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No mature content, nor any other inappropriate content. Nothing offensive, no nudity, no gore.
Beyond that, any deviation relevant to this group will be accepted. Here is what that means:
Flying-Islands-Here is looking for any flying grounds, platforms or surfaces. Deviations have to contain objects being visibly in the air. From the deviation alone, it should be clear that the object is above the ground and not being stabilised by the ground, not (mainly) floating on water, not resting on pillars, not resting on a smaller object that is resting on the ground. Hanging is allowed.
Exceptions have been made and will be made.

Folder guide
We encourage you to use our folders as much as possible. We are not strict about this and will accept any deviation with content related to our group.
Here is how we currently sort deviations:

Priority list: From top to bottom, the first folder that applies to the deviation is the one it belongs into.

  • contests - Group contest submissions
  • Previous Contest Entries - artwork from previous contests.
  • Tutorials and Resources - Stocks, step by step deviations, tips and advice.
  • Flash & Animations - Flash games, Flash animations, animated GIFs, films, any interactive game that is playable on dA
  • Fanart - All deviations containing characters and objects from existing works and their fanart-extended universe. This includes fanart OCs and it is not limited to existing works already containing flying grounds.
  • Pixel Art & Icons - Pixel art, deviations with dimensions less than 150x150px and single floating grounds with white or transparent background
  • Flying cities - Structures able to contain a lot of inhabitants or several buildings that are somehow connected (standing on the same ground, floating in groups, bridges between them, wires, etc.)
  • Flying Islands - All deviations with focus on the main topic of the group: original floating islands. Islands should have a surface with sufficient space to be inhabitable (but not necessarily otherwise friendly to life). Islands should also be made of stone, earth, sand or similar materials.
    As a rule of thumb: If a house fits on it, it's an island, if not, it's a rock.
  • Floating rocks - Flying grounds too small or too uneven to be inhabitable, but still based on stone, earth, sand or a similar material
  • other - Flying platforms that are visibly above grounds, but do not fit into any other folder. This includes grounds made out of clouds and bubbles, spherical worlds, abstract things and flying trees.
  • non-member submissions - Deviants who are not in our group or an affiliate group can only submit here. It will be sorted from there when or if an admin finds the time.

Gallery Folders

felinae good vibe by bimshwel
3017 AD by davidfiftyfour
Time Tree - Sketch Book 003 by Glowner4
Tiny Planet 3 - The Last Lampost by ReverendRyu
0.5 - Previous Contest Entries
The last tree (hanging tree contest) by Calhingil
Nomadic Isles by Remuko-E
WDV - 600 - The Drift by wetdryvac
Farewell  (hanging tree contest) by Calhingil
0 - Contests
1 - Tutorials and Resources
Where my house ? by agieltriono
How I do my Stuff - Distance Fog by Juh-Juh
Qt7vtu1p by Whendell
TC - Wandy's Workshop Special FX by TreehouseCharms
2 - Flash and Animations
Island Pixel by jebANON
|GIF| Floating Island by n00dle-kinq
Lady Amalthea's Floating Island (Animated) by SmallSpiritGraphics
[Tutorial] Painting Floating Cartoon Islands by brainchilds
3 - Fanart
Windmill island watercolour by katherinejoker
Somewhere only we know(Time) by maskman626
Minecraft skyisland by Sithpleg
Dishonored: The Void by coupleofkooks
4 - Pixel Art and Icons
Lonely Island In The Sky by Dim-Lights
Amy and Minxx Floating Island Pixel (non gif) by Krispy-Kuki
calm by sonderly
Magmatic Haven by DanOakArt
5 - Flying cities
The City Are Collapse by agieltriono
Floating island by RedRomace
Floating City... by rbartlelewis
Leo Station.  The landing stones. by thyghostboy
6 - Flying Islands
Isla de hielo Low Poly Cinema 4D by xKarinchi
Hymius by Dragonfiretoo
Low Poly Volcano Island by ElliotMeijer
Low poly floating islands  by ElliotMeijer
7 - Floating Rocks
Zakhin Dakh Petite Place by KatieHofgard
Aspenbear Little Landscape by KatieHofgard
'Floaters' Compilation (Sky Island) by Atomic8497
Tales of Rokaldar -Episode 1- by Sixar15
8 - other
There is no loneliness where flowers grow by Dragonfiretoo
9 - non-member submissions
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Flying islands and floating cities are found everywhere from books to movies, TV shows to classics. Whether it's Laputa from Gulliver's Travels, the LionTurtle cities fom Legend of Korra, or The Castle in The Sky, we are looking for your art! Join today if you have art related to the topic or if you are simply interested in flying islands! :)

Tags: flying, sky, air, float, island, fantasy, scifi, science fiction, sci-fi, ghibli, levitation, levitate, gorillaz, surrealism, surreal, gravity, antigrav, antigravity, anti-gravity, hover, hovering
Founded 3 Years ago
Mar 8, 2014


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Welcome back to some floating news, in our fourth issue in which I inform you about new or even upcoming content with our favourite trope: floating islands, flying rocks, hovering cities and more levitating platforms.

Today, I present to you: Action Movie Kid.
This YouTube channel, made by father and DreamWorks animator, chronicles the short adventures of James, a small boy with the power of imagination - an imagination that comes alive!

Sooner or later, he had to touch our topic in one way or another, so here he is, building his own flying platform with nothing but chalk and imagination:

Awesome, right? I love the concept of this YouTube channel.

In other news, you might have heard about a game with an interesting premise: No Man's Sky, where everything is procedurally generated. Procedural generation means: Instead of having a designer place all elements of the gaming environment on a map, your position on the map determines your environment through an algorithm, the plant life and the animals are made by an algorithm, the resources, the planets, the kinds of ships you encounter, what conversations you have with aliens, everything is made by an algorithm, not by a human designer (not entirely, that is).

While the game apparently isn't without its controversies, I enjoy watching it - it really relaxes me and the graphics are gorgeous. And there are floating rocks:

Do you know some new or upcoming stuff for Floating News? I'd love to check it out! Tell me in the comments below. Of course, if you would like to write something yourself, old or new, please do!

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