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Middle-earth is a world created by J.R.R.Tolkien, one of the most complex creations and foundations of classic fantasy. Many artists are inspired by this amazing world, and there are not many events in its history that escaped a painter's brush... I bring you a short (yes, I call this short :)) summary of the events, in a more or less chronological order:  

Before the time:
Iluvatar and The Begining by Nahar-DoaWake Up by CatiZzaAinulindale : The Great Music by noei1984 Ainulindale by vilva73Ainulindale by rysowAniaBirth of Valar by SkullbastardThe Music of the Ainur by elegaerThe Music of the Ainur 2 by elegaerThe Music of the Ainur 3 by elegaerThe Music of the Ainur 4 by elegaer

First age:
Silmarillion Genealogical Tree by BerenfoxManwe Sulimo by GustavoMalekManwe by Nahar-Doa:thumb74497816:The Mother of Stars by fernandocarvalhoSilmarillion: Taniquetil by LadyEllethNienna by RenaSarrabiNamo, the Judge by MaurevalVaire, the Weaver by DanielGovar:thumb166655722:Melkor by Lirulin-yirthThe Fallen Angel by morrigann11:thumb123399675:Melkor by TaeriThe Dark Vala by ginn-mIlluin by BellaElizabethLarsen"And Aule made the Dwarves" by rysowAniaCuivienen by losselenOrome Encounters the Elves by ProtoguyEarly Days by Leliumoj_The Two Trees_ by emmekamaleiEarwen by Studio-1901The Last Look by BreoganMelkor's Release by felegundMairon and the Shadow by neffinesseFeanor.. estasi e tormento by icy-maidenThe making of the Silmarils by rysowAniaMorgoth and Ungoliant by Protoguyof the darkening of Valinor 6 by TititaMelkor and the Trees of Light by GildharttArien and Tilion - Finished by swiftfox13The oath of Feanor by edarleinnoldolante by katya-hThe Kinslaying by ivoignobThe Curse of Mandos by BelegilgaladNoldolante part I.  Losgar by tuuliky:thumb50539141:La Morte di Feanor by randolfoSons of Feanor by tuulikyHumiliation by Gold-Seven:thumb137356544:FingonsSong colour by Lomilmandel:thumb4767737:Fingolfin by Breogan:thumb151584066:Melkor and Fingolfin by GildharttOf Morgoth and Fingolfin by EthalenSkyeFingolfin vs Morgoth by mattleese87

The tale of Beren and Lúthien
Luthien - dance 2 by vilva73Luthien Dancing by Bmosigberen e luthien by icy-maidenFinrod in Nargothrond by tuulikySongs of Power by MurrauddinLuthien transforms into a bat by marisolyThe Assault on Tol-in-Gaurhoth by tuulikyLuthien by SinusirabelLutien dance in Angband by elendeLuthien dances for Morgoth by marisolyCarcharoth by ProtoguyBeren fighting Carcharoth by MyblackMortal life, immortal love. by GustavoMalekThe Death by tuulikyAnd Luthien sang to Mandos v.2 by GustavoMalekThe choice of Luthien by DappleHack

Narn i Hín Húrin
Aure Entuluva by lomehirMelkor and Hurin by edarleinNarn: Forbidden Love by aautioAmon Rudh by losselenTurin Turambar Sketch by pulyxGlaurung and Turin by AtriedesNienor meets Glaurung by noei1984Turambar finds Nienor on Haudh-en-Elleth by peetThe Slaying of Glaurung by ProtoguyThe end of suffering by noei1984death of Turin Turambar by aryundomiel

The Fall of Gondolin and the Tale of Eärendil and Elwing
Gondolin by Bmosig:thumb165715881:The Lord of Waters by DappleHackEcthelion and Gothmog by Cloisterto the still earth say: I flow by razimo:thumb158745902:Glorfindel and the Balrog by GalhadGlorfindel and Balrog by Moumou38family by liga-martaThe Escape of Elwing by BmosigElwing and Earendil by Isilion72Earendil by EliathanisAncalagon attacks the Vingilot by BelegilgaladEarerndil Battles Ancalagon by claravalDragon of the First Age by rubendevela

The War of Wrath
eonwe by MELARkaThe War of Wrath is coming... by Isilion72Maedhros by DappleHackMaglor throws Silmaril by Belegilgalad

Second age:
Elenna by Qitian:thumb37192381:Elros Tar minyatur by hunterionThe promise by Hemhet Ring King - Nazgul by Geistig:thumb163177826:Annatar Christmas card by KaaileSauron comes to Ar-Pharazon by Demi-urgicLeperous Distilment by neffinesseIsildur and the White Tree by Murrauddin:thumb182817030:Khamul by setharielDrowning of Numenor by mattleese87The Rage of Ulmo by ralphdamianiThis I will keep by AbePapakhianGil-Galad Rides into Mordor by LuthiannaI Beheld... by AbePapakhianSauron et Isildur by Baudim

Third age:
Kings of Gondor by PyziIsildur by Ahuramazda480pneEorl the Young at Celebrant by MerlkirCelebrian of Lorien by shyangellImprisoned by liga-martaThe Duel by Isilion72Balins decision by TulikouraWhite council by marisoly

The Hobbit:
The Great Adventure by greensapThe Hobbit by madbatterDwarves at Bilbo's house by edarlein02: The Hobbit - The 3 trolls by ritchat from Frying Pan into the Fire by greensapRevelry in Mirkwood by vilva73Thranduil-head shot by Cin320Lake Town - The Hobbit by NateHallinanArtEsgaroth - "Laketown" by AlaniseSmaug destroys Esgaroth by Gaius31dukeEsgaroth by neral85Smaug by darklingwoodsSmaug by R-ValleSmaug and the Lonely Mountain by AtriedesBard of Lake Town by ShockboltBeorn in Battle by book-illustratorThe Battle of the Five Armies by NautilluzBattle of 5 Army's by kormakBloody storm by jankolas

The Lord of the Rings:
Bilbo's speech by TolmanCottonHalflings by JonHodgsonWillow man by gustavocomparimTom Bombadil by TolmanCottonHobbits on the Barrow-Downs by shongrekAragorn fighting by Moumou38Weathertop - after the Nazguls by ShockboltNazgul in the Bruinen by CG-WarriorLegolas by CG-WarriorComssn.:.cncpt::NarsilAnduril by rowenyAscent to the pass of Caradras by CrowsrockThe Fellowship brave Caradhras by thrombosis-leopardApproaching Caradhras by Canis-LupessMithrandir, Mithrandir by adorindilGaladriel portrait, sketch by Pika-la-CyniqueThe Lady of Lorien by BreoganThe Mirror of galadriel by BmosigThe Death of Boromir by CG-WarriorThe Funeral Boat of Boromir by peetRide to Edoras by Canis-LupessMarch of the Ents by ringbearer80:thumb113509395:Wrath of Bregalad by 23-dThe Lord of the Rings - Collab by DUCKAZOIDOathbreakers, why have ye come by AbePapakhianWraiths by drywipenWaterfall of rainbow by vilva73Eowyn of Rohan by FilatGhan-buri-ghan by TolmanCottonRohirrims detail by RUIZBURGOSThe Ride of the Rohirrim by AbePapakhianBattle of Minas Tirith by MeleagerNo Mere Man by R-TanEowyn and the Witchking by linfaFields of the Pelennor by ElandainLiving Voice in Hateful Dream by sandelwoodDarkness will not endure by ellaineLooking at Mordor by JadeMakoto:thumb127523483:Saved by the Great Eagles by Miruna-LaviniaThe Field of Cormallen by TolmanCottonYe, utuvienyes by galadhornNew Beginnings by SilraenMinas Tirith 51 by Minas-Tirith-HakanElder Days - coloured by artissimaScouring of the Shire by discogangsta:thumb125910118::thumb34788888:have returned by icy-maiden

The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen
Gilraen and sleeping Estel by rysowAniaName of the King - Estel by idolwildArwen by NawiaName of the King - Thorongil2 by idolwildGilraen's Farewell by gelisLovers of Cerin Amroth by lizzbuenaventuraArwen Waiting... by Bmosigundomiel by icy-maidenKing Aragorn by jankolasAragorn by akreonAragorn in Rivendell by CG-Warriorradici profonde by icy-maidenAragorn son of Arathorn by Gold-Seven:thumb158746998:Grampasso by icy-maidenStrider by WangyuxiStrider by Mistermoster by English-PirateKing Elessar by idolwildElessar and Evenstar by cathy-chanEnduring Renewal by DavidDebTwilight of the Evenstar by Ailinon

Fourth age:
:thumb74620140:By the White Tree by hiddenmuseEomer and Lothiriel-- Wedding by NeldorElanor by Liliane:thumb140376046:Time to leave by Moumou38Elven path by wrednawiedzmaThe last ship by Dabbaghi


Other writings:
Farmer Giles by KirstineSmith and the Faerie Queen by wild-yakNiggle Paints by graemeskinnerNiggle's Country 1 by graemeskinnerThe cottage of the lost play by Elrond087:thumb76829998:The Mewlips by LoneanimatorGoldberry and unfamiliar sinda by RighonTom Bombadil part 5 by Loneanimator

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claraval Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for putting this together. Very interesting to see all the visual concepts of these Tolkien artists.
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was a looooong time ago, but you are welcome! :)
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yasha-oqlie Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this collection is amazing! Thanks!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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X-Tomicidal-X Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is an amazing collection, it really inspires me to re-read the books and create some art of my own.
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to hear that! ;)
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yorkey-sa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for putting this all together! Great collection, and wow.. amazing art :-)
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it! I put it together some time ago already, so it's good to know that someone found it now :)
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Protoguy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
A very late thank you!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconrbyw:
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VLCII Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Wonderful compilation of art inspired by JRR Tolkien's work, thank you. :D
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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DappleHack Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the feature, and - more - for the great collection of m-e art!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconrbyw: and I'm glad you like the collection!
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VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is amazing!!!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Hemhet Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Great collection!
Thank for featuring my drawing! I really appreciate it! :hug:
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconrbyw: I'm glad you like the article!
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Maureval Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great collection of Tolkien fanarts. I'm very suprised and also really happy that you used my pic here. Thank you! :D
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconrbyw: I'm glad you like the article!
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emmekamalei Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Great article! I liked the way you organized the art according to Middle-Earth chronology. :)
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like the article!
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Blotu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The colors and everything is amazing! I must fav them all! ;p
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like the selection!
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Blotu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:hug: :)
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GustavoMalek Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the features. I made a wonderfull selection here. I loved those new Tolkien-based artwork. =)
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconrbyw: I'm glad you like it!
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Sandra-Oderaks Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student General Artist
great report, but i don't know how to add it to the group...
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Add to the group? You mean LOTRO-Fellowship? I just thought that you could post a blog about is, as the members of the group could be interested in it too :)
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Sandra-Oderaks Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student General Artist
O.K, i can post a blog about your report =)
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Skullbastard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
This is great. Thanx for using my pic :)
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconrbyw: I'm glad you like the article!
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AbePapakhian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful Collection! Thank you for featuring my work!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconrbyw: I'm glad you like it!
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow, thank you so much for compiling those. So many fantastic pieces of work in there. It was wonderful to go through, it's taken me all day and I haven't done any studying as a planned when I turned on the computer but I think it was worth it.
I wish this [link] had been there though (or something by this artist) as it is in my opinion the best picture of Sauron ever (indeed, probably the most beautiful depiction of a man I've ever seen)...
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you liked the feature! It's a wonderful picture indeed, and I could have included it just like so many others... My Middle-earth collection contains almost 3000 pictures, so it was really hard to choose, and I have overlooked or forgot many that I wanted to feature. It's a pity you can't edit a news article once it's posted :(
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, well... I can't really afford the time to lose myself in it, anyway... :lol:
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Lily-Box Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Omg this is so freaking awesome!! Awww, I've always wanted to know about the tale of Luthien and Beren. Such a sad story!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It's really very sad and romantic - like the Romeo and Juliet of Middle-earth...
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Lily-Box Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awww.
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CrazyCureFanaticDude Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!! XD
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
...WITHOUT A VALID TICKET! :D
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Phinnimonster Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010   General Artist
This article has so many awesome pictures in it that I'll have to fave it so I can come back later and fave more of the pictures :')
Thanks for putting this together!
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed the feature! :)
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light-serpent Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for putting together this great collection of tolkien art!
I think I never faved so many pictures at the same time :D
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you liked it! :)
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SiverCat Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist
Fantastic collection!! *goes of to drool properly* :clap:
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is some seriously epic Lord of the rings type art, i might have to favorite all of these.
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! I'm glad you found new favourites here!
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