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A Bulky Envelope by MatejCadil
Silmarillion Concepts by TurnerMohan
battle in ossiriand by TurnerMohan
Sindar by TurnerMohan
GTA Hobbit.  A parody poster by NinjaInArt
LOTR - Shadowfax |ColourPencil by YFNIR
The Many faces of Gandalf by Sepi-Donne
Morning in Minas Morgul by NICK--LYRE
Stones of Pride by MatejCadil
The Road Goes Ever On by MatejCadil
Numenor-Shores of Romenna by Nahar-Doa
Nogrod 1 by Stirzocular
Flame of Udun by MatejCadil
The Valar - Irmo by Snow-Monster
The Valar - Nessa by Snow-Monster
Orome by SarkaSkorpikova
Fingolfin heraldic device by MatejCadil
Tuor Meets Ecthelion by AbePapakhian
The High King's Fate by AbePapakhian
Elven king Finrod Felagund from Lay of Leithian by AlekTimm
Bronwyn by NoraBeng
A Beacon of Gondor by AbePapakhian
The Bowman by AbePapakhian
Theoden, King of Rohan by YoritomoDaishogun
The Last Homely House by AbePapakhian
Throwing a Rope by MatejCadil
A dwarf warrior by Rallar-Ar
Lady Dwarf by Ellisis
Good Morning by MatejCadil
Riddles in the Dark by AbePapakhian
Bag End by jennylonggreen
First Morning on the Road by MatejCadil
Ents and Flora
Sam's Garden Box by MatejCadil
Pedo Mellon a Minno by HoremWeb
Ent Wife by darksidentic
trees of Valinor by faQy
The Enemy
Nazgul sketches by ArwendeLuhtiene
A Fell Beast at Barad-dur by MatejCadil
The Light of Hope - detail 2 : Ancalagon by MatejCadil
The Three Stone Trolls by MatejCadil
Great Battles
Gandalf Vs Sauron. by SLY-2
Misc and Other
The Hobbit - The Map of Thror by ArwendeLuhtiene
UT and HoME
Seal Of The Stewards by MatejCadil
Tolkien Himself
Tolkien Birthday Toast 2018 by EruannieCaline
Tolkien's Other Work
The Last Ship by MirachRavaia
Crafts and Food
Dark Forest crown by Lyriel-MoonShadow
Elven ranger professional shoot - XXIX by ArwendeLuhtiene
Virtual - Closed
We were the First Dams... by Nelyasun
Original Creations
Mithrandir why the halfling ? by SLY-2
Just For Fun
How the Stone of Erech was Brought from Numenor by MatejCadil
The Complete Guide to RP, Immersion, and the Lore by WorldOfMiddle-earth



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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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PruPruDraws Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2022  Professional Digital Artist
SohruKurisutaru Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2022  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey guys. Are you active? I was trying to submit my following drawing(s) and they got expired
Frodo Baggins by SohruKurisutaru   
Also, I am trying to join your group but my join request just got expired
StudioTinidril Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2022  Professional Traditional Artist
Not many people are active in the admin group. You can try again and perhaps the second vote will come in before it expires this time. Sorry about that.
SohruKurisutaru Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2022  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's alright
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!
StudioTinidril 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 General Artist
Hey guys, I just noticed that I accidentally submitted some pictures to the wrong folder =/
StudioTinidril Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Did you withdraw the submission?
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