Tolkien Illustrator's First Aid Kit: ElvesWelcome to the Quenta Silmarillion, sit yourself down by the fire and hear the stories of old.Tolkien Illustrator's First Aid Kit: Elves4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Tolkien Illustrator’s First Aid Kit: Elves
Tolkien’s texts are notable for their abundance of characters, many of them mentioned perhaps only once, other playing very important parts in the stories. However, it is often very difficult to find any description of how those characters look, and this is what we, artists and illustrators, are usually most concerned with.
So here it is – Tolkien Illustrator’s First Aid Kit – a list of all those characters, whose physical appearance is mentioned in the texts, including The Silmarillion and The History of the Middle-earth.
To start with, the Elves. As we know, during the march from Cuiviënén t
CI Monthly Feature - #6Hello dear members of Creation-Inspiration, :iconlazywaveplz:CI Monthly Feature - #61 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 250 slots!
This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 34k members!
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DON'T PANICI am being dragged kicking and screaming (appropriately enough) away from my work to go to Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando. I will be back in 2 days..... roughly. In the meantime, here is something that may or may not entertain you, briefly.DON'T PANIC2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I had a Skype conversation with my girlfriend recently that went like this.....
Girlfriend: I love you.
Me: I wanna stand with you on a mountain .
Girlfriend: I wanna bathe with you in the sea .
Me: We should totally do all the things in that song together. It would be so romantic. Stand together on a mountain, bathe in the sea, until the sky comes down on us.
Girlfriend: That would be awesome . Except I don't know how we'd accomplish that last part.
Me: ROCKET LAUNCHER!!!
Girlfriend: LOL! *Dead*
(Yeah, so if you guys see a massive explosion and subsequent pieces of sky raining down, don't worry, that's just me having a romantic evening with my
The Walking Dead comicsDo you feel cosy and comfortable sitting where you're sitting now?The Walking Dead comics2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Let's ruin it.
Despite being a story of people who usually make it, The Walking Dead comics aren't that positively oriented. What's positive about a world full of mindless brain-eating zombies with very few living healthy humans left? (Don't answer, I know that for some of you it's a paradise). Come and take a closer look at these comics from a diffrent way than usual.
The basics. The Walking Dead is a black and white monthly comic book series, written by Robert Kirkman and brought to its visual life by Tony Moore. These two guys are the creators of the serie, however, Tony Moore was replaced from issue #7 by Charlie Adlard (which didn't stop him from making the covers through issue #24). And, of course, there's also Cliff Rathburn, who's
CI Monthly Feature - #5Edit:CI Monthly Feature - #52 years ago in Art Features More Like This
thank you all for the lovely comments and favs.
keep your eyes close on 15 of this month then we will make a new poll for this month.
Hello dear members of CI
It's my turn again to put together 250 deviations of 250 of our members
I'll explain this again for our new members:
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works and we will feature you in the 1st of next month.
A great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 33k members!
BUT make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 250 slots!
here's this month's feature:
LoE : Rescue by JBeanSV Fan dance by kiba-chan27
Der erste Schnee by Mottimuoto :thumb339638264: Late in the Forest by ReaperFFseven
[Susicivus] Strip: How by heilei:CM: Thor by Kallian91:thumb342027336:
Mami chuuu! by StarryPooh
The Hobbit. Jacksonised or: Pimp my Dwarf!UpdatesThe Hobbit. Jacksonised or: Pimp my Dwarf!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I read the Hobbit to my son, as Smaug lies buried under the waters of the Long Lake and as Elves, Dwarves, Men and Orcs are drawn to the Lonely Mountain by greed, I stumble over promo photos of the Hobbit http://www.herr-der-ringe-film.de/v3/de/news/tolkienfilme/news_72192.php and am reduced to disbelief.
Of course, I should have known. The target audience are the "Lotr" fans, the ones who have never read the books (probably tried, but gave up after "Concerning Hobbits"), who can't even be bothered to spell out the title of what they call their favourite book (or movie), who whooped with glee when Legolas surfed down the stairs of Helm's Deep on a shield or when Viggo, Orly and that alcoholic of a Dwarf kung-fu'd their way towards Théoden, and whom Jackson expects to be clamouring for more of the same in The Hobbit. He couldn't have made it a children's movie, no, of course not.
Thus, those lovable, squabbling Dwarves, who have only bread knives (which they lose
Devious Journal EntryGood ol' alexiuss has been using my computer all day and forgot to log out of his DA account, so this is him getting trolled.Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With love, Humon.
The Unexpected Contest [Prize Update]Join us in a figurative Middle Earth where we'll be hosting...The Unexpected Contest [Prize Update]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In light of Peter Jackson's newest addition to the Lord of the Rings movie series (The Unexpected Journey) - here at Authors-Club we will be hosting...
An Unexpected Contest
In our literature contest we ask you to perform one, simple task:
Write your own tale of Middle Earth, whether it's a fan-fiction, a tale of your own original character based in Tolkien's universe, or a poetic, chant of the Elves and their prophecies.
Blow us away with your interpretation of one of the world's
tWR's third anniversary: A Revolutionary Contest!EDIT: the contest is up and running! Read more about it HERE.tWR's third anniversary: A Revolutionary Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The spark of our revolution was ignited three years ago, and it's incredible to think how far we've gone and how much we accomplished since then. For the older admins (and hopefully, one day, for the newer ones too!), this group was and still is where we made some of our closest friends and I for one consider myself damn lucky for it. (:
We always tried to do our best to "mean" something within the Lit community, to be a group deviants could trust and rely on, but not only that, we always tried to be a fun group, one not just made of faces, but of actual people. And I think that with the amount of crazy admins we have, we're doing a fine job at that!
Let me take this occasion to introduce our two latest additions to the admin team, Sammur-amat and AzizrianDaoXrak. We're proud to have them and I hope they'
Winners announced - The Flame ChallengeCongratulations to the following winnersWinners announced - The Flame Challenge1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconWesley-Souza: 1st prize - 3 month premium membership, 1 large stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/37862918 and one premium content stock image http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/38969668
:iconB-r-a-c-i-a-t-a: 2nd prize - 1 month premium membership, 1 medium stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/40454929 and one premium content stock image http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/38969668
:iconmonorok: 3rd prize - 100 points and 1 small stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/25396766
Extra prize out of all of the other entries - my choice - it's a tie!
:iconPaperDreamerArt: wins - 150 points, 1 large stock pack http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/37862918 and one premium content stock image http://cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.com/gallery/38969668
Stop licking my pants!I am going to be gone for a week but in the meantime, here are a few out of context snippets from my life that may or may not cause life-threatening aneurysms entertain you while I'm gone. Keep in mind that each of these arose from perfectly normal conversation. I am going to do x, y, and z while attempting to 3 on Tuesdays at cheesegrater with a little bit of getting' jiggy wid it. Lawn chair. Giggidy-giggidy. *Eyebrow-waggle.*Stop licking my pants!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Out of context
1.) I don't care if you're naked, my turkey is burning!
2.) Why is your ass in my salad?
3.) This weird thing popped up so I started playing with it and white stuff came out.
4.) I have never in my life been so grateful to not be a wombat.
5.) Stop licking my pants!
6.) This all could have been avoided if Sir William had been here to pee on us.
7.) It'll be just like you went to the salon and got a hooficure.
8.) Are you trying to put your parabola in my sine wave?
9.) The Flame-crabs are coming! HIDE YOUR JUNK!
10.) Unless it is a vibrati
Artists on Writers - No. 4, Maya AngelouWatch depthRADIUSArtists on Writers - No. 4, Maya Angelou1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 4
Safe At Last.
About Artists on Writers
Writers will always find inspiration in the visions of artists, always feeling compelled to tell the stories behind the moments captured in artists’ unforgettable images,
Artists will always find inspiration in the words of writers, always feeling compelled to lend visual reality and habitat to the characters described in the scribe’s haunting words.
Critics consider Maya Angelou’s most important writing to be her seven autobiographies, thinly disguised as novels, beginning with
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). The depiction of her childhood rape, com
Six Word Story Contest - 7 3Mo.Subs to be won!A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.Six Word Story Contest - 7 3Mo.Subs to be won!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too! Whether you are a digital artist, photographer, or something else entirely, if you can string six words together into a story, this is the place to be!
So getting to the point of this article, we are kickstarting this year with a six word story contest! We have some awesome prizes and hopefully enough freedom for you to enjoy yourselves too! Please support the contest and the article so that more can join in on the fun!
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Madrid T_S by Marcello-PaoliI'll show you Paris by endegor Zlata Praha by AlexGutkin
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Literature DDs and You Hey Guys, the response on this has been AWESOME so far! Please keep comments and questions (and of course DD suggestions) coming because it is really positive to see what our community is thinking!Literature DDs and You3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, please spread the word on this: +Fav this journal, tweet it, link it and direct the community to it
Hope you all are having a lovely weekend? I am having a romantic evening of laundry and X factor tonight, after a day out yesterday in Birmingham watching the gymnastics world championships in Tumbling, Trampolining and DMT which was pretty awesome. The journey back was a little scary after seeing an accident and then driving through fog back to Derby. Will be hanging around in chat tonight, so poke in and say hello!
I have a feeling anyone who has had the privilege of featuring literature DDs has been where I am today. Whether the title Galley Director, Gallery Moderator or now "Community Volunteer" has been involved, one of our roles as volunteers is to select
Talks with Tolkien artists: wolfanitaIt would be a cheerless world if we took everything seriously. If you love something, you should be able to laugh at it as well, and that is also true to our fandom. :iconwolfanita: - wolfanita's gallery can supply you with your daily dose of Hobbit/ LotR / Silmarillion humour, and I invited her to tell us something more about herself and her inspiration in this interview.Talks with Tolkien artists: wolfanita4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
Hello, my real name is Anita, I live in Berlin (the German one) and I think there’s nothing more spectacular to tell about me.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impressi
Poetic Terms and TechniquesPoetic terms and techniquesPoetic Terms and Techniques8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
This article aims to give you a brief introduction to some poetic terms with which you can bemuse your friends and nonplus your enemies. Try and sling some of these terms into a casual conversation and watch the ensuing confusion.
If you don't want to confuse people, you could use these terms to discuss poetry like a badass
while smoking unfiltered cigarettes in a French cafe, when critiquing, or to give your own poetry a bit of a vajazzle.
These terms are arranged vaguely into alphabetical order for your convenience. Some of them will be covered in more detail in other articles throughout the week.
Alliteration (see also Sibilance)
Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds, often used for a specific effect in poetry.
the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
- - Wilfred Owen, ‘Anthem for Do
TALES OF TREES contest - CLOSED!THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED NOW. THE VOTING BLOG WILL BE UP SOON.TALES OF TREES contest - CLOSED!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is a new, joint contest of :icontreelovers: and :icontreephotographers:
Deadline: August 31st
Medium: We will have two categories, judged separately.
1. Art - digital, traditional, literature, artisan crafts, photomanipulation using more stock images: submit to the contest folder in :icontreelovers: - http://treelovers.deviantart.com/gallery/44042089
2. Photography - photography and photomanipulation without altering the subject of the photo (use of filters): submit to the contest folder in :icontreephotographers: - http://treephotographers.deviantart.com/gallery/44042308
Submission limit: You can submit up to 2 artworks in each category (4 artworks together). You need to be a member of the group hosting the category where you are going to submit. (:devtreelo
The OakenEmbassy is once again open!Hello Oakenlovers!The OakenEmbassy is once again open!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am very happy to inform you that I'm back from my distant travels and that my Mirkwood Embassy is once again open!
I've got a lot of catching up to do, but worry not, a lot of #majesty is coming your way!
Hopefully, as "The Desolation of Smaug" and the extended "Unexpected Journey" draw near, I'll be able to stun you with some up-to-date thoughts about his #majesty's upcoming impressive adventures.
So – as always – stay tuned for more and thank you for your endlessly heart-warming support! As you know, being a constantly Peckish Owl , I enjoy feeding on your comments and the ones I enjoy the most are these in which you thank me for utterly destroying your watchings of "The Hobbit" (you're welcome!) since you fail to restrain from laughing out loud even during the most dramatic moments of his #majesty's majestic journey (the pleasure's all mine!).
What can I say?
Lady P. Owl
Wonderful Art Created with Our Stock - Part 34Thank you all so muchWonderful Art Created with Our Stock - Part 344 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Warm Magic Night !!! by JiaJenn31
She's Lightning by LadyElleth
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Alien High by VIPER06966
Please, Take Me in journey by Leina1
The Last Kingdom by Kurtzan
Poster by JaiMcFerran
The Pick'N'Mix contest!It's finally here, ladies and gentlemen. After announcing it last week, we're officially releasing our latest contest today.The Pick'N'Mix contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: Once you're done, submit your entries to this Favourites gallery here http://thewrittenrevolution.deviantart.com/favourites/53144079 , or note us with a link to your submission and we'll do it for you! What you have to do is go to the folder we linked just now, click on "suggest a Favourite", then select the deviation from your gallery. Remember to include your dice numbers in your Artist's Comments!
Wooho, I know, right?
We already said in the blog linked above what this contest is about, but we'll do a quick revision for those of you who didn't do their homework. You know who you are.
The basic idea
This contest will have you write either prose or poetry following the guidelines that Lady Randomness w
Homophobic #ToMyUnbornChild tweets turned into PSACharlotte Moore (Cavatica) from Raleigh, North Carolina has created a PSA against homophobia after the Twitter hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild attracted homophobes to publicly announce that they would murder their child if he or she was gay.Homophobic #ToMyUnbornChild tweets turned into PSA2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
#ToMyUnbornChild became a trending topic on Twitter a few weeks ago, and while most people used it to write loving tweets to their future children, some homophobes decided to do just the opposite.
@Homophobes, a Twitter account that retweets homophobes to expose their ignorance, published an article of 100 extremely homophobic tweets, which gained quite a bit of attention around the web.
Charlotte Moore was inspired, and decided to write and direct a PSA using the tweets. The video was produced by Brian Lee and Nick Heim.
From the video’s d
Why do you love dA's Literature Community?Reasons to love dA's Literature CommunityWhy do you love dA's Literature Community?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today, November 3rd, is the last day to send me in your reason!
Love dA Lit is turning one hundred! One-hundred weeks that is. In that time I've really come to appreciate how active and passionate the Literature Community on dA is; this community is truly amazing and I'm honored to be a part of it. And what better way to celebrate than to spread a little love and hand out some prizes? It's also a good excuse for me to hug you all.
So why do you love dA's Literature Community?
Share what you love about the Lit Community, your reason doesn't need to be long, it could be a few words or a few sentences. Be as specific or general as you want!
Anyone can participate. Even if you don't 'include' yourself in the Literature Community you can still send me a note!