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Welcome to the Arcane.

Many will enter, few will find themselves inside. Herein lie many mysteries for those who seek them.

To join our group, simply click "Join."
You may submit work to the "Members" folder. But beware: we will not accept everything that is submitted.

We accept ALL digital media.

We are looking for art that has some hint of the sacred or spiritual (such as myth or esoteric tradition) plus a bit of mystery and of course excellent technique.

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ArcaneVault: What we are looking for

Sat Nov 19, 2016, 7:13 PM

Group update

First, I want to say how sorry I am that I am just now writing this journal. Life has been very hectic over the past few months, and I have barely been on DA.

Our SuperGroup status just ran out. That means we can only feature art from the Featured folder, which I really hate because it's all Admin art. I will take care of this if we decide to keep moving forward with the group. I hate not being able to feature group members' art. I will do some group features from or something. 

What is the purpose of this group?

arcanevault was established to be a home for all things arcane (secret, mysterious, magical, in the dark, etc.). Our original purpose was to feature great digital art along this theme. If you're in the know, you might also get a tip or two.

Is there something more you want to share here? Tales of the supernatural, perhaps?? Let us know.

What are we looking for?

There are thousands of groups on DA, and a large chunk of them are dedicated to digital art. We don't want to be just another group. There are plenty of places to share everyday art. There are even lots of places to share really good art. We decline more art than we accept by far, and that's because we don't want to share work that is not related to our theme or that isn't exceptional.

We are looking first for good art. That means that the artist has considered composition, digital lighting, blending when doing photomanipulations, and overall cohesion of the work. 

But even more important, we are looking for art that conveys a story, has meaning and soul. 

So, in short, keep submitting your awesome art. We'll figure out another way to showcase it or open the Featured folder. Please keep it on-theme. And let us know what else you want to see.

Thanks! :heart:

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Black-B-o-x Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
Thank you very much for the request! :)
chryssalis Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
Thank you very much for the request!:huggle:
KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for request!!!
ShikiMakkuro Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
Thanks Meow :3 
Lora-Vysotskaya Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting my work for the contest:) Have a nice day!
NervousLlama Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there, I noticed the competition, I have never entered a competition on DeviantArt before.  I would like to submit this piece, please:…
NervousLlama Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Good, I love being fucking ignored.  Fucking people.  Hope you all rot in hell, have a nice day.
UntitledScribbler Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you needed to comment on the actual competition page...?
StarsColdNight Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist

:wave: thank you very much :hug:

Aeirmid Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016   Digital Artist
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