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Would you call my art 'Dark Art', even if it's colorful? 

121 deviants said Yes
31 deviants said Undecided
20 deviants said No

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HimekoKurai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Yes, if you consider dark art to be "anything that would fall under the horror category in film", which I do. That includes dark psychological, gore, dark themes, some forms of black comedy - all of which I think you've done to some extent.
NEON8988 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Yes if it portreys dark emotions I think there are certain colours that coupled with black can diaplay dark emotions and atmosphere :)
ConcreteRose08-14 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sucka-Fish Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes...if anything the way you use color helps push the "dark" theme even more.
Ebiru-Zeru Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I would say yes because of some of the themes and tones--I don't think color and brightness should be a determining factor on whether something is 'dark' or not. It just tends to go hand in hand most of the time. I think many people also tend to associate 'dark' with 'evil/bad' or horror, which I think largely isn't the case. You take things people don't always like to talk about and make it more approachable, unavoidable, or easier to associate with, I think, which to me is a large factor of what makes something dark
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knock-on-manga Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I say yes. Dark art can be colorful. What makes something "dark" are the themes and tone that you include. A lot of my favorite artist have colorful "dark"art. Like Kouyu Shurei: [link]
RadiusZero Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Thanks for providing that link. :meow: Also, many thanks for voting and offering your opinion on what you consider to be 'dark art'. :D
knock-on-manga Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ no problem!!! Kouyu Shurei is amazing! Her work should be spread around!!!!!!!!!!
forgotten-light Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I voted yes.

To me real "dark art" or even stories aren't necessarily overly graphic with a lot of gore, or something with a lot of black or dark colors. For me "dark" is something more, where you get the feeling that something more is underneth the surface, perhaps twisted. It's all about presentation and emotion.

Your art and characters always have this feeling of something more complex and not completely pleasent beneath the surface.

So yes, but I do think that "dark" alone doesn't adequately describe your work, simply because the word "dark" is often just slapped on a picture because there is a little gore, or the person in it is wearing black lipstick.

Off topic question.... do you ever take comissons?
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