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Death, in good taste.

Welcome to Skelegance!

What is Skelegance?
Skelegance is a group that explores and promotes art which depicts death or the macabre presented in an elegant way with strong Victorian influence.

In Skelegance the focus is less on the blood, gore, and gloom of macabre art and more on on the ‘classier’ side of death, the underlining beauty and etherealness of the macabre. (Think skeletons-in-top-hats-drinking-tea.) All entries should depict either (1) death is some way, whether literally, figuratively, or implied, and/or (2) Victorian, mythic, or Steampunk elegance, and/or (3) an elegantly-dressed person (man or woman) or mythic personage experiencing some deep-seated emotion. Not everything here has to be Victorian, but Victorian is preferred. We're classy bitches who like skeletons and dead things.

About Submissions:
The gallery is broken up into many exciting folders. Go find one or more that you like!
You can submit to any of the galleries. In each folder there is a description of what kind of art should be submitted there. If you feel a deviation of yours fits into more than one of the folders, choose the folder that best emphasizes the main point of your piece, or feel free to ask the administer's opinion. If a deviation does not fit into the last four folders, it belongs in the Main Gallery. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ONE PIECE INTO MULTIPLE GALLERIES. Nudity is allowed as long as it's tasteful. If we deny a submission, please note us and we will provide you an explanation as to why it was denied, at your request. You do not need to be a member in order to submit to the gallery.

We do not accept:
- Fan art
- Fetish art or pornography
- Photos of actual dead people
- Anthros or Furries or whatever you call them
- Excessive amounts of blood or gore

If you don’t want blood, why is there a folder for it?
Like stated in the folder, sometimes death involves blood. We do accept some amounts of blood, just not excessive. Think a cup of blood rather than a gallon, and keep it classy.

Further information can be found under the 'About Us' tab. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Thank you!

Gallery Folders

Prisoner1 by MiloshJevremovic
Victorian by SusanCoffey
Death Lurks Near by Deena-Lee-Sauve
Jack the Ripper by davepalumbo
Grim Reaper
Shaft of the Abyss by ArthurRamsey
Darkest Night by Gwendolyn1
Room for One More by WilliamEiffert
Detached with Garden by WilliamEiffert
The Elegant Sherlock and His Clients
Sherlock Modigliani by Kazoheen
Sherlock2 by reyalicea
The Beryl Coronet by sadieB798
Sherlock and John by Kate-SM
Edgar Allan Poe
Poe Buck by TheSilverCaribou
Ligeia by Melancholita
Ulalume by Melancholita
390 The Jilted Bride- her last breath by LadyThylia-beaumont
He Loves Me...He loves Me Not... by Deena-Lee-Sauve
Bluebell Sweetheart Necklace by TheJugulateJeweler
Raven's Rosary Jewelry Set by TheJugulateJeweler
Black Light Poster - All That Remains Black Light by ArthurRamsey
Black Light Poster-Sheople by ArthurRamsey
Mortic Heavy Metal Band by ArthurRamsey
Pathogen - Ashes of Eternity (Additional Artwork) by Dancing-Deadlips
Victorian Innocence
Black Widow 3. by MarcusJones
...New Beginning... by whimsicalBlue
Red Riding Hood by astarthatdanced
The Misses Binny and Miss Monro by PinkBasementGarden
In the Scullery
Anime Salve by SenhArt
She by ADAtheQueenOfHEARTS
Merely shadows and no wind by STelari
give me your thoughts by CosmicKat
Macabre Jewelry
Steampunk Fox Skull Timepiece Pendant by TheSilverCaribou
Real Insect Jewelry by HallucinogeniusVMJP
Real Skull Jewelry by HallucinogeniusVMJP
Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying by HallucinogeniusVMJP
Try my words by Ktoya
JADE HARA KIRI 3. by Decollate1
Heart Break by Asano-nee
The Contamination of Sandra Wolfe by NeoStockz
Illustrated Poetry
A Night-Piece on Death by Melancholita
Victorian Garb Creepy Background
Lady Emma announces Lord Sebastian's death by Tiffany-Hultcrantz
Doomed Lovers
Our Farewell by AlexandraVBach
Elegantly Dressed, Musefully Meditating
Preternatural.............. by ArthurRamsey
The Haunting and the Haunted
Are we there yet? by marcgosselin
Not Quite the Group's Theme But Scary
Desert by HallucinogeniusVMJP
Demon Lover
Blood Ritual by Asano-nee
Notorious Duos of the Victorian Era
The Glass Scientists: Jekyll+Hyde by Madalyne
Of Sweeney Todd
Happy International Women's Day by Sweeney Todd by ADAtheQueenOfHEARTS
Pygmalion and My Fair Lady
I am an Artist. You are my Art by BigBad-Red
Black Widows and Uxoricides
Tracks of the Black Widow by ArthurRamsey
Your Soul is Mine by bonbonka
Cthulu Skull by ShayneOtheDead
A Duo
Waiting by Sunao17
Elegant Ladies Ferocious Beasts
The Dragon Keeper by bonbonka
Fashionably-Dressed Villains
Darkest Hour by bonbonka
Skeleton and Victorian Lady

Mature Content

Corpse by LaTaupinette
All Dance
Dancer in the Dark by MBHenriksen
Murderers at the Opera by vampirekingdom
Transylvania by sgorbissa
Portraits and Dolls

Mature Content

The Killed by Decollate1
Of Tim Burton
Digital Jinx Chibi by AmethystDOOM
Elegant People in the Cemetery
Postwar Meditation by Urceola
Ars Moriendi, or the Art of a Good Death
Asa Veloz by paulauskas
...Teardrops On My Guitar... by whimsicalBlue
Elegant but Creepy Steampunk
mechanical crow by ADAtheQueenOfHEARTS
Victorian Secrets
A Little Less Than perfect by GlendaWolfie
Elegant Vampires and Their Victims
Carmilla by Amerpoison
True Love
Bones in the Wind by Takatake
Russian Elegance 1894-1917
Anna Pavlova by PinkBasementGarden
Mermaids, Other Mythic Ladies

Mature Content

Goddess by HallucinogeniusVMJP
Anime, Manga, other Comic
.: Testing.. Testing.. :. by dear-von
Victorian Haute-Couture
Umami and my Ouija Board handbag by ShayneOtheDead
BIRDS by Deena-Lee-Sauve
Potions, Poison, Alchemy
Happy Poisonious Halloween by Lord-Viceroy-Ramirez
A Quest
Ein Mysteriosen Vorfall: Mysterious Event
The Lepidopterophilist by LaTaupinette
Chalimas the Shameless Woman
The Spirit of BrideZilla by ArthurRamsey
Sleletons Only
La Calaca Xmas Ornament by IdolRebel
Ophelia by astarthatdanced
Nessushemd: Art of the Poisoned Gift
Having Poisoned Her Cyclist Husband by Urceola
Mythic Creatures, Victorian People
The Black Rabbit of Inle by TheSilverCaribou
Vanity Fair
Trophy Hunter by ArthurRamsey
Deep Emotion
Desesperance III by hyneige
Black Swan by NeoStockz
Not PG-Rated

Mature Content

Fire of Universe by bonbonka
Doppelganger, or Double Self
Shadow of Mind by SheerHeart
Burtonesque with Personal Touch
Umbrella Girl sets sail by Little-Horrorz
Dead Girl, Color by KawaiiKaptian
Charles Dickens
Why, You're a Woman! by theintrovert
Bronte Sisters
Bertha Antoinetta Mason by Chlodulfa
A Folder for Sorting Later
Cat Scull by KawaiiKaptian
Empty Graveyards
Graveyard Angel by WilliamEiffert
Victorian Streets and Alleyways
Maggie Tolliver by Xantahelia
Haunted Portraits
A Western Story of Horror and Love by DanieOpheliac
Impovershed Artists, Poets, and Musicians
Leprous Child Contemplates a Poem by Jodonna
The highwayman's hideout. by sgorbissa

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whimsicalBlue Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the request:heart:
SenhArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Thank you kindly!  :wave:
SheerHeart Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Thank you for the request! :)
TardisTailz700 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Thanks for the requests!
FranckyFox2468 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see you got interest into my work. If you want some more ill upload some extras if you like.
Dream-SweetDreams Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Many thanks for the request :aww:
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you for the resquest!!!!!:heart:
sgorbissa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I would like to submit this photomanip. [link] in the black widows an uxoricides folder, but for some reasons the submitting option of this folder does not seem to work...
sorry to bother you.
Urceola Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will have to go into the Admin Area and fix all the folders. I hope to have this done within the next 48 hours. I could do it faster, but every action is delayed by a slow-running script.
sgorbissa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
thank you! Indeed i could only upload in the blood and featured folders.
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