※ 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>★
※ Featured ※
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.