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We are here to promote fantasy art and literature of all kinds, from pure fairytale expression, to tabletop roleplay . Defining fantasy as anything outside the realm of mundane normalcy.
Group
Founded 5 Years ago
Jun 29, 2019

Location
Global

Group Focus
Art Creation

906 Members
803 Watchers
40,138 Pageviews

Welcome, Rules, and Folders

WELCOME

We are here to promote fantasy in all it's forms.
I truly love fantasy art, but other groups dedicated to the genre i found lacking through a mix of:
-submission rules being too tight,
-moderator's disinterest in basic housekeeping leading to dead groups,
-groups founded/moderated by non artists flaunting petty self appointed power,
-hyper specific subject matter groups,
-and rules being changed on a whim months after i joined that make my contributions suddenly unwelcome.

and I wish to provide better because we all deserve better.

in short i have a list of grievances that have soured my experience in other art groups; so i made my own. I'm not a boat-rocking edgelord with an axe to grind, nor is this group a sanctuary for artists who are. i just feel like a noticeable number of us are slowly being sidelined for continuing to draw what we always have how we want to.

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RULES

-Both membership and submissions to the group are all auto accepted, except for submissions to the featured, nsfw violence, and nsfw nudity folders; that are reviewed before acception into the group gallery.

-Don't upload anything that is in violation of DA's rules

-Put things in the right folders, if a folder is full let me know and i'll make a new one, and in the meantime please submit art to the overflow folder.

-Don't be a butt, it's not 2008 anymore, but flame wars will still be put out with ban hammers.
It's 2019, be the change you want to see in the world. actively presenting yourself as a positive example will make everyone happier than dieing on a hill defending a shitty way of thinking "because tradition".

-This isn't a "safe space" group to hide from asshats on the merit that i don't believe retreating into safe spaces is healthy, since backing away from these rude individuals is the same as giving them permission to act that way everywhere that isn't labeled a "safe space", we will not be part of the problem.

-Originality please, thieves and tracers will not be tolerated. and using bases, character builder dress up doll games are highly frowned upon [those submitting adoptables to the commission folders can use a base, but the base must be originally drawn by you]
If you spot stolen art submitted to the group, let me know exactly witch folder it is in so i can remove and ban the gutless worm, and please encourage the original artist to issue a DMCA notice, but then also extend a group invite to the real artist.

-Effort, all skill levels are welcome, but seriously; plain white printer paper is cheap as dirt, doodles on lined school notebooks is not art.

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FOLDERS:
-If there is a folder you think we are missing, please come make your suggestions here: www.deviantart.com/realmsintof…
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TRADITIONAL - DIGITAL - SKETCHES - WIP - LINEART - MANGA - ANIME - TOON - PIXEL - ANTHRO - FURRY:
-These are more than welcome in all folders.
-I haven't made dedicated folders for these since in my experience these folder types create a segregational quarantine culture, damaging their reputation more than positively showcasing them.
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FEATURED:
-Once a week I pick the best from the "featured submissions" folder.
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FEATURED SUBMISSIONS:
-Only your absolute best complete works please.
-No half finished sketch dumps, adoptables/character sheet turnarounds here thankyou.
-"Complete" in this instance involves a full scene, it cant be a blank background character/creature portrait, i want "full scenes" here that showcase multi-subject disciplines [creatures, characters, backgrounds; all in the same image]
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HIGH FANTASY:
-You know what this is, there's more mythical creatures than normal animals, more fictional races than shades of human skin, everyone is on first name terms with someone who's a wizard.
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HISTORIC & LOW FANTASY:
-This would be vanilla history but with minimal strictly limited list of fantasy additions to it. There are no fantasy races, just humans, and the only sort of magic takes 20 cult members to summon a demon to control the king. Or there's no magic, human history is unchanged, but every sea monster, cryptid, urban legend, and ghost actually exists.
[examples would include: Disney's Robin Hood, or American History X]
Again, feel free to debate me on the definition.
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MYTHS, LEGENDS & FAIRY TALES:
-For anything directly interpreting old fairytale and folklore but can't rightly be thrown together with fanart.
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DARK FANTASY:
-Aka "grimdark" rather than focusing on the stunning brilliance of high faantasy, dark draws it's frame on the desperate and morally lost underbelly of the things you once thought were beautiful. vampires and necromancers are not inherantly dark fantasy [they'd more likely belong in horror]. Dark covers the concept of "there's no such thing as heros" a bleak distopia re-imagining of traditional fantasy.
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WIERD, STRANGE & SURREAL FANTASY:
-This for everything from demented fever-dream walker nightmare fairies, personification of abstract emotions as monsters, and stuff like H.P.Lovecrafts shorter stories that were not related to world ending gods from forgotten places.
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HORROR FANTASY:
-This is where the vampires and mad scientists belong with all those drunk teens accidentally summoning demons and monsters deep in the forest where there's no phone signal.
-The walls are bleeding because it's supernatural and spooky in this folder.
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DOMESTIC FANTASY:
-Domestic fantasy encompasses all the mundane parts of fantasy life,
-Cooking, pitching/breaking camp, hanging out in bars, telling stories by the fire, scenes of ordinary farm or castle life, celebrating local festivals, funerals, weddings and much more.
-I would say that it is everything that's less than the big focus of an adventure [fighting dragons and saving princesses] but still has enough definitive flavour that these cozy scenes shouldn't be sidelined into a folder called "other".
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SCIENCE FICTION:
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URBAN FANTASY:
-This is Harry Potter, Hellboy, the crow, percy jackson, white wolf's world of darkness
-The whole world is as normal and boring as you expect it to be, but looking a little too hard and paying attention reveals a secret world of magic and monsters right on your doorstep in the middle of a modern city.
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CYBERPUNK:
-There's a distinctive difference in the aesthetics of science fiction and cyberpunk, i couldnt explain the nuance myself,
-Cyberpunk has a more home-made DIY feel to the culture, like a normal world where individuals are making their own equipment.
-Sci-fi feels like the individual making something of their own is an odd rarity and most tech is consumer grade gadgets made by corperations for ordinary people to buy...
-Feel free to debate me on that
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-STEAMPUNK:
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BIOPUNK:
-Also known as biomechanical, this is H.R.Giger's alien art, warhammer 40K Tyranids, flesh gloems, living armour grown in artificial wombs... Living mushroom Whale airships.
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-CHARACTERS:
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-CREATURES:
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-LANDSCAPES & ARCHITECTURE:
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FAN ART:
-You all know what fanart is,
-There is only one fanart folder for the time being, but depending on demand i may split it into two folders for classical and contemporary focus,
-One for fanart of classical literature like lord of the rings, peter pan, Dracula, Arthur.c.clarke
-And another for contemporary fan art for games, comics, anime, RL.Salvadore, Patrick Rothfuss, D&D podcasts etc...
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TTRPG MAPS:
-Battle, Dungeon, City, and World maps for fantasy settings.
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CRAFTS:
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3D & CGI:
-This is for anything computer generated, and where 3D printed works belong unless you continue to further modify them by hand.
-In the interest of originality; it is preferred that 3D models are created by the artist.
-Screen shots from second life, IMVU, Gaia or similar are not welcome.
-Posing arrangements of pre-made assets raided from Github or the unity/unreal catalog is fine but fancy it up with renders, edits, and extra creative jiggery-pokery [simple drag and drop rush jobs are not in the spirit of the group]
-Nsfw content belongs in the Nsfw folders.
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SCULPTING, MINIATURES & ART DOLLS:
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PHOTOGRAPHY:
-Photos submitted here must showcase a whole fantasy scene with thought dedicated to either location or set dressing. Cosplay in your bedroom/livingroom/kitchen/garden that simply shows off your handiwork should all go in the "Crafts" folder.
-Nsfw content belongs in the Nsfw folders.
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PHOTOMANIPULATION:
-Same as the rules for the 3D folder, only use component assets that you photographed yourself. Re-using the same stock images everyone else does to blend into their textures doesn't foster good creative habits.
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COMICS & LITERATURE:
-Individual pages/chapters that contain description/depictions of excessive scenes of violence/sexual themes belong in the NSFW violence & nudity folders.
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COMMISSIONS:
-This is for showing off the things people payed you to make or do.
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COMMISSION ADVERTISING:
-This is also a general sales folder for anything like adoptables, cosplay/larp props, advertising your writing services.
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NSFW VIOLENCE & NUDITY:
-All submissions to NSFW folders will be subjected to a vote.
-Everything here must have the mature content filter on and adhere to DA's content policy.
www.deviantartsupport.com/en/a…
-Depictions of abuse, hate or prejudice are forbidden unless at face value your art is capable of sending a meaningful message [providing you can do that while sticking to DA's rules]
-Nudity may include sexually themed intent as far as nude calendars and pinups would show.
-Explicitly pornographic images of spreading, arousal, insertion, tools/toys and fluids that violate DA's rules are forbidden in this group.
-If the picture needs censoring [pixelation/blocks/bars/cropping] beyond just DA's mature content filter; it doesn't belong on this group.
-Any photography submitted here must subjectively express more than 25% fantasy [your topless bikini photo-shoot with cheap Halloween costume elf ears don't belong in this group] there are other websites where that content will reliably earn you better success than here.
-for the time being, clothed softcore and ecchi are also welcome in the nsfw nudity folder, but please do let me know if you'd prefer a second folder to separate ecchi and full nudity.
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BIKINI ARMOUR IS VALID:
-Top 10 pieces of fantasy armour historic realism nerds hate. keep it SFW but bad for the heart, and worse for the eyes.
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OTHER:
-Anything that doesn't fit neatly into other folders or could be described as "fantasy neutral". please consider making a new folder suggestion in the journal linked at the top of the folder descriptions list.
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OVERFLOW:
-Only submit to this folder when another is full, drop a note the group to let me know to make a new folder.
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Deviants

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Founder


:iconscratchmarksart:

First of all, do you think it would be better to get rid of the 3D folder and add 3D to the list of things that are welcome on all folders?:

TRADITIONAL - DIGITAL - SKETCHES - WIP - LINEART - MANGA - ANIME - TOON - PIXEL - ANTHRO - FURRY:
-These are more than welcome in all folders.
-I haven't made dedicated folders for these since in my experience these folder types create a segregational quarantine culture, damaging their reputation more than positively showcasing them.

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And secondly, do you think it would be nice to add a folder for festive seasonal holidays?
For both real festivals like Christmas, New year, valentines, mother's day, obon, Divali, your local prettiest cow competition etc. But also Fantasy festivals like Hogswatch and Deckvictor?

Happy Easter to you all
More Journal Entries

Gallery Folders

Featured
A Place To Sleep (AT) by MalcressArt
Abyss watcher by Oma-i
La chouette by Oma-i
Guardian by Oma-i
Featured Submissions
Portrait by MinkRoyach
Goblin by IcedEdge
AUCTION YCH - Weeping willow [OPEN] by Ulfeid3
Abathor by IcedEdge
High Fantasy
KaSL: Pg 49 by Dedalo-el-Hispano
Summoner by Gabi-Lorenz
Outfit  for Girl batch # 5 [ OPEN 4/4] by LordMroku
Adoptable Auction Chibi+headshot HELL [OPEN 3/3] by LordMroku
Low and Historical Fantasy
Appointment At Dawn (2024) by Gabi-Lorenz
Blood and Thorns - Chapter 8 Dances and Burglaries by pinkartwitch
In the Shadows - Unseen by HansGeorgSchrage
Blood and Thorns - Chapter 16 Rituals and Revenge by pinkartwitch
Myths, Legends, and Fairytales
Yvain, the Knight of the Lion by Novastralis

Mature Content

The Daughter of the Forest by HansGeorgSchrage
TLK Character Redesign Challenge by WildHeartLK
Nishanti One Piece cosplay by WildHeartLK
Dark Fantasy
Eternal Damnation by MarquisAmonArt
ADOPT goddess of death OPEN by darkayrio
Lady Fraya van Raven by Whitesekhmet
Adoptable Auction Chibi + headshot #17 [OPEN 2/3] by LordMroku
Weird, Strange, and Surreal Fantasy
Aurora Borealis by Ulfeid3
Hellfire Sheriff by Hexdrake
Scorpiette by ZaubererbruderASP
I'm still figuring out who I am by SafirasArt
Horror Fantasy
I see you by 0TheTrueJack0
Don't Follow The Lights by HorizonPointShawn
Witchtober Day 11: Goth (Rosalind Bloodswell) by pinkartwitch
Vladrac Warlord by HorizonPointShawn
Domestic Fantasy
Printhi - Naga by MrM0rtis
night of dreams by Gabi-Lorenz
Driftwood in the Crow's Nest by JeMiChi
Driftwood learns to navigate by JeMiChi
Science Fiction
Principality by MrM0rtis
Archangel by MrM0rtis
M-Angel by MrM0rtis
Inconvenient Red Alert by Hexdrake
Urban Fantasy
Art Witch by pinkartwitch
Cyberpunk
Iron Genesis by BluegirlWoomy
Steampunk
The battle for the Capital by Cranash64
Biopunk
Blue Cheese by ZaubererbruderASP
Characters
Barbera What can I get you? by Snowdog-zic
Creatures
And here comes the rockets... by Eternity9
Landscapes and Architecture
Utopia 15 by ricky4
Fanart
Sans the Sandygast by Eternity9
TTRPG Maps
Map of the Empire by Hexdrake
Crafts
3D and CGI

Mature Content

Anubis' Harem by HansGeorgSchrage
Sculpting, Miniatures, and Art Dolls
Ronin (1/6 Scale Custom Figure) by porcupine-3
Photography
out of focus by mitfoch
Photomanipulation
Rebirth by ricky4
Comics
Ordalia 6p2-27 ENG by Ewder
Literature

Mature Content

Commissions
Commission: Bust Elias Muller by Eternity9
Commissions and Sales Advertising
[OPEN] Plasma Fighter Bunnies SET-Auction Adopt 85 by 0TheTrueJack0
NSFW Violence

Mature Content

Continuous Trouble by leothefox
NSFW Nudity

Mature Content

Bikini Armour is Valid
A Night with Death by Angelicpup
Other
Hisoka by MinkRoyach
Overflow
Adoptable Outfit #12 [OPEN 4/8] by LordMroku

Favourites

Ganaan 2 by SebastianDuke Ganaan 2 :iconsebastianduke:SebastianDuke 1 0 Treepounce Panther by AnggadpArt Treepounce Panther :iconanggadpart:AnggadpArt 46 0 Sufirio Gelardi by SebastianDuke Sufirio Gelardi :iconsebastianduke:SebastianDuke 9 2 Thaddeus (Grayscale) by SebastianDuke Thaddeus (Grayscale) :iconsebastianduke:SebastianDuke 7 0 Sleepless Cenrod (color) by SebastianDuke Sleepless Cenrod (color) :iconsebastianduke:SebastianDuke 2 0 Koda (color) by SebastianDuke Koda (color) :iconsebastianduke:SebastianDuke 3 0 Critter by cristell15 Critter :iconcristell15:cristell15 29 1 Ludo by cristell15 Ludo :iconcristell15:cristell15 40 6 Bunnywise by cristell15 Bunnywise :iconcristell15:cristell15 31 0 Watermelon by cristell15 Watermelon :iconcristell15:cristell15 8 0 Kiwi by cristell15 Kiwi :iconcristell15:cristell15 7 0 Cherry by cristell15 Cherry :iconcristell15:cristell15 6 0 Blueberry by cristell15 Blueberry :iconcristell15:cristell15 7 0 Fruits by cristell15 Fruits :iconcristell15:cristell15 15 0 Portrait by cristell15 Portrait :iconcristell15:cristell15 12 0 Portrait by cristell15 Portrait :iconcristell15:cristell15 49 0

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HorizonPointShawn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2023  Hobbyist General Artist
Contest Announcement!

The studio's next project is an anthology of short stories set in Morgulia and so we thought we would do something extra special. From today through Sunday November 19th, I will be running a Morgulia short story contest. Up to 7 winners will be chosen and winners will have their stories published, with page length, setting, and tone editing done by myself, in the anthology with full credit and perpetual royalties so long as we continue to publish it.

All entries must be posted with the keyword #Morgulia , submitted to either myself or the Featured folder in the Morgulia fangroup here on DeviantArt, be grim fantasy horror stories, and have the main character or character's that the story focuses on be from one of the following factions (links for more in depth descriptions):

The Dobrinian Order; duty bound but uncaring and coldly stoic militant order upholding humanity's position of strength within Morgulia no matter the cost: Dobrinian Order Concept
 

The Tanizi Troupes; barely tolerated traveling entertainers and occasional thieves bearing a dark history and ancient curse: Tanizi Troupe Concept
 

The Manhunters; Ruthless men and women who specialize in tracking down and returning with anyone with a price on their heads, whether dead or alive: Manhunters Concept
 

The Mircalac; Vampires as corrupt and decadent as the are beguiling and dangerous who seek to make Morgulia their plaything once more: Mircalac Concept
 

The Zana Courts; bizarre and dangerous spirits from outside ordered reality that take on strange humanoid forms for their own unknowable purposes: Zana Courts Concept
 

The Cult of Gurath; peasant followers of a dark entity inhabiting the mountain woods of Morgulia and granted vitality at the cost of sacrifice: Cult of Gurath Concept


The Cobolani Clans; degenerate and cannibalistic fishers and ferrymen who have struck an unthinkable bargain with aquatic entities resulting in mutations: Cobolani Clans Concept

Finally, for those needing a refresher on Morgulia itself, more general information can be found here: What is Cursed Lands: Morgulia?

Good luck; I look forward to seeing what horrors you all unleash!

- Shawn, Horizon Point Studios
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WarfoxFromTwitter Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2021  Student Writer
What are you people's thoughts on Solomon Kane? Also, thanks for inviting me. :)
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xaberwyvern Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2020  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the invite and feature!  
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moefletcher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just submitted 2 artwork to the Myths, Legends and Fairytales folder. Any contructive feedback is very much appreciated. Thank you! :) 
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scratchmarksart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2020
just reviewed both, great work
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:iconmoefletcher:
moefletcher Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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SebastianDuke Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2020  Student Traditional Artist
I really appreciate you guys favoriting my work!
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PaxCallow Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the invite!
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PaxCallow Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just submitted my deviation "Monkeys" to Domestic Fantasy, but please let me know if it's not quite the right folder, despite the story itself being domestic fantasy! i'm still trying to work out where things belong.
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scratchmarksart Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2020
personally i would have put it in "characters" because it looks like a group portrait, but if you think it belongs in domestic fantasy, then that's where it belongs.

the rules regarding folders i'm hoping to keep loose with lots of freedom, the domestic one i came up with because i don't like seeing really cozy feel good stuff get lost in "other" folders.

hope you have a great time in the group
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