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There are many horror art series on the web that are untapped as of yet. Many venues carry horror art series galleries and DeviantArt is one of the leaders in this regard.
This is the first list of DeviantArt horror galleries I made, and it was about time I did it.
Besides, I was kind of a scrub on DeviantArt, since I never really dove deep into it.
It took me a long time to finally create a first list of this kind because until recently I didn’t break out on DeviantArt.
This means that I haven’t seen enough art by the community. It took me a considerable period to visit a lot of profiles and galleries and identify enough deviant artists that had the types of galleries I wanted to include in this list.
Recently, I visited a couple hundred profiles, (I started watching more than 100 deviants from those) to gather these twelve.
Here’s hoping that you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.
Turbulence by Oddly-Spliced
Oddly-Splice uses Photoshop, a Wacom tablet, and oil paints.
I’m not an art critic, but I think the items in this gallery are very sellable.
Horror themes in art don’t have to be something extreme verging on the atrocious for them to be both cool and horrifying.
Horror feelings can and will rise when watching pieces such as Tongue or Hallucinogenic, and these are very bright and neat surrealist works.
Reading the About section of studioskrint’s profile I learned that the technique of generating art through artificial intelligence is called synthography.
I’m no newbie to this topic (been generating visuals for my projects with A.I. since early 2022). Like many other art pieces on DeviantArt, the pieces on studioskrint’s gallery all follow a certain style that I wonder: how you should set up an art generator to always do them with the same style?
Maybe changing the prompt and not the seed or any other parameter?
Whatever method studioskrint uses, the horror movie posters of movies that never existed in this gallery look gorgeous.
Dr. Horrible’s Buffy / Whedonverse gallery is his most horror-oriented gallery.
Entrancing colored pencils and professional marker illustrations.
I linked the Buffy gallery for its horror imagery, but be sure to check Dr Horrible’s The Walking Dead and Vampirella galleries too.
Cartoonish but macabre horror imagery with naif/pop-surrealism styles with, I guess, some influence of Mark Ryden?
I’m a bitch for horror pop surrealism, and Ghost-Shrimp’s gallery has that in spades.
If Ghost-Shrimp sold paintings I’d buy one of hers over any piece by Ryden any day. Even if at that point in a hypothetical future Ghost-Shrimp had earned seniority in the pop surrealism scene and a piece by her commanded the same price as a Ryden.
I think that DelicSaike’s works are a bit reminiscent of both Francis Bacon and Giger. At least I thought those were two of the influences.
DelicSaike’s gallery is, like darkroots77’s an aptly curated horror art series with a consistent style and packing serious shock value.
There are some very wickedly repulsive vistas here.
But I won’t say more than this: one of the ones I stopped to observe was one of both revolting and scary qualities that reminded me of something I had read about astral cannibalism.
Korpoz’s art honors his name since the art he creates is the most dominant in body horror on this list.
Be warned, the gnarly body horrors that await you in this gallery will seriously turn your stomach.
Be sure not to watch it while eating or soon after eating since the gross-out factor is capped in these pieces.
Of great interest to me and, I hope, to other fans of horror and exploitation cinema, philrayart has us covered.
This artist’s reimaginings of horror movie posters are simply amazing.
I guess that we in general are a) accustomed to the glossy texture of movie posters and b) having a decanted idea of what the movie posters of our favorite movies look like.
But when we see the posters of the movies we love given a new twist and, most importantly, colored with pastel colors the aesthetic pleasure is markedly heightened.
Very dark and creepy horror illustrations with muted colors.
I think AmbergrisElement is the most stylish horror artist on this list, but that is just my point of view and tastes.
Very consistent in style, and very pleasurable horror art to look at.
Awesome horror portraits. Kevercaser does justice to many horror figures using colored pencils or black pencils on black paper.
The level of craftsmanship of this horror artist is a sight to behold.
Difficult to believe someone can achieve such a grade of photorealism with such simple materials.
Besides their considerable shock value, the pieces in darkroots77 collection, made with ink and markers on board, have a different feel that makes them way above average in coolness.
It’s hard to pinpoint, it may be the materials or the shading techniques, I don’t know.
Whatever it is, this is the kind of art that inspires me to create listicles like this one.
Not all items in Jakub’s gallery are horror, but those that are are kind of unsettling.
Like a group of hooded figures beheading a man, narcoterrorist style.
It’s a big gallery but be warned not everything in it is horror.
It’s a film-industry-inspired collection of sketch cards, but most of them are horror and very well done.
I think that in this list Christopher-Manuel is the artist who outdoes all the others on the list who do horror portraits both in quality and quantity.
Here’s Hoping you Liked This Horror Art Series List
This is the first, but by no means the last horror art series and galleries list. I will continue curating awesome horror artists like these twelve and publishing lists in this section of the website.
Please add in the comments below any DeviantArt horror artists you have seen and think would make great additions for the next list.
© Bholenath Valsan 2023 — 12 Great Horror Art Galleries on DeviantArt