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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 14 Years ago
Sep 19, 2003


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3,668 Members
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Gallery Folders

dark ethno by kozyafffka
The King in Yellow by CristianAC
the Gatekeeper by Onikaizer
Playing With Fire by Gloom82
2018 Collection
CM: Alexia Ashford Resident Evil by shizen1102
Cube Worshiper (2017) by Kiriya

Mature Content

Beautiful Pain REDRAW by DHackTrix
Now tell me what secrets do you hide? [Commission] by Ashdei-san
2017 Collection
Monster by ChristieDilemma
Death Boy: Another Year by Dandy-Jon
Heart Key by Son-Reborn
The Altar of the Dead Flowers by Danilo-Costa
Night Terrors by Dandy-Jon
The Shining by JosefVonDoom
Teeth by Dandy-Jon
Nightmare Sketchbook by MrSoles
Frozen by MariannaInsomnia
Paralyzed by Battle-for-the-Sun
Empty Stalls by debidabble
Fallout by MarkTurtoo
The Written Word
The Dark Angel by demonrobber
Devious Folder
The Countess by MarquisAmon
Vampire Sorceres by pyraker
Don't Fear the Reaper by Deepseaweed
The Ascension Of Enoch by Redwoodjedi
Devious Folder 2
Julie Trevultz Silverwind by chirun
Darksang by devildredd
Grouch Brothers' kOOn by kaxblastard
Anime Manga

Mature Content

Chickamangu 50 by MrRemoraman
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dArk-knIght by yoncayildiz
Tsunayoshi Sawada by marisakii
Pennywise And Captain  Jack by JUMBOLA

Mature Content

dracula by devildredd
Saber, Rin Tohsaka And Captain Jack by JUMBOLA
Oriole by Satomi-Tadashi
Harley Quinn and Her Dessert by buynsanjaa
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Siren Of The 3 Winter Moons by BadAssSpartaSpawn
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2016 Collection
The Bitter End by ChristieDilemma
2015 Collection
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2014 Collection
Persephone in the Underworld by DarkLiminality
2013 Collection

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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
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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