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
Go for it - Photoshop BrushesPrevious Go for it articles:Go for it - Photoshop Brushes6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Go for it - Photoshop Tutorials
Go for it - Photoshop Actions
Hello guys! How are you?
This "Go for it" Article is about Photoshop Brushes.
Many of us use brushes to enhance our works result. Whether they are drawings, vectors, paintings, manipulations, photographies, etc., the truth is that brushes are many times a life savior and, they help us achieve great effects in an great and easy way.
What are brushes?
Quoting my own Tutorial, "Brushes can be compared to stamps that we use in Photoshop (or in other program like Paint Shop Pro, Illustrator, Corel PhotoPaint, etc.). The main puropse is to add extra effect or details into your digital work".
I've created 2 Tutorials exlaining how to instal & apply Photoshop Brushes and, also how to create your own Photoshop Brushes. If you find them useful, please download t
Help needed CI Give away ends 9th of SeptemberThis give away has ended click here to go to this week give away --->Help needed CI Give away ends 9th of September1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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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 pictures4 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 AlasseaEarelloCuivienen 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 AlasseaEarello:
The Unexpected Contest [Prize Update]Wanna provide some feedback on...The Unexpected Contest [Prize Update]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Unexpected Contest?
Then DO IT, damn you!
... go answer my recent poll:
The Unexpected Contest is launched & waiting!
What follows is the official The Unexpected Contest journal copy & pasted from Authors-Club's Journal Announcement.
Join us in a figurative Middle Earth where we'll be hosting...
In light of Peter Jackson's newest addition to the Lord of the Rings movie series (
Secret Origins Of The Lord Of The RingsSecret Origins Of The Lord Of The Rings3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Secret Origins of The Lord of The Rings
Gandalf and the dwarves by moonxels
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
Art Block TipsIt's a devastating thing for an artist to feel they've lost their inspiration, to encounter a creative block. But suffering from artist's block doesn't mean you've lost your artistic ability and it can be overcome. Dr. Janet Montgomery has some tips to help beat artist's block:Art Block Tips4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Beating Artist's Block Tip 1:
It's the fear of not being able to do it that is making you feel you've lost your inspiration. To get rid of the fear, you must approach your painting as if it were a job and DO IT.
Beating Artist's Block Tip 2:
Force yourself to set a goal of 'X' number of paintings. Copy if you must, use kitchen tools as models if you must, but simply getting into the paint itself will begin to inspire you, even if you don't like the subject matter. There's always something to learn.
Beating Artist's Block Tip 3:
Change media. If acrylic, go to oil. If oil, go to printmaking.
Beating Artist's Block Tip 4:
Search for new painters on the web, using Google's image search. Go to galleries. Try to find
Hobbit ConHey there,Hobbit Con8 months 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
Contest winners!!:iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz::iconpinkballoonplz:Contest winners!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THANK YOU everyone that participated!! So many gorgeous pieces!! The decision was very difficult! Also a special thank you to my fellow judges :icondoll-fin-chick: and :icondeidarakitty: for their input!
Gorgeous use of color! Theme and originality really made this piece stand out to us. The intensity of their expressions was so in character for me that I was floored! Amazing!
Hall Of Fame ( 43 - November 2013 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 43 - November 2013 )1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Hollow by CustardCookie Cubular Growth by Mathness Cheer up, little buddy by ArtAnda Time Travel by TheDreamIsTrue Special Forces - Type 13 and 69 by DanarArt
Where is the hand on the harpstring ...Dear Oakenlovers,Where is the hand on the harpstring ...2 days ago in Personal More Like This
Please excuse Your Humble Owl for adding a spoon of wood tar into the barrel of honey dripping throughout the Internet on how wonderful the last “Hobbit” movie was. For me, it was a disaster. Harsh as this statement may seem, my heart was broken and defiled. You know I’m not some dumb Middle-Earth hater. I loved “The Lord of the Rings” and I can honestly say I really enjoyed the first two “Hobbit” movies. The Oakentoons were one of the outcomes of my very profound attachment to what I’ve read and seen so far. Sure, I did have a lot of fun mocking the plot and the characters, but I’ve never set the bar of humor low enough for anyone to feel hurt or affronted (I hope). But last night, after seeing “The Battle of the Five Armies” - the movie I had very high expectations for, especially after seeing the trailer - all my hopes turned into a worst kind of nightmare – a cruel joke made out of everything
Hall Of Fame ( 35 - March 2013 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for youHall Of Fame ( 35 - March 2013 )2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Foliis by Foliis alis volat propriis by proxi-mity Lightning Returns: Final Days by JoviClaire The fleeter, the girl, and the morning by Ranarh The world serpent by SigbjornPedersen Robot`s laboratory by Azot2014 NateBuzz by MirRoriel Maeva OC Commission by ethanrevolution Even the last bit of hope is gone now... by marisz A sunset with grapes by NorbertKocsis ::.. Metamorphosis ..:: by TitPrince No such thing as monsters by neverdying Shiba Ryuu by RudeOwl Cronus - Advanced by PabloFernandezArtwrk Shadow Warrior by Nikulina-Helena .Dragon Princess. by Ka-ho :thumb
Talks with Tolkien artists: wolfanitaIt would be a cheerless world if we took everything seriously. If you love something, you should be able to laugh at it as well, and that is also true to our fandom. :iconwolfanita: - wolfanita's gallery can supply you with your daily dose of Hobbit/ LotR / Silmarillion humour, and I invited her to tell us something more about herself and her inspiration in this interview.Talks with Tolkien artists: wolfanita9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
Hello, my real name is Anita, I live in Berlin (the German one) and I think there’s nothing more spectacular to tell about me.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impressi
A Very Peckish Q and AHello, Oakenlovers!A Very Peckish Q and A6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Celebrating my 2 000 000 views, I have the privilege (and fun!) of answering your questions (which you've posted here: http://peckishowl.deviantart.com/journal/Feeling-inquisitively-Peckish-458133539 )
So, without further ado, here we go!
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Miss-Merriweather asks: It's nice, this tree hollow! Did you do it yourself?
Yes! … with a little help from Peter Jackson and his kiwis.
Marvelous birds, kiwis.
Lordofarabia asks: Why the owl as a mascot?
… while RavenWing48 asks: Why so peckish?
Because owls are cool. Really! Okay, I was joking. On a more serious note... because owls are *really* cool! ^v^
Also, because I’v
Thranduil Feature!For all the fans of Thranduil, here is a featureThranduil Feature!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thranduil by SpartanK42
Thranduil by dreamsarehope
Thranduil by GeminiBrain
Thranduil by NaSyu
Thranduil by Tsuhikari
Contest with Cash PrizesTO CELEBRATE THE CREATION OF OUR GROUP :iconchendie:!Contest with Cash Prizes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
THE CONTEST IS HELD BY :iconspadiekitchenqueen: AND :iconchenria:!
Running time: from 5 august to 5 november
Games of court and crown
Setting (A very quick introduction to the land and story) :
My story takes place in the country of Dendroa, the land of Storms (part of the world of Derkomai I created) during the period when Aelys was part of the Keeshir Guard, from the moment she was found after the wreckage to the one when she will have to flee to Drechenval, scapegoated with the murder of the king.
Dendroa is a monarchy with harsh laws. Slavery is forbidden but every citizen has to contribute to the well being of the country, both by taxes and public works when requested (the nature of the task is adapted to the capacities of every one).
The pantheon is composed of several deities, the main
Wolf Loves Fox : Fox Loves Wolf art book!It's available online now!Wolf Loves Fox : Fox Loves Wolf art book!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Etsy + Storenvy
My brand new art book, created as a group project with Cinnamoron
***Limited quantities of books (presently, 10 books) are signed by both artists! I've signed in silver on my cover, Amanda has signed in gold on hers.
This is a unique book in that it has no front or back cover, exactly. From whatever side you pick the book up at, you'll read to the middle of the book, and then you flip the book over vertically to right side up the other artist. In this way, both of us can sell the book at our own shows and always appear to be the featured artist. It's pretty great.
More pictures coming as soon as I can pull myself together enough to handle some photography. This listing is for those of you who don't even care, just, BOOK. Here are a couple illustrations that are featured in the book:
DOUBLE CONTEST -Art/Fanfic - Ends TomorrowYeap come on everyone to participate! ;D so another week... it will be the final date.DOUBLE CONTEST -Art/Fanfic - Ends Tomorrow3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The new deadline is July 21 at 24 hrs GMT -4
Those who have already published, if you want you can improve your tentries during this time (for those who feel they did it too rushed)
We had several questions, and some errors REMEMBER THIS IS NOT A COSPLAY CONTEST PLEASE BE ORIGINAL! Look for classic stories, legends, mythology, they can even be based on paranormal events, (the change of clothes is allowed, but there is a clear line between that and cosplay. Ask for any questions you have (I don't want to reject entries u.u )
OK, we've been idle too looooong, since we're a large group but we aren't a supergroup so can't use polls, I have taken the liberty to choose the theme for the next contest! (I planned to make a vote, but I have no time to count votes u.u)
Double Contest for Fanfics and Art
PLEASE READ A
How did you learn to draw?Hi and happy weekend everyone, just like last year, i thought it can't hurt to share our experiences and opinions here from time to time via journals.How did you learn to draw?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to know how you learned to draw, how you were starting and what you use today to improve and learn more about the art of drawing.
Did you just draw for fun and did you teach everything to yourself? Did you use books about drawing techniques? Did or do you study art in courses and school classes?
The OakenEmbassy is once again open!Hello Oakenlovers!The OakenEmbassy is once again open!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am very happy to inform you that I'm back from my distant travels and that my Mirkwood Embassy is once again open!
I've got a lot of catching up to do, but worry not, a lot of #majesty is coming your way!
Hopefully, as "The Desolation of Smaug" and the extended "Unexpected Journey" draw near, I'll be able to stun you with some up-to-date thoughts about his #majesty's upcoming impressive adventures.
So – as always – stay tuned for more and thank you for your endlessly heart-warming support! As you know, being a constantly Peckish Owl , I enjoy feeding on your comments and the ones I enjoy the most are these in which you thank me for utterly destroying your watchings of "The Hobbit" (you're welcome!) since you fail to restrain from laughing out loud even during the most dramatic moments of his #majesty's majestic journey (the pleasure's all mine!).
What can I say?
Lady P. Owl
September's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature and NEWS! First, a special thank you to all of you for your utmost patience and understanding.September's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature and NEWS!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
As some of you may have realized, I was away for the first 1/3 of October, -for good and planned reasons, though-
but then I have had a challenging time trying to return both to my "regular life" as well as to my "life" here on dA, for a couple personal reasons. But anyway, I'm doing the best I can, and things are slowly improving-
but I just want to THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Welcome to SEPTEMBER 2013’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support!
A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fabulous Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Hetalia Names!hey, so as you know, all the hetalia countries have names. well i was bored out of my mind and looked up almost all of them. and now i'm going to share them with you!Hetalia Names!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Italy- Feliciano Vargas
Romano- Lovino Vargas
Germany- Ludwig Beilschmidt (last name fan given)
Prussia- Gilbert Beilschmidt
Japan- Honda Kiku
China- Wang Yao
Tai Wan- Mei Mei (fan made)
South Korea- Im Yong Soo
Hing Kong- Li Xiao (fan made)
America- Alferd F. Jones
Canada- Matthew Williams
England- Arther Kirkland
Sealand- Peter Kirkland
France- Francis Bonnefoy
Spain- Antonio Fernandez Carriedo
Ausrtia- Roderich Edelstein
Hungary- Elizaveta Hedervary
Switzerland- Vash Zwingli
Liechtenstein- Lili Zwingli
Poland- Felix Lukasiewicz
Lithunaia- Toris Larinaitis
Russia- Ivan Braginski
Latvia- Raivis Galante
Estonia- Eudard von Bock
Ukraine- Katyuasha Yekaterina
Belarus- Natalya Arlovkaya
Norway- Lukas Bondevik (fan made)
Iceland- Emil Bondevik (fan made)
Sweden- Berwald Oxenstierna
Finland- Tino Valnamoinen
Denmark- Mathias K
I'm going to have a quiet little freak-out now...... because the fifth anniversary of the first actual Roommates comic is coming up in just over a month.I'm going to have a quiet little freak-out now...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It boggles the mind that the comic's been going this long. It boggles more that some of you have been on this boat since the beginning, and others have been weathering it out for ridiculous spans of time. I mean, five years, for a fan comic? Even as a webcomic, it's no Penny Arcade or anything. There's no money here, just love of fandom. And stories. And fan service.
Thank you everyone who's been reading and commenting and faving and recommending it to your friends, and generally suffering through having people look at you strange when you squeal, scream, or burst out laughing in the middle of the computer lab/living room/library.
How shall we celebrate?
Hard core, manToday at work, an older gentleman came in and asked how much it would cost to make copies of nine pages from a law book. I told him that at fifteen cents per page, his order would cost $1.35. He put one elbow on the counter, waggled his eyebrows, and said, “I bet you could use that for your party money, huh?”Hard core, man1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I had to refrain from cackling because a) $1.35 won’t even buy a pack of those noisemakers you use to annoy your parents on New Year’s Eve and b) I am the absolute farthest thing from a party girl ever. My idea of a party involves Disney karaoke, sliding on the tile in my socks, and rolling around on the floor until my gas is gone. I have had, in total, approximately four to five whole glasses of wine in my entire life. I do not twerk, grind, bump, or air hump. I do not shake my thing up in the club with my homies. I do not participate in keggers. The shortest skirt I own comes to the middle of my knees. I would rather wear a bustle than