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
If i DieIf you don't care: stop reading.If i Die2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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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.
feature: the need to exploreOnce in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.feature: the need to explore2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Asotu species informationAsotu species information7 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 only goes up to .3 (so, it would be 13, 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 14, 14.1.....). If you would like to s
Important news regarding the DGM MangaUpdate-03/11/2014Important news regarding the DGM Manga2 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.
Tolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own WorldTolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own World5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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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By Ryan Holiday
There are two types of writers, Schopenhauer once observed, those who write because they have something they have to say and those who write for the sake of writing. If you’re young and you think you want to be a writer, chances are you are already in the second camp. And all the advice you’ll get from other people about writing only compounds this terrible impulse.
Write all the time, they’ll tell you. Write for your college newspaper. Get an MFA. Go to writer’s groups. Send query letters to agents. What do they never say? Go do interesting things. I was lucky enough to actually get this advice. Combine this with the fact that I was too self-conscious to tell people that I wanted to be a writer, I became one in secret.
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
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
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!8 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
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
Cosplay Friday: The Hobbit and Lord of the RingsCosplay Friday: The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: My Precious
The ring bearer by SusaStrawberry
The characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been enticing readers for over 60 years.
Today fans are able to journey to the magical realm of Middle-earth through the wizardry of Peter Jackson’s revolutionary six film cinematic adventure.
Jackson ushered in the age of the modern day movie franchise by questionably shootin
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
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
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Secret Origins of The Lord of The Rings
Gandalf and the dwarves
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 the artists and writers we kno
Devious Journal EntryMy first contest ever ! The contest ends at 26 September.Devious Journal Entry9 months ago in Personal More Like This
So without further adue. Here is what you need to do:
Draw my ponysona http://astralfray.deviantart.com/art/Astral-Fray-446785797 AstralFray. And send to me a note with a link to your finished pice ! I hope to see much awesome art ! She must be drawn as a pony, no human or other species related art will be accsepted. You may enter as many drawings as you wish! Keep the art coming. You will be judged on originality, color use, texture, and of couse composition.
Draw her in any ponyrelated artform:
Include your own OC with my oc.
May include a little blood or violence ( but to minimal ammounts)
You may NOT:
Draw porn or any sexual content of my caracter.
No EXSTREME violence or gore, no intestense.
No sad pony, this is a contest and i want to se awesome happy stuff <3
- A fullcomission from me
Animals Within, Spirit AnimalsAnimals Within, Spirit Animals5 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 Importance of Line ArtHi Guys, here is my latest video in case you missed it, talking about a topic overlooked by too many!The Importance of Line Art7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you like it!
And here is the trailer for our latest tutorial on cubebrush.com
Being Creative Is HardBut it can be done. It's a lifestyle more than anything, and this message from tumblr certainly rings true:Being Creative Is Hard2 months ago in Personal More Like This
So if you, like me, have been intending to create lately but haven't found yourself breaking away from the responsibilities of real life or the constant magnetic pull of the internet, remember the famous slogan, "Just freaking do it." OK, so I may have added my own bit of flavor to that, but you get the drift.
I'm here for moral support and will happily be the person you can ask for help. I love hearing about stories and creative projects, and I'll gladly offer suggestions/advice if you need another set of eyes because you think an idea's lacking "something" or if you get stuck.
Published in a japanese MAGI anthology !!Published in a japanese MAGI anthology !!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fabric Waxing TutorialFor those interested, I have made a tutorial on waterproofing fabric using a beeswax/oil combination. I've looked on Youtube several times and not found a tutorial thorough enough for my purposes, so I made this one [link]Fabric Waxing Tutorial3 months ago in Personal More Like This
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I'm currently not accepting custom work/commissions.
Not seeing any thorough videos on YouTube about waxing flat fabric, I decided to make my own. This shows technique
READ THIS UPDATE PLEASE OR ILL FIND UREAD THIS DONT SKIP ITS REALLY IMPORTANT PLEASE THANK UREAD THIS UPDATE PLEASE OR ILL FIND U1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A BIIIGGGGGGG THANK yOu Very Much to Aoi :icondemon-trash: for this idea thingie
He turned his Role-playing site forum into a role-playing forum for the group XD so thanks much//is in debt//shot
I know many of you have troubles with getting in/to DA chatrooms, then skype not so much, or maybe just being on DA in general, so thought to give this a go!
ON this site: http://monsteracademy.omgforum.net/forum
U gotta login to use it and stuff its easy and free dw about it
It has chatbox, private messaging, posting if u dont wanna use chatbox to role-play in and u can use the chatroom on phones//was made for it//
it's easy use site and great use so take a look XD
Thanks again much Aoi for making it OTL//finds way to like repay back//killed//
Any questions on it and stuff just ask!
it looks u guys are up for a group xmas little thing and secret santa thingie from the poll soooo hurry and get back soon//kille