
They both have their advantages and disadvantages:
- Traditional pictures can be touched. That might sound odd to some, but I think art (nice things in general) should be percieved with more than one sense. You can hang them up as well. Of course you can do that with digital artwork, but due to the colour diffirences of CMYK and RGB these pictures might lose their "magic".
- Digital work gives you a lot of freedom. With the undo button and the layers you can try so many things. And RGB gives you the opportunity to play with "real" light.

But the layers and undo buttons are, what draws me to traditional art. To me it requires a bit more complex understanding of colours and light, because both of it is so limited in its physical appearance of the media you use (does this sentence make any sense?? :-? (Confused) ).
I appreciate digital artworks, they are hard work as well. But I prefer traditional because it is slightly harder.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
Touch It  me likes touching artworks!
Both traditional and digital art are amazing, each for its own...but I'm a little romantic and nostalgic when it comes to art...so traditional wins always .:blush:. 
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:iconweirdoowl:
WeirdoOwl Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you call yourself nostalgic and romantic, whereas I would call myself old fashioned. :D
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Traditional Artist
Well romantic isn't even the right word...I don't have the gene for it. :shrug:
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:iconweirdoowl:
WeirdoOwl Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
What? 
You mean, you can't be romantic?
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Traditional Artist
No, not I can't...I'm NOT :rofl:
It's not in my DNA...you know what I consider romantic...when someone takes a bullet for you. That's romantic. :B
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:iconweirdoowl:
WeirdoOwl Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
So, you are romantic!
I'm sorry, I just can't belive that people are not romantic, especially artists!Izuku Shakes Head Icon 
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Traditional Artist
:O ok then...
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driftwoodwolf Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I think we naturally see less traditional art online due to the difficulty of presentation. Also, I think a lot of traditional artists tend to operate in different circles; for example, realistic landscape paintings or abstract work are probably more successful in galleries than on here.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
Interesting point and explaining :O
Thank you! =D
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:iconfreespirit29:
FreeSpirit29 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love traditional artwork. I do a little digital artwork but traditional is the best. It seems to be a dying artwork.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
Yes, the digital art is quite popular and judging by numbers it's really more present than traditional art :blush:
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:iconfreespirit29:
FreeSpirit29 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep. But i love traditional art. I have a heap of art to upload.
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:iconlillendandie:
Lillendandie Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I think all art deserves it's fair chance to get views. For me it's more about the look than the medium itself. I like watercolor because it has a lot of texture and quality paints have some really nice colors, not because it is traditional. I also love digital works. 
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
Good point :nod:...many digital artists mimic the general look of their artwork like it's a traditional artwork...mostly visible by oil / acrylic looking digital artwork.
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:icon12jack12:
12jack12 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even though digital art can be outstanding, I always give traditional work
more attention and consider it harder to make.  We have no undo buttons
to fall back on. :nod:
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it =D
I don't know, the traditional art has something about it...that physical touch and messiness. Personally I like seeing great digital art also and photography and the rest, but paper, canvas.:Bunny in love:  pure love :la:
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:icondesigner356:
designer356 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
There's no undo button, but it doesn't mean you can't correct and change things. It's just much easier with pc. :33
Just saying. :33
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:iconiviemoon:
IvieMoon Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
Well said! :)
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:iconstrikhedoniak:
strikhedoniak Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a shame, but I know I tend to default to doing digital work because it's less messy and cheaper (tablets are expensive but they don't need to be continuous replenished like pigment or paper and you don't end up 'wasting' material when you make a mistake). Also scanning is a faff. 

Maybe a contest where traditional artists make illustrated 'how-tos' on stuff like scanning and uploading work, rescuing messes, economising on materials etc might be fun?
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment, it's an interesting idea. Maybe not in the contest form, but maybe something else :plotting:

The group has some tutorials in its favorites folder...just in case you didn't know =D
www.deviantart.com/watercolori…

And a gallery folder with tutorials made by our members
www.deviantart.com/watercolori…
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:iconstrikhedoniak:
strikhedoniak Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't usually have an issue finding tutorials myself :) - I just thought a contest might generate a bit of buzz and maybe lead to some interesting work and diverse interpretations of the brief since they would be aiming to create work that's as aesthetically pleasing as it is informative. 

Oh maybe something like a 'destroy the page' contest where you have to take a canvas or paper and deliberately 'ruin' it then try to create a beautiful piece on top of or around the damage then post the before and after. 
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
:O
Destroy the page? :plotting:...is quickly taking a note...Writing emoticon 
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:icontuningmyheart:
tuningmyheart Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
I like the idea of somehow sharing all of our processes and experiences with each other.
I know how it feels to try and figure things out without much more than google to help... I'm very much still learning about the best ways to scan paintings and use art supplies myself, but I feel like I have some knowledge and skills that make it easier, and I would be willing to share.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
I mostly learn from artists on YouTube =D how to take photos or scan paintings. Does it help? :dummy:...not if your scanner likes to eat the yellow color :B 
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