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INFO: You can now submit to any open folder that you think your artwork belongs in, but if you submit to the current "Year Collection" folder it may be moved by admins to a better suited folder. 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. NOTE ON SUBMISSIONS: A CLARIFICATION OF ACCEPTABILITY: 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 ABOUT OUR 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 18 Years ago
Sep 19, 2003


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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
Sending this message in a bottle to every dark soul who survived to Eclipse and this madness named 2020.
At The-Lunatic-Asylum the show is going on and we have the Halloween contest up. The theme is Cabin Fever.
We are still collecting prize donors so if you cannot participate, which is totally fine (the theme may be a bit triggering) 
please consider to spread the word about it. The more weirdos we are, the better.
The Quicksands of Loneliness: Cabin Fever,Greetings, lovely patients and casual visitors stopping by the Asylum.It’s that time of the year again, Halloween is upon us and this year despite a lot of incovenients -like our man of letter counselor Dr Syn gone missing during a dangerous mission, or an enraging change in the lands of deviantART which makes gathering funds harder and in general anything more frustrating- we are holding a contest and I hope you’ll find time and inspiration to join us.Now without further ado, let me illustrate the contest:ThemeIf you’ll browse through DSM-5, the very thick Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, not only you’ll experience the alarming suspect to have many of these disorders, but you won’t see anything named “Cabin fever”. It is not an official diagnosis since it’s not a defined psychological disorder. Nonetheless, it is generally acknowledged by mental health professionals as a very real problem.The expression has been around for well over 100 years. Originally, it described the irritable feelings of people who lived way out in the country and who were stuck in their “cabins” due to winter cold and snow, without the ability to get roads plowed. Without phones, or mail, country people in those days often lived in isolation for weeks, even months at a time. Their only social interactions were with the people they lived with. Over time, people got restless, bored and irritable. They felt sick with loneliness, no wonder it was called a “fever”!But country people are not alone on this lonely boat.Researchers going to polar expeditions also generally undergo psychological changes resulting from exposure to long periods of isolation and confinement, and the extreme physical environment. Aviators sometimes suffer hallucinations during long, monotonous flights. Moreover we don’t have to look to such extreme situations to see what damage isolation can do. All we need is to walk past the daunting gates of a prison.The experiences of prisoners held in solitary confinement—the despair, the disorientation, the hallucinations—are well documented. During the ’50s Donald O. Hebb, a professor of psychology at Montreal’s McGill University, set out to study how sensory isolation affects human cognition. The results were dramatic. Depriving a man of every sensory input, he soon discovered, will break him in a matter of days. A series of cognitive tests showed that the volunteers’ mental faculties were temporarily impaired. While in isolation, for instance, the subjects were played tapes arguing that supernatural phenomena, including ghosts and poltergeists, were real; when interviewed later, they proved amenable to such beliefs. They performed poorly on grade-school tasks involving simple arithmetic, word associations, and pattern recognition. They also experienced extreme restlessness, childish emotional responses, and vivid hallucinations, visual, acoustic or even tactile (like reaching out to touch a doorknob and feeling an electric shock).Indeed, “Cabin fever” is a series of emotions or symptoms people experience when they’re confined for extended periods of time. As said above this may be due to a variety of circumstances, such as a natural disaster, lack of transportation, or even willingly social distancing for pandemics like Covid-19, basically anytime you feel isolated or disconnected from the outside world.The symptoms can go far beyond feeling bored or “stuck” at home. They’re rooted in an intense feeling of isolation and may include: restlessness decreased motivation irritability hopelessness difficulty concentrating irregular sleep patterns, including sleepiness or sleeplessness difficulty waking up lethargy distrust of people around you lack of patience persistent sadness or depressionRecognizing the signs and finding ways to cope with these feelings may help make the isolation easier to deal with. Coping techniques can vary, from spending time outdoors when possible, exercising, to following a structured routine, meditating, or like for this contest, expressing your creative side.RulesHere are the general rules to abide by: I. You have to be a patient The-Lunatic-Asylum to enter the contest. Not a patient? Click "Join the Group" on our homepage and embrace the insanity!II. All medias accepted. This includes all visual media (drawn or taken with a camera), literature and artisan craftIII. Start date: 21st of September End date: 31st of October Time zone: GMT (conversion clock here )IV. New entries only. Your deviation have to be submitted from 21st of September to the 11:59 pm of 30th of OctobeV. Add to top of your description what your work was done for The-Lunatic-Asylum (click add, choose Avatars and the scroll down until you see it, sadly when I try to type the name it says 'no result found'. Seriously Eclipse?) Thank you.VI. Entry have to be your own. No line arts, no baseVII. For photomanipulations: If there was used any resource (such as stock photographs or textures) they have to be credited in your descriptionVIII. If there are collaborations the prize will be given to just one of the participants and then they'll have to divide it.IX. Please respect the theme during your creative process.X. The judges can inspire you with a work, however, they do not count as participants and cannot win.XI. Submit in 'The Arena' folder. You can enter as many times as you want but you can win only once.Prizes (prize donors are always welcome and they are eligible to win)-First prize: 100 points from IllyDragonfly / one cosplay bust up shot from IllyDragonfly (with a sign or another prop) If we have 10 or more participants (Judges contribution excluded)-Second prize: One creepy/eerie short story or poem from IllyDragonfyAll winners will be featured at The-Lunatic-Asylum 's front page and their winning works will be put in the 'Featured' showcase.Judges Dr. A. Psychic, Forensic psychiatrist and Medical director C. Syn, D. Div., guest consultant (if he comes back in time, fingers crossed)EntriesCannot wait to see what your twisted mind will come out with, don't be shy and start creating!Also,Some words about the current situation...Either you join this contest or just enjoy as as part of the audience, this year more than ever we need to stay united and get the best of a bad job. Just because we are living in this big and scary place (which could be an Asylum in the dark land of deviantART, or the world experiencing a global pandemic) doesn’t mean we cannot have a good time.Some of our patients know well how to tread carefully in the Quicksands of Loneliness, some may experience these symptoms for the first time and feel very helpless, overwhelmed and scared (and rightfully so)… while some know this treacherous land way too well and fear to not be able to escape it unscathed this time.I’m just a humble human being and I don’t have all the answers, but what I can do is to do my best and that’s what the staff and I expect from all of you as well. You can slipper and fall, but don't sink without asking help. You are not alone in this.If we stay calm and united without being selfish or reckless we’ll make it.It will be alrightWith love,,“Loneliness will sit over our roofs with brooding wings." Bram Stoker
Thank you
Dr Psychic Astrea
Samsiara Featured By Owner May 12, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so so mutch for the request Hug !!!Amazing Features Gallery...I feel so honored to see my work in there...Heart 
Xanphre Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2020  Professional Artist
Do you accept literary submissions?
krasblak Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2020  Professional General Artist
There is a folder called "The Written Word"
coskoniotis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2020  Professional Digital Artist
Ogre Kingdoms by coskoniotis   Warrior Priest by coskoniotis   Elf Hunter by coskoniotis   For The Empire by coskoniotis   Sketchbook 005 by coskoniotis  
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