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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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Rayven616 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago   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  New member Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for accepting me! I've read the rules and even understood them. :) (Smile) 
mmihalko13 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  New member 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
SMAdams 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  New member
Kay I'm notified
stelledivetro Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  New member  General Artist
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 :)
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)
Adeline-Martin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ok for me :)
Gytrash01 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Read, Read
InkenSylinter Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Nevermore1849 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I read the rules prior to asking to join and now reread them. Hopefully I understand them right, lol, but this looks like a great group :)
IvieMoon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Consider the rules read. :) It's such a treat to find a group that's traditional artwork-friendly! Hopefully I'll have some things that will fit the gallery. Thanks so much for all of your hard work!
SparkleFairyMangoFsh Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I love the works in this group!!! These rules are simple, strict, and understandable. It's no wonder everything in here is amazing:heart:
I will train my skills until I am ready to join ;u; I have a loooooong way to go
(I haven't posted anything in so long...)
STelari Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much:heart:
ellimeca Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Read them! :) This is a good idea!
Irial22 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
read it!
MariekeSmit Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
read them :)
(again actually)

you have a wonderful group,
and have a nice day
Lorelei-Cha Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have read the rules! =)
TheHorrorNation Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*reads rules* *military salute* Yes Sir (or ma'am XD)!

Also, did you purposely spell season "seazon"? Just wondering...
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Surely a hunting season for misspells... (:
TheHorrorNation Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
XD yeah. I had seen another comment on a misspell, so I wasnt sure whether it was
GeekyNarwhal Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rules have been read and understood.  Thanks for letting me join. 
MorningMelon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist
The rules have been read, and I believe a typo has been spotted at "conteptual".
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
3 years those rules have been up and nobody noticed that before. Amazing.
MorningMelon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist
I feel special =P
Chudames Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sentient-Phyton Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
RubyRyn Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for allowing me to join your lovely group! The rules for submission are more then reasonable and quite understood.
LeanasArt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good ones
Shinseinasenshi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I ask your approval of a submission?
KevinNichols Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
elanoreriathwen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Understood. :)
Lyth Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Done reading. Good rules :)
Trollskog-Studio Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Done reading. Good rules. I hope my art can contribute to this group.
Ktoya Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
done I read the rules.
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