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CR Update: Traditional XVI

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 26, 2009, 6:14 AM

Traditional Art Team

Root Gallery

Body Art

Street Art

First off...

Please give a warm faretheewell and wish Thebuild luck, as he's hung up his hat because of Life (what's this nonsense?).

You're awesome Rich, I'm glad we had a chance to work together.

Hello, gorgeous

A very quick update for everyone this time around.

Critique Night

Was a huge success, I think.  and I want to thank each and every one of you for participating.

Thank you to kourinthellama, cybergranny, sidneyeileen and also to lady-shirakawa who were all awesome on the panel.  :>

Special thanks goes out to PurpelBlur for his tireless efforts in streamlining both :#datrad: and #traditional... it definitely couldn't've happened without him.

Art Presentation

One of the challenges a traditional artist faces on the internet is how their work is presented.  Since it's not a digital piece, we have to find other means of acquiring a good & accurate digital copy... and sometimes this can be tricky.

Here're two links that you may find helpful:

How to Photograph your Artwork for the Internet - brennenxr submitted this last year, and it truly does give a wonderful explanation of how to photograph ones work.  Please give it a read if you haven't already.

jeriweaver gives a lovely tutorial on how to stitch together images through a scanner here.

I understand some may not have the ability to use image editing software like Photoshop.  There're free-use applications available on the internet, Gimp being just one example.  Use all the tools available to you, that's what they're there for.

I personally photograph my paintings rather than scan them... mostly because they're too large and I find that scanners don't take well to canvas.  I will use a scanner for my watercolour pieces, though.

Lighting is key and I never use a flash... it flattens the image and causes burnt-out spots on the surface that can prove impossible to work around.

If you have any tips you'd like to share for how you present your work, please leave them here.  I'd really like to hear how you transfer your physical work into the digital world. :>

tradART: On the Streets

tradART OTS Stamp by RockGirl1582

March has been released.

Past issues:

- February 2009
- December 2008
- November 2008
- October 2008
- September 2008 [02]
- September 2008 [01]

How do you send information?  Easy!  Check out the OTS FAQ:


TradSavvy Stamp by snowmask

TradSavvy aims to show "all who are interested what sort of tools, gadgets, and items of wizardry are available on the market for a myriad of respective mediums."

Past issues:

- TradSavvy III: LolitaAgogo on Watercolours
- TradSavvy II: Azrael-Nekhbet on sumi ink
- TradSavvy I: sphilr on Pencils

TradSavvy Information:
- Project Summary

Articles, etc.

- Safari Books Offer!
- Suggester Feature | Volume One
- Updated Bot Registration Policy
- Break it down easy - Tracing Edition
- Three Keyword Features: Music, Movement, Light

Daily Deviation Suggestions

- I only take suggestions from the Traditional Art gallery.
- Send it in the form of a note entitled "DD Suggestion" or some other variant.
- It's helpful if you send it using the :thumb######: code, but it isn't necessary.
- Only send your suggestion to one Gallery Moderator.
- By default, when sending me a suggestion you're giving me a licence to view the entire gallery.  I may choose another piece and if this is the case, I will always credit you - unless you request otherwise.
- I most likely will not respond to your note, but I do read, consider, and appreciate every one.

FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?

Traditional Features

  Heavy by pandalemurStudy ae-3 by evanjensen
  :thumb26662603:Sink Pixies by Kyngdok

Thumb Table provided by the most awesome, thespook.

Other Traditional Updates

Not yet.


CR Update: Traditional XV - 26 January 2009
CR Update: Traditional XIV - 18 November 2008
CR Update: Traditional XIII - 22 October 2008
CR Update: Traditional XII - 02 October 2008
AR Update: Traditional XI - 28 August 2008
AR Update: Traditional X - 09 July 2008
AR Update: Traditional IX - 19 May 2008

Earlier editions can be found at RockGirl1582.

  • Listening to: Hopesfall - I Can Do This On An Island
  • Reading: Pratchett & Gaiman - Good Omens
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brennenxr Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
oh wow, thanks for linking to my article! :)
limnides Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009   Artist
You're very welcome. It's a really important article, I need to link it in my Shoutboard, as well.

Hope you're well, it's been awhile. <3
brennenxr Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
i'm hanging in there sweety :hug:
limnides Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009   Artist
Thebuild Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Awwww I am touched, thank you for all your help and support, you did so much :iconhuggleplz:
limnides Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009   Artist
'course. :>

Good luck with everything. I hope it works out for you.
Thebuild Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Thank you, I wish you the very best too. :3
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
A shame to see `Thebuild leave the team.
limnides Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009   Artist
I agree. He was a great addition.
TerrorCookie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Awww, Rich will be missed. :/
limnides Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009   Artist
That he will. <3
MerelyMarquis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
I look forward to theese a little too much I think. :blushes:
limnides Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009   Artist

Impossible, methinks.
MerelyMarquis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
WELL. It is tradart. B-)
limnides Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009   Artist
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