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NEW INFO: You can now submit to any open folder that you think your artwork belongs in, but you can no longer submit directly to the 'Featured' folder The admins will re-locate it to the proper folder as we see it. Important Rule: All Mature-Content artwork must be marked as such when you originally submit it to DA. If it is not noted as such it is an automatic rejection from posting it in this group. Also, all mature content must be submitted to the groups "Mature-Content" folder or it will be rejected and you will be asked to re-submit to the proper folder. Some artwork teeters on the edge of "mature", we understand that, so the admins will decide to promote it to a different category if it is acceptable to do so.

Submission Guidelines:

I don't know what this trend is but we will not allow "naked women crucified" anymore. There are too many submissions and they are basically all the same image.

Please remember that this is a group for a certain type of art: Dark/Macabre, Fantasy, Surrealism, Super-Hero, and any other art that would be considered 'Odd'. We are not a warehouse for Nature art (unless the scene adheres to the guidelines) or puppy photos or anything else that clearly would not fit in our group.

Some Guidelines on permissible themes:

No straight-out pornography.

No images of the abuse of children and/ or animals.


This is basically the limits.
If you have any issues or questions regarding any rejected submissions then note the group and I will answer them personally.


NOTE: On Favorites Submissions...
Just a little common sense: Do not suggest your own work to the Favourites gallery. It will be rejected and you will be spanked

Greetings... Welcome to The Dark Arts: Dark Artists Group

THE-DARK-ARTS is a DA Group specifically for Dark and Macabre artists and Surrealists with a dark edge. Our group consists of artists of many skill levels, styles and mediums so don't be hesitant to join, all are welcome.

As far as we know our group is the oldest still operating Dark Arts group on deviantART.

If you would like to become a member simply click the 'Join Group' option at the top of the page.


Any questions, comments etc.. don't hesitate to ask, note or post to us.

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Founded September 19th, 2003, We are a group for all the "Odd" art: Dark, Fantasy, Surreal, Manga & Anime, Cosplay, and pretty much any Medium. We also love comic book heroes and villains. All skill levels are welcome to join and submit. Thanks for looking :eye::eye:

Please read our guidelines before submitting art or proposing favourites.
Founded 15 Years ago
Sep 19, 2003


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Art Collection

3,745 Members
3,708 Watchers
174,193 Pageviews
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Gallery Folders

lookout tower by beyzayildirim77
Adaption RMR 6 - *Ob ich damals war* by kolorits
The Lord of the Flies by Bazibalba
Venom by Vinz-el-Tabanas
2018 Collection
The Sunset by FrancescaPoliti

Mature Content

Nier Automata by OG2010
Day Of Reckoning by Ahmed-R-Shalaby
State of Mind by AlejandroDMarco
2017 Collection
Wendigo by Tsujito
Lord by FuriyaTerrible
''I am survivor'' Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft by konradM96
Lung by wyrmfed
pungent stench - been caught buttering by mrmission
Surrealism nr 1 by PawelPiekarski28
Red Forest by Nezumi96
estranged by lisa-im-laerm
insaned in ruin by JoeEyeMonster
Mr. Horse by DasGhul
El beso de la muerte by cristell15
She Haunts This Place by AdaEtahCinatas
The Written Word
Black Butler: Book Of The Dead | Episode 12 by ArcaneEnforcer
Devious Folder
dark souls by Ururuty
Space platform... by StelfySkya
Heavens Divide by AkoCr
Demons Go To School by conservancy
Devious Folder 2
Throne of Poseidon by FOTOMASTER03
Death Boy: Lightning by Dandy-Jon
Self Explanatory: Bendy and the Ink Machine by Dandy-Jon
Sleep Paralysis by ramkumariyer
Anime Manga
Cover marvels spiderman fancomic by YunaKozue

Mature Content

Gakhai - Sketch by MariposaBullet
Catch Your Dreams by paulyt7
Miss Peregrine by MariannaInsomnia

Mature Content

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2016 Collection
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2015 Collection
In the D E P T H S by inkmlab
2014 Collection
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2013 Collection

Mature Content

Big Bad Wolf by Lilith-Symphony
MATURE Content

Mature Content

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wyrmfed Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017
Hello, I'm new to the group, so thanks. 
What is the maximum submission frequency (# per day, week, month)? 
krasblak Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Welcome, 1 per day per folder ) 
wyrmfed Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017
That's potentially 17 submissions per day! 
Haha, thanks ;]
Aron-the-Razielim Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for accepting me! :happybounce: :hug:
DerBestienbandiger Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
How could this group have been founded in 2003? Deviantart didn't get the "groups" feature until much later than that... I want to say like 2009/2010?  
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