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
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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Talks with Tolkien artists: RobleskaZeppelinIn today's interview, I would like to introduce you a Czech student and hobbyist artist, :iconrobleskazeppelin: - RobleskaZeppelin:Talks with Tolkien artists: RobleskaZeppelin6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
Hello! My name is Šárka, pronnounced Sharkah. I’m a 20 years old student of biology at Charles university in Prague. I come from the south of Czech Republic (the country with beer) , from beautiful South Moravia (the region of wine). I have a tarantula called Ungoliant and I love everything related to J.R.R.Tolkien.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
When I was 10, I found an interesting book in a
Another 800 point [+?] giveawayFollow the rules in the journal linked below to participate!Another 800 point [+?] giveaway9 months ago in Personal More Like This
/P.S. I said I'd do this ha ha/
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My fear of catsI already talked a bit about it over at my twitter, but I want to elaborate a bit because it's something a lot of people don't seem to understand.My fear of cats9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've developed a fear of cats. It's not a phobia because I can function perfectly normally in a room with a cat. It's presence doesn't bother me one bit. I'll even pet it, but I don't particularly enjoy touching it and if it tries to stand on my lap we're going to have a problem.
The thing is, it's the cat's claws I don't like. Even if a cat enjoys what you're doing to it, it'll bore it's claws into you out of pure bliss. Holding a cat usually involves pain too unless you face it away from you. I'm aware that not every moment with a cat is filled with pain, I've owned cats and lives with one at the moment after all (though it's not mine) and we get along just fine, but I've got more scars from cats than anything else (including the one I live with) and none of those cats were angry with me. They were just doing cat stuff.
Knite Translators Please ReadWhen I first uploaded Knite, I said anyone can translate it if they want, but I will not be making the translated pages into a flash comic because it takes too much to time... Well, I just found out a way to replace the pages in the flash file with translated pages with just one click I wish I knew it sooner... XDKnite Translators Please Read5 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are 3 requirements for this to work:
1. The translated pages must be the same size 750x600 pixel (so you can't use the larger 900x720 blank pages that I've been posting on dA)
2. The pages must have the same file name.
3. The pages must also be in the same jpeg format.
Here's the download links to all the smaller blank pages and the character fonts (the fonts only work for Roman letters; feel free to use your fonts of choice for languages that don't use Roman Letters. )
I will upload the Omake later and Ch 2 and Ch3, but :iconBlomsterhumlan: has made a script fo
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The book includes
- 75+ artists
- 80+ pages
- Hardcover book
- Limited edition extras!
All proceeds go to charity: water. If you have any questions regarding the artbook, please let them know by sending them a note!
The limited editions also come with postcards, stickers, buttons and keychains.
Pre-orders end on March 31st! Get them HERE before they're all gone!
Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool SaiSo what's this all about? A while back I decided that it would be best to create a place where tutorials that are vital to Manga/Anime artists to have a home, an easy place to reach if they felt that they ever needed it. One by one articles featuring tutorials based off of specific trades and mediums will be posted, and in the end a master article that'll unite them all together. The hope is to have as much as possible in one easy to reach place. This time around its Paint Tool Sai's turn.Manga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Paint Tool Sai3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basics of Paint Tool Sai Pt 2 by Neko-CosmicKitty :thumb132056096: Fire Tutorial for SAI by RayCrystal mouse paint tutorials for SAI by lmz0114 Tutorial: SAI lines: Pen tool. by Elianan
:thumb172345881: Coloring Tut. Paint Tool SAI by Arcky-Cano Paint Tool SAI tutorial IS BIG by Left-Right-Wrong Paint Tool SAI tutorial by ishii-kame ColoringTutorial and Sai Tips2 by DyMaraway
SAI: Anime Tutorial Part 1 by Aninion Sai tutorial part 1 by kimicatdemon Hair-Color-Tutorial for SAI by Dea-89 Isolating lineart in SAI by dust-bite :thumb240132775:
SAI Tutorial - Painting by DarlingMionette SAI Coloring Skin Tutorial by sakura-the-kunoichi SAI: Anime Tutorial Part 2 by Aninion :thumb255206249: :thumb1
Thranduil Lady Gaga Music Video by ThranduartHey folks!Thranduil Lady Gaga Music Video by Thranduart8 months ago in Personal More Like This
My artwork was recently featured in Thranduart’s parody music video of everyone’s favorite Elvenking Thranduil singing and dancing to Lady Gaga’s Donatella! It’s this piece on the wine bottles. It was such a joy to see the end result. Do check out the video, the cosplayers and crew did an amazing job putting together the adventures of Middle Earth’s most fabulous elf and his entourage.
The video can be found here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?vB0i3U2U49w
All hail the Party King!
Using my artwork for any commercial purpose is strictly prohibited. If you would like to use my artwork for non-commercial reasons, please contact me via email for permission.
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Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
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Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
THE HOBBITGuys, you gotta see this.THE HOBBIT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first thing I would like to say is: REVIEWERS SHOULD READ THE BOOK.
Ooh, what a concept.
You know how I know a movie is going to be good? When the Chronicle's reviewer doesn't like it. (Except for Twilight because I can agree on that.)
Anyway, reread the first sentence.
I HAVE BEEN WAITING THREE YEARS FOR THIS MOVIE.
Three years? Yes, from the day in 7th grade when my radio station announced, "Peter Jackson will be making The Hobbit; he was just having financial difficulties." And then I was out of bed, yelling my head off, running into walls and smashing down the hallway. I arrived in the living room and shouted the news to my dad. He stared at me like I'd gone mad and probably burned his toast.
I've been counting down ever since.
And this movie was not disappointing. Martin Freeman is THE PERFECT Bilbo. I loved him already from BBC Sherlock, but this....I can't even....And all our favorites were back: Gandalf, Elrond, Galadriel....
Now, some of y
-escupe a la vida-No se que habré hecho en mi vida pasada para merecer todo lo que me pasa xDDDDDDDDDDDDDd-escupe a la vida-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Resulta que tengo cada huea en contexto de salud, me han pasado accidentes que ni en películas salen tan brigido kajsdksajda y ademas de tener unos padres, bueno...Madre* que tiene una mente mas que cerrada y que no sabe que tiene una hija que duda de su sexualidad desde 6to basico y que desde esos años ha estado pensando en como decirlo e imaginando en que le pasara lo peor al contarlo y vive cosas a espalda de sus propios padres y resulta que una amiga que descubre "recientemente" que es bi, va y le dice a sus padres y que dicen? "TE APOYAREMOS!"
y a una le de mas pena que la rectm y solo se ríe al contar que te podrían hasta echar de casa por solo dar la idea de serlo ´D`
¿Que habré hecho tan brigido como para que me pase todo esto xD?
Pero weee- tengo mi plan si es que en una no exploto y lo suelto todo
a todo esto, no publico estas hueas por publicar, he pensado en hacerme un tipo de blog y we
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Middle-earth got modern!
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Bonus: Lotr ponies!
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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
Tolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own WorldTolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own World4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Tolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own World
By Cliff Broadway
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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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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
Merry Christmas, everyone!!Pirates, I wish a merry Christmas to all of you!Merry Christmas, everyone!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please have a happy holiday and take care of yourselves always!
Here is my present for you already, please smile~ (・∀・)
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
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
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Comic-Con has become the new arts and culture go-to in domestic summer vacation destin
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Since the new year is approaching rapidly, and my mind was on new years resolutions, i thought up a challenge for myself to improve my anatomy. And it would be boring to do it alone so i invite you all to join me.
Here's how the challenge goes:
1. The goal is to reach 1000 anatomy related drawings as fast as possible. There is no deadline.
2. You don't have to start in 2015, you can start now.
3. Comment on this journal with a link to the drawings you made for this challenge. I will keep an eye on this journal and if you comment anywhere else i might not find your comment. Don't link me in a reply though, my reply stack is chaos, you wouldn't want your comment to get mixed up there. I will check new comments every now and then and award points but i won't look through conversations. So if you finished a sketch or a bunch of sketches then come to this journal and write a new comment every time
4. The drawings can be posted anyw
Top Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring IllustratorsI wrote this thing. If you want to repost it on your blog or journal, please credit me with: Article by illustrator Kristina Gehrmann - www. mondhase.deTop Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring Illustrators2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Selling yourself as a beginner
I found a prime example of this in a forum for artists seeking work. The thread title was „Starting-out artist looking for a chance",, and the thread told that the artist is „looking for a client for whom I may draw" and has „just graduated from art college".
We all were at this point once, but usually it takes too long to realize that „beginner" is the wrong mindset, even if you are one. Such statements sound like excuses and are guaranteed to weaken your position. Don't make excuses. Do not justify your work, and do not justify your prices. This is a tricky habit to acquire since we're not very confident by nature, but remember the image you wan