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Celegorm and Curufin by TurnerMohan
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Merry Brandybuck by sophiexxth
Gandalf and Bilbo in the Shire by sophiexxth
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Rivil's well by SarkaSkorpikova
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The Sleep of Yavanna by victoriaclare

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Yavanna's Creations by victoriaclare
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Dernhelm by Snow-Monster
Haleth (Stalker) by EPH-SAN1634
Halbarad by EKukanova
[181201] Aragorn by night0525
Hobbit by JL-Kira
King Azaghal by EduardoLeon
Escaping from vargs by Valentina-Mustajarvi
The Last Stand for Dain Ironfoot and king Brand. by SLY-2
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Do not tempt me by Irjikor
[190212] Frodo by night0525
How a hobbit relaxes by Sherlockian
Ents and Flora
trees of Valinor by faQy
Burarum by Snow-Monster
Inktober day 13 TEEMING by elencarnil
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The Enemy
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Tolkien Himself
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Tolkien's Other Work
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Arwen Undomiel - Lady of Rivendell by Eleonora-Croft
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Members can feel free to submit deviations to Favourites. The unanswered deviation submissions to Gallery also end up in Favourites so they can still have views, but the same deviation can be still be in both Favourites and Gallery.

Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo!

:star: :wave: You've stumbled upon Tolkien-Voronwë - what are we? :wave: :star:

Voronwë is a word of Quenya. Besides it being a name of a Noldo Elf, it also means loyalty. In this group, it's loyalty to the lore, and fun is also allowed.

We are proud to display and promote the new and experienced artistic talents alike who are fond of , which is Tolkien's fantasy universe. The more, the merrier.

Membership Requirements

As long as you're a Tolkien fan and your profile contains nothing that is thought generally offensive, you're welcome to join. Having your own gallery material that is not defined as fitting by the group rules of submission is not an obstacle to join, as long as you respect the group rules of submission and won't (repeatedly) submit material outside them.

If you're only curious, you're always welcome to add us to your watch.

Group Preferences

The main purpose of this DA group is collecting deviations that are as canon or loyal as possible to Eä - the original rich vision, lore and fantasy universe of J.R.R. Tolkien. Any theme from Arda (the world of the universe of Eä) is welcome.

Many styles of arts and crafts are allowed, but the style preference of art is mainly realistic or something fit for a storybook. What is especially welcome is originality - we encourage you to show your original products of imagination which came from reading the books. You can also post your own original fan made characters.

Remember that the group is book based. You can submit deviations about characters which bear the resemblance with the depictions in other Tolkien media, but if you do, use the book scenes rather than the possibly rewritten scripts in that media.

The deviations that are submitted must be owned by their uploaders, so they can say that the artistic qualities in it have been created from their own imagination, holding their brush.

Content that we accept

:bulletgreen: The Silmarillion
:bulletgreen: The Hobbit
:bulletgreen: The Lord of the Rings (LotR)
:bulletgreen: Bilbo's Last Song
:bulletgreen: Unfinished Tales (UT)
:bulletgreen: History of Middle-Earth (HoME)
:bulletgreen: Children of Húrin (CoH)
:bulletblue: Other Tolkien material
:bulletblue: The "hidden moments" that happened

Content that we do not accept

:bulletred: Modernizing, save in JFF ("Just For Fun") folder. The events of Eä locate in epic ancient times in an alternate history - try to keep the atmosphere.
:bulletred: World crossovers between Eä and another universe, save in JFF folder.
:bulletred: Gary Stus and Mary Sues, save in JFF folder. Keep the characters realistic with themselves and the others.
:bulletred: Original characters that are too closely related to the canon characters. Tolkien designed quite detailed family trees for the heroes and heroines. You may understand why such characters might not fit too well in the orientation of this group.
An exception to this is depicting characters that surely exist in the family tree, but aren't much known about.
:bulletred: Original characters from any media (yours or someone else's) which were created to make the storyline to stray away from the original text.
:bulletred: Non-canon pairings (or non-canon shipping) of Tolkien's original characters. Canon pairings are allowed, but also remember which characters Tolkien meant as bachelors.
:bulletred: Images that are not owned by their uploaders or images from generators or other virtual spaces which templates have been made by someone else.

Folder Info

Featured - this main folder can be edited and submitted to by the appointed moderators only who are granted the permission to edit the gallery as a whole. Especially wonderful deviations go to Gallery, and a random deviation is being displayed as a large thumbnail each time someone visits the page. Within time a piece of art will be in both Gallery, and it's own category folder.

Beginners - This folder is for deviations of beginning artists who wish to read some advice, tutorials and constructive criticism on the way to evolving to their own peak as artists. We all started from somewhere, so if you want these things, Beginners folder is the way to go. If you wish to your deviation moved forward from Beginners to some other folder, send us a note.

Ainur - For the Ainur as known from The Silmarillion: the first archangel or god like beings created by Eru Ilúvatar, who came to existence before Eä itself. All the mainly Vala and Maia themed deviations go here, and as the Five Wizards (Saruman, Gandalf, Radagast, Alatar and Pallando) are also Ainur, their place is also in this folder.

Misc and Other - Deviations about groups of mixed race and things that don't belong in any other category.

UT and HoME - Silmarillion is a grand source of Tolkien's lore, but Christopher Tolkien also published more of his father's text in Unfinished Tales and History of Middle-Earth series (which the folder name stands for). While some parts of the lore correlate with Tolkien's main books, some lore in them is either peripheral or abandoned. This folder accepts the deviations from them, was the lore open for debate or not.

Tolkien's Other Work - This folder is for the art based on other works of JRR Tolkien outside Middle-Earth, academic or non-academic (such as translation of Beowulf).

Virtual - Closed (see announcement) - Here goes all the content from generators and virtual environments related to Arda. This includes game screenshots and generator images, in which the original render is still in a clearly visible role without a major artistic retouch.

Original Creations - Any fan made original characters, fiction literature, films and animations go here. Emphasis on the word "original" - this folder is all about your own creations.

Just For Fun (formerly Humor and Memes) - This folder allows modern references, world crossovers and Mary Sues for things taken more less seriously such as humor, memes and greeting cards (though non-canon pairings are still not allowed).

Journals - Do you have WIP to talk about or something other Tolkien related to promote? This is where your blogs and journals are allowed. For members only.

:star: :earth: If you accept these rules, you might feel at home with us! :earth: :star:

Last updated: December 12th, 2017
I am sorry to say that I am leaving Deviantart altogether and I'll be focusing on my ArtStation instead. As for the reasons why, please read my WordPress blog entry. That means that I'll also be stepping down as the owner of the group.

As for the ownership of the group, I will transfer it to The-Tinidril a.k.a. Yvan Strong, since she has been fairly active and she has the knowledge on the books.

This group has been my main reason to stay in DeviantArt. I'd like to thank everyone in the group and all the wonderful artists in DA. Namárië, have a good one.
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Wyzzel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ups I think my last post is wrong and should go to "The enemy", sorry!
The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
You can fix a mistake in submission by clicking "withdraw" on your submission notification and then re-submitting. But if you've already deleted your notification, we can move it. 
Wyzzel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok I will remember this, thanks! I just saw you already moved it, thank you! :) (Smile) 
Aylatha Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hey guys, I just noticed that I accidentally submitted some pictures to the wrong folder =/
The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Did you withdraw the submission?
Aylatha Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
No, you had already approved of it by the time I realised it. They're in the beginners-section.
The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't remember seeing your cosplay and costume submissions (and couldn't find any in our "Beginners" folder), so I've sent a request to add them. I just chose a few good examples, you can submit more of the photos if you like, but watch out for which folder you're submitting to: for just a garment or costume accessories, submit to "Crafts and Food" for photos of you wearing the costume in a setting, submit to "Cosplay".
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The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
ok, I'll see if I can track them down :)
Irsanna Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Thank you for your request!
kinnyperedhel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! May I join this group? For some reason I can't find the join button on mobile???
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