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!
OPEN- Commission Journal Official - 2019IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR MY FERAL/ANTHRO COMMISSIONS, GO HERE:
Feral/Anthro Commissions [OPEN]
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*Wait- and to-do list can be found on my profile page under the art statuses.
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I have the right to decline any commission. Please respect my decision; there are some characters I'm just not comfortable with drawing, whether it be due to anatomy or personal preference.
Don't expect too much of me, I'm not a miracle worker.
I refuse to draw anything remotely NSFW such as nudity, gore, etc or anything offensive (sorry, that's just what I believe and am comfortable with). If you'd like slight g
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thank you for understanding!
Commercial work have different price, send me email for estimate price firstname.lastname@example.org
✿ = paid
[ ✿ done ] David - Half body
[ ✿ done ] David - 6 headshot sketches
[ ✿ done ] crimsonalloy - Fullbody
[ ✿ sketch ] Emily - Bust up
[ ✿ sketch ] followus - Fullbody
Slots are Open
artist's status : alive
Bust Up - $65 | Half Body - $85
Thigh Up - $105 | Full Body - $125
Chibi - $55
Extra details +$10-$20+
3D Plush Doll Comms [1/1 FULL -Wait List FULL]
3D Plush Dolls - $50 - Paypal only
(Prices can be higher or lower depending on complexity!)
600px GIF Animation + MP4 Video
.blend file available upon request
Characters will be simplified into the Pokedoll style
Examples here: https://www.pokemoncenter.com/plush/plush-collections/pok%C3%A9mon-dolls#facet:&productBeginIndex:0&facetLimit:&orderBy:5&pageView:grid&minPrice:&maxPrice:&pageSize:&
I will send you preview renders to confirm everything is correct before I do the final animation render.
Commission Spots (Full)
COMMISSION PRICES || Currency + Price changeT E R M S · O F · S E R V I C E
C o m m i s s i o n · P r i c e s
Starting FEBUARY 2018 commission currency will be changed to EURO/€.
I will add the equivalent in $ between brackets. Living in Spain and having EURO as my currency, I should have done this from the start. Sorry for the inconvenience.
C H I B I s
Make deviantArt a fucking better place!!! Part 1Okay, guys,
I think I need to be hard. I am more than 9 years an deviant here on dA. This is good for me to compare the past and now. And maybe have a clue how dA will be in the future.
I have the feeling dA is getting more and more heartless. And I am not the only one. I set up a little poll, and the few who took part gave me this:
The first years I was here, everything here was great! Great artists, nice people who you could talk to (and who talked with you, TOO!), a lot of fun with the community, reaction on my work, reactions on what I wrote for you, feedback like comments and faves and so on. But this has changed extremly. I feel lonely here most of the time. I have no Fun being part of this community anymore. (And I think may have the same opinion, as many left the community)
But what can we do?
This is why I will write some journals, all about this topic. I will tell you my point of few, and
COMMISSION CHART (+Comic +Chibi)WAIT LIST CLOSED
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I will charge you extra $ if your character has complicated design.
Icon $10 / Match Icon $20
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TOS - Terms of ServiceBy commissioning me in any kind of way, you are agreeing to the terms of service below.
Any statement can be bound to change if discussed with me, the artist, prior to the commission.
I. GENERAL TERMS.
Please write in a clear and nice manner.
Provide neat references.
Not a wall of text.
Any ill behaviour will not be tolerated and your commission will be canceled if it occurs.
Follow the rules provided in the commission journal, YCH or Adoptable deviation.
If you fail to follow the rules provided I have the right to decline your commission.
All commissions must all be paid in full upfront.
The currency accepted is DeviantArt points and USD.
The points shall only be paid through the commission widget unless stated otherwise.
Work In Progress will only be given if the commiss
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club cosplay shoot outtakes!When my friends and I first heard of "that swimming anime" called Free!, this is pretty much what we expected:
Not that there's anything wrong with that hahah, but all we were expecting was to be able to laugh at how exploitable and full of fanservice this show could be because swimming would require everyone to be half-naked. Although it started out that way, the more episodes we watched, the more we realized...
We were wrong. So wrong.
What we got was a heartwarming coming-of-age story with endearing characters and interesting dynamics. It spoke of friendship and learning your self-worth and figuring out what drives you forward.
I'd write more about how I feel about it but it would take up too much time and space over here, so here are a couple of posts that have already done the job well:
1. A detailed literary analysis and trope driven deconstruction of H
The Adventure Continues - Promo GalleryThe Railway Series Books 1 and 2; The Three Railway Engines and Thomas the Tank Engine were adapted in The Adventure Begins special.
Here are all the promo images from the followup series "The Adventure Continues".
Book 3: James the Red Engine
Mixed Traffic Engines
James and the Express
Book 4: Tank Engine Thomas Again
You need Exercise!
Thomas Goes Fishing
Can You See Fish?
Book 5: Troublesome Engines
Henry and the Elephant
Trouble in the Shed
Thomas meets GWR Percy
I'll call him Percy
Percy Runs Away
Book 6: Henry the Green Engine