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    What kind of art can be submitted here?

The best examples you may find in the Featured folder. The group does not support photography, photomanipulation and 3D rendering, but you may submit them to our favourites. However, cosplay and fashion photography might be submitted to the Artisan Crafts folder, if the outfit was hand-made and it's entirely shown in the picture. For further info about the folders just see their descriptions inside.

No sweet pinky things. No abstract (don't confuse abstract with surreal). No cliché gothic pictures like from Victoria Francis. Modernish things and themes - from after 1930's - rather no.

Think of brothers Grimm, think of Discworld, of Tolkien, of Moomins, Lovecraft, Poe, of legends, of the Golden Age of Illustration, of imagination, of some twisted stories and myths, vintage stuff - you will get an extra smile from me, if you illustrate something. Another one for subtle, storytelling things. For conceptual. For sublime colours.

You can submit up to two deviations per week.
Storaged deviations will be removed from the group.
Deactivated accounts will be kicked out.

    Keep it clean.

Deviations containing nudity are accepted as long as they are kept sane and decent. No racist, no sexist, no homophobic nor other things of this kind - you have one chance for a warning, the next time you will be kicked out. The reproduction of traditional art must be perfect (watermarks are good), no sketches, empty linearts or WIPs (plain white backgrounds behind stiff standing characters aren't much welcomed either). Also remember, literature creations in English only are accepted. Fan art is fine. When submitting things like sculptures, jewellery or clothing, please don't send 10 photos of one object, one is enough (but if there are multiple photos combined into one deviation, go for it). And sorry, too low skills won't be accepted.

    If I notice that you are stealing art from others, you will be immediately and permanently kicked out, and also reported to the dA staff. I endlessly despise of art thieves and since I happen to be a CV for a whole dA category, it will be some serious asking for trouble from your side.

Don't be angry or discouraged if your submission gets declined. If you ask, I explain. Above of all, I want this place to keep a consistent atmosphere. Besides it's obvious that everyone, including you, wants to see really good pieces, hm?


There are two kinds of them:

:bulletblack: A feature for contest winners;
:bulletblack: A group feature for the nicest and underappreciated artworks - once a season.

Feel free to send me a note if something bothers you or you have got an idea.

Said by me, STelari
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Es-House Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, nice group!
Kennyfiddler Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for accepting me into the group!
KeySketch Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for accepting me as well :) hope I dont disappoint anyone and I complete understand 99999% of the rules :D 
HybridTea Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
Thanks for accepting me, consider the rules read :) read and understood
kayoche Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Student General Artist
I've read and understood the rules. Thank you for accepting me! : )
WalkingOnTheStars Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
I have read and understood the rules.
Thanks for the acceptance! :)
lavenderwater Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
I've read the rules and understood them clearly, I appreciate being accepted!
TheUnseelie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Read the rules :) thanks for accepting me into the group
kacey-lynn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015   General Artist
Thanks for accepting! Read the rules, this group has some very nice pieces!! :D
SteveHeggen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understood.
mIDnIgHt-DeViL Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Read and understood. Thanks for adding me! *-*
tinselswan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Read and understood, thank you very much for accepting me! ^.^/
Psycadela Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got it! :)
CopperAge Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Understood! My sort of place, really.
sweptaway91 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
read! thank you for accepting me ^^
RatatoskAS Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Student General Artist
I've read the rules. Looking through the gallery is so inspiring, I'm quite sure this will soon be my favourite group on DA :D
STelari Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Have fun! (:
RogueMudblood Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015   Writer
I have indeed read the rules. :)
Irsanna Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
I confirm that I have read the rules.
bleuphoria Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Just confirming that I have read this! : )
Natashas-Artworks Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
read :D cant wait to get involved :D
ldeluca Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Read! I agree!
Cebulaa Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Read & (hopefully ;) ) understood :) Also: thanks for accepting :)
MyonArt Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Rules read! :)
And I like the hint about abstract and surreal.
I have seen problems with this confusion quite often.
ArteSerberal Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
cool!  ^^
HanaKaeru Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Read and understood ;]
MichelleBergeron Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for having let me join your group. Thank you for these very thorough rules as to what this group expects from us. It is all very helpful. :thanks:
TheRejectPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for letting me join; read and understood. :)
Rayven616 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015   General Artist
The white rabbit has been followed :) Thank you very much for allowing me to join your group
Nec-romancerin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist
"Think of brothers Grimm, think of Discworld, of Tolkien, of Moomins, Lovecraft, Poe, of legends, of the Golden Age of Illustration"

From that line on I start loving the atmosphere here. You rules are pretty inspiring.)
vampire-muffin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student General Artist
:tea:Heart for everyone.
nice rules.~
AlmostWhitey Featured By Owner Edited Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for accepting me! I've read the rules and even understood them. :) (Smile) 
mmihalko13 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for accepting me, cannot wait to dive into some of the content. 
thedancingemu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I've read the rules <3
PennedinWhite Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Plain and simple, best way to have it. Thanks for letting me join! :)
UnderTheRaptures Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Kay I'm notified
stelledivetro Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
I've read the rules.Thanks for accepting me:)
Ameza Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting me into this groups, rules are read and undersstood :)
elephant-danslasalle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Read! Thank you for accepting me.
I had a question about the contest, if I were to submit my entry: does the time-machine have to be tangible? Does it imperatively have to be an object the character touches/goes through to time-travel? Can it be a "sensory" journey in time, but not as a metaphor: as an actual change of location in the character's timeline?
STelari Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
That fits (:
LaiaAmela Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Read! Thanks for accepting! :) 
surika Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Never liked the work of Victoria Frances anyways ...
STelari Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
opheliax Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I've read the rules and understand them.
pommejane Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Read! Thanks for having me. :) 
malin-markk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The rules seem perfectly reasonable to me.
SquirrelHsieh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Done the reading! Thank you for accepting me!
sethrielle Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rules read and understood.
demonrobber Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
I have read the rules and accept them. I have written a number of poems about fairy tales. Some of them do have a gothic theme but I think they will be okay. I have also written some poems about E A Poe and his work. I hope my work meets with your approval.
AliceNACT Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Read (y)
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