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
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
Ainulindale - Tolkien sketchbook (esp)(the post in english will come as soon as the book is ready for online purchase, in about two weeks. Thank you for your patience!)Ainulindale - Tolkien sketchbook (esp)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
La artistaza hart-coco y yo hemos estado trabajando estos últimos meses en un sketchbook del universo Tolkien, llamado Ainulindalë. En él encontraréis ilustraciones inspiradas en El Señor de los Anillos, el Hobbit y el Silmarillion, hechas en una variedad de medios y salteadas con pequeñas citas de texto.
El libro cuenta además con artistas invitados de la talla de Bea-Gonzalez, VargasNi, Lelia, Mintonia y KaoruOkino. ¡Un lujazo!
El libro estará disponible online en breve a un precio de 7€; sin embargo, también estará a l
Contest #2 Keyword - Short StoryProcess is simple...Contest #2 Keyword - Short Story2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) To enter you must announce your participation in the comment area of this journal
2) You must favorite this journal entry.
3) You must attach this contest Link to the submission description of your entry.
The Short Story:
Keyword - Short Story: I will provide a keyword in which the story will be based on. For this contest the Keyword will be: "Bank Robber". Writers must create a story that touches the Keyword. Participants can be as creative as they want. NO word limits. Just remember, it's a SHORT story contest.
Your story does NOT need to include the exact keyword. It must only touch on the subject matter but if you want to include it, that would be up to you.
Submissions must be original works. Winners will be chosen based on originality of the story, the depth of the plot, the ending, grammar and lastly the overall enjoyment of your story.
Any genre will be accepted
You must name your story
Your submission must be submitted here when
Modern Middle-earthJust a random feature, because...Modern Middle-earth3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Middle-earth got modern!
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The One Brand to Rule Them All by kathrynlillieModern Day Arwen by umetnicaSuit Up Maitimo by nakichuFinrod: real men by MirachRavaia
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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
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
Daily Literature Deviations for August 5th, 2013Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for August 5th, 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for August 5th, 2013
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Of Myth and Legend || A Poetry and Prose ContestPLEASE NOTE: in order to avoid any delays, the deadline for this contest has been pushed right back from the 15th of October to the 5th of November. I have several important assignments due close to the old deadline, and an exam also (on my birthday! D: ); but once my school year is done & dusted, I will be free to close the contest and judge.Of Myth and Legend || A Poetry and Prose Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you're here and reading this, you probably don't need me to tell you the purpose of this journal - but, well, I will anyway. It's contest time! I've been wanting to hold a writing competition for deviantART's literature community for some time, but something always gets in the way. No longer! There's something about mythology and legend that has always been fascinating to me, and the same goes for any literature that is inspired by these tales.
I'm sure you can see where this is going!
I want you to take a legend or a piece of mytho
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
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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
Talks with Tolkien artists: evankart:iconevankart: - evankart is a talented korean artists whom I had the pleasure to interview for the latest issue of "Talks with Tolkien artists". After feasting your eyes on her pictures here you can read her answers about Tolkien and art, and if you want more, go check her gallery!Talks with Tolkien artists: evankart9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
Hello, call me 'evan'. I'm from S. Korea, a professional comicbook artist and also art teacher. English is not my first language but I will try to answer the questions in earnest
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
Secret Origins Of The Lord Of The RingsSecret Origins Of The Lord Of The Rings9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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
Showcase | 010The main focus of The-Asterismos is to celebrate and provide exposure for your excellent literature deviations. Each Sunday, I will be taking the time to feature a number of outstanding pieces submitted to the group during the past week. I encourage you to browse through the work below! Each deviant featured is very worthy of your support.Showcase | 0102 years ago in Personal More Like This
See you next week for Showcase 011!
Fabulous Friday Feature 34Fabulous Friday Feature 342 years ago in Art Features More Like This
IT'S BACK! Greetings, all, and welcome to my Thirty-Fourth
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If you've got someone you think should be featured in next Friday's Feature, I'd love it if you would send me a note with a link to the deviation in question and I'll take a peek I'd also love to hear about other features, particularly themed ones. I'll list those in the bottom section to help spread the word! The same goes for contests or news articles!
Please favorite this journal and pass it on! And if you liked this feature, be sure to check out the one from last week:
I am ALWAYS seeking donations and nominations for my pay-it-forward project! So far I've been able to donate FIVE premium memberships, and I'm only a few hundred points away from being able to give away another one! I want to be able to donate premium memberships to deserving members, so please check out my journal for
Comic-Con: Day 3Saturday kicked off Day 3 of Comic-Con, and the crowds poured onto the convention floor to start the weekend in Geek Style.Comic-Con: Day 33 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
At noon, deviantART hosted our final panel: How to Supercharge Your deviantART Profile Like the Masters. Moderated by none other than our fearless ninja, Angelo (aka spyed), we were honored to have the following superstars share their deviantART experiences with the crowd:
- Adam Warren (AdamWarren -- “The Dirty Pair,” “Empowered”)
- Mark Brooks (diablo2003, from Marvel Comics)
- Jim Zubkavich (Zubby -- Project Manager of Creative Services, Udon Entertainment)
- Dave Elliott (DeevElliott -- “Heavy Metal Magazine”)
- Wenqing Yan (yuumei, creator of “Knite,” “1000 W0RDS”)
- Kevin Eastman (Kevineastman -- co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
- Chris Sanders (alohalilo creator of “Lilo & Stitch”)
It was truly a remark
WRITTEN IN THE STARS- A PROSE 'N POETRY CONTESTWRITTEN IN THE STARS-WRITTEN IN THE STARS- A PROSE 'N POETRY CONTEST2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
WITH A WHOPPING 58 ENTRIES !! YOU GUYS ARE INCREDIBLE!!
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Cosplay Friday: The Hobbit and Lord of the RingsCosplay Friday: The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings7 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
Collection: StrengthCollection: Strength4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Strength and Discipline
When “strength” is the topic, do you think of physical or machine power—or of will power and determination to achieve the goals of your cause?
Relative to size, no human being has ever been as powerful as a common ant. And one person’s life ambition is often another person’s conception of total madness. Context and perspective is everything — as you’ll find illustrated by perusing the following gallery of image
CommissionsWebsite (artblog)Commissions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
QUICK SKETCHES: $20 per char and you will get something like this
One char BUST sketch = $60 , Monochrome or simply colored,
One char halfbody or 3/4 sketch (depends on details) = $80 , Monochrome or simply colored
Additional sketchy background = +$25
bust like this one = $160
scene like this one (1-2 chars plus background) = $300
The work will not start before i get payment from you.
Russian mates please specify other payment methods in a note.
To commish me please send a note with following form
1. Commission type
Paul Tobin, There and Back AgainPaul Tobin, There and Back Again9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Most denizens of the West think of New Zealand as a little known outpost of civilization somewhere beyond Australia at the ends of the Earth.
Could any land be any farther from the European motherland, birthplace of the Renaissance that is the Genesis-point of the visual arts narrative we continue expanding and evolving today? And yet this remote country of islands in the Pacific has suddenly become a cinematic storytelling powerhouse, a film-friendly factory for the creation of some of the most important touchstone mass entertainment experiences to influence our popular culture in recent years.
Comics Are ArtComic-Con Journey to the Heart of The New Summer VacationComics Are Art3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Americans have a long summer vacation tradition of visiting the foreign capitals of the world and being sure to spend at least one day in each nation’s most iconic art museum. In Paris, we visit the Louvre. In Madrid, the Prado. In Rome, the Borghese. We feel far more comfortable in identifying the different peoples of our planet through examples of their greatest art works than we do about identifying ourselves as being represented by any one iconic “American” art museum or artist. Maybe the country is just too big for one musuem and so it has always fallen to our pop arts to carry the true visual narrative of what’s going on in the hearts and minds of the masses.
Comic-Con has become the new arts and culture go-to in domestic summer vacation destin
Starfighter Essay, NEW FACTS.Note: All of this is taken from a recent interview with hamlet_Machine. This is pretty new material (under a week old) unless you are active on LiveJournal.Starfighter Essay, NEW FACTS.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DIFFERENT CLASSES OF PEOPLE:
"Starfighter takes place in a fictional future where humans have advanced far enough in technology that they can travel space easier and colonize other planets.. Earth is doing pretty well! The people there have the resources to a better education and genetic altercation, which is mainly where the navigators come from. The fighters, in general, don't have as sweet a life and aren't as valuable. So while the navigators are the smarter, they aren't the survivalists that the fighters are. They work best as a team, where they can compensate for each other. And the rest just has to be revealed in the comic! I'm sorry for the wait, but it's really going to be better this way! I hope that helps to explain a little bit!" ~HamletMachine
"Many of the navigators are from Earth, where genetic alteration is very co
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
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PE: Wire-WrappingThis article is a short introduction to wire-wrapping, including information about wire-wrapping terms and tools, methods, tutorials and a feature of beautiful jewellery.PE: Wire-Wrapping1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What is wire-wrapping?
"wire-wrapping" is - like the name implies - a technique where wire is wrapped in whatever way. It can be used to hold gemstones in place, and create intricate jewellery. It has the big plus that soldering isn't neccessary, and therefore all the equipment needed is relatively easy to come by.
Terms and Tools
Wire comes in different different sizes and forms, and you can choose between materials as well - you can use brass, copper, silver and gold wire.
Wire diameter is measured in 'gauge' and ranges from 14 gauge (~1/16 inch) to 26+ gauge (1/64 inch), so the higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire.