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
Arda inspired movies Storm over Gondolin, a brand new Silmarillion inspired movie in making. Some of you have probably heard of it after seeing chvacher's Gondolin concept art to it http://www.deviantart.com/art/Gondolin-Color-345114364Arda inspired movies5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are homepage and FB fanpage of the project:
I guess it is still in preproduction phase, fingers crossed for coming true
Update - here is the first video blog from the creators:
Update 11 XII 2013 - there will be no Storm over Gondolin, unfortunately The Tolkien Estate has forbidden making it - message form the filmmakers published at the projects fanpage at Facebook:
We come to you today with some sad news. The Tolkien Estate, the legal body which manages the rights to Tolkien’s works, has asked
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
Sasori's Past episode#319. SO CONFUSED!+REFERENCES Amazing episode IN SOME MANY WAYS!!!! I don't understand why but personally, I haven't found it a filler episode at all! They are talking about an akatsuki member's past. I wish we could see someday another episode about WHY he turned into a human puppet and killed 3rd kazekage!Sasori's Past episode#319. SO CONFUSED!+REFERENCES1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm SO glad that Sasori flash back has been drawn and colored SO GOOD (the characters looked so good and some background scenes looked like a true masterpiece) if we compare it with the non-flash back scenes in the same episode about Chiyo vs. Kankuro fight. I loved Sasori's workshop btw (although it looks so different from the one of the old shippuden episodes)
Ok, I have seen the episode subbed in 2 languages: in english and my native language. Both versions said just the opposite and the subs translations from the japanese audio looked so confusing and lame to me, so please I hope you understand why I'm still confused:
The AvengersThe Avengers2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Tony + Pepper - Private Moment by lilis-gallery
Tony Stark and Pepper Potts by Bitcrossfire
Pepper Potts by SilkSpectreII
Pepper Potts :: Sketch 01 by Red-J
Pepper Potts by Aedrian
Pepper Potts by ladyavali
Iron Man and Pepper Potts by ElyPG
Iron Man - Tony Stark x Pepper Potts by maXKennedy
Agent Phil Coulson by lane-nee-chan
Coulson Lives by a745
Fanboy Coulson by juliedillon
Nick Fury by JPRart
#08 FURY by Sheridan-J
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50 Point Give Away (Closed)This is my first give away, so I'll start low and I'll make it simple. I just though that people love points more than I do.50 Point Give Away (Closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
All you have to do is this jurnal !
And please don't watch me for more Point give-aways. If you my art or watch me, do it because you like my art.
And Llama's would also be appreciated! (Won't affect chances of winning though
Ill give 25 points to 2 people, winners will be chosen randomly, and the deadline is Sunday 7th July (Australian, NSW Time)
So I put the number in random.org,
And the Winners are :iconXxEctoKoinuxX: and :iconTheGalleryOfEve:
Congrats, you both get 25
Photography is wandering in the Universe"Photography is wandering in the Universe by yourself", Sergio LarrainePhotography is wandering in the Universe8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Following is a beautiful letter written by Sergio Larrain in 1982 to his nephew, who had previously asked Larrain where to begin to become a photographer.
First and foremost, you have to have a camera that fits you well, one that you like, because it’s about feeling comfortable with what you have in your hands: the equipment is key to any profession, and it should have nothing more than the strictly necessary features. Secondly, get yourself an enlarger, the easiest and most useful you can find (the smallest manufactured by LEITZ is the best for the 35mm format, it will last your whole lifetime).
The game is going on an adventure, like a sailor boat: drop the sails. Go to Valparaiso or Chiloè, be in the street all day long, wander and wander in unknown places, sit under a tree when you’re tired, buy a banana
COMMISSION INFOCOMMISSION LIST/WAITING LIST -> http://lehanan.deviantart.com/journal/41222849/COMMISSION INFO3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Quick payment commission list (working in that one now): http://lehanan.deviantart.com/journal/Special-quick-commission-list-327694113
RULES AND CONDITIONS
- Commissions are just for personal use and not any commercial/lucrative purposes. We can discuss about this though (it would be more expensive). Please, ask.
- Prices are in $ UNITED STATES DOLLARS.
- If you're interested, send me a note with the "Commission" title (or something similar).
- You have to pay first THE WHOLE PRICE, after my approval.
- All payements by Paypal . También acepto transferencias bancarias para España (BMN).
- Written references are ok, but it would be way better if you can send me some visual references too (photomanipulations or just some real life people, other existing character, etc). Little charges will be applied if you're asking me for an OC
Free journal skin...A Gift!Free journal skin...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a gift from me to you all in honour of the group BurdenedHearts which encourages unity, supporting each other and meeting new people. You are welcome to use this journal for free, but please do not remove the credits.
Click to install the journal via the deviation (please fave or watch the group if you use the skin
Mistaking pornography and artistic nudityA.k.a. Deviantart admins FAIL again.Mistaking pornography and artistic nudity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is not the first time that they do.
Today I was browsing around on deviantart searching for some "shower" pictures to get ideas for a project. And I found this: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&global=1&q=showering#/d2gysln
Anyhow I see it, it's not what the "artist" says about what it is. Soap MY ASS. There is a HUGE gap in between artistic nudity and pornographic content. THIS http://browse.deviantart.com/photography/people/nude/?order=9 is artistic nudity.
I wanted to report it but the report button said:
Case Log: Explicit Pornography
First Report: Sun Mar 28 2010 04:36
Case Closed: Wed Aug 17 2011 00:04
Comment: Thank you for your report. A member of our staff has reviewed the deviation but has found that it does not meet the current official definition for "pornography" which is in use. Please remember that while this image might meet your own personal definition for "pornography", your personal view and
The Muse - contest #10This contest has ended. The winners annoucement can be found here.The Muse - contest #107 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hard-working or lazy, reliable or capricious?
A new contest for the new year: have you ever thought of portraying your creative vein as an actual being? Would it be a handsome woman or a hard to tame bird? Or a sloth (I hope a lively one, at least)? Does it walk around with you or stays and waits in some certain places? Or catches up with you all of a sudden no matter the location?
The task is to describe or depict that part of your mind responsible for all the brilliant ideas standing behind your creations. Or would it be a self-portrait of some kind?
the 7th of March 2014the 9th of March, 3:00 pm GMT
Limit of submissions: one piece per member.
The entry must be prepared for the contest precisely.
You must be a member to participate.
May 2014 Traditional Art DD Round-up:iconartbycher:May 2014 Traditional Art DD Round-up1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Features by ArtByCher
Girl with drops by PiskunovSergeyToucan by NeoRikeWings by Dark134Ritual of Growing3 by volkano-artThe Clash by JJKAirbrushDrawing pencil - Woman Nude Body Act by byMichaelXWaiting Room Of Souls by Monica-BlattonRain Man (Barn Owl Painting) by EsthervanHulsenChrysler through the viewfinder, acrylics by SimzzzzBloom and Doom by dremaWorking For The Rat Race by bryanhibleMoon's Daughter by Catalina-Estefanwhite kimono and cranes by RINrumiKAOn The Island of Our Blessed Mother by chriskoehlerKENZO ..... Oil Painting by AstridBruningTales From the Forest 2 (the light side) by nikoxilI feel asleep beneath the flowers by LindoArt
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POCKY DAY 2013Hail my fellow pocky comrades!POCKY DAY 20139 months 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 Jinkuri
pocky background [free to use] by pinkbunnii
Pocky Da-ine by Daine-Hime
Happy Belated Pocky Day by Rashirou
Hello Ladies!This is an invitation for all of my female family members at :iconNoldorinFamilyStore:Hello Ladies!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you know, :icondreams-of-arda: is FINALLY getting married to his long suffering fiancee', Amarie. As maid of honor, the responsibility of organizing a hen party has fallen to me. Therefore, all the Noldorin ladies are invited to attend .
After much brainstorming, and a bit of Googling, I propose that we meet for a fun, carefree night of girl-bonding time. Most of us have spent too much time lonely, dead, or both, so it's time for some pampering! Let's break out the fingernail polish and jello shots.
I thought it might be fun to play a couple of games, such as "Never have I Ever." Does anyone have any questions they want t be sure are asked?
:iconGlorrosaelin: has generously offered to bake a cake. Any other help or suggestions are welcome!
ooc: I liked :iconLadyBrookeCelebwen: 's idea of writing a story, but I am not going to promise anything spectacular.
Open CommissionI'm now open for commissions. Please PM me or leave comment here if you're interestedOpen Commission4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I accept Paypal only.
I'll start working on your commission when I receive all the payment.
You'll receive an 500 dpi scan when it finished
1. Pencil sketch: $30-40, add $20 for 1 additional character
2. Line art: $40-60, add $30 for 1 additional character.
3. Watercolor chibi: $40-60, add $30 for 1 additional character.
4. Bookmark chibi: $40-60, add $30 for 1 additional character.
5. Digital art: $40-$60, add $30 for 1 additional character.
Raisaitsu by cantieuhy
6. Watercolor bookmark: $50-70, add $40 for 1 additional character.
How to Commission an ArtistI've been commissioning artists for a little over two years now, starting with site money on GaiaOnline and moving to dA from there. One thing that's hard for me to ignore is the number of artists who are concerned about being scammed, either because they've gone through that experience before or because the stories and warnings of it happening all the time proliferate. Commissioners have their own concerns about being scammed by artists. The simple fact of the matter is that it happens.How to Commission an Artist5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
However, I think a good portion of the problem is that many people who want to commission an artist have no experience doing so, and it's not as easy to find instructions on it as, say, how to draw anime eyes. That's why I'm making this guide.
It should be noted that while I mention commissioning through other websites now and then, this is meant as to general guide, and all of the examples are from deviantart.com. Also, this does not
COMMISSION INFOCOMMISSION TYPESCOMMISSION INFO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These rules have been edited 21.9.2013
Digital lineart. The image will be drawn with Photoshop, a large version will be sent to the customer.
Fully painted digital image. Image will be painted with Photoshop, a large version will be sent to the customer.
Count the price x2 if you want two characters! Larger creatures and animals also count as a character.
I can add a simple flat colored background, or make the background transparent without extra-fee.
For a detailed background I will charge extra, depending on complexity. Contact me for price-estimate.
Commission Info - CLOSED!Commissions are FULLCommission Info - CLOSED!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bust - $15
Half Body - $20
Full Body - $30
Detailed full - $20
Please ask me about other styles or the cost of adding backgrounds.
Ordering and Rules
Note me your info (what character/style/any preferences/etc.)
I accept or decline your commission.
Provide your e-mail so I can send you an invoice with the total amount due.
Make your payment beforehand. (Payments with Paypal ONLY.)
I will send you a WIP sketch before coloring and ask you any questions I might have.
I finish, upload to dA, and send you your completed commission!
Stop and read before you order.
Do NOT ask for a commission unless you're able to fully carry out payment.
I do not do strange or ugly characters/cluttered characters/mecha/furries/nudity.
For OCs, please have a clear full body reference ready (preferably, with color). I don't want to read a block of text describing your
COMMISSION OPENCOMMISSION OPENCOMMISSION OPEN5 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES BEFORE
Please don't leave me with a simple message such as "Can you draw ____ for me?" without leaving any detail or reference.
And please don't give me a very long description, [I'm bad at reading lots of text.]
Please make it brief and easy to read.
If you don't have any reference image, make sure to provide enough description about your character appearance [such as their local colors, eye type, hair length, hair style, personality, etc]
I reserve the right to show my commission artwork in any appropriate place.
Please do not commission me if you wish to keep your artwork private from public.
***example and Price (per 1 character) .... in US dollar ***
I would appreciate it if you could pay the paypal transaction fee.
Tip is always welcome, But you don't have to.
Every commission will receive 300dpi larg
Poker Card Design Contest and Raffle *DUE JAN 3rd*TWO DAYS LEFT!! Get your final entries in!Poker Card Design Contest and Raffle *DUE JAN 3rd*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i all! I'm really looking forward to seeing what comes from this project as I have already put a lot of work into it and have become quite attached. My friend, Iain, and I have decided to travel for a year together. We both have always wanted to but have never had the opportunity for various reasons, but we've decided that there is no time like the present! We have begun designing products to sell in order to fund our year-long adventure starting in England (where Iain lives), traveling all through Europe, sailing across the Mediterranean, and traveling southeast through India, China, Japan and finally New Zealand. One of our fund raising endeavors is to create a deck of playing cards to sell throughout our travels and via our online store. We imagine a deck that is both unique and stylized, featuring a variety of artists with a range of styles and a common theme of world travel and global commun
Appreciate Voice Overs and AnimatorsMarcia Wallace (Voice of The Simpsons Mrs. Krabappel) passed away and it's been a stark reminder to appreciate those who bring your favorite cartoons to life.Appreciate Voice Overs and Animators9 months ago in Personal More Like This
When we watch a cartoon, you don't really think about the people who voice them. They're just there. They don't seem to have age or a mortality to them. In our minds we tend to think of cartoons as immortal. You can drop an anvil on them and they just keep going. Unfortunately, those who give them life, through voice acting and animation, do not. Something to consider when watching any cartoon. Enjoy them, appreciate them. More importantly appreciate the talents behind them. They wont be around forever. (Myself included unfortunately) Stupid mortality.
PE: Sketches and sketchbooksSketches and sketchbooksPE: Sketches and sketchbooks5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Big, marvellous, elaborate, finished paintings and drawings you can see in various stunning galleries on dA and outside dA, while they require time and can occupy artist's workspace even for months, in a lot of cases make a small percentage of created pictures lying around the creator's desk. Sketches aren't just noted concepts or a stage in preparing an artwork - a couple of sketches a day can be the most influential source of improving your skills.
You have probably been through this more than once - far from your room, you got struck with a brilliant idea. In diffrent circumstances you'd most likely rush to transfer it onto paper or canvas, but well, that might be not so easy in a classroom or on a bus. It can be difficult even if you're home - how about more than one idea at once? Using a sketchbook as a notepad for any concepts is by far
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!