Talks with Tolkien artists: ElbenherzArt:iconelbenherzart: - ElbenherzArt is not only a talented artist and cosplayer, but soon we can expect a Silmarillion themed animated movie from her as well! But so far, there are only static pictures in her gallery Take a look! 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?Hello! My name is Christina and I'm currently living in a small town in the south-west of Germany. I'm an Illustrator and Concept Artist for Video – and Tabletop games, and very much in love with elves. When I don't draw or paint, I love to sew my own costumes or go out with friends.2. It is interesting to find out the stories behind people's user
Talks with Tolkien artists: MurrauddinInterests and fandoms come and go, just like the desire to create art for them. This time I'm bringing you an interview with :iconmurrauddin: - Murrauddin, an arists who is no longer active in the Tolkien fandom, but many interesting pictures depicting rarely seen scenes or characters remain in her gallery: 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?Hello, I am from Moscow, Russia! At present I am working as a certified translator of French and English languages in a translation agency, and have to deal with legal and business documents for the most part (but we also get some very interesting translation orders from our customers from time to time, such as historical source documents or ev
Talks with Tolkien artists: Doodemoiidesu:Icondoodemoiidesu: - Doodemoiidesu's subtle watercolors show mostly her own vision of Legolas (who's not Orlando Bloom) and scenes of friendship. She is inspired by trees, and is a very inspiring person herself. If you continue reading, you can find out more not oly about her art, but also about her adventures! 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?I consider myself an artist, with a particular fondness for illustration and story-telling. I am also a graduate student who studies environmental sciences, forest health, and ecology.2. Your username looks a bit complicated. Is there a story behind it?I am often a little bashful abo
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Talks with Tolkien artists: kallielef:iconkallielef: - kallielef is not afraid to explore the different aspects and possibilities of the relationship of Thorin and Bilbo, but not only that. Whatever interesting theme you will find depicted in her gallery, not from the Hobbit and LotR fandom only, but from several others as well, is drawn in a beautiful style of digital art, as you can see in these few examples: 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?I'm a traditional abstract painter turned digital (and traditional) illustrator, specifically with a focus in fantasy art. Currently working as a freelance artist where I create both traditional and digital pieces in a variety of styles.2. It is interesting to find out the
Talks with Tolkien artists: KipRasmussenI must apologize for the lateness of posting this interview. The talented Silmarillion illustrator :Iconkiprasmussen: - KipRasmussen joined deviantart last year, and I interviewed him soon after that, but some of the questions got cut off from the talk. As he didn't get to replying them later, with his permission I'm posting the talk as it is with an extended feature instead of the missing answers. 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?Hi, my name is Kip Rasmussen. Thank you for your interest in my work. I'm a family psychologist by training and trade, and paint scenes from The Silmarillion by night.2. It is interesting to find out the stories behind people's usernames. W
Talks with Tolkien artists: QitianAfter the Easter break, I bring you a very interesting interview. :iconqitian: - Qitian is not only an artist, but also fanfiction writer and larper. She followed in Tolkien's footsteps in studying English Philology, and is a second-degree student of Tolkien himself! (meaning that she studied under a professor who was taught by Tolkien )You can find her fanfiction stories under the name Lyra in the Silmarillion Writer's Guild here: http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/archive/home/viewuser.php?uid=174And here are a few of her pictures before we get to the talk itself: Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?Hello! I'm a 32-year-old journalist, wannabe artist and writer. I'm t
Tolkien Reading Day 2016But in Gondor the New Year will always now begin upon the twenty-fifth of March when Sauron fell, and when you were brought out of the fire to the King.- Gandalf in the Return of the KingMarch 25 is the date of the defeat of Sauron and fall of Barad-dûr and gondorian New Year. To celebrate this (fictional) event and the (real) literary genius of J.R.R.Tolkien, this date has been declared as Tolkien Reading Day since 2003.You can take part anywhere in the world - just open any Tolkien's book and reread your favourite passage. Or you can start reading it all over again - whether you read the whole trilogy or just a few lines, you will be a part of the worldwide community of Tolkien fans doing the same to honour the Professor.
Tolkien's wedding - 100th anniversaryIn this day, 100 years ago, J.R.R.Tolkien married the love of his life, Edith Bratt in the St Mary Immaculate church in Warwick. It was a love reaching beyond grave, just like in the story of Beren and Lúthien. Happy anniversary!
A Guide To Good-Looking Fire BreathersArchiveOur Top 5 On-Screen Dragons: A Guide toGood-LookingFire Breathers:iconeawood: eawood:iconr-valle: R-ValleSmaugTwitterFacebookGoogle+The dragon is a staple of so many fantasy stories that it can be difficult to keep up with them all.Dragons in different universes abide by different rules; some are friendly, some are clever, some are pure evil, and some are trainable. What all dragons have in common is that in the realm of TV and movies, they need to look good to properly play their part in the story. There are hundreds of dragons that have shown up on
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So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsWhen it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!If you find the article informative, please it.----------------------------------------First things firstSo you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.TIP:Stick to what you're good at.Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.Now that you've mo
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblinDo you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics. This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format. STEP 1First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditional tools.
PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and TricksProfile Presentation: Tips and TricksYour profile page can say quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and having a well-designed profile page will help ensure that your visitors leave with a good impression of you and your work. And if you do a remarkably fabulous job at designing your profile, people will not only be impressed, but they will also keep coming back to take another look. In this article, I will go over some useful tips and tricks for making your profile look professional but also personalized! This article is mostly directed towards Premium Members, but non-Premium members can still use some of these concepts to personalize their page. In addition, for those who are new to profile decoration, I highly suggest reading my Decorating Your Profile tutorial first, as it goes over important basics of profile decoration. Basic Design ConceptsBefore we get started,
PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity WeekYour profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:Do:Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose fromShow off some art (that's what people are here for!)Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.Don't:Add so many images that your profile takes forever to loadUse garish or headache-inducing colorsMake text difficult to read with dark backgroundsNon-Premium WidgetsWhile many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-14More updates comings soon!!You may put all your queries here in this blog comments.Tips & tricks1. How to align your elements in custombox or journal?Use the following code:Content hereYou can change the alignment to left, right, center & justify by simply replacing the words as shown belowContent here2. How do you change the font-size in a custombox?Use the following code:Your text hereYour text hereYour text hereYour text hereYour text hereYour text hereYour text hereThe result:Font size = 1Font size = 2Font size = 3Font size = 4Font size = 5Font size = 6Font size = 73. How to change your font in a Custombox/Journal?Use the following tag to change your font in your custombox.Your text hereExampleYour text hereResultYour text hereSafe fonts to useSerif FontsGeorgia ----- The quick brown fox
Tips for smooth clean line artHi,Is your line art shaky, wobbly, sloppy, fat, uneven or pixelated? The subject of clean line art comes up a lot so I've gathered together a number of tips from various DA members that may help you improve your line art. Some of the techniques described below may contradict other techniques described below so you may want to experiment and decide what works best for you. Most of these assume that you have a digital tablet. (Make sure your tablet drivers have been installed correctly. If your cursor is behaving erratically it may indicate a problem with your tablet or drivers.) Some posts have been edited for brevity or spelling:"I developed my own technique. And it works quite well for me. It raised my Lineart cleanliness from 24% to 98%, yeah, really. Here is how I do it digitally when I'm not using a traditional sketch: First a rough sketch, and I isolate it in its own layer then set its opacity to 50 or something near that value. Then on the second layer
Commission Info (OPEN)Commissions Statu::iconcomoplz:still got a car game project to work on and finish before I open it again but my money runs out x'pso it'll be open for a while now. need to earn some first in urgency.+++ Currency*ALL commission types Accept points, $1 USD = 100 *Accept USD, GBP, Euro in rate: $USD : £GBP = 1 : 0.7$USD : €Euro = 1 : 0.88+++ Commission Type and PriceCommission Types may changing price, re-name, add new ones, or stop offering any timeColoring Comparation: Full rendered V.S Flat color http://sta.sh/21mlg7as
MAGIC TREES contest winners:icontwc-noplz::icontwc-no2plz::icontwc-plz3::icontwc-plz3::icontwc-plz4::icontwc-plz5::icontwc-plz6:This is the feature of winners of the "Magic Trees" contest held by:iconr72:The entries had to be square, monochromatic and infrared.:iconspotlightplz:1st place:iconspotlightplz: by :iconmichael789:More by freMDart:icontwc-noplz::icontwc-no2plz::icontwc-plz3::icontwc-plz3::icontwc-plz4::icontwc-plz5::icontwc-plz6::iconspotlightplz:2nd place:iconspotlightplz: by :iconjeje62:More by jeje62:icontwc-noplz::icontwc-no2plz::icontwc-plz3::icontwc-plz3::icontwc-plz4::icontwc-plz5::icontwc-plz6::iconspotlightplz:3rd place:iconspotlightplz: by :iconleucareth:More by LeucarethThe Fairy Tree by LeucarethMidnight Paradise by LeucarethThe Watering Hole by Leucareth