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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 15 Years ago
Sep 19, 2003


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Gallery Folders

Catharsis by LuneBleu
Flying polyp by HrvojeSilic
Propaganda by davidsibande
Twittering by Mrs-White
2018 Collection
The punishment of King Gaiseric ( BERSERK ) by AnatoFinnstark
Viy by CristianAC
The Green Horse by Madink2000
Torniquet by EvanescentAngel666
2017 Collection
flower and butterflies by jei6x
PSYCHO by Crossicatrix
Z78 by ChristieDilemma
Wendigo by Tsujito
Mantis Crown by Lilith-Symphony
We are Nothing by Laxianne
Noticed you by WeirdSwirl
Special Place by dwarfeater
With A Nice View by Battle-for-the-Sun
Flowery Grave by Battle-for-the-Sun
I Would Die To Breathe Again by AdaEtahCinatas
Peremen by Cil0nen
The Written Word
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Bar Bouncer by BradyRain
Grey's Anatomy: Portrait Study by Redwoodjedi
Into the Darkness We Shall Go by Creatures-of-Fear
Dear Lucifer by eenurgl
Anime Manga
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Khan - draw again meme by sulgao
[FA] Monika by JKEIII
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Demon Dad by Arctic-RevoIution
Hollow Knight - GRIMM, the Nightmare King by Laxianne
Leatherface / Jason Voorhees / Michael Myers by junkome
Gimme your kidneys by Hekkoto
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2016 Collection
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Persephone in the Underworld by DarkLiminality
2013 Collection

Mature Content

Big Bad Wolf by Lilith-Symphony
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Italia-Ruotolo-Art Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding me !
nilwill 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 General Artist
Welcome, 1 per day per folder ) 
nilwill 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:
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