Spotlight Features - Vol. 16A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.Spotlight Features - Vol. 162 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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On my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three). The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever. However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during November 2012. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit more love. If you would like to see the original piece I featured of each of these artists, please visit
Tolkien's BirthdayLet us celebrate the Master's birthday (January 3rd, 1892) with a virtual toast! (It comes in pints)Tolkien's Birthday2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Pretty Pwease Plz Accounts [Mirkwood Set] More plz accounts!Pretty Pwease Plz Accounts [Mirkwood Set]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now I made Mirkwood elves! Legolas, Thranduil, Oropher!
Such a random title - it's been a while since my previous entry.
I'm alive - so far - and I'm pretty sure i'm gonna die by the end of this month because of midterms Oh kill joy.
Anyways, guess what, I made my very first plz accounts!
They're part of my icon family (http://kittykatkanie.deviantart.com/journal/Noldorin-Icon-Family-Updated-10-5-218743173), but since they're not really related by blood (well, maybe they are but Tolkien never really specified it) to the actual family, I made plz accounts for them
Gondolin Lords + extra
:iconnfs-glorfindelplz: Glorfindel - Lord of the House of Golden Flower
:iconnfs-ecthelionplz: Ecthelion - Lord of the House of Fountain
:iconnfs-duilinplz: Duilin - Lord of the House of Swallow
:iconnfs-rogplz: Rog - Lord of the House of the Hammer of Wrath
:iconnfs-enerdhilplz: Enerdhil - Smith of Gondolin (I have him under The House of Heavenly
Finrod's Travels - family project!(OOC: I'm having troubles with watcher notifiations about this update, so I'm resubmitting it to the group so you'd see)Finrod's Travels - family project!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
UPDATE 2: I made all the charms! Now I will take them for some sightseeing of Slovakia, and after Easter, I will be sending them to the 1st person in the list.
I tried to create an optimal route for them to get across the entire globe. Some people will have to send them farther than others, but I can't do much about that, unfortunately. The order in which you'll get them is as follows:
Here is a (very schematic) map. If I missed a few... hundreds... kilometers, sorry I mostly just marked the sta
Anonymous AnnatarHi family!Anonymous Annatar2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, it’s that time of year again. We are approaching winter and the emergence of pleasant old men with beards bringing gifts. Except we’re elves, so we get our gifts from a
psychopathicMaia with long flowing hair that some of you won’t let in the gates. Except he’s horribly bad about giving gifts that aren’t going to bring doom with their cheer, so we’re going to exchange gifts ourselves again!
This year, Anonymous Annatar is going to start a little bit early, due to the fact that I (Resto) am going to be busy with finals starting on December 6th, and therefore I can’t be assigning people on the 7th.
Therefore, our schedule is as follows:
From now until November 30th - Sign ups!
December 1st - Assignments will go out
December 24th - Start posting your presents (If anybody is going out of country or something, you can still sign up, and we’ll work out something. But if you are going out of country, I n
Icon family plzs + FEANORYes... I am gonna die in this tempo XDIcon family plzs + FEANOR3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here they are! ( till now , more will come) are:
Amras by VisAnastasis
Earwen by VisAnastasisFeanor by VisAnastasis
Oh, my Eru, Finarfin turned out perfect! I am becoming better and better with every new one!
NOTE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS: Since I don't know which one of you would like to have his icon done, please, if you are family member and you would like one, FAV this journal. I can't read minds sincerely that would be cool XD . Thank you :iconawplz:
Icons made in similar style:
Lykaios by VisAnastasisLuciana by VisAnastasis:thumb
Dragonlance the Musical and Sub ProjectThe following information is the result of yesterday's friday talk on our ChatroomDragonlance the Musical and Sub Project1 year ago in Personal More Like This
DRAGONLANCE THE MUSICAL
Yes! It exists! Not yet, but the rumors tell us it will be out in december (Tho, don't get your expectations to high, it has been more then 10 years that the project has been launched)
A Russian group of signers gathered to make a musical about the Twins Chronicles. The project called Последнее испытание (The Last Trial) emphasized on our beloved character Raistlin http://cs1940.vk.me/u20928725/81939461/x_abebbd0c.jpg
A video made in 1998 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5BulYXXxkE
The free songs http://fantasymusical.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=6
If you’ll like it, you could buy it for very small price of 2$ here http://www.dragonlance.ru/musical/mp3/
After hearing about it, we thought of a p
Finrod's Travels - diaryFinrod's Travels - diary5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to keep a travel diary for them, so you all know where they are in the moment Those who already had them, PLEASE upload your photos, so I can add them here! It can be in your scraps if you don't want to spam your main gallery, but we would all like to see the awesome locations where the Noldor have been, right, family? Remember that you can still take photos of your figure when you go somewhere interesting, even if you already sent the others further!
APRIL 2013: Slovakia with :icondreams-of-arda:
MAY 2013: Montenegro with :icondragonrider3:
The Noldor arrived! by VisAnastasis
Into the unknown by VisAnastasisOldresh church in Nikshich by VisAnastasis
Dracula: 15 Controversial FactsDracula: 15 Controversial Facts2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Stoker became interested in theatre while in school and reviewed plays as a theatre critic for a newspaper owned by Sheridan Le Fanu, who authored “Carmilla,” the best known vampire story before “Dracula.”
Carmilla Female Vampire by Sathanael
Le Fanu Carmilla
Stoker and Oscar Wilde were very good friends. In 1878, Bram Stoker married an ex-girlfriend of Oscar Wilde’s, souring their friendship. Stoker,
The Remarkably Thorough HarryPotter Character TestSo, caecelia linked me to this quiz : http://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/the-remarkably-thorough-harry-potter-character-testThe Remarkably Thorough HarryPotter Character Test2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, do you know this test?
My result: I am Severus Snape. Yes. No cheating. http://www.helloquizzy.com/results/the-remarkably-thorough-harry-potter-character-test/?var_Extroversion=36&var_Weirdness=39&fromCGI=1&var_Maturity=66&var_Arrogance=47&var_Impulsivity=23
By Salazar, I am so deeply proud but now... it explains a lot about my miserable life
Maybe I shouldn't have answered that way because loving Severus Snape shows already a specific spirit, but bearing similarities with the character... is worrisome.
Made me laugh the end of the description : "Your polar opposites are Fred and George Weasley". Oh, that is true.
What's your result? WHO ARE YOU?
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: Elves5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Remember of our Art Submission Guidelines http://silmarillion-club.deviantart.com/blog/29262782/
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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
Talks with Tolkien artists: hitogata/kittykatkanieFor those who like a bit of anime/manga style mixed with their Tolkien, I have the pleasure to present you one of the popular atrists of this style who alse draws Tolkien illustrarions. :iconhitogata: - hitogata, or :iconkittykatkanie: - kittykatkanie under an alternate account, is also a creator of the Noldorin Icon Family - :iconnoldorinfamilystore:. A few examples of her icons:Talks with Tolkien artists: hitogata/kittykatkanie5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
And a taste of her art:
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
Hi! My name is Kat - some ca
Noldorin Icon Family [Updated:10.5] EolNoldorin Icon Family [Updated:10.5]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Spots are currently closed!
Might open for more, or might not....
Dang, i'm seeing icon families everywhere on dA...
I WANT ONE FOR NOLDORIN ELVES
I bet no one would've make them, so I'll just go and make them myself. They need more love! We gotta spread the Noldors around dA!
Note: They're gonna be in my design.
PLEASE READ THE RULES/REQUIREMENTS AT THE BOTTOM FIRST!
And please keep an eye on this journal, because new things will be posted now and then. It's your responsibility.
We Noldors are one big happy family. Kin slaying? Hatred? Betrayal? Nope, never heard :3
Icon Family: Curufin by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Amrod by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Amras by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Celebrimbor by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Huan by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Fingolfin by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Anaire by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Fingon by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Turgon by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Elenwe by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Idril by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Aredhel by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Eol by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Argon by kittykatkanie:thum
Talks with Tolkien artists: Gold-SevenI decided to post a series of interviews with the most inspirational Tolkien artists at devianArt in the three Tolkien-related groups:Talks with Tolkien artists: Gold-Seven1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconthelotrclub:, :iconelves-of-tolkien: and :iconarda-inspired:.
If you have a suggestion about whom I should interview next, leave a comment here. You can also suggest questions you would like me to ask them.
As the first one in this series, I talked to one of the most popular Tolkien artists on this site, :icongold-seven: - Gold-Seven. At the beginning, a little sample from her gallery:
And here are the questions already:
1. You are an outstanding artist and illustrator of Tolkien's stories. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
Thank you! My first encounter with Tolkien was in first grade, when my mother
A concise guide on how to get better at artSo youre a kid looking down at your anime or comic characters and wondering why after a few years of doodling things arent looking like how you imagine them in your head. Or maybe youre a college student whos wondering why the colours in your paintings arent coming out right. Maybe youre an older fellow or lady whos dabbling in art and youre having trouble with drawing hands. Whoever you are and whatever your problem, you all have something in common;A concise guide on how to get better at art6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You want to get better at representational art.
Here on deviantart its often the case where a noobie will ask a question and another noobie will answer with the very uninspired answer of "practice practice practice." At its core this advice is sound, but the noobie-teacher has just regurgitated what he or she has heard a thousand times over from other would-be noobie-teachers and has not expressed much else. Diligence is the key, but without a direction or goal this diligence might be
dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!Okay, as per the latest dA site update found here. CSS coders are now allowed to use 3 more properties to rock their journal skins.dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The properties are:
Lets see what can we do with these new fancy stuffs!
What does these attributes do?
1) content--> it is used to insert generated content in your HTML (Journal body for DA). Don't worry, don't worry! I'll tell you what is this "generated" content!
2) counter-increment --> it is used to insert numbers (or counters) to sections or sub-sections. I'll explain what "sections" and "sub-sections" are don't worry again!
3) counter-reset --> it is used to reset the counters
All these 3 properties are generally interlinked and are used together. But the "content" property can be used alone and has some cool usage.
How tentaculas are madePeople keep asking about Love and Tentacles, but I'm sorry to say that comic is as good as dead. I might draw a picture once in a while because Frida can be fun to draw, but I don't even think about LaT most of the time, unlike my other comics which enter my head daily.How tentaculas are made2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But people are apparently dying to know if Tom and Frida ever had kids, and if it could even be done. So I'll give you and explanation on that.
Tentaculas have reproductive tentacles around their waist (the thin pink ones that gets thick when they get aroused). Males and females rub them against each other and release semen and eggs into water (in these modern times its usually a bathtub unless they're hippies). They are left to float around until the fertilized eggs hatch and the tiny young eats the un-fertilized eggs. Then they move on to swallowing each other, until only one is left. Sounds unpleasant, but that is why tentaculas in general are very healthy and handicaps are almost unheard of unless they get inj
sifro. - solve the codes and win points! IMPORTANT: the login into the submmitting system currently doen't work. I'll try to fix it somehow, but until then, the "Try it without login" link still works. If you submit the solution to a cipher, it will give you a link to the next one. It just won't remember your position in the game, so better save that link, or remember the solution so you can get it again.sifro. - solve the codes and win points!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
July/7/2014 - After a year and half, we finally have a next winner! It's Dimensionwalker21, winning 360 points. Congratulations!
Dec/24/2012 - We have a next winner! It's WintersRead, winning 306 points!
Nov/11/2012 - The second winner is nuvak! He generously refused the point reward, so there is still a lot of points in the pool for the next winner!
Oct/12/2012 - We have the first winner! It's ninquetari, who wins 475 points!
The easy day was yesterday! Today, the game begins! And It's just in time for dA's birthday!
500 point giveaway!Same as usual!500 point giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Press the I'd wear this button on either of these designs -
2. Favourite this journal
Ends on the third of march!
PE: How to Fix Animation 'Trailing' in GimpHow to Fix Animation "Trailing" in GimpPE: How to Fix Animation 'Trailing' in Gimp2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So, you just made an animation in gimp on a transparent background. You go to save it, check the animation for last minute fixes, and BAM! The animation looks like this!
You are probably wondering, "What did I do wrong?" or how do I fix this?". Well if this has ever happened to you and you're still wondering how to fix it, than please read the rest of this tutorial.
Note that this tutorial is only guaranteed to work in Gimp (You can get a free copy at gimp.org). This method may work in other programs, but Gimp is the only program I have that officially supports animation.
So after you have made your animation, just save it like you would normally. If you normally just press the save button, make sure to press "Save As" instead.
If you use gimp 2.8. or newer, press "Export" instead of "Save as".
Anonymous Annatar 2013Hi Everyone!Anonymous Annatar 20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
So it’s that time of year again. Once more, dear old Annatar has to do penance for everything he did wrong during those long years and all that nasty business with that ring (and yes, we do all know that it was so much duller looking than the shiny objects that Uncle Fëanor and dear Celebrimbor made). And no, I don’t know why Eru thought that the correct punishment was to send him to break into people’s houses.
This also means it’s time for our annual Anonymous Annatar exchange! Which means that we also have to go over all those serious guidelines that we need to follow, or else we risk repeating the grand winter incident of Fourth Age 347. And we all know that we don’t want a repeat of certain family members giving into despair at the idea that they weren’t loved and trying to drown themselves in the sea. Especially since the ‘sea’ was actually Olwë’s bathtub, and I don’t think he’s forgiven certa
POCKY DAY 2013Hail my fellow pocky comrades!POCKY DAY 20131 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
11/11 is, as you all know, is pocky day! *cheers*
So like I've mentioned in my poll, i'm going to hold a pocky pic feature on this journal. If you want your work to be featured, leave a comment here with a link to the thumbnail. Be sure the pic is pocky related!
Happy pocky day!
Pocky Day .::. Kuroko No Basuke by eki-kei
AT: AoiFenekku by neruteru
Pocky Day~! by p1z
pocky background [free to use] by pinkbunnii
Pocky Da-ine by Daine-Hime
Happy Belated Pocky Day by Rashirou
Brothers Grimm - contest #2This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Brothers Grimm - contest #23 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To be more specific, it is about their tales, but there is no objection to draw the brothers themselves. The tales you may find at grimmstories.com, if you do not have the book, of course. Pick the one you like and illustrate it or - if you are a writter or poet - you may write your version or just something that would be in a noticeable relation with one of the stories. Remember, it must fit the group rules.
No new deviation is required. Though, a new one would be much more welcomed. There will not be any separated contest folder, so please just submit your entries into the correct folders, as usual, and post a link to your deviation in a comment under this announcement. Then I will edit this entry and your piece will be featured here, so everybody could see how awesome things you can do.
Thanks for 2,000 Watchers! WinnerEdit July 15Thanks for 2,000 Watchers! Winner1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Winner is *drumroll*
:iconwarriorstaerskye:!!!! Congratulations hun!!
Note me with what you will like, either one bookmark set (either inner or outer senshi) or the print you would be interested from any piece from my gallery
Thank you all for entering, and have a great day!
The list has been updated! if your name is not on the list, please notify me between today and tomorrow before i do the raffle!! winner will be announced on Monday, July 15. so please tell me as soon as possible if you'd like to be added. Thank you!
-EDIT- If I forgot to add your name to the list, please comment below and I'll add you, sometimes it's hard to figure out who faved + commented and who didn't it gets a lil confusing. Also remember this is JUST FOR WATCHERS!!!!!!! thank you darlings <3
;u; th-thank you so much guys! you are all awesome Thank you so much for all the support, faves, comment and visits~ Knowing you guys ar