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January 24, 2013


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Since when does a traditional drawing of a person mean no reference was used?

Blackrosekane89 Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ok so I was using the new submit page on DA, and it gives definitions and examples for the category you selected. I picked: Traditional, Drawings, People and the definition is this:

"Drawings of the likeness of a person or a group of people that wasn't done with the assistance of a reference or life drawing."

WTF? What does using reference have do with it? I think it's really dumb to describe traditonal art that way. Traditional art means a traditional medium. Even if it's a direct copy of a photo, it's still a traditional medium being used. Can anyone else make sense of this.

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Calstor Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Referencing with you're mind! :iconwizardplz:
290Pika Jan 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
There's a category called "Portraits and Figures", which I suppose is the category meant for "reference/life drawing". :shrug:
HaruShadows Jan 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Well not surprised the new submit is full of glitches anyways.
Is there another sub-category that has something like 'portraits'? I can understand if they've split the category between referenced and non-referenced, but if that's not the case then someone's gone ahead and goofed.
puppy-dangerous Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
DariaDzyuba Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Janezy-and-her-Tea Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's talking about the sub-category more than the medium.
O____o Well then, I guess I don't do Traditional drawings anymore. DA, mind telling me what the hell I do?
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