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: Elves6 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
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Tolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own World
By Cliff Broadway
"Hobbit" illustration 04 by Pervandr
Please welcome J.R.R. Tolkien expert and TheOneRing.net producer/writer Cliff Broadway (aka theoneringnet) as he shares his take on the man behind the beloved series of books. Cliff helped build The One Ring.net, a fan-based site created and run by volunteers from around the world and the largest web portal for a single fandom, after working
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If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If your not scared: re-post and see
Who your " Real Friends" are.
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Tolkien Contest WinnersTime has come to announce the winners. You were surprisingly consistent in voting this time - for the 45 votes, most of you focused on two works that now, obviously, are featured as the first and second places each. You can see all the 19 entries and the contest details here.Tolkien Contest Winners2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sieskja's Saruman, come forth! has received 74 points, which makes a new top record in our group - the previous one was 41 points (two times, actually), quite a diffrence.
Valentina-Mustajarvi has received 60 points for her Escaping from vargs.
SRudy got from you 31 points for his Witchking of Angmar
Asotu species informationTrouble reading the page? See the plain version here!Asotu species information10 months ago in Personal More Like This
A note on references: It is NOT accurate to use otters as a reference for asotus. Otters are plantigrade and are not built the same way as asotus nor are they as flexible, as asotus are not mustelids. Asotus are based off of seals and dogs, with the only otter influence being their tail. As such, you should use canids to reference their bodies and seals to reference their heads (leopard seals are your best bet).
Group of asotus: band, mob
Young asotu: pup
Female asotu: cow
Male asotu: bull
Average Height: 13-16.3 HH
Average Weight: 800-1200 lb.
Measurement: Asotus are measured using the hands (abbreviated hh, for "hands high") system. They are measured from their shoulders to the ground. When choosing a height for your asotu, please note that the hands system
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Important news regarding the DGM MangaUpdate-03/11/2014Important news regarding the DGM Manga3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to DGray-Man101 and mangahelpers, we've been noticed that Hoshino might have an Instagram account.
We don't have a way to verify that but the pictures posting on it being mirrors of her style and the occasional picture of a cat looking a lot like Koro, Hoshino's beloved cat.
Judging by the material posted on it, Hoshino seems to be working on a new chapter. And although there is no actual release information, it seems like we could all silently celebrate just a little. We don't want to jinx it. ~
It also seems to include some new character design on Allen's part. But yeah, worth taking a look, I suppose.
And everyone who ever dreamed of seeing Lavi shirtless gets a treat on the Halloween picture.
But let me repeat: It is NOT verified that this is the actual Hoshino's instagram.
Awesome Pandora Fanfiction! Okay, so :icon146tym: wrote a GLORIOUS story about everybody's favorite Twicord hellspawn, Pandora. I present to you, Saving Princess Skyla.Here it is: http://www.fimfiction.net/story/222547/saving-princess-skylaAwesome Pandora Fanfiction!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Guys, I seriously encourage you to read it if you're a fan of Pandora or just like smart, well-written pony comedy. It's about the hilarious (and possibly traumatizing) misadventures of Pandora and Cupcake as they attempt to ruin Princess Skyla's wedding, only for the plan to backfire most horribly and force them to rescue her from a unforeseen kidnapping. Also, it contains this line:
“Boss, I don’t thin--” Whatever else Cupcake was going to say was drowned out as she got smacked with the massive butter stick.
I mean, c'mon. It's a must-read.
It's got Pandora at her wittiest, Cupcake at her driest, Skyla at her bitchiest, and wonderful little morsels of Twicord as well, for my watchers who love the Twicord. READ
How to make a species/adopts ( the grand secret)Step 1. Draw for yourself. ( this is the most important step)How to make a species/adopts ( the grand secret)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
When i made taums. I just wanted to make a creature to represent myself. I had fun drawing my Happysorry! Only when i made a ton of sketches somone came up to me and said: ' I want one! you should make more for adopts!!'
I gave it a try and people really loved them.
Step 2. Research. Expirament.
I had no idea what adopts were when I was starting. My art was mediocre at best. I searched around for informtion. Prices. How others did thiers. If you used a base it was cheaper. If you drew every creature its own way its more money due to work. Once I got the idea I made two taums. Both start auction at 5 bucks with auto bid of 15. They went so fast that I decided the base price to be 15.
Step 4. Go with the flow
People will suggest, get mad, help you, or ask for tons of things from you. Once your species is up and running for a few months. People will try to step on your toes often. This is a good time to have all your s
My stories from Middle-earthI usually do not post my fanfiction stories here at dA (and won't until they enable to post multi-chaptered stories as one deviation, otherwise it would make a mess in my gallery...) I post them under my fanfiction.net: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1740140/Mirach and Stories of Arda account: http://www.storiesofarda.com/author.asp?AuthID=2706My stories from Middle-earth3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now I got the idea to post at least the links to them here, together with the banners and illustrations. My stories feature mostly Aragorn, and several also Eärendil, but there are a few with other characters as well. I will update this journal when I post a new story.
No Regrets and Riddles in the Dark - in "other one-shots" (posted some time ago, but I forgot to update this journal
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 movies6 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
Taxes??? (help)this question has been rattling my mind for a while now, but i want your input on this.Taxes??? (help)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
for someone who lives off of money from making art and such, do you claim your art money on your taxes?
is it possible to do your taxes without claiming it? how the hell does taxes work omfg
more importantly, if i dont claim my art money on my taxes, will i get in trouble for it??? because the last thing i want is the government to like..find me and make me pay back all the money ived earned, ive been so terrified that they'll do that to me, or worse /m\;;;;
free ART RAFFLE! WinnersThe selection is made!free ART RAFFLE! Winners3 months ago in Personal More Like This
and the winners are!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Now please, if you're on this list send me a note with references of the character you want! (the more the better )
. Only rule is to be a human or at least enough x)
. Also can tell me if you would like any expression or angle in specific (front, sideways, profile, ect)
And that's it, thank you for participating!
If I have some time in the future perhaps will
Middle-earth in picturesMiddle-earth is a world created by J.R.R.Tolkien, one of the most complex creations and foundations of classic fantasy. Many artists are inspired by this amazing world, and there are not many events in its history that escaped a painter's brush... I bring you a short (yes, I call this short ) summary of the events, in a more or less chronological order:Middle-earth in pictures5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before the time:
Silmarillion Genealogical Tree by BerenfoxManwe Sulimo by GustavoMalekManwe by Nahar-Doa:thumb74497816:The Mother of Stars by fernandocarvalhoSilmarillion: Taniquetil by LadyEllethNienna by RenaSarrabiNamo, the Judge by MaurevalVaire, the Weaver by DanielGovar:thumb166655722:Melkor by Lirulin-yirthThe Fallen Angel by morrigann11:thumb123399675:Melkor by TaeriThe Dark Vala by ginn-mIlluin by BellaElizabethLarsen'And Aule made the Dwarves' by rysowAniaCuivienen by losselenOrome Encounters the Elves by ProtoguyEarly Days by Leliumoj_The Two Trees_ by emmekamalei:thumb4289447:Earwen by Studio-1901The Last Look by BreoganMelkor's Release by felegundMairon and the Shadow by neffinesseFeanor.. estasi e tormento by icy-maidenThe making of the Silmarils by rysowAnia:
things you might wants to checkout - my InfluenceA lists of teachers from my gold-mining the internet :things you might wants to checkout - my Influence3 years ago in Personal More Like This
gold - Feng Zhu website http://fengzhudesign.blogspot.ca , the best of the best. Make sure you checkout his design cinemas 1-50
silver - Paul foxton website http://www.learning-to-see.co.uk/ , he is an artist going back to drawing / painting thru self taught route . not only he can provide you with road maps , but he have two very helpful links http://www.thedictionaryofhumanform.com/ and free to download book http://www.learning-to-see.co.uk/composition-practice-one .
silver-sycra yasin website http://www.sycra.net
jason seiler ,blog http://jasonseilerillustration.blogspot.ca/
bronze - On youtube there are -Myron Barnstone
Hobbit ConHey there,Hobbit Con1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve been asked to submit some pictures from the HobbitCon2.
Unfortunately, most of the rather few pictures I made are quite crappy for I asked too much of my simple camera.
Also my best friend, who went with me, said if I submit any pictures featuring her, there will be trouble.
And when a gnome like me made any pictures from the stage, there were always quite a lot of heads in the way, plus I forgot completely to make any photos on the first day.
So have mercy on the little I can show you.
The foyer from above.
Some of the displayed costumes. Might be a bit chilly to wear.
The main hall where most panels took place.
No UFO, but the costume contest. The stuff was amazing, really.
There are already great photos of the contest on the internet.
The two panels of Richard Taylor w
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My Giants...My Giants-My Giants...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright for those of you who are curious, I've been meaning to just write out some things about my take on giants. This is my PERSONAL TAKE my attempt to make them original. I consider them to be my own race of giants, if you will
My giants are called "Faron" which translates from Elvish as "Hunter". In my world, Elvish was the mother language of Earth in the beginning of time after Elyon, the God King created the universe. So it is a deeply rooted name. Though most know them simply as Regalian Giants now.
They are very beastly and animalistic in some of their traits. I did that for a reason. I'm trying to be original. The giants in my world and for my story are pretty much designed to be the ultimate predator. On Earth anyways.
This is just some of the traits my own kind have, for those of you who are interested.
My info/take on Giants-
(this is my take on them the part that makes them my own race of giant)
-My giants come
Talks with Tolkien artists: s-u-w-iAll talks:Talks with Tolkien artists: s-u-w-i6 months 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,
Save Derpy HoovesI'm not usually one to advertise this sort of thing. It's not my place to try and tell people what I think they should do, but this is just so ridiculous in my opinion, that it needs to be stopped if not just because of the sheer moronic and incorrect nature of it.Save Derpy Hooves4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For clarification, in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which I watch, there is a character named Derpy, named so because of her characteristic cross-eyed look that was originally an animation error. She gained a large fanbase over time, and became known by the creators as Derpy as well, finally getting a speaking role and confirmation of her name in episode 14 of season 2.
You can see Derpy here in a 50 second clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBUVF6yyQNc
For those who don't know, the word "Derp" refers to a mistake that, in retrospect, seems painfully obvious and should never have been made. Case in point, her cross-eyed look and ditzy nature
Unfortunately, someone decided to complain about the name, claiming that Der
Talks with Tolkien artists: ullakkoI'm happy to bring you another issue of the Talks with Tolkien artists, this time with a talented finnish illustrator :iconullakko: - ullakko . For the beginning, enjoy a few pieces from her gallery:Talks with Tolkien artists: ullakko1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
Hi there! I am Ulla Thynell, a 30-something illustrator living in Helsinki (Finland) with my spouse and our little daughter. I've always been passionate about imagination and stories, both the written and visual variety.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
I read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings first in the mid-90's when I was aroud 12 years old. I was an omnivorous bookw
Animals Within, Spirit AnimalsAnimals Within, Spirit Animals9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Animals Within Spirit Animals
Hanuman by molee
There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.
We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
The Hobbit in tengwarYou need to check it - Tsvetelina Krumova 'Elmenel' is creating the first book in tengwar - The Hobbit:The Hobbit in tengwar2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Handmade calligraphy, maps and illustrations. I saw the original drawings at Oxonmoot 2014, amazing!
(In the corner you can see fantastic Elrond )
Detailed information regarding the creation process and possible publication at Patreon:
Here is also homepage of the project http://www.parmaeldalieva.com/
& it's fanpage at https://www.facebook.com/ParmaEldalieva
Though Tsvetelina will be most active at Patreon and the best contact her there.