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: Elves4 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
Power BreakdownOH MY GOSH YOU GUYS. He's just AMAZING.Power Breakdown8 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconcalculatus: This guy decided to make a breakdown of abilities of Blaze and Penn for me and there are some crazy stuff here!
Check it out!!!))
You gave us a few of Blaze's and Penn's abilities in the past but I decided that it wasn't good enough for me, so I fleshed their powers out some more by taking their skills and physical and spiritual properties of fire into account.
·Fire flows in his blood, making him immune to all foreign contaminants such as poison and disease.
o This would lead to regenerative healing factor since the flames would be constantly cauterizing his wounds. This is kind of like how phoenixes heal themselves.
Fire elementals are abnormally strong since fire spiritually represents strength.
·He holds a symbiotic bond with fire, and can emit* it from his body through fire breath, explosions, flame armor, rocket-propelle
Where do you place value?I've been noticing a trend in a lot of Christians feeling like they need to defend themselves. So I'm going to share some things that have helped me with this.Where do you place value?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
An easy way to deal with this is to put more value on what God says about you than you put on what other people say about you. Which do you hold in higher regard? Does what other people think and say about you dominate your outlook? Or do you hold what God says in a higher esteem? It's good to value and respect other people. Even if someone is wrong about something, that person is still valuable. They are valuable to God, and so they should be valuable to you. But that doesn't mean you need to value that person's words or opinion, especially if they are wrong about something. If you only put value on what God says, no accusations or insults from others should affect you. For this to be effective, you need to know what God says. The bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is about Jesus and His finished work. Jesus is God's word. If i
CONCEPT OF: WarcraftWelcome to our periodic spotlight feature where we take a look at the concept art and design of a game or film. The intent here is to get the creative juices flowing, remind people what's out there and what's being done, and to not lose sight of the quality of professional work. We can also discuss what works and maybe what doesn't, what you dig, or what you DONT dig.CONCEPT OF: Warcraft4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Game: Warcraft / World of Warcraft http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/cataclysm/index.html;jsessionid=4D265B52FE7F6D055FD7B50DE6BCA772.blade25_02
Release Date: 1994/2004
Company: Blizzard Entertainment http://www.blizzard.com/
Lead Concept Artists: Sons of the storm http://www.sonsofthestorm.com
You KNEW it was coming! It is impossible, you might even say disrespectful, to study the art of concept design and not acknowledge the art of Blizzard Entertainment! Ignoring the titan in the room with the six-meter sword at our tea party would be.. dangerous.
Talks with Tolkien artists: jgilronanAllow me to introduce you a wonderful professional artist and Tolkien illustrator who joined deviantArt just recently, Joe Gilronan :iconjgilronan: - jgilronan.Talks with Tolkien artists: jgilronan3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
I am a full time professional artist and create work exclusively influenced by the writings of J.R.R Tolkien. I am originally from Chester, England but have lived in sunny Southern Spain for the last 6 years. I have exhibited and sold work world wide and work primarily in oils, acrylic and clay.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
I suppose it all started from a very early age when I first
Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yet again the Mass Effect Fandom proved that it will not leave the ending in the state it was presented in the game. A certain (fan!) mod was created (and is right now in the testing phase) a Happy Ending Mod for ME3. We can destroy the Reapers, Shepard lives (EDI and Geth too) and most importantly of all we don't have to worry about the Star Child.
Instruction how to install it and the mod itself can be found here:
You can also check how the mod works here on youtube:
And a few pictures:
( source of images-> http://lady-blackfish.tumblr.com )
New Korra Trailer Released**Contains Legend of Korra Season 1 Spoilers**New Korra Trailer Released9 months ago in Personal More Like This
And honestly, I'm not feeling it. Doug Walker (aka The Nostalgia Critic) has been doing a series where he's been vlogging his experience watching the original Avatar series for the first time (Take a look they're actually really good go watch them! http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials ). He's a new fan to the series and his enthusiasm and critique of the original series has only helped to intensify my loathing and hatred of The Legend of Korra's disastrous season finally.
The more I remember how amazing and awesome the original Avatar series is, the less I am interested in picking up the pieces and following these unlikable characters through another series of exploits, especially after haphazardly killing off the main villain in such a clumsy and awkward way. Not only that, but there's no growth to the main character at all. There's no journey of her learning how to be an Air Bender the way there was
Tropes Vs Women: Damsel in Distress Part 3Today marks the 3rd installment of Anita Sarkeesian's "Tropes vs Women in Gaming" series about the Damsel in Distress trope. This time the topic is about approaching the flip side of the coin, games where there is a female protagonist in charge, and why they either fail or aren't enough to combat the reoccurrence of the "kidnap princess" gameplay mechanic.Tropes Vs Women: Damsel in Distress Part 39 months ago in Personal More Like This
Once again... what the hell is everyone getting so angry about? She has a very valid point, AND she goes into detail about both why ironic subversions aren't beneficial to an overall goal of equality, AND offers suggestions on how to make a damsel in distress game work where the damsel is the protagonist you play as and isn't a hyper sexualized character.
All of this is basic gameplay creation 101 stuff, things anyone just starting to make games in the industry should be learning or trying to achieve, and the fact that more people AREN'T trying to fix things is part of the reason why Anita even needs to make videos like this in
Sell yourself.. but not undersellFound this on tumblr..... and I find it incredibly relevant. Especially since I've been preaching that subject to a few others recently, myself. Though this illustrates it perfectly.Sell yourself.. but not undersell1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I also find it amusing and painfully true, at the mention of the 'DeviantArt mentality'.
If you are looking to make honest money with honest, art/writing work.. don't undersell yourself just because some kids that only get an allowance from their parents think its too much. (And don't get me wrong. I was that myself for a long while. Your perception of money's worth changes -allot- as you grow up though.. so don't tell someone something isnt worth it just because you see something like 100$ as allot.. it is to a younger person with no bills. To me though? that's not even 1/4th of my monthly car payment.. )
Most people trying to make decent money by putting more than decent effort into their work have grownup stuff to pay for.. And better ways to make money than wasting time for even less.
of course that me
Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 2Let's get this part out of the way first...Tropes Vs Women in Video Games - Part 211 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, comments are disabled on her YouTube video. But honestly, why does everyone see this as a "problem?" I know it's common wisdom to assume that if you hide comments you're "scared" of receiving criticism or some other bullshit, but think beyond that please.
1) Comments enabled would just allow hate speech and actual sexism to persist because the internet has already determined that everyone hates Anita. No matter how thoughtful or constructive your criticisms might be, YouTube's 500 character limit isn't the best place to give it, plus it would be drowned out by the trolls and haters spewing negativity.
2) Her videos are also meant more as a teaching tool, not a vlog series, and as such are potentially going to be used in classrooms. Probably a good idea to keep nasty comments of homophobia, racism, sexism, etc off of the main source of the video. I think that's backed up beautifully by having her tell parents to preview the
3260 Points Rewards ( April 2013 )Hello3260 Points Rewards ( April 2013 )1 year ago in Personal More Like This
April Winners .
Please every one :fave: this blog , and also don't forget watch and Llama our supporters .
This Time , we will give 3260 Points Reward .
For your information , we saw all of the works, choose the best ones and moved them to " Best Of " Folder and Gave them Rewards .
Please read the whole journal , if you are one of our winners , just comment here : http://all-world-works.deviantart.com/journal/3260-Points-Rewards-April-2013-369082133 , then we will give you your rewards .
Every work gets 20 points Reward .
Now let's introduce the winners together :
FOLDER : Best Of Photography : https://all-world-works.deviantart.com/gallery/41932496
Fan Art Fridays: The HobbitHello and welcome to the 3rd edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will feature fanart from the Hobbit (since I get far too many Hobbit DD suggestions )Fan Art Fridays: The Hobbit1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Hobbit: Good morning! by lost-angel-less And him, Bofur by Sephiramy One ring to rule them all by acjub What Are All These Dwarves Doing In My House?! by ramida-r
Wheel of Time
Phantom of the Opera
Israel trip post + pic spamHallooo. I just came back from a 14-day tour around to various biblical and historical sites in Israel and Jordan. Writing things down before I forget it all >< already my memory is kind of muddled.Israel trip post + pic spam3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just a warning this is REALLY REALLY LONG and VERY IMAGE HEAVY - I am not even exaggerating. I skipped over a lot already but it's still humongous. Took me 4 days just to write it.
Anyway, in loose chronological order here goes:
Our flight was 9 hours from US to Germany, then another 4-5 hours from Germany to Israel. We went with a group of around 70, about half of which are my friends/acquaintances.
I couldn't sleep on the flight but luckily the movie selection was pretty good. I watched at least 5 movies including the Rurouni Kenshin live action, twice, and eventually a 3rd time on the flight back. Sato Takeru is a really good Kenshin =w=
As usual the cabin air is really dry and the little jar of moisturizer I tossed into my backpack as an afterthought turned out to be a life
Exploring Art 30: Theft and value of an artistHey guys. I've written about copyright law in the past, but there are some things I just.. never thought to mention. However now that Sarah and I are working together, we're dealing with several types of art theft at once. Everything from the recast dolls situation (where someone buys your doll, makes casts of it, then sells it to the public. Yes this is illegal, more on that later), to someone submitting my art to a game company as their own for a job. In many cases we are dealing with ignorance, so I thought I would clarify a few things.Exploring Art 30: Theft and value of an artist8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This is going to take a while.
The Recast Situation
There is a new trend in the ball jointed doll industry, where people are taking dolls and sending them to 'professional recasters'. These people then make a mold of someone's doll, and recast it. They then proceed to sell the doll to their customers. The artist receives no compensation for this, nor is allowed to even have a say in anything from the quality of the resin, to the
ProjectPorkchop Vol313:iconandeeluong:ProjectPorkchop Vol3131 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Sentosa at Night by derozio Kumartulli 2 by derozio
Hippolais polyglotta by Rafa1Diez2Dominguez Prado Goyatos by Rafa1Diez2Dominguez
Pedraza by Rafa1Diez2Dominguez Living-Rainbow-1 by Rafa1Diez2Dominguez
Objectification vs Sexuality?That Tropes vs Women in Gaming Part 2 video sure has brought on a lot of serious discussions hasn't it? I don't mean to keep wading deeper into all this, but one question begs another and this is something I'm really curious about: What's the difference between objectification... and just being sexy?Objectification vs Sexuality?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
For me this is a really tough question to answer. Speaking as a heterosexual male it's a bit of a double standard. On the one hand, objectification of women and the constant sexualization of women in the majority of media around us is, I think, overwhelmingly bad for us as a society (and I've talked at great length about this subject in the past). But on the other hand there's absolutely nothing wrong with being attracted to women or finding them sexy. Speaking from a male perspective of course, this concept can be applied to how both men and women see things.
I think our tendency to over simplify things is why so many people don't take feminists seriously, because the
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 movies4 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
Tolkien's BirthdayLet us celebrate the Master's birthday (January 3rd, 1892) with a virtual toast! (It comes in pints)Tolkien's Birthday1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Nerd/Gaming/Comic Culture Sexism VideosSince this keeps being a reoccurring topic I thought I'd lend a hand and put together a comprehensive list of web shows and youtube videos that pretty much explain or talk about these various topics. The vast majority of these will be from Jimquisition and MovieBob's various shows (because in my eyes they're the two biggest proponents out there discussing this stuff on a regular basis), but there's a couple other web shows too. They've been all categorized and easily separated so you can pick and choose whatever you wanna watch. BTW: If you aren't already watching these shows, you really should be!Nerd/Gaming/Comic Culture Sexism Videos7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The format is (name of episode) (name of show) (web link). ENJOY!
Sexism in Nerd Culture
Tropes Vs. MovieBob - Big Picture - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5950-Tropes-vs-MovieBob
Not Okay - Big Picture - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5436-Not-Okay
I'm going to murder your children - Jimquisition - http://www.escap
Merry Christmas and Happy New YearThis is my TOP 5 for this year >Merry Christmas and Happy New Year1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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 Sai2 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 Deamond89 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
Back in action with a couple of EventsHello everyone, Sorry for the long long Hiatus, had quite a few things to sort out before today. with the new year and all the late work I had to finish, I'm still behind with some commissions but hopefully with my new daily schedule set up, i will catch up on those as well, so if you are on such a list and been waiting for a long while, please give me just a bit more time, i will catch up on these late work. @__@Back in action with a couple of Events1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I started a daily monster sketch, so hopefully this will help make up for my lack of action for the past months. please feel free to join in on this excercise as well, i care less about the quality about these works, the important thing for me is keep doing one each day, hopefully to do this for a whole year. =] I think it will be a big dedication and accomplishment. =]
another Event i want to start is a contest of sorts, which would have two parts. the first part would be asking you to submit your original character for a random selection, this can be an image or description
ESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMIC1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Hi I’m Andrea Dotta: a Pro comic artist and animator and one year ago I had the insane idea of making a powerful webcomic to show my works to more people as possible. Now I’m in a positive development towards my goal. If you want to do a webcomic, always do your best as their are millions of webcomics on the internet.
In this article, I would like to share the things that I’ve learned this year so I hope you will get something from me.
IDEA: There are no bad ideas, there are only ideas that are not developed. To develop your idea, you need to be authentic - think of your real life experiences to give credibility to your story. If you need a sad story, think of a sad story in your life. If you want a happy story, think and say what i
Objectification of MenAfter reading through the comments on my last journal about Tropes Vs Women in Gaming Part 2 I noticed a lot of people are angry we're even talking about sexism because (as they put it) "men are ALSO sexualized and objectified in gaming so women shouldn't complain that they are too."Objectification of Men11 months ago in Personal More Like This
And while that's a nice thought that sounds logical at first... any causal observer to gaming and most media today will be able to recognize that the two sides are not equal enough to make that sort of comparison. Here's the difference as I see it: Men are objectified and sexualized, yes, but it's not done for women. It's done for men. The objectification of men in gaming and other media is a self image fantasy FOR men. In other words, both the objectification of men and women are done for the benefit of men.
Not only that but again a casual observer will note that the standards of "beauty" are not at all equal on both sides. Female heros are all designed to be attractive, sexy, thin, sensual, pure,