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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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
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
Myths and Legends Across the WorldMyths and legends are somewhere deep in the subconscious of every nation, often unique and wonderful tales, yet different from other stories - once they were alive. People lived with them, considered them true... and in a way, they are all true. They are a part of our heritage, and with every legend forgotten, something inside us dies. I wandered wide and far through dA to gather these tales. Sit down by the fire and listenMyths and Legends Across the World3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Lord of All Growing Things by neffinesse Gods by Hbruton
Orpheus and Charon by llewllaw The Female Trinity by fanitsafantasy The champion of mankind by lucasalcantara Icarus falling by Amyhoi Demeter Goddess by midoriharada Moiras by shvayba Zeus by VargesPoseidon by GENZOMAN centaur by sandara Perseus and Andromeda by Himmapaan .: europa and the bull :. by xdragonflyx Hercules by wraithdt
Caer Ibormeith by darktear83 Morrigane looks the Thiefeyes by Chonunhwa Kernunnos by Yannig-Germain BRIAN BORU by soys Macha by MoonSpiral Cu Chulainn by Crowsrock The Blood of Cuchulain by Ionus Horned God at the Solstice by Becka-Van-Filth :
400 points/Art/Features Giveaway!! [CLOSED]CLOSEDDD Results here!!!!!!!!!!!!!400 points/Art/Features Giveaway!! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Points/art giveaway-3 days left!!!!!!
Wow guys. After 4,669 pageviews (remember, kiribian at 5000 pgv), 625 comments, 53 deviations, almost $100 in points worth of commissions and donations, a dA jacket, a Fella plushie, and a Super Llama plushie, I finally have more than 100 watchers!!!!!! :iconhappytearsplz:
Thanks so much to each and every one of you guys, whether you have been with me from the first crappy drawing or just watched me yesterday for a free sketch. :icondignitylaughplz: It has been an amazing 10 months on Deviantart, and I feel like I improved a lot from all the tutorials and advice my fellow deviants have given me.
SO. (The moment you've all been waiting for.):icononiskiplz:
I AM HAVING A POINT/ART GIVEAWAY TO GIVE BACK TO THE AMAZING DEVIANTART COMMUNITY.
And to "celebrate" the end of summer. :iconranranruuplz:
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I am glad to announce the series of my LOTR stainglass art postcard is on sale in TaoBao shop
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Power BreakdownOH MY GOSH YOU GUYS. He's just AMAZING.Power Breakdown1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconcalculatus: This guy decided to make a breakdown of abilities of Blaze and Penn for me and there are some crazy stuff here!
Check it out!!!))
You gave us a few of Blaze's and Penn's abilities in the past but I decided that it wasn't good enough for me, so I fleshed their powers out some more by taking their skills and physical and spiritual properties of fire into account.
·Fire flows in his blood, making him immune to all foreign contaminants such as poison and disease.
o This would lead to regenerative healing factor since the flames would be constantly cauterizing his wounds. This is kind of like how phoenixes heal themselves.
Fire elementals are abnormally strong since fire spiritually represents strength.
·He holds a symbiotic bond with fire, and can emit* it from his body through fire breath, explosions, flame armor, rocket-propelle
To all men of letters!Well, acquaintances, allies, buddies, colleagues, compatriots (or not), comrades, and/or familiars...To all men of letters!1 year 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
Dean Winchester (without the flames) and features**Dean Winchester (without the flames) and features5 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you may have noticed, I've just posted a new deviation devoted to Dean Winchester, one of the heroes of the CW show Supernatural. In my fan art the character is surrounded by flames, a reference to his little stay in hell However I think that the "no flames version" is not bad either If you want to check it out, it's on my scraps. Just click on the miniature below and you will be face to face with Jensen Ackles.
The guy gave me some hard times. I had to draw his face 8 times. I almost went nuts but I don't give up easily even for a stupid fan art. It took me one week but I'm pretty happy with the result. I hope it looks like him and when people saw my fan art they immediately recognized Dean Winchester from SPN.
As we talk about Supernatural it is time for a little fan art feature. Here are, from my point of view the best SPN fan arts on
Notes on Character DesignI received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.Notes on Character Design10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
- Be patient.
A design is something gradually arrived at. It takes time and iteration and revision. You'll throw a lot of stuff away, and you'll i
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acquired self-awareness and began trying to explain themselves to each other as they sat around their fires built at th
Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsWatch depthRADIUSBloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a ver