This is a new community for artists who create and appreciate the dark sides of art. This is not a community for prentious art snobs who think they're better than everyone else or just want to rattle off obscure artists to be impressive. If you are a sketcher, painter, writer, musician, photographer, model, poet, abstract visual artist, screenwriter or another type of artist; you create original art; you want to see the art work of others; and you have an inclination towards dark arts, join this community! And remember to fill out an Artist Bio upon joining -- it's an introduction, not a rating tool, so don't let insecurities stop you.
+ Rules for Members +
1. No degrading the art of others. Constructive criticism is allowed and encouraged, except when the artist has clearly stated that s/he doesn't want it. 2. If you post more than two pieces (or paragraphs, writers), you must post them behind the cut. A one- or two-piece preview outside of the cut is fine. 3. Post all artwork that is not "work safe" under an lj-cut with a "not work safe" warning in the subject bar. 4. Keep your posts art-related. 5. Don't be a pompous asshole or an emo whiner. 6. Please post a completed artist bio upon joining. 7. Fighting with the members is one way to get banned. 8. Put your artist bio behind an lj-cut, with the text "exposed became my darker side" (yes, it's from a Bauhaus song), so we know you've read the rules. 9. TAKING SOMEONE ELSE'S ART WITHOUT PERMISSION IS NOT ALLOWED.
+ Artist Bio +,
+ Basics + 1. Name: 2. Age: 3. Musical Tastes: 4. Film Tastes: 5. Literary Tastes: 6. Describe a quirk of yours for everyone to remember you by:
+ Your Art + 7. What forms of art (painting, writing, music, etc.) do you do?: 8. Which genres or styles (impressionism, sci-fi, grunge, etc.) do you do?: 9. How did you get into the kind(s) of art that you do?: 10. What are some of your artistic strengths?: 11. What are some of your artistic weaknesses?: 12. What inspires you artistically?: 13. Who are your influences?: 14. Why do you consider your art to be "dark"?: 15. What will you bring to this community?: 16. What are you seeking from this community?: 17. Post three of your original pieces: a) A self-portrait, or your piece that best represents you. b) A piece you are proud of. c) A piece that you are not proud of.