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Just a reminder: PLEASE READ the introduction and rules before submitting work to the group.

Dreams-and-reveries is dedicated to art inspired by the dreams of the artist. Since there's no limit on the number of dreams you have and the stuff that happens in them, the possibilities are pretty endless.

Any art you feel like making based off some of your memorable dreams are TOTALLY ENCOURAGED. Feel free to tell detailed, lengthy stories of your dream to accompany your deviation. Or maybe if you just feel like talking about your weird dream. It's okay, we like that kind of thing here.

Some ground rules for submitting work:

:bulletpurple: Visual art and literature both allowed. Videos are not recommended, but will be considered for submission.

:bulletpurple: Quality is taken into account when considering whether a deviation will be featured.

:bulletpurple: Art should only be inspired directly by the dream of the artist, or possibly the dream of the commissioner.
Please do not submit or suggest art that is based upon the concept of dreams or nightmares, portrays someone sleeping or dreaming, or is meant to be appear surreal or dreamlike UNLESS it is based upon an actual dream.

:bulletpurple: Daydreams considered case-by-case.

:bulletpurple: If you are unsure about whether or not a deviation is based upon a real dream, contact the artist to be certain before suggesting.

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Art inspired by the dreams of the artist. Characters, landscapes, scenes, worlds, species, and anything else.
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You know how we used to have that rule about literature and videos not being accepted? No more!
Well, videos are still iffy. Videos are kind of iffy on dA in general, so if you guys have any videos reenacting dreams, submit them and I'll consider them on a case-by-case basis. So, here are the rules considering literature:

:bulletpurple: All literature must be describing or recounting a real dream. Please do not submit scenarios involving characters from your dreams imagined by you when awake. That is what I would liken to "dream fan-fiction."

:bulletpurple: Please please please please PLEASE for the love of GOD: No sex dreams. We all have them. They're fun at the time but when written down they're not very original or interesting and even in the best writing not much better than the average erotica.
But oddBand! There's no rule about sex dreams for visual deviations!)
That's because when sex dreams are well-drawn they don't have to be straight-up smut. That's too hard to accomplish with literature for me to allow. There are other groups for that.

:bulletpurple: Try to keep writing enjoyable and well... good. I know it can be tempting to write something like, "And then his ears sort of started growing until they were bigger than us and then we kind of got sucked into the ears somehow." I know I write or talk like this when describing dreams. Please resist this urge. Thousands of authors have written classic stories based on their dreams in very precise and eloquent prose.
On the other hand...

:bulletpurple: Feel free to write poetry. Some dreams are simply too fast-paced or fantastical for descriptive prose, and it's easier to avoid complicated explanations and get straight to the emotions the dream evoked, which is really the most important part.

Anyway, I hope this is helpful and encouraging to some of the group's lit nerds or budding writers. Hopefully we'll get a whole new breed of artists contributing to our Group!
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KCrutcher100 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a picture I drew of a fountain I saw in a dream I had, I did it on a sketchpad, I just don't know where it would go. I have pictures I took both of the individual fountain, and of each individual basin. I'm confused. I read the rules, but what would something like this be categorized under? Can anyone help please?
ObakeDreams Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
don't worry about categories and just submit it to featured, we'll sort it later.
NickBentonArt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Thanks for letting me join!
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Do visions recieved during trance-like states of meditation also count as dreams?
oddBand Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Only if it was enacted as a narrative. Can you describe it here?
ObakeDreams Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Could be considered so, yes.
bailzzararco Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Oh, nevermind, I JUST finally saw the "submit art" thing. I had been trying to figure out how to do it from MY own page. DUR.
bailzzararco Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Will someone tell me how to contibute a drawing to the group. I've never done that before, and not sure how it is done, and I have stupidly failed to find any info. on how to do that.
Ariian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the accept ^^
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