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Hi, there! This is drawitout, the founder!
This group has been created as a more open group for artists of all levels who love all things monstrous, creepy or just plain strange. c:
Anthros, animals, humans and scenery relating to these themes are completely welcome! However, original species and monsters are the main focus. If this appeals to you, join up and start submitting!

However, please only post work that you have put time and effort into, no 5 minute sketches and all that. c:>

Limit of one submission per folder per day, with the exception of the Tutorials and References folders, which are unlimited.

The Featured folder is for your very best work, you may only submit one deviation per year there. However, there is also a chance of an admin moving an artwork from another folder to Featured if it really catches their eye.

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For dark original works and original creations from artists of all skill levels!
Founded 10 Years ago
Sep 2, 2012


419 Members
356 Watchers
35,416 Pageviews
So, things here seem to have been going smoothly overall which is very much a comfort.
Please never be shy about asking me if you wish to have a folder added, or if you have any other issues/questions.

Please note that in approximately 3 months I will be having my first child, and if anyone is interested in joining up as a contributor or co-founder you would be more than welcome to request new art to the group and vote on affiliates, etc.
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ImpMarcusAurelius Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2022  Hobbyist Writer
Come and see:  :iconart-respect: and :iconbarnyardindustrial: and :iconfantasy-creators:
mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for accepting The Unquiet Past and Present, Pt. 1

Happy New Year!
horinue Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the accepting!
GothaWolf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the request :)
CarlosHurtadoSoriano Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the request!!!
Ventus-Fall Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hey, this looks like a neat group. Question though... what does the group's name mean?
drawitout Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
"Obfuscate" means "to obscure" or "to bewilder".

Obfusc is taken from that word, to imply we enjoy the more dark, creative, "obscure" side of artwork.
It's also to hint at the fact I try to find less known artists to invite here and so on.
Ventus-Fall Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aaah, allright, thanks :)

I guess my work wouldn't be considered dark enough? ^^;
I always like dark works, and I really want to try and draw such things, I just keep battling against my skills for now. Maybe I'll be able to do so some day soon ^^
Althea-25 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the request! :)
Ag-Cat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that the Desu's Darlings folder looks kinda out of place compare to the rest of the gallery folders. It would fit better with the dark/warped theme of the group if it was convert into a Creepy Cuties (or something similar) folder. For cute but creepy stuff.
Right now a lot of the deviations on that folder are already fit the "cute but creepy" category, so it wouldn't change its core much, but just change its name into a more general one. (Obviously the word "Desu's darlings" doesn't have the same generalization level as "Antho" or "Sci-fi". Ragdoll's folder is an acceptable exception since she's the group mascot.)
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