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Enjoy a traditional art group where graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, crayon, watercolor, acrylic, oil pastel, chalk (etc.) artists can share their artworks without being left out in all the fun.
Founded 8 Years ago
Dec 14, 2009


Group Focus
Art Creation

10,740 Members
8,822 Watchers
190,119 Pageviews
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159 accepted, 19 denied
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Destiny in the Rain by Iriaon
Sand and Surf by hbpaintings
Tractor Equipment by brentcherry
Neon lights painting by straewefin
Featured - Advanced
Zelda TWW (illustration 01) | GIFTART by MajorasMasks
Betree so die Wereld by Groenew
Papa by Harmony1965
Pink Freud by WhiteLivia
Featured - Intermediate
Rock Lee on mission | GIFTART by MajorasMasks
Wendigo Inspired Handmade Resin Mask (FOR SALE) by neved-d
Uzumaki Naruto bust | FOR SALE by MajorasMasks
Star child by WhiteLivia
Featured - Beginner
Gaara - A New Wind by Your Side by MajorasMasks
Theater by Marcinbydg
Favourites Archive
Apricot blossom by OlgaSternik
Lullaby Delight by handsomedara
5 Lamborghini Gallardo Car Wallpaper by dhaval8341
howls moving castle by AL-Nuha

Gallery Folders

Amanda by RinFaye
Cordinger Muehle by long-haired-lady
Lean on me by NeoNative
Rhythm of Nature by Shelter85
Walrus by AfroditV
Consequences by Kisbolha
Playing in the Leaves by katTink
George Michael03 by Rukshanas
Ballpoint or Rollerball Pen
Algae by ProgressiveD
Humility in Hell by JOHNNYFB
Zombie Corto Maltese by AlenDemon
So many books, so little time by Bit-sinna

Mature Content

Sensation by gtsmover
Tortiose Hare 3D Chalk Art by charfade
Game of Thrones Chalk Art by charfade
Sally Lightfoot Crab Chalk Art by charfade
Ship 16 by Szura69

Mature Content

Figure study/ Practice 25 by AnaviTil
Kyle Maclachlan by LookingForTheMagic
Wave by justanothercreator
Colored Pencil
Doris by dasidaria-art
Steampunk Ailsa by Starfire-Productions
Domestic animals by aikaTiamant
Cheetah pencil drawing by red-fox-child
Inktober 2016 by RafaCM
Custom ANBU mask from Naruto | COMMISSION by MajorasMasks
Scarlet by DeathMystery
Bag book - The medieval mobile by Vanyanie
Drauger by Otschkarikus
Nature Morte 2 by Ellisis
Some trees by PilarErika
Mithrandir, Gandalf the Grey by LadyNodoka
Dry Pastel
Acadia Park, ME .. Pastel on board by Jennifer56Wren
Enchanted by katTink
Green Tree Python by AmBr0
Wooden windmill  by mintdr
Waiting room by 0618623
Gathering Flowers Gouache Study by anoleon
Bunny tails by rougealizarine
iara a sereia da vila  by terraaremar
Kevin Durant Portrait by yipzhang5201314
India or Shellac-based Ink
The Devil and The Detective Page 14 by JJ422
Marker, Fineliner, Felt-tip
OTP friends - 16. Matching outfit / T-shirts by Cranash64
Mixed Media
Hello, Deary.  Please, Come In. by JOHNNYFB
Oriental still life by iron2295
Oil Pastel
Bashnya by Lusidus
Sketches and WIPs
Sailormoon by thespinart
Tutorial for Girl with Glasses by xabigal-eyesx
Awakening by TEAofeyes
Featured Archive I
Duke Special by PolkaDotCaterpillar
Acrylic Archive I
Left in the Exodus by SailingTheRubicon
Colored Pencil Archive I
Pinkie Pie sketch by ArtsyMaria
Graphite Archive II
Angel by Krisihell
Graphite Archive I
Lisa by AnimeLover01411
Mixed Media Archive II
Ready for the Beach by RocioZero
Mixed Media Archive I
Her by IfInWinter
Watercolor Archive II
A bit of 60s :) by Evawatercolours
Watercolor Archive I
Johnny by SpectreNoir



And we're at it again! :D

Here are the artists worthy of your watch and fave. :gallery: Please give them some art love! :heart:



Neon lights painting by straewefin I'm really not sure at this point painting by straewefin Don't you hate that painting by straewefin

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Quiet Explosions by I-AiWon-I I Flourish in Space by I-AiWon-I Can you solve me? by I-AiWon-I

Featured - Advanced


Papa by Harmony1965 'Chip' - Shih Tzu by Harmony1965 Abstract Sunset in Paradise by Harmony1965

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Betree so die Wereld by Groenew Lene by Groenew Bubble Man by Groenew

Featured - Intermediate


Zelda TWW (illustration 01) | GIFTART by MajorasMasks Uzumaki Naruto bust | FOR SALE by MajorasMasks Gaara - A New Wind by Your Side by MajorasMasks

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Wendigo Inspired Handmade Resin Mask (FOR SALE) by neved-d Blue Imp Grin - Resin Mask Closeup by neved-d Red Resin Skull Mask Front View by neved-d

Featured - Beginner


Theater by Marcinbydg Hairy Festival (W.I.P.) by Marcinbydg How long? by Marcinbydg

A few things to consider when submitting to the Featured Favourites:

:bulletred: Artworks that you want Featured should be suggested in the Favourites section instead of the Gallery. To do this, you must click the "Suggest to Group Favourites" tab when you submit to a group then select TraditionalDeviants.

:bulletred: There are 4 folders that you can choose from:
       :bulletgreen: Featured - Beginner - you're fairly new to your chosen media but you're improving by the day!
       :bulletgreen: Featured - Intermediate - you know your way around but you still strive to become better by leaps and bounds!
       :bulletgreen: Featured - Advanced - you've almost mastered your craft but you still want to learn more, more, MORE!
       :bulletgreen: Featured - this is where your most awesome and mindblowingly breathtaking artworks should be submitted! You've mastered your techniques but there's always room for improvement, of course ;)

:bulletred: You may submit ONE artwork per FOLDER per MONTH so be sure to submit only your best pieces.

:bulletred: You would need 3 votes for your artwork to be accepted.

If you have any questions and feedback, don't hesitate to comment. :D
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Guidelines for Artwork Submission


:bulletpurple: TraditionalDeviants reserves the right to accept or reject artworks

:bulletgreen: Each person is allowed to submit ONE deviation to the gallery PER DAY.

:bulletgreen: Submit each deviation to the correct folder. Each folder denotes only ONE kind of medium used. Please see below the medium description for each folder. Using two or more media goes to the Mixed Media folder. If you're not sure where to put a deviation, note us please.

:bulletgreen: Please write in the description box the media/materials used for your artwork. Not mandatory but this will help us to determine if your artwork is submitted to the correct folder.

:bulletgreen: Please tag your deviation if it has 'Mature Content'. Some content may not be suitable for all audiences. Failure to do so may result in your submission to be declined.

:bulletgreen: Only good quality photo/scan will be accepted. Crop out unnecessary background and edges, and reduce excess shadow due to scanning or taking the photo.

:bulletgreen: Only minimal digital enhancements are accepted, i.e., cropping, adjusting brightness/contrast/color to resemble original artwork, addition of watermark.

:bulletgreen: Digitally added frames are okay as long as it's just one solid color and doesn't add any merit to the finished artwork.

Declined artworks

:bulletred: We are purely TRADITIONAL! Artworks will be declined if they are:

     :bulletblue: Traditionally drawn then digitally painted/colored

     :bulletblue: Traditional drawings with digital backgrounds, Photoshopped textures, gradients, and filters.

Note: Digital backgrounds, even if it's a solid color or traditional-looking, will always add merit to the artwork so we will not accept.

:bulletred: Artworks on lined paper

:bulletred: Submission to the wrong folder

:bulletred: Unless it's WIP, artworks that are poorly cropped, in a skewed angle, and showing unnecessary background like desks, work tables, art materials, and sketchbook coils.

Note: Finely cropped and squared artworks, even if it shows the work table, may be accepted.

:bulletred: Violence-promoting, offensive, vulgar, pornographic or with explicit sexual content, profane, and hate-inducing works

:bulletred: Plagiarized artwork

:bulletred: Commission or art trade advertising

Gallery folders

:pencil: Only the best of the bests

:pencil: A fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry.

Ballpoint or Rollerball Pen
:pencil: Ballpoint is a pen that dispenses ink over a metal ball at its point
:pencil: Rollerball Pen uses ball point writing mechanisms with water-based liquid or gelled ink, as opposed to the oil-based viscous inks found in ballpoint pens

:pencil: Typically large colored (and sometimes white or cream) sticks of chalk (calcium sulfate rather than rock chalk, calcium carbonate) mostly used for drawing on pavement or concrete sidewalks
:bulletgreen: Includes sidewalk chalk drawing and chalkboard drawing

:pencil: A lightweight, black residue, consisting of carbon and any remaining ash, obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances
:bulletgreen: Can be natural charcoal, vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, charcoal pencils, including tinted charcoal pencils

Colored Pencil
:pencil: An art medium constructed of a narrow, pigmented core encased in a wooden cylindrical case. They are either wax-based, clay-based, oil-based, or water soluble.

:pencil: Used to describe the family of artistic practices within the family decorative arts that traditionally are defined by their relationship to functional or utilitarian products (such as sculptural forms in the vessel tradition) or by their use of such natural media as wood, clay, ceramics, glass, textiles, and metal
:bulletgreen: Includes jewelry making, studio pottery, metal work, weaving, wood turning, paper and other forms of wood working, glass blowing, and glass art

:pencil: A stick of colored wax or clay base used for writing or drawing
:bulletgreen: Includes traditional school crayons like Crayola and Prang, Conté crayons in black, white, and sanguine tones, as well as bistre, shades of grey, and other colors

Dry Pastel
:pencil: Consists of pure powdered pigment combined with a binder like gum arabic, gum tragacanth, and methyl cellulose. Often a chalk or gypsum component is present.
:bulletgreen: Includes soft pastels, chalk pastels, pan pastels, hard pastels, and pastel pencils

:pencil: One type of watermedia, paint consisting of pigment, water, a binding agent (usually dextrin or gum arabic), and sometimes additional inert material. Gouache is designed to be used with opaque methods of painting.

:pencil: These are the most common types of pencil, and are either encased in wood or woodless. They are made of a mixture of clay and graphite and their darkness varies from light grey to black. Their composition allows for the smoothest strokes.
:bulletgreen: Includes your numbered pencils, automatic/mechanical graphite pencils, ebony pencil, graphite sticks, woodless graphite pencils, pure compressed graphite, powdered graphite

India or Shellac-based Ink
:pencil: (Also Chinese ink) is a simple black or colored ink once widely used for writing and printing and now more commonly used for painting, drawing and outlining
:bulletgreen: Often used in Japanese sumi-e, Chinese brush painting, and ink wash or literati painting; and when inking manga, comic books and comic strips
:bulletblue: Tools: brushes, quill, dip pen, fountain pen, calligraphy pens

Marker, Fineliner, Felt-tip
:pencil: A pen which has its own ink-source, and a tip made of porous, pressed fibers such as felt
:bulletgreen: Includes Copic markers, Sharpie markers, Pigma Micron pens, and highlighters

Mixed Media
:pencil: Refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed -- for example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage

:pencil: Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil.

Oil Pastel
:pencil: Consists of pigment mixed with a non-drying oil and wax binder. The surface of an oil pastel painting is therefore less powdery, but more difficult to protect with a fixative. Oil pastels provide a harder edge than "soft" or "French" pastels but are more difficult to blend.

:pencil: A method of transferring knowledge and may be used as a part of a learning process. More interactive and specific than a book or a lecture, a tutorial seeks to teach by example and supply the information to complete a certain task.

:pencil: (Also aquarelle) is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. Watercolors are usually translucent, and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a pure form with few fillers obscuring the pigment colors.

Sketches and WIPs
:pencil: Rough or unfinished drawing or painting, often made to assist in making a more finished picture.
:bulletgreen: Work in progress, sketch dumps

If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to send us a note. ;)


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Wenngwen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, thank you for accepting me in the group !
I submitted yesterday the deviation 'Universe / Suns' but I don't know why, it ended in the wrong category: 'Acrylic', whereas it should be in the 'felt-tip' one :/ I'm just new on Deviantart so I don't really know how to correct this mistake... Thank you in advance if you do know how ^^
Andrzej5056 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Corrected - on the right side on submission in your correspondence folder you've got "Withdrawn" button, click it and resubmit.
BrittMartin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks for accepting my new piece!
lashedcheek Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017   Traditional Artist
keep on submitting ;)
BrittMartin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I will, thanks!
LanceRodriguez Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Thanks for accepting me
HarryBelton Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for joining! Make sure you read over the guidelines and submit to the correct folders----and enjoy!
LanceRodriguez Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Ye I need a practice to draw and shade :)
HarryBelton Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Practice and more practice makes perfect! Keep going you are going to do well :)
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SailorSeiyaDigiGem Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm planning to post traditional artworks in the future.
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