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I ventured outside of photography today, to attend an encaustic workshop- and did some crazy cool beeswax art on wood.
I took a photo and submitted it here.
I have noticed though, in my first few duels, there is only one that seems to actually be traditional art- it seems to be graffiti (although it's not mixed media- I'm not sure yet how subcategories work there though).
http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio...
so if it's the submitter's art, then it's in the right category- if it's just a photo of the wall taken off the street, it should be in street scenes...
There's another two that looks like they might be a digital montage- although if it's an actual paper & glue collage that has been photographed I apologize.
http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio...

The others are really not even close...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio...

Anyway, I am reporting them, but it's hard to get a fair shot when most of your duels aren't even in the right category.
I also realize that I should take a better photo of my piece in good light.... I just snapped that quickly in the studio earlier... so I might resubmit tomorrow...but still, it's kind of a strange category....
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On that note- under traditional art, there are categories of calligraphy, drawing, mixed media, painting, sculpture and street art- and none have subcategories. Do those categories compete across categories, or are they limited to within categories? That would then affect what needs to be reported as wrong category. There is, for example, a lovely painting my image duelled against. It is actually traditional art- and it actually is really nice (yay for not being a silly digital swirl of a tree...) - but is it miscategorized as mixed media- when it should be painting- http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio...
OR - is it more like the difference between subcategories- for example, when it doubt, it doesn't matter if I submit Babies & Children>children candids or Babies & Children>toddlers - because they are both in the same main category.,
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It's so frustrating to have a photo of an actual mixed media art piece lose to photos of a dog, an eagle and a house, or worse yet, a photo of a billboard ad?!?
It's not "as bad" to lose to actual drawings or paintings- but they still are miscategorized if they are in mixed media.
People obviously aren't checking the category before voting. (or understanding the category before submitting)
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http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio... Here is the billboard photo
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The house one looks like a photo but with a hand painted sky? The Eagle I reported and asked the team to move to Digital Art, same with the dog, the billboard I asked them to move to Print and Graphics.
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It's actually impossible to compete in this category.
http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio... That is a photo.
http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio... That one is covered in a completely uniform texture that must be photoshop- it couldn't be that repetitive by hand
http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio...
That is a work that might qualify, except it wasn't done by the submitting pixoto member, he credits someone else in his description.
http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio... That one is almost definitely digital art
http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio...
and
http://www.pixoto.com/images-traditio...
are both just photos of an egyptian papyrus that is probably in a museum somewhere.
Really, the entire category is just being misused.
I am certainly not there expecting to win #1 (some of these I didn't even compete against)- but I was surprised at the lack of consistency in the category. Not really even worth competing in.
I think I reported all of these individually as well.
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Ok I reported several of them, the Art areas are different, we can't move images from an Art area to Photography or Digital Art, so the report team needs to handle them. I left the one you asked a question on to see if we get an answer and I asked questions on the two on papyrus. I am sure they are museum pieces or replicas as well but lets see if he will let us know.

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