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:star: that photographs of Tattoo artists at work belong in the Tattoo category only if the actual tattoo is clearly visible? If the tattoo is not the focal point of the image, it belongs in the Photography Gallery.

enjoying the work by kadyr07 mohawk skull tattoo by budtron At Work by InkBrothersBG

:star: that Collagraph is a Printmaking technique where materials are added to the plate, instead of the plate being carved or eaten away by acids. If you glued things to a plate and sealed it, then inked and printed it either in relief or intaglio technique and obtained a print, the image of that print belongs in the Collagraph category of the Printing Gallery on Traditional Art. If you didn't do that... well, it belongs elsewhere ;)

deconstructing abstraction by JetJames Self impression- rendition by JetJames Self reflection II by JetJames
Collagraphs by JetJames

:star: that users submitting Traditional artwork with a Horror/ Macabre theme and graphically depicting extreme acts of violence, gore and/or decay must activate the Mature Content Filter on the appropriate level. You have the responsibility of filtering content that might be inappropriate for some viewers.

Split by ClintCarney zombie boy by johnfsebastian

:star: that bi-weekly Gallery Updates are published by each of your Gallery Directors? Here you'll find the latest information on Traditional Art Gallery-related Contests, Articles, News and Features. Add oilsoaked, limnides, stigmatattoo, Raggatron (Street Art) and just-an-artist (Body Art) to your devwatch, get notifications every time an Update is published and stay informed of the current activities.

:star: that just because its called a pencil tool in MS Paint, doesn't mean it's Traditional Art? :P

:star: that "Busts" in Sculpture refer to creations representing the head, neck, shoulders and usually a small section of the torso? It's like a three-dimensional Portrait. Full body sculptures belong in the Figurative category.

untitled_view_4 by pheeel Screaming Bust by EvanCampbell Petrus by chouhy

:star: that the Drawings category "People" is for works showing a person or a group created without the use of reference or a live model, and "Portraits and Figures" is for life studies or references of real people? Keep it in mind: "People" is made-up, "Portraits" is from life or photos.

:thumb84235033: People v/s Portrait Sweet Lullaby by Cataclysm-X

:star: that mythical creatures like Centaurs, Hydras and Yetis belong in the Fantasy category of Traditional Art, and although they show both human and animal features they should not be confused with Anthro?

Skeletal Centaur by mattleese87 The Centaur's Apprentice by IT-Hammar
Centaurs at Drawings > Fantasy

:star: how to submit a Daily Deviation Suggestion for the Traditional Gallery? oilsoaked, limnides and I (stigmatattoo)are in charge of choosing the Daily Deviations for the Traditional Gallery, so all you need to do is send ONE of us a note (not to all of us at once, please). We don't ask much in ways of guidelines, but here is what we do request:

:bulletblue: Title your note "DD Suggestion" and include the suggested deviant's name.
:bulletblue: Include a link and/or thumb of the piece.
:bulletblue: Tell us why you think it deserves a DD.
:bulletblue: Please check if your suggested deviant hasn't gotten a DD in the last 3 months.
:bulletblue: We may be overloaded with notes, so don't feel bad if we can't reply to your note. Be sure we read and check them all. :nod:

I've taken the chance to address some common educational issues with this DYK, remember that we're always available to answer your doubts or look for someone who can. Just drop your Gallery Directors a note ;)

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krizziekurisaki Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist
I didn't know most of these stuff!
Laika83 Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Useful stuff to know.
Jules1983 Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very informative, great job! :)
Naunen Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
About time it's been mentioned. People confuse traditional with digital way too easily. Like a drawing that uses one medium, scanned, and edited on Photoshop being categorised as Mixed Media. >_>
stigmatattoo Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
+good point, it's a usual confusion to use the "Mixed Media" catagory to place Digital/tradicional works, when in fact it's intended for traditional works where different traditional media has been used: acrylics & collage, gouache & ink, etc.
thank you!+
Naunen Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
I missed it before when each category was explained. That was some 3-4 years ago, wasn't it? What happened to that? @_o
stigmatattoo Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
+try this:
:whisper: [link] +
garysimpson Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Good stuff to know.
Thiefoworld Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
awesome and informative :nod:
EvanCampbell Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Very well done and informative.
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