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Hello to all members of TraditionalPainting,

My name is Elsa, I'm from Portugal and this is a quick note to let you know that I have become the Founder of this lovely group.
On the next days I'll be organizing this group and the submissions will be open as usual.

I have other four groups that will be affiliated with this one, and the 5 will work together.

You may have interest in:

:iconsoulcollectors: Soulcollectors accepts all drawings and paintings (traditional and digital art);

:iconthefavouriteshowcase: TheFavouriteShowcase accepts all art, except literature;


:iconallartsupport: AllArtSupport accepts all art, except literature.

If you like photography you may also like :iconglobal-photos: Global-Photos accepts all photography and photomanipulation.

All deviants are welcome to join these groups and submit their art, neither of the 4 groups are elitist, we really like your artistic vision and effort at trying to be the best.

Stay tuned for the upcoming contests and challenges:

:star: TheFavouriteShowcase opens the next challenge (prizes in points) on the 1st September (all media) with the theme TREES and LEAVES - more info here thefavouriteshowcase.deviantar…

:star: AllArtSupport has a contest going on until the 30th August and you, as affiliated member, can participate - see all about it here CONTEST! OPEN until the 30th August


Rules to enter the
Contest "Summertime and the livin' is easy"

Bullet; Red This contest is running on the group AllArtSupport but the members of the affiliated groups Soulcollectors, TheFavouriteShowcase and Global-Photos are also welcome to submit to the contest folder;
Bullet; Red The contest starts on the 30th June 2015 and you have until the 30th August 2015 (it won't be extended) to submit;
Bullet; Red All works should be new (posted on DA from the 30th June 2015 until the end of the contest);
Bullet; Red You may submit 2 pieces (any medium, except literature): one piece in July and other piece in August;
Bullet; Red The theme

We :heart: to feature your work!


Camping Ataraxia by Squarescape

Colors of Summer by erin-lokilani

Mice's sorcery by KarolDalaiSarash  The Voyage by soulartist90

city Kaunas by maximgolovko

Santorini 1 by HikarinoChou

And you may find lovely paintings in all these groups:


Yosemite River by Alina-Kurbiel

Fur rhinoceros in onyx elevator by thesvetislav

Al trotecito - 1999 by andresbestardmaggio

The Freudian Slip by Olvium


etude in blue by bohomaz13

Sophi by Verevochka  Picker of lilies - Heydrich by hello-heydi
Race the Sun033 by grogersart


Mountain and trees painting by gillen29

The cell of sadness by rollarius55  Electric Guitarist by Kennyfiddler 
Cala S'Amarador.- by themaninthehatart

Thank you very much to the previous Founder of TraditionalPainting :

No-2B :iconno-2b:

Commissioned- Kollers by No-2B  The Red Umbrella by No-2B

Colorful Sun by No-2B

and to the administrators who are helping:

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Rules & Info


:liquisoft: Joining: Simply click "Join Our Group" at the top of the page. Requests to join members are not automatically approved.
Artists with no paintings in their gallery won't be accepted as members. If you have the intention to submit paintings to dA just send the request to join this group when you actually have those pieces on your gallery.
If you are a traditional art lover in the painting category you can always watch the group without being a member. To do so simply click the watch button on the top of the page.

:liquisoft: Submission: Submissions are currently limited to 1 per day on each folder. The work must also be 100% your own work (ie painted by YOU). We do not accept submissions on behalf of someone else, even if you are their manager. The work must be submitted by the original artist. It's OK if it was made using a reference.

:liquisoft: Paintings posted to dA under other category than "paintings": We will accept works under other categories but in order to do so the artist should have in their comments the description of the material used and/or some words about the piece.

:liquisoft: Mixed Media We do accept Mixed-Media, but in order to be accepted, paint must make up a majority (at least 60%) of the medium used. Please try to state in your artists comments what medium was used.

:liquisoft: Content: We accept nudity, but only artistic and tasteful nudes. We do not accept images displaying a high level of blood, violence and gore or images of people doing drugs and explicit sexual content. If your painting has a mature content blocker, it will be accepted on the previous terms.

:liquisoft: Cropping: We will NOT accept poorly cropped images that have edges/workspace showing. If you submit these, admin will reject the piece and ask you to crop the image before the work can be accepted into the gallery. We do accept SOME paintings that have borders on them, but the borders should be symmetrical with the edges of the painting and photo (so it looks square and even).

:liquisoft: Quality & Presentation: We ask that the image be clear to see and have no glare on the canvas if possible. Poor quality photos (i.e. grainy photos or poorly lit pieces) will be declined. In short, please present your work in a professional manner.

:liquisoft: Watermarks and signatures We accept signed and/or watermarked pieces, but you have to use your own. Pieces with the dA watermark will be declined.

:liquisoft: We Do Not Accept:

1) Drawings or digital paintings. It basically has to fall under the category of a painting. If you have used watercolour pencils and water to give it the watercolour effect, but your piece was a drawing and includes pencil lines,it won't be accepted.
2) We also do not accept Anime or cartoon/comic pieces.
3) Pieces with the dA watermark: you can use your own watermark and/or signature(s).

:liquisoft: Pastels: We DO accept pastel work! However, It needs to be done with a painting technique so that it doesn't look like a drawing.

:liquisoft: PLEASE: Double-check the folder BEFORE you submit! Just for a question of respect for our work. Anyway I'll make sure no piece will be declined because you get to submit to the wrong folder. I'll accept it and move it later.

Thank you for your attention and for reading the rules.


:liquisoft: Members: This is the ranking you receive when you join the group. Members have limited submission capabilities.

:liquisoft: Contributors: Contributors are members who have powers to vote on group submissions. In order to become a Contributor, you need to prove that you are responsible and reliable to Egil21.

:liquisoft: Co-Founders: This spot is reserved for primary group administrators.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! You can ask on our comment section or by note. Any question regarding a determinate submission please ask on that Submission Process message.

Enjoy the group!

Elsa, Egil21

Group Info

We're for traditional painters. Examples: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Egg Tempera, Ink, Spray Paint, etc. We also will accept Pastel work if done in a painting style.
Founded 4 Years ago
May 9, 2011


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