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
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
NEVER SEEN BEFORE contest - deadline approaching! We encourage you to take a part in theNEVER SEEN BEFORE contest - deadline approaching!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
"NEVER SEEN BEFORE" - big Tolkien themed contest
Details in MirachRavaia's own words:
I recently got a comment on my art which made me realize that there are many scenes and characters in Tolkien's book which almost never get illustrated, while you can find hundreds of illustrations for others. Just a few examples would be
- the events during the Scouring of the Shire
- the Ringbearers arriving and living in Valinor
- Galadriel living in Eregion or passing through Moria to Lórien
- Pippin exploring Minas Tirith with Bergil
- the "lesser known" kings of Gondor and Númenor and Chieftains of Dúnedain
- Túrin attacking Glaurung in front of Nargothrond's gates BEFORE the dragon's look paralyzed him
For this contest, you need to find one that you have NEVER seen illustrated before. I won't give you more examples so you can think of your own, but feel free
I LARP. I Like it. Shut up.There are two sentences I hear a lot about LARP.I LARP. I Like it. Shut up.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
„It's fucking childish." or „You need to grow up and be an adult."
For starters: I'm a realist. I know most people are close-minded, stupid and bitter, fixed on common notion of „normality." They just don't know better, in most cases it's not their fault and I don't think It'll ever get better.
People are tolerant these days – but not because they understand the specific problem. They are tolerant of some things, because they're told to be tolerant to these things, not because of a result of their own critical thinking.
But I sort of feel an urge to speak about why I do what I do, and why the sentences above are deeply wrong.
It's not the internet trolling, what bothers me, I write this mostly because I'm getting married after three awesome years of relationship, and yet some people close to me think I'm not mature enough for this just because I'm a larper.
(I hope my english is good enough to make my point.)
Fantasies are simply not onl
The Seme HandbookOMGG ALL YOU UKES OUT THERE LIKE ME. I FOUND THEIR HANDBOOK, SO NOW WE KNOW HOW THEY EXPLOIT US. QUICK READ NOW!! -points down excitedly-The Seme Handbook5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Semes don't eat cake. Ever.
Rape = Love
The more you love your uke, the more right you have to rape him.
If you can't make your uke come just by licking his ass, you suck in bed.
The number of dildoes that any average seme owns (for his uke)
would put any sex shop to shame.
Semes will hardly ever have sex completely naked.
That's an uke thing.
The car you own is a BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, or any other extra expensive make.
Also, a seme's car wi
Noldorin Icon Family [Updated:10.5] EolNoldorin Icon Family [Updated:10.5]4 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: RobleskaZeppelinIn today's interview, I would like to introduce you a Czech student and hobbyist artist, :iconrobleskazeppelin: - RobleskaZeppelin:Talks with Tolkien artists: RobleskaZeppelin5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
Hello! My name is Šárka, pronnounced Sharkah. I’m a 20 years old student of biology at Charles university in Prague. I come from the south of Czech Republic (the country with beer) , from beautiful South Moravia (the region of wine). I have a tarantula called Ungoliant and I love everything related to J.R.R.Tolkien.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
When I was 10, I found an interesting book in a
Open Art & Pouch Commision..^^yayy..all my commision is already done.^^.so i think it's time to start a new commisionn..hope it goes well..>Open Art & Pouch Commision..^^4 years ago in Personal More Like This
To all men of letters!Well, acquaintances, allies, buddies, colleagues, compatriots (or not), comrades, and/or familiars...To all men of letters!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to put my knowledge to use, for the benefit of our artistic community and all people out there trying to thrive.
As I've written in my ID, I'm a literature and language teacher. I've been working hard to get my master degree in French Literature and Narrative Theories, which will come latter this year.
And as for this, I thought I could be at your service to read your literature deviations and post you honest constructive critics based on the best of world wide letters!
But I have to be clear about one thing: I am not the kind of person that only say what you might want to hear.
I will never be rude or disrespectful BUT... it is needed of me to say sometimes things you may not agree or accept.
If you ask me for a critic don't be upset if I eventually point an aspect of your composition that needs to be improved.
I'm sure that it's not
Talks with Tolkien artists: s-u-w-iAll talks:Talks with Tolkien artists: s-u-w-i1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I talked with a Czech artists :icons-u-w-i: - s-u-w-i about her lovely fairy-tale-ish art. I hope you enjoy it as well!
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
well, I'm afraid I'm not very interesting. Most of the time I just sit at home next to the radiator, dressed in too many sweaters, sip cocoa and read or draw (but when I have more free time I greatly enjoy cooking/baking and sewing) I'm nineteen and currently study animation on university so I totally don't have as much time to draw my own things as I would like. I live in tiny, unknow village under Beskydy mountains with my mum,
Secret Origins Of The Lord Of The RingsSecret Origins Of The Lord Of The Rings6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Secret Origins of The Lord of The Rings
Gandalf and the dwarves by moonxels
The Beginning of The Lord Of The Rings
We’ve all had at least one special book that we’ve loved and reread but when it comes to books that have defined and influenced us that list becomes much smaller. On most peoples lists J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic work The Lord of The Rings would be at the top of the list.
Without it many of
Material ListUpdated materials list July 12, 2014!Material List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
*140lb Arches paper cold pressed
*90lb Saunders paper cold pressed
*140lb FLUID watercolour paper cold pressed
*Muse Cubi White Watson paper
*140lb cold pressed WINDSOR & NEWTON watercolour paper (Rough texture)
*W&N/ HOLBEIN watercolours
*Dr. Ph. Martin Synchromatic / Radiant liquid watercolour
*Dr. Ph. Martin Black Star Matte India ink
*Daler Rowney acrylic inks (Gold, silver, etc)
ESCODA / W&N series 7 brushes (Sable)
*The left one is a HUNT 513EF nib, and the one I use the most.
[Bullet; Green]Sketchbook[Bullet; Green]
Great for mixed media
[Bullet; Green]Masking Fluid[Bullet; Green]
I don't use masking fluid.
I heard th
Yuga's Defeat and Redemption- Ch. 1 Yuga’s Defeat and RedemptionYuga's Defeat and Redemption- Ch. 11 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Yuganon screamed in agony as the Hero’s master sword plunged into his chest, stopping just mere centimeters from his heart. His enormous staff clattered to the ground as he gazed in horror at the blade buried in his chest. He coughed up blood as his trembling hands desperately wrapped around the pure blade, trying to pull it out.
He needn’t have tried, however, as the hero curtly did it for him, ripping it out swiftly and mercilessly-earning yet another anguished cry from Yuganon. The hero watched with a cool disposition as the pig-man staggered back- his hands clutching the gaping wound in his chest-and collapsed. For a few moments the hero watched his trembling form-waiting to see if he would try anything. But only Yuganon’s labored wheezing echoed through the empty chamber, he was barely clinging onto his life. Sighing, the hero ti
'The Ghost' Contest [Extended to July]'The Ghost' Contest [Extended to July]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official Contest Information______
Contest Theme: Seisui Naito
This contest is dedicated to the first OC that I ever created, Seisui Naito. The Captain of my 11th Division alternate-universe of Bleach, he was one of the things that brought me to this website so many years ago. Without him, I would never have started my project. I owe him so much. He brought me here, helped me kick of a universe of writing that would see my skills improve over years, and introduced me to friends from around the world. I figure it's time to pay him back.
New Contest Deadline: July 1st
Judging Period: July 1st - July 10th
Character Sheet Pt. 1:
Character Sheet Pt. 2:
Character Sheet Pt. 3:
Art theft is not a crime - say NO to copyrightToday, a DD was awarded to a nice acrylic painting (below left) which was painted from my photo (below right) -Art theft is not a crime - say NO to copyright3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just about the only thing I don't like about is the strong cyan tint, which seems to be more associated with the photo of the painting rather than then painting itself. Overall it's definitely one of the best derivative works I've yet to see based on my photos. I really enjoyed exploring how all the little details differed between the two.
Rpriet1 did not ask for my permission, or inform me of using my photo. A DA gallery moderator just messaged to ask whether I would like the deviation removed, and the DD revoked. I think most artists who've had their work "stolen" would be outraged, but for me the answer was a very unambiguous no. This is a complicated issue, and I think that the vast majority of the readers will disagree with me at this point, so let me explain my position carefully.
The concept of intellectual property, the way it ex
Tolkien birthday toastEach year on 3 January, the Tolkien Society encourages Tolkien fans from across the world to celebrate the Professor’s birthday with a simple toast-drinking ceremony, and we are joining them, as well.Tolkien birthday toast3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
At 9pm your local time, we invite Tolkien fans to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author. The toast is simply:
All you need to do is stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words “The Professor” before taking a sip (or swig, if that’s more appropriate for your drink). Sit and enjoy the rest of your drink.
Note that we do not condone drinking alcohol if it endangers the health or safety of the drinker or others, or contravenes the law.
COMMISSIONCOMMISSION3 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY COMMISSION INFO
Size A5 full BG
Haft-body: $ 35 ( +$ 20 /add character)
Size A4 full BG
Haft-body: $ 60 (+ $ 35 /add character)
Full-body: $ 75 (+ $ 45/add character)
Size A3 full BG only 1 Slot
Haft-body: $120 (+ $ 50
Artist FeaturesI'd love to feature all of the artists currently on my commissionable list (which you can find here), but there just isn't the space or time; every artist on this list takes commissions, and if you know someone you'd like to add, or would like to be added yourself, please let me know! Similarly, if you want to be taken off my list for whatever reason, I will do so Just to warn you, some of the thumbnails below I've chosen may be NSFW or contain same-gender pairings - you've been forewarned, so please don't leave nasty comments about it. All the artists below deserve more attention.Artist Features1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, without further ado:
[Closed] Hotaru CONTESTHello![Closed] Hotaru CONTEST5 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is my very first contest in DA! I won some points from a contest and thought I will have my own contest this time
Topic- Hotaru/ Fireflies
You would need to draw character(s) in the setting of Fireflies. The character(s) can be your OC or any anime/manga character. Your aim will be to depict the mood/ the environment and the expression that goes with the setting.Fireflies are portrayed so beautifully and mysteriously in anime or other media, I find them interesting and wanted to see more drawings inspired on this theme.So I would look forward to your art
Contest starts on the 1st of November and ends on 30th December, 2014 (deadline)
Anybody can join this contest! Please +fav this journal.If you wanna join, comment on the journal and when you complete the work,post the link here. The winners will be chosen by a Judge. I will
Uni's annual art contest- Chance to win a tabletUni's annual art contest- Chance to win a tablet3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello and welcome to Uni's 2015 annual art contest
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Monday, March 30th 2015
News and updates:
03/27/2015: New Contest Entry! (Don't forget March 30th is the deadline!)
First of all- Thank you for taking a look at this year's annual art contest!
This year's theme is: THERE IS NO THEME! O_O All you have to do is draw one of my eligible OC's (See down below). You can draw them with your OC's, as a painting, in a pop art, whatever you wish!
Not sure what to draw? Here are some friendly suggestions:
Grimm's fairy tales or movies (draw my OC's as a fairy tail
FAN ART FRIDAY: Love a PrincessFAN ART FRIDAY: Love a Princess3 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Dancing in the Lights by Nippy13 A Kiss for Corona by alicexz 50 Chibis Disney : Tangled _ Rapunzel by princekido
The ''Frozen'' Throne by imDRUNKonTEA .:FROZEN:. by yoneyu Frozen - Elsa by imDRUNKonTEA
Frozen by Kuro-x-Sora
Give a Feature, Get a Feature #60:iconRealm-of-Fantasy:Give a Feature, Get a Feature #603 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Give a Feature, Get a Feature!
Please this News Article to help these artists get more exposure!
To participate, please follow the link to the group blog: http://realm-of-fantasy.deviantart.com/journal/Give-a-Feature-Get-a-Feature-60-263330340
Realm-of-Fantasy is running a weekly "Give a Feature, Get a Feature" in our group. Do you have a favorite Fantasy/SciFi piece on deviantART? Or maybe you know of a Fantasy/SciFi piece that just isn't getting enough exposure? Would you like to get a little exposure yourself? Well, here is the time and place to speak up.
You pick it, we promote it. Not only in a group blog, but in a deviantART News as well. And as a bonus, you can pick a piece of yours that you would like to get featured as well!
"Give a Feature, Get a Feature" will be posted each Week, and the first 25 suggestions will be featured so better be quick!
Cosplay Friday: FrozenCosplay Friday: Frozen3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Let It Go!
Queen Elsa Frozen by UchihaSayaka
There’s a chill in the air as we travel to the kingdom of Arendelle for a Frozen cosplay treat.
Frozen was Disney’s tremendously successful third attempt at adapting the grimm Hans Christian Anderson tale The Snow Queen. As early as 1943, Walt Disney saw the potential in this the longest and most highly acclaimed of Andersen’s stories, but it to
Talks with Tolkien artists - complete listA complete list of all interviews from the "Talks with Tolkien artists" series. It will be updated after each interview posted.Talks with Tolkien artists - complete list2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
with Gold-Seven :iconGold-Seven: fav.me/d6aprnx
with steamey :iconsteamey: fav.me/d6bx1lc
with ekukanova :iconekukanova: fav.me/d6dzooz
with Tulikoura :icontulikoura: fav.me/d6gqc7f
Battle of Nanduhirion, part 3 by Tulikoura