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~Group Rules~

Submission limit is 3 per week

Do not resubmit
No is no. If your submission has been previously declined please DO NOT submit the same piece again. You may inquire as to why it was declined after reviewing the rules and folder descriptions but if a piece is resubmitted more then once after it has been declined you will be banned.

No Rough Sketches or WIPs
Rough sketches and works in progress will be declined, this includes speed paintings.
All work submitted MUST be a FINISHED piece.
Also, if your submission has a completely white background it will be declined, this includes pieces on notebook paper or blatantly lacking a background, as in use of a fill colour. A background doesn’t necessarily have to be a setting; a design element or texture is fine but, please no blank backgrounds or seemingly unfinished work.
Concept art is accepted but must be placed in the “Fantastic Concepts” folder and must be a finished concept piece, again, no rough sketches or WIPs.

Also, we do not accept sequential art. A piece must be finished, whole and in it's entirety in one image. This is nothing against sequential art/comic panels. This follows the same rule as no multiple versions of the same piece. Please chose either one panel or one version to submit. And please no text or logos on the image other then your own signature and copyright info.

Subject Matter
This group is for artwork in the genres of High Fantasy, Dark Fantasy and General Fantasy.
All work, no matter skill level, must be obvious fantasy. The elements that make a work fantasy must be visible and obvious in the piece without reading the description of the piece or the title. A human character who has a lovely fantastic otherworldly story behind it and is shown as a simple mundane portrait is still just a portrait.
Fantasy can be taken as anything that’s not real and can never be real. So if you can take a photo of it it’s not fantasy. Also, the simple presence of pointed ears is not enough alone to designate a work 'fantasy'. This has been an issue in this group since the beginning. There must be an overall fantasy atmosphere to a finished work.

This group does not except ‘Science Fiction’, ‘Horror’ or ‘Romantic Fantasy’.
This is a group for High Fantasy and Dark Fantasy.
High Fantasy consists of the basics dragons, unicorns, fairies and all such classics, but also ancient mythologies , legends, folk lore and fairy tales from around the world.
Dark Fantasy consists of darker or evil versions of High Fantasy elements and can encompass many of the old fairy tales and myths and underworld type beings and settings.
There are endless worlds and inspiration to be taken from the any of the world cultures throughout history. Fantasy is based primarily on Earth, Earth realms and in alternate existences.

If your work is declined please don’t hesitate to ask for an explanation but due to the volume of submissions the moderates are now unable to provide a proper constructive response for every declined piece.
Please first review the rules.
We except pieces based on creativity, composition and technical skill though in most cases a declined piece is as simple as wrong genre and does not reflect the piece or the artist’s ability. So don’t take it personally, 9.5 times out of 10 it’s us, not you.

Also, we ask when you request to join the group that you have at least a few pieces in your gallery and that your work reflects the subject matter of this group. As we except new members based on existing work in their galleries. Please take a few moments to browse our galleries to get an idea of the sort of pieces we look for.
I do encourage anyone to watch but if you wish to be a member please make sure that you have work to contribute.

Folders and Descriptions</u>★

Exceptional examples of technical and creative skill pertaining to things Fantastical.

*NOTE: Please DO NOT submit to the FEATURED folder. If a submission to any other folder is found to meet the standards of the Featured folder it will manually be moved into. All directly purposed submissions to this folder will be declined or removed.

-High Fantasies-Traditional Mediums
Artwork of the High Fantasy genre in Traditional mediums.

-High Fantasies-Digital Mediums
Artwork of the High Fantasy genre in Digital medium.

-Dark Fantasies-Traditional Mediums
Artwork of the Dark Fantasy genre in Traditional medium.

-Dark Fantasies-Digital Mediums
Artwork of the Dark Fantasy genre in Digital medium.

-Fantastic Fantasies-All Mediums
Fantasy artworks in all mediums which cannot be confined to any one genre.

Fantastic Concepts
Concept art of fantastic creatures and fantasy creations.

-Figures and Sculptures
Three dimensional handmade figures, sculptures and art dolls.

Gallery Folders

Dragon sculpt: painted by revenant-99
-Sneaky Scamps- by arvalis
Forest Retreat by JoshCalloway
-High Fantasies-Traditional Mediums
Thule Ahead by LightDrop
Summoning of fear by miroslavk82
The Dark Horse  the Elf Princess by tessieart333
Misled by FrancescaBaerald
-High Fantasies-Digital Works
Beach-a-Leech-a-LolliBlob by LightDrop
Taste of Time - Sweet and Honey by LightDrop
Assassin by ianessom
-Dark Fantasies- Traditional Mediums

Mature Content

Succubus by krukof2
The Sword .... by krukof2
Adso le Melk by krukof2
King Arthur by krukof2
-Dark Fantasies-Digital Works
Slipping Nowhere to the May-Queen by LightDrop
New Beginning by VentralHound
Angel of Mercy by PaulAbrams
Don't you ever betray me by Van-Syl-Production
-Fantastic Fantasies- All Mediums
Dune-Sea by LightDrop
Moons Lamento by LightDrop
After the Long Night - In Memoriam Alexiea by LightDrop
Would you remember? by LightDrop
Fantastic Concepts
Two-Moon Beach by LightDrop
The Way I feel... by LightDrop
Last Sunday on the Beach... by LightDrop
Rin by In2Eternity
Figures and Sculptures
'frost' rearing unicorn sculpt by AmandaKathryn
'Sunniva' ooak dragon fairy by AmandaKathryn
'Calypso' fairy sculpt by AmandaKathryn
'Winter'  ooak unicorn pony by AmandaKathryn
Fantastic Costumes
Celtic Wolf - FOR SALE by MinkuLul


Point Sentinel by tigaer Point Sentinel :icontigaer:tigaer 1,200 68 Born to be king by KanzakiVS Born to be king :iconkanzakivs:KanzakiVS 2,056 83 :Commission_AmberJensen: by RezShirmeen :Commission_AmberJensen: :iconrezshirmeen:RezShirmeen 2,930 129 Spiritual Archives by Karezoid Spiritual Archives :iconkarezoid:Karezoid 1,488 85 Dirty Dancing by GRAPHICSOUL Dirty Dancing :icongraphicsoul:GRAPHICSOUL 730 93 WaitiNG FOr yOu by SeventhFairy WaitiNG FOr yOu :iconseventhfairy:SeventhFairy 89 61 Mermaid by ricky4 Mermaid :iconricky4:ricky4 414 219 Dragon Tamed by sakimichan Dragon Tamed :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 15,278 500 Treebeard by Suzanne-Helmigh Treebeard :iconsuzanne-helmigh:Suzanne-Helmigh 643 85 High Necromancer by Anna-Smith High Necromancer :iconanna-smith:Anna-Smith 25 3 Half Elf Girl by kerembeyit Half Elf Girl :iconkerembeyit:kerembeyit 23,608 1,246 Steel Dragon by kerembeyit Steel Dragon :iconkerembeyit:kerembeyit 10,253 377 The Hordes Domination: Gatorman Witch Doctor by Mikeypetrov The Hordes Domination: Gatorman Witch Doctor :iconmikeypetrov:Mikeypetrov 726 57

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eveninkcosplay Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2022  Hobbyist General Artist
Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Another submission was expired.
talfar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Writer

Look my art of modern slavian mythology:

JenniferAnneEsposito Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me! :)
SeventhFairy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for accepting
HFXmermaid Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi, I'd like to submit to the costumes folder but it was the only one not open for me!
MorganCrone Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Others have been having the same issue as well. I have checked, double checked and triple checked the settings. It should work but still doesn't. Just submit your piece and if accepted will be manually moved into the costumes folder. Sorry about that.
70R4N Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
BeastlyDigital Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have a question:

Do you guys accept literature (written Dark Fantasy)?

I have one on my profile (just the prologue so far, along with a character sketch), and I was wondering if it could be submitted here?

(yes, I read the guidelines. If you cannot accept it, then can you at least tell me if you guys plan on doing a column for written works?)
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