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TMNT - Time Lord Renet by systemcat
Stress Release by systemcat
Shore Chaos by systemcat
Jerry Nelson Tribute by systemcat
Conceptual Stories
Inspector Gadget: And the Forge of Hate by systemcat
Giant Goobus Family (Colored) by RCWikkydArtist
The Persistence of Yip Yips Lineart by MandiPope
The Yip Lineart by MandiPope
Character Stories
Andrei Konstantinovich Kirsanov by Classically-DePunk
Fire Thunder's Flowers by MandiPope
Gravity Falls OCs:  Alex Pines by MandiPope
Gravity Falls: Alex Pines by MandiPope
Historical Stories
Messerschmitt 262 by MaxHitman
deviantART Sweethearts by MandiPope
Springfield Sweetheart by MandiPope
The Red Green Show:  Mandi Pope Possum by MandiPope
Technical Stories
Gravity Falls, Grown Up: Family Bath WIP by MandiPope
Past The Telescope: Page 28 by systemcat
True Blood: Moonshadows by MandiPope
Hair Study: Queen Lucy's Updo by MandiPope
Contest 2011-02
Sarina by Checker-Bee
G L A M O R O U S by AyamaSullivan
Siren Smirk by mamasaurus
FMAB - The Homunculi fanart by HoshisamaValmor










Do you ramble on and on in the description of your art, talking about the storyline that you are trying to express, the series of events that gave you the idea, or the long and intricate process you used to create the piece?

Do you like to READ the stories behind the artwork of others? Do you appreciate it when someone takes the time to explain exactly how or why they made a piece, or what it is supposed to mean?

Join us. Tell us about your art.

This group is for finding and sharing artwork with a backstory. Any kind of backstory is fine:

  • conceptual backstory: the description explains what the piece represents, who or what is shown, or what is going on.
  • character backstory: the description gives an in-depth description of the character shown in the piece (this is sort of a type of conceptual backstory, that focuses on character description only).
  • historical backstory: the description explains how you came up with the idea, what events or thoughts lead up to its creation, or what phases or changes it went through during creation.
  • technical backstory: the description explains in detail what tools or techniques were used to create the piece, what technical challenges there were or what the technical goal or focus of the piece was.

Regardless of the type of backstory, pieces in this group should have a long, detailed description. This is your change to ramble, and to learn about the "behind the scenes" thoughts of other people's artwork.


You have to have at least 180 words in the description of the artwork, explaining the story behind the piece (in any of the four categories above: the concept of the piece, the character in the piece, the history of the piece, or the technical aspects of the piece).

Try to get the folder generally right, although we won't be super uptight about this. We know that many of you who write long descriptions talk about multiple things: how you came up with the idea, what it represents, and what tools and techniques you used to make it. Just pick the folder that you think fits the best.
Ok yes, you've always been able to submit art here so long as it met the group's guidelines. But it's founder is rarely around and I've been the one primarily watching it's administrative activities. DeviantART I learned yesterday has finally ironed out the bug that was preventing me from checking the word count on incoming deviants to this group. I got to approve a piece for the first time in months last night to here. So guys enjoy and submit! Also since this group has not been as active as it should have been over the last few months, I encourage you if the work meets the guidelines to be accepted here, please re-submit your work. I look forward to reviewing your pieces right and hopefully entering them into the group's folders :).
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GrimweaverArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quick question- what if the detailed description is in the image itself. Does it qualify?
SelenDrilite Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for letting me be apart of this group. Now.. time for me to get started.
systemcat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Welcome :), glad you're here.
SelenDrilite Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
systemcat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Welcome :D!
systemcat Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Why did you let the piece I presented to the group, expire? It's word count over met what's required for it to fit in here, and I'm sure I picked the right folder for it.
GregStevens Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooops.... a bunch of things expired, because I went on a 14 day vacation and failed to set up a "backup" person for managing this group.

HEY... would you like to help out? Send me a private note if you're interested, and I'll make you a co-founder. The rules are pretty simple, as you know. It would be nice to have someone to help me out, in case I go on vacation again! LOL
systemcat Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
I just sent a note a few moments ago.
Tea-Em Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for letting me joing your group. I am really happy to be a member. I promise I'll have something of substance very soon :D
Sub-divisions Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
I decided to re-submit "tears for the naive" because I finally wrote more under it. It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted it to be, but I think it explains the piece better and I'm satisfied with the end result, and it does reach the requirements as well lol
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