Memento MoriMemento MoriMemento Mori by ShackleSoul
An empty wine glass to my right, my brother seated on the other side of the table
He passes the artifact to me and asks if I would like to touch it
At first my hand trembles, afraid to grasp what is long since past
Finally index and middle finger make contact with the top-left side
The bone is surprisingly smooth and slightly cool to the touch
I graze against an old groove in the side and I begin to ask silent questions
Who was he? What was his name? How did he die so young?
His skull is in fine condition, at any rate
I know he was from India and in his early 20’s but nothing more
That and one day I will share his eyeless gaze
As his sockets bore into my soul with a monolithic intelligence
Star-Crossed WatersStar-Crossed Waters by Sumiegirl
My soles are weary, the rubber thinned to almost nothing. Over the seasons I've seen wild, angry out lashes, unleashed from Poseidon’s watery hell; but nothing quite like this.
Over two score of treading through sticky sand, squishing turtle eggs, and getting licked by hungry waves, I have never seen a creature anything like this. Her eyes deeper than the ocean she rose from; long, curly hair covering her chest. Lips as red as the lobsters I've crushed, and skin fairer than the moon. I am not the only one who is curious. My old hairy toes twitch in excitement, pressing into my leather with an eagerness I've never felt before. A slight jealousy arises when my crinkled feet abandon me for the shore to meet this creature. I’m left to trace the molded outlines of these toes, while my feet run to greet the oceans beginning. Sand flicks through the air while he runs, leaving the oysters to mock me with their giggles. I have become an ancient artifact,
The despair of vampiresThe despair of vampires by katsumoto82
The world changed my love
The blood is a rare commodity
The vampires no longer make fear
They are the stars of the cinematographic art
The world changed my love
We are isolated
Our race is endangered
The world changed my love
Our dynasty is a distant memory
We are two lost souls
Two immortal hearts drowned in the darkness
Nightmare BladesBlood within the wallsNightmare Blades by Art-of-the-Seraphim
Not knowing if you’re really here
Twisting, turning in your sleep
In your bed watching shadows creep.
Metal claws scrape
Giving chills down your spine
Demons laughing as you fall
In a Hell where they’re the Law
Fast pumping veins
Clown’s evil games
Mother always said
With maggots in your head
Cutting my mind in half
Pushing me through the glass
See no, hear no
Feel me, fear me
Numb to the touch
Desire spreads like a disease
Satisfy your taste of it
Just another throat to slit
Disappear with needles
Grasping death at hand
And ending to another life
Upon the engulf of midnight
Screaming and moaning
Spiders are crawling
Giving me signs
Devils in disguise
I’m closing my eyes
To hide what I see inside
Iron chains of order
Black wings of sulfur
Let me go, let me go
Entity of my mind
But there’s no way to escape
As the evil delivers fate
#DarkArtists-Inc is a group focused only in Dark Art.
We like Dark Art and we want to expose it so, we welcome all Dark Art Lovers to our Group.
We accept ALL kinds of media, as long as you keep it Dark; not necessary under a "dark" category but, the images must convey some dark emotion and/or feeling.
We accept from Beginners to Experts but please, refrain from sending your entire gallery and try to send ONLY your best to the Group. We do not accept crappy stuff!
The Group Staff reserves the right to deny art that we don't think suitable for the Group's thematics, either for the theme itself, either for the complete lack of quality.
FOUNDERS & CONTRIBUTORS
Who are the Founders & Co-Founders and what's their job here?
the Founder is the person who founded the group and basically he/she can do anything and have full control of everything around the Group. The Co-Founder was designated by the Founder to be in control as well, helping with everything and still able to manage the settings, when necessary.
Who are the Contributors and what's their job here?
Contributors are invited by the Founder and/or Co-Founder. They are chosen according to their skills and areas of expertize. Their job is to accept or decline suggested submissions & favourites, and also, accepting or denying members (always applying the Group's guidelines for Dark Art thematic). Contributors can as well give members the necessary feedback and help. Last but not least, our Contributors help running this amazing Group.
Can I be a Contributor?
For now we're not accepting any more Contributors. In the future, if we feel the need to add more COntributors to our pannel, we'll write a public announcement.
Who are the members and what's their job around here?
Members are free to join or they can be invited by someone from the Admin panel. A member can suggest his own work (or the work of others) to be exposed by the Group, as long as it abides by the Group's thematics. This exposure gives extra feedback to the member's gallery, allowing improvement and more publicity to his gallery & work. A member can also suggest favourites for the Group, following the same guidelines used for the suggested submissions.
Can I become a member?
Yes, we have membership applications open. You just need to click on the "Join Our Group" button (front page left).
Be sure you follow these small rules: you can only submit images related to dark/macabre art or that have some dramatic/dark feeling into it. In case you use resources (external or personal) they have to be credited in your image description.
Are the submissions posted like it was before, under the group's name?
No. On the top of our Front Page, where you have your nickname and your little avatar, click on the arrow and choose to Contribute a Deviation or Suggest a Fave (reminding that, to do it, you have to be an accepted member). After your contribution or suggestion is sent, you just have to wait for approval.
My image suggestion/submission was denied. Why?
One of these reasons: the image you suggested (for submission or favourite) has nothing dark about it; your suggestion (for submission or favourite) doesn't properly credit stockers or is violating some dA policy; what you're trying to submit isn't considered art at all, even for a beginner; the image you suggested (for submission or favourite) is offensive and it can generate uncomfort among several people.
Is there some limit of images I can contribute/suggest?
Please limit your Gallery Suggestions to 2 per month; and limit your Favourite Suggestions to 1 per WEEK as well!
I'm waiting for over than 24/48 hours for my work to be approved or denied. What's happening?
Despite we're trying to gather a reasonable amount of Staff, we can't be around 24/7 and we have lots of images to analyze. Please be patient and soon you'll now if your image has been approved or denied by our Staff.
It's possible that during sometime, things don't work properly. We are already aware that there's a Bug in Groups. dA is trying to set everything right so, lets be patient for some days.
Original FAQs baseline from ImaginaryRosse and adapted by LuneBleu