J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Fall of Gondolin” to be published in August 2018:
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!
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
Massive Middle Earth Collab (Link)If you plan to participate in the Massive Middle Earth Collab then hurry up - the deadline is on the 24th December 2017.
Feb 2, 2017
Here is a link to my Massive collab I am running for Lord of the Rings characters. If you're interested in contributing please take a look at it and get started on drawing. Any artist is welcome to join in whether you are a novice or a master. Just follow the guidelines on the journal and do your very best. Really don't be lazy with your drawings
I look forward to seeing you there and have fun!
The Trading Post08.12.18. Now that the Trading Post has been operating for exactly a month, we'll be making some changes in response to some problems that have arisen since it's introductions. Comments can no longer be edited after a certain amount of time, so we ask that you post ONE strudel per comment, so that you can hide the comments after it has been traded off. Posting multiple in the same comment causes confusion if you cannot hide just one strudel in particular. ALSO if your strudel is not on the masterlist, please post to the Can't find your strudel? entry on the StrudelCupboard to help us find any missing babies! We're super quick about updating! We hope these changes make the Trading Post easier to use! -Loppy
07.12.18. Welcome to the Trading Post! In an attempt to cut down on the amount of journals we receive via submissions every day, we have opened this center as an easy way to see all current and active trades! Here you
Art Trade (OPEN)Very sorry I wasn't able to respond quickly to the last batch, ATs are open for a short while but I will be moving soon so it might be subject to some delay, for the same reason I might also not be able to do too many trades qq
ATs are accepted based on
-How I like your art style (not necessarily skill related)
-How I feel able to draw your character
-Character designs and how they might inspire me
Will do anything for good friends
This following section is important! Please read this section even if you don't read the others!
* Please understand that I do not accept every offer. I accept trades based on "how I need you style for my characters", not "how good your art is".
* Please don't rush me ;; and so won't I. I do have other stuff to do in the mean time but I will get the AT done asap.
I will only begin or send you my part after I see your part or at lea
art challenge event [open]i really really really want to see more ppl experimenting with their art, esp in the wings of fire fandom (i love u all but please. Please. stop copying realtense) so this is what i'm going to do to encourage that.
what is the challenge?
draw something out of your comfort zone! if you usually draw w lines, try lineless. if you usually use muted colors, try bright ones. if you usually draw standing poses, do an action pose. throw some cubism in there. go buckwild. genuinely just stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone and what is... well, 'fandom popular'; the ability to diversify your style is a strength, not a hindrance.
what are the rewards?
your art gets better and u get more comfortable exploring the way u personally enjoy drawing by trying new things!
also i will add thumbnails of each piece to this journal - so making something that stands out creatively is a bonus, since whoever sees anyone mentioning this journal will see your work!
are there rest
Chibi Pixelart Commissions Info(CLOSED!!)UPDATE:
I've already sent out replies for the clients chosen for this batch! I'm just waiting for replies and notes now ^^
there were so many good designs for this batch I had a had time choosing again TvT//
anyway, thank you guys for sending in order forms for this batch.
Base Price per piece:
*prices listed do not include animation yet.
$20 for simple designs.
$25-$30 for complex/very detailed designs.
$45 for 2 simple characters in 1 piece.
$50-$60 for 2 complex characters in 1 piece.
+$5 for blinking animation only
psa about design/art similaritiesabout design similarities
i will be the first to say i can tell when a design of mine is referenced or if a design has been inspired by my art.
sometimes it's more obvious and other times it's subtle. and sometimes, it's an honest coincidence!
i know how much it sucks to feel like bits and pieces of my design were plucked to make someone else's, but at the same time i know that's just how inspiration works sometimes. sometimes you get a little too close to comfort but eventually you fall into your own groove.
lately i've been very into exploring rainbows, clouds, stars, space, and a general 90's nostalgic type feel for my designs because
i've been falling back in love with the aesthetics from my childhood for what seems to be comfort reasons.
if i step on some toes and make designs that feel too similar to others', i'm honestly sorry!
if you've ever felt like i've made a design too close to yours and you approached me about it, i'd be first & quick to admit i
stress relief comms [closed]will draw halfbodies like this :
- will only accept 5 slots for now ! (you can order 2 characters max. )
- they will be done in a week or two ~
- comment with your character ~
** not first come first serve. ;;
//Everyone's characters are really great kjfjgh and i feel bad that i cant draw them all. So please, if i dont take your commission now, dont be afraid to try again next time ! ^^
closed | Icon Commissions [+700pts/+$8]Style Bubble Icon
*colors will be brightened*
1 for 1600 or $17 usd
Style : Bubble Icon
Reference (image) :
Eyelashes : ( yes / no )
Face Expression : (・◡・ ) / (・^・ ) / (・-・ ) / (・w・ ) / (・→・ )
Payment : ( Points / Paypal )
Email ( if paying by Paypal ) :
*icons inspired by uniicake , please check out their amazing work!*
Style Derp Blanket Icon
Horse Commissions Journal - OPENCommissions are OPEN and will be started from the 16th of September 2019
Please read my Commission Terms - as by ordering any commission, you automatically agree to them.
Please also see >>> humanoid commissions <<<
Commission status; POINTS AND PAYPAL OPEN
Art Trades; OPEN BUT LIMITED - NOTE ME
Point Commissions; OPEN
PayPal Commissions; OPEN
1USD = 100
500x500 Fullbody Pagedoll - 1000 /$10
Wings of Fire Graphic Novel Redraw Contest [CLOSE]Contest has ended please read my status -
Please give me some time to judge entries. I will announce the winners on a separate journal and note the winners and prize givers after the journal announcement.
I am hosting this WoF Graphic Novel Redraw contest where you take a page/panel and redraw it in your own style.
I extended the due date by 2 weeks, it is now -
Due Date: July 15th, 6 PM Pacific Time
Find a page or panel(s) from one of the WoF Graphic Novels that is your favorite.Redraw it in your style!!!You can use your own character colors or you can just use the colors the graphic novel provides. You can do a full page, a single panel or multiple panels (Panel is the box(es) of a frame).You don't have to completely copy the pos