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
Tolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own WorldTolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own World6 days 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
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
Power BreakdownOH MY GOSH YOU GUYS. He's just AMAZING.Power Breakdown1 year 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
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 Winners1 year 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
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: ullakko10 months 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
Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod2 years 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 )
Cosplay Friday: The Hobbit and Lord of the RingsCosplay Friday: The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings1 week 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
How to make a viking dressI used to be a part of one history reenactment group some time ago. Such groups basically reconstruct elements of daily life of people from a selected time period; my group was interested in early Middle Ages, from the 8th to the 11th century, from the Eastern and Northern Europe. Personally, I used to reconstruct a viking woman from today's Sweden areas. Most of you will be shocked, but vikings were not half-naked barbarians with horned helmets. They had no horned helmets. Really.How to make a viking dress2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway, my favourite part of reenactment has always been all the suit making. Buing materials, planning, cutting, sewing (hand sewing!), embroidering. Then, wearing. Generally, viking clothes are very easy to make, though I admit that the materials aren't the cheapest, if you want to make it as much accurate historically as you can.
Our goal: a simple dress, no emboirdery. This is actually my first viking dress I've ever made.
I've prepared a simple tut
Urban LandscapesFeatured Prints: Discover The Beauty of an Urban WonderlandUrban Landscapes2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fine Art PrintsWrapped CanvasPhoto PrintsArt Gifts
Update to the Deviation PageDuring the past month, we've been testing a number of changes to deviation pages. As the tests were ongoing, we monitored performance and community feedback, allowing us to make adjustments and improvements along the way. Thanks to such feedback, we've further improved the deviation page and have just released the latest updates sitewide.Update to the Deviation Page1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
More From This Artist has been made more prominent! Thumbnails in the More From This Artist section have been made larger and are now based on an advanced algorithm that will surface work that is more relevant to the art currently being viewed, helping to bring more attention to you and your art. More from deviantART results (formerly titled More Like This) appear beneath More From This Artist. The right sidebar of the deviation page has been visually uplifted, with each section of the sidebar being given a clearer heading and given a cleaner overall appearance. In addition, the backg
Prompt 14: The Beginning! Just one day left to send us your slice of weirdness! I'm working on my desperate and pathetically last-minute entry--how about you?Prompt 14: The Beginning!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Just under one week left to get those entries in! We've only had two so far, so all you people who favourited and shared and rhapsodized about how goddamn awesome it was we were back, get your arses into gear!
Yes, it's us again. We reincarnate more often than Kenny.
This time is going to be different, though. And you can trust me on that, because it's not me who'll be ensuring it. futilitarian, a long-time contributor and judge for transliterations and someone whom I'm sure you all know if only by reputation, is stepping into the breach and making sure this dead horse keeps getting whipped. The one major change you should be aware of is that prompts will now go up on the 15th of each month and end on the 10th. Of course, this ending date is purely arbitrary and only influences who gets into the news feature; you can continue
Feature #1First featureFeature #12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Football on the Beach by IsacGoulart
Sunrise 2 by FrancescaDelfino
A Touch of Sun by El-i-or
Beautiful rose by FrancescaDelfino Little Tree by Kara-a
Tuscany by MartaC
Adventure Time by naked-in-the-rain I d e a by GiuliaDepoliART
Paris 2 by FrancescaDelfino
Behind Closed Eyelids by MaaykeKlaver
Welcome to GiveALlamaGetALlamaWe are the largest group for llama badge enthusiasts, where hundreds of deviants ask for llamas every single day. However, we don't just focus on llama badges - we now also focus on the community. So now, not only can you come here for your llama related needs, but also for promotions within the deviantArt community.Welcome to GiveALlamaGetALlama3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are new to our group, we would like to welcome you.
A Simple Guide to GALGAL
GiveALlamaGetALlama hosts a gallery filled with llama related deviations, from custom badges to pictures of llamas. Our comments section is the hot spot for everyone to ask for llama badges. We feature community events; contests, giveaways, commissions, charities, and much more. We also host monthly giveaways! Anyone who donates to our group will be featured for a month on our group page (which get over 10,000 views in a month).Monthly GiveawaysWe host two monthly giveaways here. Our smaller giveaway celebrates our members birthdays and we give those winners
Site Update: Import from Sta.sh to deviantART muroIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Import from Sta.sh to deviantART muro2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Importing to deviantART muro from Sta.sh
You can now import files from your Sta.sh into deviantART muro, right from your Sta.sh file itself! Clicking the button will automatically import that image as a layer in deviantART muro, so that you can easily work on an image from anywhere you go.
The Forum sidebar would display closed threads. Fixed by kemayo
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Want to Become an Alpha Tester? Now's Your Chance!Update: A massive thank you to everyone who sent in a application to be an alpha tester! Applications are now closed. Due to the volume of applications it will take a few more days to finish going through them. Users will be contacted if they are successful in getting a place, so keep an eye out! - DEVlANTWant to Become an Alpha Tester? Now's Your Chance!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Calling all beta testers, bug lovers and feature loving deviants.
I have exciting news! devBUG is looking for some new deviants to be Alpha Tester!
But what is an alpha tester?
An Alpha tester is a bit like a Beta tester only they get to test out new features before Beta testers do.
So, what do alpha testers get to do?
As an alpha tester you'll have the chance to talk to staff and developers about new and upcoming features, and help find and report any bugs that there may be, before it goes to beta testers or th
Thursday: Simple as ABC!Well done in the Curation Contest last week! The pieces you chose were beautifully created and matched perfectly. I discovered so many great artists!Thursday: Simple as ABC!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Our top six winners are:
chosen by Miguel-Santos
chosen by Silvanne
chosen by ReneeStone
Presence by Pajunen it's a time to start to climb to the top by ateist-kleranty
chosen by Sabbelbina
they're mostly water by teaganwhite Stickbet by Hellanim Happy Birthday_ Butterflies by JoannaBromley
chosen by JoannaMoory
Gameboy... Word by M-Watts-Art Mr. Bubbles Wallpaper by AZombieLovesMe :thumb342983318:
chosen by h-leao
Congratulations! You will be contacted about your prizes within the next 24 hours.
For this week, we're reviewi
Less than 100 FavsAll of these amazing deviations have less than 100 Favourites, make sure that you visit the deviation page to see the full-sized deviation:Less than 100 Favs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Harry PotterCosplay Friday: Harry Potter2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Better Than Butterbeer
Harry Potter Lumos by aggestardust
Nothing says happy holidays like the magic of Harry Potter!
Witches, wizards, and muggles alike grab your wands and get ready for the Sorting ceremo
Free Photoshop Brushes!Free Photoshop Brushes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a free brush set that contains basic rendering brushes, as well as custom brushes I've made. You may use them in any of your personal and professional work, and of course I highly encourage you to make your own as well
Made in Photoshop CS3, they should work in previous versions and of course will work in CS5 & CS6.
Thanks and enjoy!
******GET THEM HERE!: http://gum.co/AtzY ********
PS...Just enter '$0' where it says 'Give', you don't have to donate nothin'!
Site Update: SurveyIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Survey2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART on Your Mobile Browser
Did you know that you can discover what’s happening on deviantART right from your mobile phone? Using our mobile site, you can browse beautiful art, check your Messages, read your Notes, and keep a pulse on the deviantART community from anywhere. Visit m.deviantart.com from your Android or iOS device, and bring the art and community with you wherever you go.
A new badge and promoted Journal Skin were added for Neil Gaim
Holiday Giveaway! Winner AnnouncedHoliday Giveaway! Winner Announced1 year ago in Personal More Like This
December 17th - January 3rd.
Winner will be announced on January 6th.
This contest is open internationally.
Share, Reblog, Retweet and Comment for your chance to win.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KatieLAlves Each comment and share is an entry. Share as many times as you want, but please only ONE comment per person letting me know you shared.
Tumblr: www.katiealves.tumblr.com Reblog as many times as you want! Each reblog is an entry.
Twitter: www.twitter.com/KatieLAlves Retweet as many times as you want!
DeviantArt: www.katiealves.deviantart.com Favourite the post and comment (one comment per person)
Thank you for making Creative Grants a success!Thank you for a successful first round!Thank you for making Creative Grants a success!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program -- a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended and we've received over 500 applications! Thank you to each and everyone who submitted their creative project. You can check out the recipients and their projects here!
Get ready for the next cycle!
We'd also like to announce that our next cycle of funding is now open. Apply by describing the artistic endeavor of your dreams through our official application form
HAIGA Contest: Announcing the winners!sorry it took so long. we have a problem ironing out the problem of a triple tie in the third place... now it is solved~!HAIGA Contest: Announcing the winners!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so here is the result:
1st place goes to:
I keep the track by breamgappy
2nd place goes to:
Gardenias (a haiga) by RetroZombie
3rd place goes to:
Star flare by Formel
two honorable mentions:
Wind Resistance by Iscariot-Priest
Noces/Wedding (haiku) by lombregrise
Thank you all for following the contest, reading the entries and the journal and everything~!
the comments on the entries by the judges are posted on the deviations. please visit them and give them some more love!
till the next contest/event in the haiku club, stay tuned!
the contest is close. we are currently working on the voting process among the judges.
some of you are probably caught up with real life and might miss the deadline of t