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"I would draw some of the great tales in fullness, and leave many only placed in the scheme, and sketched. The cycles should be linked to a majestic whole, and yet leave scope for other minds, and hands, wielding paint and music and drama."

Most authors dream of having their stories illustrated.
- Linda Hoyland, fanfiction author


We are a group that unites those who write fanfiction stories for the big and wonderful world of professor Tolkien, and those who draw or paint their visions of it. Our goal is to encourage artists to read and illustrate fanfiction, and collect such stories and illustrations.

We closely collaborate with the fanfiction archives Naice a Nilme and The Silmarillion Writers' Guild and fanfiction contest Teitho



:bulletgreen: fanfiction stories

:bulletgreen: poems

:bulletgreen: humorous and crack fanfics

:bulletgreen: fanfiction illustrations - the picture should have a link to the story or at least its title in the artist's comments. We also accept illustrations for roleplays, the Black Book of Arda and for fan movies (Born of Hope and The Hunt for Gollum)

:bulletgreen: Between the lines - here we accept pictures which themselves tell a story that is not in the books, or just hinted at, it doesn't have to have a link to a story (It can be an AU, original characters, or illustration of the characters before or after the events in the books/movies, a scene that was not showed but logically had to happen, etc.)

:bulletgreen: Teitho pictures: Teitho is a monthly fanfiction challenge, which gives you a theme to write about. Here, we challenge you to take the same theme, and draw a picture for it. It doesn't have to feature Aragorn and/or Legolas, like the written entries do. Your best pictures will be featured at the Teitho site as well.

:bulletgreen:B2MeM: Every year in March, the b2mem livejournal community organizes a Back to Middle-earth Month. This folder is for the entries created for it. (You can submit also entries from previous years)

:bulletgreen:The rest of Arda: because I hate declining pictures...

:bulletred:About slash and mature content: In both pictures and stories, mature content should be put under a filter, and comply with the dA policy:FAQ #220: What is Mature Content? and FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?. Slash stories should have a warning either in the title or author's comments - authors and readers should be respectful to each other and their preferences.

:bulletred:Please, no Mary Sues in pictures or stories!



:bulletgreen: - Lord of the Rings section and Silmarillion section
:bulletgreen: Stories of Arda
:bulletgreen: The Silmarillion Writers' Guild


Gallery Folders

Fallen Fire by AlystraeaArt
Innocence by AlystraeaArt
Ruins of Annuminas: a valley to be exalted by Drollittle
Capture - Arwen's Heart by rstrider9
fanfiction stories

Mature Content

Ex Cineribus Ignis Surgetur by Whytegriffin
humourous and crack fanfics
The last adventure I by Hemhet
The last adventure II by Hemhet
The last adventure III by Hemhet
The last adventure IV by Hemhet
fanfiction illustrations
Show me your Truth-Celebrimbor, Eledhwen + Annatar by LinestyleArtwork
Midday on the gulf of Lune by Valentina-Mustajarvi
My Lord - Shadow of Mordor Second Age AU by P-JoArt
Enter the Kingdom of Doriath by LinestyleArtwork
Between the lines
The Two Trees pendant. by jessy25522
The Field of Cormallen by MirachRavaia
Elven by ainessa
Hobbit ^^ by ainessa
Feanor. Birthday. by Irsanna
Innocence by AlystraeaArt
Fallen Fire by AlystraeaArt
First meeting by AncaXBre
Tol Eressea In The Light Of Aman by JamesLReid
Fall Of Feanor by JamesLReid
The Arrival Of Galadriel and Celeborn by JamesLReid
~ Sid Hills ~ by ainessa
Between the lines CONTEST
The Hero by Starspirit42
Girly games by MirachRavaia
The Turquiose and the Burgundy by hallosse
Elves in Andunie by MatejCadil
Never seen before - contest
Goldberry's Feast by MoonlightPrincess
An Elven Wedding - Elrond and Celebrian by Faerietopia
The rest of Arda
Ainulindale The Music Of The Ainur by JamesLReid


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We collect art inspired by Tolkien fanfiction, and encourage artists to illustrate fanfiction stories
Founded 9 Years ago
Jan 27, 2012


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"No [one] is an Island, entire of it self; every [one] is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main." - John Donne

The theme of fellowship and friendship is one that plays throughout The Lord of the Rings. From Merry, Pippin and Fredegar plotting to help Frodo, to Elrond forming the fellowship, to the three hunters refusing to abandon their friends to the Uruk-Hai, it is clear that they all knew the importance of depending on one another.

For January and February, our theme will be Relationships.

In addition to the friendship mentioned, there are also examples of romantic relationships in the stories. Aragorn and Arwen loved for decades, and it was that love that spurred Aragorn to pursue his rightful place as king. While it was Aragorn's skill as a healer, and knowledge of athelas, that brought Faramir and Eowyn back from the shadow-lands of the Black Breath, it was the love they found in the Healing Houses’ gardens that truly healed them.

There are even examples of adversarial relationships! There was certainly little love lost between Eomer and Grima, or between Sam and Gollum. Melkor set himself up to be an adversary of Illuvitar and the other Ainur by creating discord. Even Gimli and Legolas started with a contentious relationship, before they became fast friends.

Whatever type of relationship you choose to write about, we hope that you will help strengthen the bonds of fellowship with your fellow fans and writers by sharing your story with us by February 29!

Send your entries to The contest is anonymous and the entry can't be posted publicaly until the results of the challenge are announced. Please mind our rules when submitting your entries for the contest.

Happy writing and drawing!

Your Teitho-moderators,
Mirach, Carawyn, Sian22 and Lotrfan    

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Tolkien's Birthday Toast 2020

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 3, 2020, 12:34 PM

J.R.R. Tolkien was born 128 years ago, on January 3rd 1892 in Bloemfontein.

Together with the Tolkien Society, we invite you to celebrate the birthday of this much loved author by raising a glass at 9pm your local time
(or when you can, it's past 9 here already, but I just put my dauhter to sleep).
The toast is simply: "To the Professor!", or if you prefer Quenya, "Alasse merendenna i Carmo!"

Tolkien's birthday Toast in 2018 by M-azuma

Coding by Felizias Drawings by ebe-kastein Borders by PhoenixWildfire
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Again the time has come for a Joker theme in December & January.

Like in a game of cards you can use the Joker card to replace any other, now you can pick any of the past challenges that stir your imagination and write a story or create art for it. You can finally write that story you wanted to write for that challenge once, but didn't have time for it, or write a story for some of the challenges that Teitho had before you even knew about its existence! Please include the title of the challenge you used with your story.

If you would like to illustrate for this challenge, you can take part in our special all-year-round artistic challenge!

Let your imaginations run wild with the turning of the year! And don't forget follow us on facebook, tumblr or twitter to get a notification about this and other events!

(You can find the list of past challenges on the left side of the Teitho website:… )

Happy writing to everyone!

Your Teitho-moderators,
Mirach, Carawyn, Karri, Sian22 and Lotrfan

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mysteryreason Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you please draw these stories? The first one involves nudity but not in a sexual context. You can censor it if it's a problem. The other ones should be OK:…………
Irsanna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Thanks for the request!
hushicho Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Call me when you start accepting non-heterosexual content. Cordoning it off into your favourites folder really isn't acceptable, and the whole policy of this group is incredibly heterosexist. Yeah, you'll accept crack pairings and whatever fanfic as long as it's straight, but you have to hide anything non-hetero in a folder in your favourites, not even allowing it in your gallery anywhere when you could just as easily create a folder in that gallery.

Segregating something to that extent is not being accepting or diverse, and it doesn't make you any less offensive for doing it.
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, you are actually right. The problem is, there is *always* someone who finds something offensive. We have tried to appease all parties, and when my co-founder was still active, that rule was a result of our discussion as a compromise of our opinions. We feared that allowing slash art might be a bit discriminating to other artists, because by definition, all of such art is "between the lines" and therefore acceptable, while a lot of "canon" art isn't. But as we didn't get many submissions of slash art anyways, I think it is safe to change the rule (I considered doing it for some time already). We will see how it works - sexual content of any kind is not the group's primar focus, and I hope it will stay so, but an occassional submission of it should be alright.
hushicho Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry, I know I sounded fairly harsh there. It was a day when I was reminded of the very ugliest side of the Middle-Earth fandom, and a huge amount of that is incredibly homophobic. Ironically one of the biggest haters out there is a user named Faerietopia -- go figure, right? -- who has one of the groups involved in the 'never before seen' art event coming up, which at first I was eager to do...and then I lost all my drive after seeing so much hate. I really do like doing Middle-Earth inspired work, but sometimes the fandom just kills any joy in me. I was incredibly unhappy and irritated.

I think honestly non-hetero art doesn't have to be necessarily sexual in nature. I've seen 'homosexual' bizarrely conflated with 'pornography' (and of course other delightful terms such as 'hate speech' and 'blasphemy', on one of the sadder Tolkien groups), but there are so very many things to do with gay content that isn't at all sexual, or at least not explicit. Since DA's policy forbids explicit sex pieces anyway, it's one of the reasons why I kind of feel mentioning it again in groups is kind of redundant. I just really don't think that having a folder for it would really upset anyone, especially on a group where the content is inspired by Middle-Earth.

Honestly, to tell you my story, I always found myself more inspired by Middle-Earth and where it made my imagination go than I really read the stories. I let my mind wander a bit, with the setting, and I remember all those wonderful, magical adventures. I think Middle-Earth is fantastic as inspiration, and it can lay the seed for so many glorious things.

Thank you for being an admirable voice of reason here, and thank you as well for your patience with a confessed Middle-Earth lover who was having a very, very bad day in the fandom.
Brunild Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for accepting my work :heart:
BranBolger Featured By Owner May 4, 2014

To anyone who reads this:

do you like to design fantasy characters, or do you simply like to draw digitally?

i need somebody that is willing to design the artwork for the cards and the other elements for the game that i’m making. i can’t pay you for it, because i’m only 14 years old, but if i ever get to publish the game, i will contact you to make arrangements. if you are interested in working with me, contact me You can also contact me on my facebook (…) or my google+ (…)

also, if you know somebody that would maybe be interested, send them there!

the game that i’m making takes place in middle earth, so the style would be similar to Alan Lee’s and Jhon Howe’s, although the characters are not those appearing in the books or films.

a couple of examples of the style that I’m looking for:elifsiebenpfeiffer.deviantart.………
HazelNutsandCream Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!  I'm looking for someone who knows Tengwar to help me with writing a phrase in Sindarin, just wondering if anyone in this group is familiar with it or knows someone else who is?  Thanks! :D (Big Grin)
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's actually not that hard, there are a few nice tutorials that can help you:
TUTORIAL: How to write Elvish by snurtz A Guide to Tengwar by Akinyi-Mojiko
HazelNutsandCream Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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