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
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
Why Helvetica is not greatWhy Helvetica is not greatWhy Helvetica is not great1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Type design is a rather obscure profession but even the typefaces themselves don’t get too much attention by the general public. Most people could only name a few typefaces, but among those few are always Times New Roman, Arial and Helvetica. Well-known and popular or not, in this article I will show you why Helvetica is not the great typeface people perceive it to be.
Arial is often frowned upon due to its history, but what most people don’t know is that Helvetica has a very similar history. A bit different, but as far as I’m concerned it’s just as dubious and embarrassing. As most people who are interested in typefaces might know, Max Miedinger is the designer of Helvetica. However, what most people probably don’t know is that Max Miedinger was not a type designer. Miedinger st
How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Sans serif — Roman
In this article/tutorial I will show you how to design a typeface. I will cover the basics and show you how to design advanced letters as well. There is so much I can talk about though, so if people like this article I might expand on this with future articles and get more into detail. I will only cover the design though, so you will have to research how to do the spacing and programming and turn your typeface into a usable font—or wait until I might do an article on that as well, but I don’t have such an article planned anytime soon.
What will we design?
I will first show you how to design some basic letters for a geometric sans typeface like Futura, because it utilizes geometric shapes, which is always my starting point for every typeface regardless of style. O
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
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I tricked tumblrHello everyone, I realize it's been ages since my last journal entry, so I just wanted to update so people know I'm still active.I tricked tumblr2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Maybe some of you saw this, but I made this fake imdb page for a Marauders BBC show and posted it on tumblr. It was just supposed to be a joke/fantasy, but apparently a lot of people bought it
(You'll notice there are lots of things that give it away, however)
But maybe one day, if we badger enough producers, it will be a reality
Lonesome Tree Contest!! *Winners!!*:iconfancyheader1::iconfancyheader2::iconfancyheader3::iconfancyheader4:Lonesome Tree Contest!! *Winners!!*1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontree2plz::iconspotlightplz: First Place :iconspotlightplz::icontree2plz:
More from His Gallery:
:icontree2plz::iconspotlightplz: Second Place :iconspotlightplz::icontree2plz:
More from Her Gallery:
:icontree2plz::iconspotlightplz: Third Place :iconspotlightplz::icontree2plz:[Trophy][Star!]
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Tolkien - contest #8This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Tolkien - contest #81 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
-Mr. Bilbo, where are you off to?
-I'm going on an adventure!
The very recent release of The Desolation of Smaug trailer quite inspired this contest's theme. It's just six months to go! Your task in this contest is not simply to draw a character or place from the Middle-earth, that would be just another boring Tolkien competition, wouldn't it?
Fire. Mountain(s). Ruins. Shadow. Flower. Treasure. Couple. Smoke. Lights.
9 words for one quest! Your entry must include at least 3 of these things (and you should mention the ones you've picked in your deviation's description). It must refer to something that actually happened in the Middle-earth or other realms from its dimention described by Tolkien. Entries showing nothing but a character posing like a statue or copied screenshots from the movies won't be accepted, this is
Green Themed Contest! Winners!Drum roll please!!!Green Themed Contest! Winners!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Old and New
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SurrealismWatch depthRADIUSSurrealism1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
orld War I (1914-1918) was a human catastrophe that devastated Western civilization and mocked the hope inherent in “modernism”. The sheer volume of the war’s slaughter was beyond belief. The horror of it all destroyed the trust in science, medicine and technology as the golden gateway to a harmonious and peaceful future for humanity. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the evil purpose of a global war. A global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of fear and loathing.
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Salvador Dali autosodomizedby neofotistou
Rain Spellby temporary-peace
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
Asterion Design Contest (Win 1 year Premium!)Hello guysAsterion Design Contest (Win 1 year Premium!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Deadline was set to 4.2.2012!!! So you guys have more time for submitting your pieces. I will do a new seperated Journal with the participants soon. Too a new prize was added to the listn + featuring is only optional if you want to enter.
I would also like when you fav this journal only if you are thinking about entering. Its confusing for me and a work to run to all who fav and dont comment to ask them if they want or not~ :icononistressplz:
Since the poll has a quite good result and i got enough prices i decided to open the Contest for real.
... Introducing the Design Contest of the Seven!
Illuria is the only Land with a high ranged Civilisation. Because of their skills with magic - the power of the gods - they are used to have a nice, sweet live in peace. Magic is not a real weapon, more then a tool for the daily work, or for building the most impressive buildings, inventions and even streetlamps by using glowing crystals.
No country witho
Getty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open ContentWatch depthRADIUSGetty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
J. Paul Getty - The Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content
The J. Paul Getty Museum has initiated an Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.
A first sharing of 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection, including many masterworks, has just been made available and all are free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.
In a brilliant stroke, the Getty Museum has liberated one of the top collections of art in the world not just for access but for use. The museum is literally “beaming up” the great works in its collection as living resources within the arts themselves, for study, for sheer per
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
Nature ContestNature Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ok sooo.... With much thought and consultation I have decided to go ahead and have a contest!! This- obviously- is the first contest I have had so please forgive me if I am a little rusty. You are more than welcome to note me with any questions. I hope this will help others to get noticed in the community, and will be fun. Thank you to everyone who voted on the poll I held~you guys gave me the extra drive~!
So, the theme is : NATURE.
I was going for a fall theme since that is my favorite season, but Ive realized its not exactly fall everywhere ( or here in the USA yet for that matter) and would be kind of hard for all of m
January's Complaint Challenge - DDsIntroductionJanuary's Complaint Challenge - DDs3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This activity is part of my year-long project to address complaints from the dA community. January's complaint is Daily Deviations!
"I find that the DD system needs to be expanded. Why? Sadly, it has become the only major channel on this site for artists and writers to receive exposure, and the selection choices are limited. On my journal, =Flyvapnet wrote that '[i]t smacks of a good-old-boys system, wherein Deviations are considered for recognition only if they're suggested by those who have an in-crowd relationship with someone in the award-giving hierarchy'. There are great artists out there who don't have any exposure simply because they can't get DDs, and the selections are biased: for example, they almost never include parts of novels. Offering more artists this exposure would help DA with what
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..^^3 years ago in Personal More Like This
new contest!!!Dark spirally and swirly art"hello friends!new contest!!!Dark spirally and swirly art"1 year ago in Personal More Like This
the week is drawing to the end. i thought it was a good time to announce that we are having a brand new contest! the contest is art with dark themes and our favorite shapes...
our dark feature was very popular. the poll i wrote about what themes i should use for one of our weekly features had a lot of people saying that they wanted one with dark art.
so here we go!
these subjects will not be accepted...
cruelty to animals or children
i reserve the right to add to this list.
let's start with the rule that is the biggest problem-you guys can solve it!).
every entry has to be made specifically for this contest we will check and disqualify entries that were posted before the date of this journal. it's your responsibility to follow this rule. we will check the dates after the contest ends.
you can enter as many times as you want
all mediums are allowed
the contest will run for 2 months. i will put a countdown in the
Illustrated Poetry ContestHey deviantARTists!Illustrated Poetry Contest5 months ago in Personal More Like This
My debut original poetry collection, Forgetting: impressions from the millennial borderland, was published a couple of months ago, and I need your help to release a new, Illustrated Edition!
What I'm Looking For:
B&W line art to accompany each poem. Very simple.
What Kind of Line Art?
Anything. Traditional or digital, photography or photomanipulations, any style. The only requirement is that the image be black-and-white line art only. Shading is okay, as long as it's bar or hatch shading.
tl;dr = Nothing but lines; no color. No other restrictions. No nudity or porn.
And, obviously, the art should be in some way related to the poem it's meant to accompany. It can depict an image from the poem, or express how the poem made you feel, or what it made you think about. The connection doesn't have to be obvious to anyone but you; it's yo
SOPA, Hypocrisy, Scandal, DMCA, and CensorshipMissing The PointSOPA, Hypocrisy, Scandal, DMCA, and Censorship3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been disappointed to see the various responses to SOPA, especially the "DEVIATION CENSORED" images. They so completely miss the point that I can only assume the people posting them have absolutely no comprehension of what SOPA means, why it's a problem, and what they're actually protesting against.
First off, SOPA is not about censorship. Unfortunately, many of the opponents of SOPA decided to cast it as being about censorship in order to mobilize public opinion. Why did they do that? Unfortunately, they did that for two reasons: 1) they knew that without mobilizing mass support, the bill would go through and 2) they knew that the masses they wanted to get support from simply don't care/understand the real problem enough to do anything - because the truth is much to complicated for the typical internet user. I have some sympathy for that view, because I've discovered over and over again that copyright is, in fact, too complicated for the typi
where I get my fursuit making crap(my tummy hurts and I cannot sleep so here, have a helpful journal)where I get my fursuit making crap2 months ago in Personal More Like This
These are all the places I go, and they all have great customer service that makes me feel like a welcome customer every time I come back.
LEDs pre-rigged for use for eyes http://www.herestohaunting.ecrater.com/
hair for manes and such ("braiding hair" is the most tangle free they sell) http://www.ikickshins.net/bulk.php
claws, hooves and paw pads http://www.dreamvisioncreations.com/apps/webstore/
extra long fur http://www.nftech.com/products.html
other fur http://mendels.com/Fake-Fur-c-3/
realistic eye blanks http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23376
clay for horns and teeth (light weight, shatterproof, seal with acrylic to water proof) http://www.paperclay.com/product.htm
foam (I use the HD36-R) http://www.thefoamfactory.com/opencellfoam/opencellfoam.html
BONUS - glue gun type I rely on since it is so great for fine detail and generally not making a globby mess of everything http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ad
Modern Middle-earthJust a random feature, because...Modern Middle-earth2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Middle-earth got modern!
LotR Wrongness 03 by tashigiMirkwood Resistance by KidaGreenleaf
:thumb12141889:emo rocker maeglin by sargentsnarkycheerleading aragorn by thenizuLOTR: Dancin' with the Bitches by virtualpapercut
The One Brand to Rule Them All by kathrynlillieModern Day Arwen by umetnicaSuit Up Maitimo by nakichuFinrod: real men by MirachRavaia
Celebrian in Black Leather by Pika-la-CyniqueOFUM-Legolas_in_Black_Leather by Pika-la-CyniqueGaladriel in Black Leather by Pika-la-CyniqueThe El Twins in Black Leather by Pika-la-Cynique
Turin in Black Leather by Pika-la-CyniqueThe E I B by Pika-la-CyniqueLorien Lads in Black Leather by Pika-la-CyniqueHouse of the Hammer of Wrath by kittykatkanieBrother Princes - Colored by kittykatkanie
A Winner Is You by zarlaGentlemen of Fortune - Inking by KidaGreenleaf12 Badass Gandalf by harbek
Gil-galad in Black Leather by Pika-la-CyniqueStrider in Black Leather by Pika-la-CyniqueGandalf's Magic Trick by aragornbird
Modern Eol by EmbrethilModern!Gil by AlaudeSketchbook
21st-Century Sons of Feanor by Firespirits-GalMiddle Earth 2011 by FrankenstijnBlack Rider by Pilar-Sama
The Black Riders by MirachRavaiaThe White Rider by MirachRavaiaGollum in Black Leather by Pika-la-Cynique
Glorfindel at OFUM by Pika-la-CyniqueAll in by FelipennConjuror of Tricks by mistergrinn
Middle Earth High by falling-starchildDaddy's Nightmare by KaelhiarLOTR scum by Doku-Sama
Ringwraiths on motorcycles by squanpieThere And Back Again by reagsSongs of Power by Dreams-of-Arda
Bonus: Lotr ponies!
Aragorn by trillionsAragorn by Equinus:thumb128289535
FAQsHey did you know it's really rude to go up to someone and sayFAQs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Hey I love what you're doing! I don't want to pay for it though. Tell me how to do it so I can try myself."
If I had a shop you wouldn't come into it and ask for all my secrets, would you? The same applies here. Don't get butthurt when I give you a grumpy rebuke - this is my living!
1. How do you attach the fimo to the fur?
I glue it on with hot glue or bostik multi-purpose. Some artists like to make holes in the sculpt and sew it on.
2. How do you dye fake fur?
You CAN'T! It's impoooosiblleeeee. I tried masses of "confirmed" techniques, involving messy and sometimes stinky dyes, and none of them really worked. The best way I have found is to use dylon fabric paints and just brush them with a nail brush. Here's a video tutorial that is along the same lines, although I wouldn't use acrylic paint personally: http://youtu.be/RPA8Y6GcD6E My favourite method is to buy fabric in the right colour
Morrowind FeatureMorrowind Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind is my favourite game of all time, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I've been planning for awhile to put together a game-inspired feature; unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since most Morrowind-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Morrowind is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2002. The central plot concerns the deity Dagoth Ur, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses.
Lord Voryn Dagoth had been a good friend of Lord Indoril Nerevar, but they tu