Talks with Tolkien artists: s-u-w-iAll talks: Today I talked with a Czech artists :icons-u-w-i: - s-u-w-i about her lovely fairy-tale-ish art. I hope you enjoy it as well! 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?Hi :3well, I'm afraid I'm not very interesting. Most of the time I just sit at home next to the radiator, dressed in too many sweaters, sip cocoa and read or draw (but when I have more free time I greatly enjoy cooking/baking and sewing) I'm nineteen and currently study animation on university so I totally don't have as much time to draw my own things as I would like. I live in tiny, unknow village under Beskydy mountains with my mum,
B2MeM 2015 - Tharbad's Greenway Spring FaireThe Back to Middle-earth month is happening again at the b2mem livejournal - http://b2mem.livejournal.com/ !The group :iconarda-inspired: is an active participant. You will still need to refer to the main livejournal page of the event, but we offer you a place to post all your creations in the B2MeM folder http://arda-inspired.deviantart.com/gallery/35172413/B2MeM , and will feature them in a journal at the end of the event.You don't have to be a member of this group to take part in the even, and you don't need a livejournal account either. This year, we are opening a big marketplace with prompts and fanworks for all! Here is how the event will work:The stalls are posted here: http://b2mem.livejournal.com/tag/2015%3Amarket%20stalls and listed by the location here: http://b2mem.livejournal.com/284442.html You can now claim the prompts and post your creations for them! Market
Talks with Tolkien artists: SaigaTokihitoAll talks: Just recently I discovered the stunning gallery of a japanese artist :iconsaigatokihito: - SaigaTokihito, and I would like to share her art and views of Middle-earth with you. I hope you enjoy it! 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?My name is Saiga Tokihito. I'm Japanese artist / freelance illustrator.2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?I've only read the Hobbit. (The Lord of the Rings series and The Silmarillion not yet.) This story is filled with beautiful "words". I love this world.3. How extensive is your knowledge
Talks with Tolkien artists: shyangellArt nouveau and women of Arda - that's what comes to mind when describing the gallery of :iconshyangell: - shyangell. Take a look at it yourself to see how well these two concepts fit together, and then you can read our talk about it, and other topics as well. 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?Hi everybody! What to say... I am homebody that draws things for a hobby, and doesn't have nearly enough time to do so as much as she'd like. I am a student (though not for long) and like to let my mind wander with Tolkien (and others) when number crunching gets to be too much. I'm Catalan, female and study chemistry and engineering.
Talks with Tolkien artists: RivkaZ:iconrivkaz: - RivkaZ is the author of the ongoing comic "Forging Arda", focusing on Sauron at the beginning of the world. dealing with some very interesting and even controverse topics. I had the pleasure to talk with her about her art and her views of the dark lords of Middle-earth. 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself? Hi! I’ve used the artist handle "RivkaZ" for years now, but you can call me Wesley. I fell into the Tolkien fandom a few years ago and haven’t found the bottom of the rabbit hole yet. I live in the moldy northwest corner of the United States and I love bunnies.2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did th
Talks with Tolkien artists: erynlasgalenphotoartPhotography is not an art-form usually associated with fanart, but Tolkien's Middle-earth is inspiring to many forms of art. :iconerynlasgalenphotoart: - erynlasgalenphotoart is a photographer who finds Middle-earth in real locations, and a founder of a group dedicated to the same goal - :iconfinding-middle-earth:. Today I bring you a talk with her. 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?My name is Alex and I'm an amateur photographer from Germany.2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?I started reading the Lord of the Rings after seeing the first movie in the cinema. I loved fantasy books and fa
NEVER SEEN BEFORE - contest"NEVER SEEN BEFORE" - big Tolkien themed contestI recently got a comment on my art which made me realize that there are many scenes and characters in Tolkien's book which almost never get illustrated, while you can find hundreds of illustrations for others. Just a few examples would be- the events during the Scouring of the Shire- the Ringbearers arriving and living in Valinor- Galadriel living in Eregion or passing through the mountains to Lórien- Pippin exploring Minas Tirith with Bergil- the "lesser known" kings of Gondor and Númenor and Chieftains of Dúnedain- Túrin attacking Glaurung in front of Nargothrond's gates BEFORE the dragon's look paralyzed him...For this contest, you need to find one that you have NEVER seen illustrated before. I won't give you more examples so you can think of your own, but feel free to use these as well. You do not need to have a thorough knowledge
Talks with Tolkien artists: jubahThis time I bring you a talk with :iconjubah: - jubah. You can search her gallery for pictures of some well known, but also some rarely (if ever) seen Tolkien's characters. She gives them face, personality, and feelings in her illustrations. 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?Okay hahahaMy name is Juliana, I live in Brazil, I'm a history major 2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?A very strong impression of beauty and art. I saw a lot of my own ideals regarding art in that book, and it has always been a strong influence even during the times I all
A big Tolkien themed contest is coming!Be ready for the contest announcement on January 24th! It will be open for people across the whole Tolkien fandom on deviantart, with several groups participating in the organizing of the contest. If you are an admin of a group that would like to take part in it, and I didn't send you a note yet, please let me know!We are still looking for prizes!If you would like to donate a feature, art request or anything else to the winners, comment here or send me a note!If you would like to donate points, do so directly in the donation pool in Dreams-of-Arda's profile page. THANK YOU!
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The Siren - 12"Good morning, San Antonio."It was like no voice Sandie had ever heard before, bizarrely tonal, as though the speaker could not decide whether he was talking or singing. The sounds came slowly, laboriously, elongated by effort and intense concentration.She rolled over to find the creature standing in the doorway. The voices of morning newscasters drifted up the stairs and down the hall, but those voices were generic and familiar, drained of dialect and character, just like the voice of every other newscaster in America. The one that had woken her was different."Lane closures down San Pedro between the Anderson Loop and Sandau Road will continue today. Commuters can expect delays of up to half an hour, so leave early.""Holy shit!" Sandie sat bolt-upright in bed, tugging absently at her oversized nightshirt. "John, you're doing it!"The black eyes closed in a slow blink. The bald head canted to one side."You have no idea what you're saying, though, do you?""Two children went missin
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