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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
Girl smoking - Painting by lyyy971
Abstraction by Kunstlab
constellation n. 5 by federicocortese
No Title by laalart
Abstract and Surreal II
062717 (Indomitable Verses) by Senecal
Celestial highways by midnight-creations
She and birds by cylevie
Lady with flowers by 7markus7
Regal by SiriuslyArt
Belted Kingfisher by Sidonie
Foxy by TrollGirl
Rooster II by VikingWidunder
Anime or Cartoon Style NOT FANART
Matcha Mermaid by Joelle62
Touka - Tokyo Ghoul Re by MuArtGL
Star Eater by TinaBlythe
Maya by TetraModal

Mature Content

Amputrees by delphifilm
Emotions- Disgust by FreddyKingsley
Queen of Hearts by ErikSuidman
Detail from Lamb, 2015, 100 x 100 cm, oil on canva by christopheberle
Digital Mix Media
card soldiers, painting roses red by snuapril01
There and Back Rabbit Hobbit by rain-ant
The traveler by SophieJinny
Sweater/Face Practice by lizzardhunter
Fanart and Celebrities
My seashell by Peach-Coke
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by MYthology1
Wonder Woman by Tamariini
Winnie the pooh by wiegand90
Fantasy and Sci-Fi
Pathfinder by scifo
Wellcome to my World by TheLeelac
Best of Friends. by SueMArt
The Golden Hour by Manuela-M
Illustrations and Conceptual
Following in Mosaic Footsteps by SlytherclawPadawan
Cinnamon Swing by SketchMeNot-Art
The witches' living by JettieHier
Freya - The Golden  by duhi
St Elias Mountains by Dulliros
Macabre and Horror
Red Death by Themaze
Music lover final by AlexGreenArt
Master Studies
Male Figure Study by dilhermandodidi
The Mysterious Island by xavecbdl
Objects Painted Upon
Hamburg Harbour by midgardart
People and Portraits
Daughters of the sun by FreddyFrosch
People and Portraits II
Watercolor - 4 by Buridanscat
Personality of Paint
Galaxy theme by RaverDragon
Seeking Redemption6 by creede1502
Still Life
Arranges by r-lilie
Acrylic Painting Tutorial 27 - Link Below by beejay-artlife12
Be.... by simple-as-a-flower



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Group Info

: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:
Founded 8 Years ago
Dec 31, 2009


Group Focus
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Physical Media

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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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summerillusions Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Hey guys! I would really appreciate if you check out my artwork

Thanks Heart 
grayREM Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you for accepting me into your group!  I'm really excited to post my work here. :D
Heartcrocher Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for add me into your group!Wink/Razz 
JohannesParaomnia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
HollyDoesArtSometime Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for the acceptance!
DanNeamu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Thank you
Bradipsiquia Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Thanks for the request!!!
BECraigK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this group still on? My son ask for contributing one of his acryl paintings.
sbeeart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Yes it is :D please read our rules before submitting :)
BECraigK Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I read the rules, but I don't know which folder.
sbeeart Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I'd recommend looking at the gallery and choose the folder that seems best, we'll just ask you to move it if we think it should go somewhere else :)
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Artist-MDS Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the quick acceptance. Very excited to be in this group!
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
We're excited to have you! Welcome! :)
Artist-MDS Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
CathSiswick Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me.
Persona-Morgane Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank for letting me join !
GKyp Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017   Photographer
Hi, thanks for accepting me :) (Smile) 
Willatastic09 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding my art!
emilyjhorner Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Thank you so much for accepting me :D
andrewjonesart Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016   Traditional Artist
Good evening, and thanks for letting me join the party.
rai-gk Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Hello! I'm looking to submit this piece but I'm not sure which folder I should put it in... Thank you~
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You should submit this to the Landscapes folder! :)
unfaeger Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me
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