Artwork and Writing, based on the Mysteries of the Universe.
This includes the mysteries of the past, the mysteries of the future, the mysteries of the Earth ~ of Time, of Stars, of Space, of Life, of Humankind.
The playing field’s big! And topics over-lap. Mainstream Science is included but we also focus on theories and ideas from Alternative Research as well as pseudo-science (or “The Unexplained”).
All formats welcome (prints, cards, posters, shirts, etc). Any style, any medium ok (drawings, paintings, Bryce, Photoshop, etc) and your style and approach are up to you, whether serious or humorous, whether you’re a believer or a skeptic. Your work can be literal, or can be surreal, stylized or comical or Simply Strange. But it goes without saying, we also seek the best, the brightest, the most innovative and creative artwork!
Abstracts are acceptable, but keep in mind that “Done in Bryce” or “A Design in Red” is not a reference to a theory, or Idea. Text and titles are important! They can often mean the difference in acceptance or rejection. If you’re portraying “Warped Space” or “Life Elsewhere in the Cosmos,” let us know! For acceptance in this group, ALL work must have a reference either in the title or the art itself, to concepts or ideas from the realm of Science, Fringe Science, or The Unexplained, as stated in our title.
We are not a Science Fiction group per se, but in many ways, our focus overlaps; science fiction after all, is BASED on science, fringe science and the unexplained. The difference here, is that we emphasize the theories and the possibilities ~ not the fiction. So space travel, time travel, aliens, exo-planets, future tech (androids, robots, cyborgs), UFO’s and alternate dimensions are among the many topics we invite you to explore. If someone, somewhere, is devoting study to a subject no matter how bizarre, then it’s in our purview whether mainstream scientists accept it yet, or not. “The Unexplained” covers everything from crypto-creatures such as Bigfoot, to “forbidden archeology” and ancient astronauts to ESP, doppelgangers, hauntings, apparitions, the existence of the Soul and human Consciousness itself. If in any doubt about the type of artwork we accept, please see our gallery and our features.
NO Fan Art, please! We DO NOT not accept tribute work based on fictional TV, movies, comics, novels, etc. If you’re illustrating “Star Travel” ~ perfectly acceptable. But please don’t post the Enterprise! We want to see your own ideas, not what’s done by someone else. (For science fiction, including tribute art, check the Sci Fi Group.)
Also, please enter work that only YOU have done. Collaborations are ok but only with permission of the second party. And if using stock don’t forget to credit your sources!
No animal abuse, no overt violence or gore! Anything we deem offensive or inappropriate will be disqualified at the discretion of the hosts.
3 per day only, please! Don’t flood the group.
Keep in mind, we don’t ask you to believe – just report! So if you’re a skeptic, please follow RB’s rules of etiquette. Play nice!
We invite your most imaginative entries, and we hope you’ll have some fun with us!
Latest Challenge Winner/Featured Artist!
WINNER! Far Into the Future Challenge!
In the year 2525 by shadowlea
WINNER/ "Ancient Aliens & Other Mysteries of the Past!*
Lost Civilizations ~ Shadowlea
WINNER/ "Spooky! (Ghosts & Other Strange Phenomena)
The Haunting ~ Kim Slater
(Please feel free to use either on your page)
Imagination is more important than knowledge
~~ Albert Einstein