our club has been featured in the newest issue of the DELVE (DelveMag), the deviantART-related online art magazine! This issues's focus is fan art. You can read and download it here:
HAPPY 127TH BIRTHDAY, PROFESSOR!The Silmarillion Club joins the millions of Tolkien fans around the world in celebrating the birthday of our beloved author!
Together with the Tolkien Society, we invite our club members and followers to mark this occasion by raising a glass at 9pm (local time) and simply toasting:
No geilu hirir le i nostor lîn, Pengoloth!
Alassë merendenna i Carmo!
The Fall of Gondolin in AugustJ.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Fall of Gondolin” to be published in August 2018:
CLUB'S POLICY ON SLASH GENDER-BENDER SUBMISSIONSDue to the continuing submission of deviations with SLASH or GENDER-BENDER content, we would like to remind all our members that neither of those two categories are accepted.
This has nothing to do with our personal views on the matter, but with canon-compliance. The club already has a category, AU, were members are given plenty of leeway to explore The Silmarillion legendarium in ways that can diverge from canon to a certain extent. However, we find certain categories such as Slash or Gender-bender to be too remote from Canon to be part of the club's gallery. There are other Middle-earth/Tolkien-related groups here on dA that will accept that content and add it to their galleries.
Please, continue to check our Art Submission Guidelines for reference before submitting your artwork, and do not hesitate to drop us a line if you have any doubt.
BEREN AND LUTHIEN - ALAN LEE ART SESSION ON FB!(From the publisher's site)
On Thursday 1st June at 12.30pm, renowned Tolkien illustrator Alan Lee will hold a live drawing session on Facebook to celebrate the publication of Beren and Lúthien.
He will be taking requests and draw five favourite Tolkien characters in 5-minute sketches, that the lucky chosen participants will then receive. So don’t forget to tune in next week!
Pre-order Beren and Lúthien now, out in hardback June 1 http://po.st/berenluthien
Here is a link to the Facebook session video clip: https://www.facebook.com/officialtolkien/videos/1477323589008693/?pnref=story
Movie inspired artA reminder about our rule regarding movie-inspired art: as you know, we often reject images which visually follow the movie designs. We judge every case differently, so sometimes we accept a submission despite displaying some likeness to movie designs but the general rule still applies - we do not accept art inspired by the Hobbit and LotR movies (nor books). But since many of you enjoy creating Silmarillion art visually inspired by the movies we've decided to create a folder for it in our Favorites section. All the other rules we have still apply, so please follow them (i.e time scope extending up until the end of the II Age, no movie/book H&LotR events, etc...). But from now on, if you have Noldorin army in armour inspired from the movies or your II age Thranduil resembles Lee Pace feel free to add it there
Our Art submission guidelin
COSPLAY FOLDER/LARMA-TYALIE - NEW RULES (REPOST)We are reposting this journal to remind members of the new rules for the Cosplay submissions.
Given the amount of submission of similar photographs to the Cosplay/Larma-tyalië folder, we've decided to set a limit of submissions per cosplay: from now on, the limit will be 4 photographs per cosplay.
We recommend you submit your best 4 shots; if you submit a higher number, we'll choose 4 to add to the club's gallery and reject the rest.
However, this new limit of 4 photographs per cosplay does not apply if you submit pictures of the same costume but in a truly different set, maybe with extra characters, depicting a different story, etc... That is, something that makes this cosplay really different than the previously submitted one. If that's the case, we will consider this a new cosplay and accept 4 extra photographs.
If you have any doubt, please just drop us a line
Art theft at TeeChip - don't buy there!There is a print on demand service called TeeChip which users profit from stolen artwork, sold without artists consent. The most probably it is done by the users, not site runners, but it is quite hard to take a stolen artwork down - judging by comments in journals at dA - which puts owners in question, too. (links to journals & comments below). You will not find the items for sale via search engines on their site, they advertise it on social platforms like Facebook, under the guise of fan pages. Chances are you have already seen it, if not check this group - especially LotR & Hobbit inspired artists:
or at their page:
Don't buy there and tell others to avoid it! First - images were stolen. If it wasn't enough for a reason - the prints cannot be of a good quality if it is printed from low resolution images saved for web. Google reviews - p
* TATTOO DESIGN CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME *Okay everyone, I'm looking to design my next tattoo. Currently have Laurelin, the golden tree of Valinor, tattooed on my right rib cage (and will be adding Telperion to my left). But I need to fill in all the space around Laurelin.
Basically, I'm cutting my body in half and doing one side good and one side evil. Laurelin, on my right side, was a tree killed forever whereas Telperion lived on through his Nimloth and eventually the Tree of Gondor. So to fill in around Laurelin I'm looking to have the following quote illustrated.
This quote comes from the Book of Lost Tales 1: for lo! through Melko have terror as fire, and sorrow like dark waters, wrath like thunder, and evil as far from my light as the depths of the uttermost of the dark places, come into the design that I laid before you. Through him has pain and misery been made in the clash of overwhelming musics; and with confusion of sound have cruelty, and ravening, and darkness, loathly mire and all putrescence of thought or thing
OC Contest Closedis time for a new Contest
Ends on October 26
Draw one or more of my OC´s here
justy by TaSaMaBi
Chess by TaSaMaBi
Luvis by TaSaMaBi
Thorsten by TaSaMaBi
Tom Tom by TaSaMaBi
new OC´s Couples, Siblings
Psina and Nara
Psina and Nara by TaSaMaBi
Protecting yourself from Paypal chargebacksI decided I'd write something on this since it seems to be affecting a lot of my friends and artists I'm close to. I'll start with a few disclaimers.
I am not a finance expert. I have never filed a chargeback nor have I been in a chargeback dispute (fortunately). I have done some research out of both curiosity and out of desire to help out the community a bit. This is going to be quick(ish) and summarized. I'm also going to be changing some things to the way I sell as well (obviously).
This journal isn't about what to do in a chargeback dispute but rather, how to set up your sales so that you'll have the upper hand when having to deal with a dispute. I've included some useful links at the bottom for further information!
Regular Payments / ABs
Some believe that Paypal does not help in disputes over digital goods but a policy
Close To You - Lyrics - Sans VersionTHE FLOWERS OF THE NEW AND LAUGHTER OF THE PAST,
THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL LIKE YOU, BEAUTY UNSURPASSED!
GONE WITH A WHISPER, YOU FALL ASLEEP LIKE DEATH,
BREAKING THROUGH THE EARTH, YOUR SMILE SHINES AGAIN!
MY EMPTY GRATITUDE, ANOTHER EMPTY THANK YOU,
I FINALLY LEARNED REGRET, FROM WORDS I'VE ALWAYS SAID.
NEVER MEANT TO SPEAK TO HURT, YET IT HURT TO PUT IN WORDS,
GOODBYE WHEREVER YOU ARE, GOODBYE UNBROKEN HEART.
IN TRUTH I WANT TO FEEL, THE TRUTH I WANT TO SEE,
I'M TRYING TO EMBRACE YOUR DRIFTING HEART AND SMILE!
WHENEVER I BEGIN TO FEEL THE BURNING TEARS OVERFLOWING FROM MY EYES,
I KEEP ON LOOKING FORWARD AT YOU, HOPING THAT YOUR LIGHT WILL NEVER PASS ME BY!
I WONDER WHAT THE STARS THAT SPARKLE IN YOUR EYES ARE HIDING FROM MY MIND,
HIDING FROM MY OPEN HEART AND FROM YOUR OPEN HEART!
TOGETHER, YOU AND I WILL ALWAYS BE ALIVE, CONNECTED, CLOSE TO YOU I'LL STAY!
AS LONG AS I CAN HOLD YOUR HAND AGAIN AND AGAIN, FOREVER, I WILL FIND MY WAY!
YOU MAY NEVER ANSWER BACK MY CALL BUT YOU SMILE AT ME WITH
InvaderZim headcanon info -Timeline added-Here's the comic folder for the headcanon https://www.deviantart.com/glitched-irken/gallery/62476396/InvaderZim-headcanon-comic?offset=24
(clicking the pictures in this journal will enlarge them owo)
Arc one's cover
(Zoline's eyesight/spiritual eyesight ref [info about that is in the description of the picture]) (Arc 1 refs [more refs below])
13 year old Zim a his companion Gir was sent to earth by Tallest Purple to see if all types of life would be able to live on planet Earth (Purple wanted this because he saw planet earth as a beautiful planet), and also take note that Tallest Purple and Tallest Red's beliefs are very different Purple prefers peace and Re
Commission info (CLOSED)
Thank you so much!
📅 I work on commissions from Monday to Friday.
(Almost all day, unless I have to leave home to do something)
Saturday and Sunday I will work on personal drawings (or I will just rest)
To follow the process of your commission, you can access my Trello page:
Before commissiong me, please read the Terms of service.
What can i draw:
Any other kind of animals/closed species.
(If you have any doubt just ask me if I can draw your character)
What I WON'T draw:
[s] geno brigade [taking activity rolls 05/14]New alt payment: All genos unless otherwise listed are now worth one activity roll each.
Explores, cavings, and large prey hunts are preferred; I'll accept diving too. Must be completed in around two weeks.
Long Island Larabee 36341 x Rhea 39547
Can carry John brown from dam.
2) Female, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
Marked collared cream seal sable brown with accents, bearmarks and flecking
4) Male, Natural Mane
Average - Healthy
Marked collared cream seal sable brown with accents
Icon commissions OPEN
Each one is 6$
animated (head boop) 8$
the limit you can buy is 3 until they are all finish you may buy more
You must always pay before i start.
Terms of Service - AnniesBy purchasing/selling a design from or for me in any kind of way, you are choosing to agree to the terms of service below.
Failure to read this before a purchase or creation of an Annie will break the TOS and the rights to own, purchase or the usage of Annies.
If you break the TOS your Annies will or might be retracted.
I will not be held responsible for any complications.
It is your responsibility to see if the ToS have been updated.
When the Terms of service is updated, the new update is what counts, no matter what old version you agreed too earlier, no exceptions.
I. TERMS OF SERVICE.
When purchasing or creating a design/character from or for me, such as Annies, you are buying partial rights or giving the rights to a specific character design belonging to my Closed Species.
The official design artwork made by me, or others, is still my copyright/intellectual property. I have all the rights
COMMISSIONS (on hold)
How to order:
Use commission widget with description of your order (for points), note or comment (for PayPal)
You could withdraw your request anytime, until I accept it.
But when it was confirmed, that means I started to draw and there is no way back.
Payment: Points / PayPal
Read this before paying:
Crayon chibi - 2000 or 21 USD for character