Winners of the *Best of Trees* Photography ContestThis is a feature of the winners of the "Best of Trees" Photography contest held by our affiliate group:icontrees-with-character::iconamongststars::icon1st2plz::icon1st3plz::iconspotlightplz: First Place :iconspotlightplz::icon1st2plz::icon1st3plz::iconamongststars::iconLaRoseDePetitPrince:LaRoseDePetitPrinceWith:Welcome to the fairytaleMore from Her Gallery::iconamongststars::icon2nd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconspotlightplz: Second Place :iconspotlightplz::icon2nd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconamongststars::iconlosgeloest:losgeloestWith:chasing dreamsMore from His Gallery::iconamongststars::icon3rd2plz::icon2nd3plz::iconspotlightplz: Third Place :iconspotlightplz::icon3rd2plz::icon2n
Talks with Tolkien artists: DonatoArtsThe interview with a professional illustrator Donato Giancola, who has a deviantArt account as :icondonatoarts: - DonatoArts was conducted a bit differently than the rest of the talks. When I asked for it, he directed me to his extensive FAQ page http://www.donatoart.com/faq.html , where he already answered many of the questions I meant to ask. So, most of the answers are taken from there, and he only added the answers to my other questions. He already added them to his FAQ as well, so if you are interested in reading a more detailed talk about his work and art, I recommend visiting his page. You can also learn more about his painting technique here: http://www.donatoart.com/technique/tech.html 1. Hello! For the begin
Talks with Tolkien artists: greensapA Hobbit and a friend of Ents - that's how the talented artists :icongreensap: - greensap introduces himself. Before reading his answers to my questions, you can take a look at a few pictures from his gallery: 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?My name is Terry Ernest, I come from a long line of hobbits. Born and bred in the village of Pinhoe in the Shire of Devon, England, we 'ave a saying down 'ere in devon :Devon born,Devon bred,Strong in the arm,Thick in the head... ha!2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?I was about seventeen when I first started to read the Hobbit. After the
Talks with Tolkien artists: evankart:iconevankart: - evankart is a talented korean artists whom I had the pleasure to interview for the latest issue of "Talks with Tolkien artists". After feasting your eyes on her pictures here you can read her answers about Tolkien and art, and if you want more, go check her gallery! 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?Hello, call me 'evan'. I'm from S. Korea, a professional comicbook artist and also art teacher. English is not my first language but I will try to answer the questions in earnest 2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?It was
9th Tolkien Mailing CompetitionThe Hungarian Tolkien Society proudly announces the launching of the “Quendi” category of the Tolkien Mailing Competition. It will be in English, open to any individual participant, but recommended for those between 15 and 35. In the course of the Competition you will face different challenges like quizzes, riddles and creative tasks. The five rounds of the competition will last from October to March. The application deadline is 12 of October, 2014.You can find more information about the contest and the registration form here: http://www.tolkien.hu/index.php/mtt/item/2981-international-tolkien-mailing-competition(Last year I won it, will I find a challenger? )
Happy Birthday to Bilbo and Frodo!It's September 22nd, Bilbo's and Frodo's birthday! Let's celebrate it together with a little feature!
Talks with Tolkien artists: CandraToday I bring you an interview with :iconcandra: - Candra , an artist known for her beautiful depictions of the elven king Thranduil. 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?I live in St. Petersburg, Russia and I draw a lot, both for myself and my clients. Most art I draw for myself is fanart for my different fandoms. My current fandom is Tolkien, but this is actually my second time with this fandom. First time was a long time ago, back in student years, when I engaged in LARP and drew a lot of fandom art (unfortunately, old works were lost in moving to another city). Later new interests took over and I was not active in fandom anymore until Hobbit movies rekindled the old fla
Talks with Tolkien artists: SceithAilm:iconsceithailm: - SceithAilm is a talented russian artist and creator of the (still unfinished) Tolkien tarot. It is my pleasure to bring you this interview with her today. 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?Hey there! My real name is Olga, I live and work in St. Petersburg, Russia (it’s a wonderful city but recently I dream to run away from here). Now I'm an artist in a small company owned by the Austrian corporation Novomatic that produces graphics and animations for casino gaming machines. What else can I say... I just love Shakespeare’s plays, Jane Austen’s novels, Tolkien’s tales and Norse mythology. All of this help
Talks with Tolkien artists: The-Black-Panther:iconthe-black-panther: - The-Black-Panther is the creator of another humorous Tolkien themed comic series titles "Meet the Nazgûl". So, what are we waitiing for? Let's meet them... and her, as well! 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?Hello, my nickname on dA is the-black-panther but elsewhere I use simply Pantera. I’m from Poland and I’ve been drawing since I remember.2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?I read The Lord of the Rings relatively late, shortly before the film The Fellowship of the Ring was released. What’s more I already know t
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Policy StatementThis is ridiculous to me, but I guess to be 100% fair to all who visit this page, I ought to post this statement up front:I have made it clear from the outset that I am simply not interested in arguing with people with opposing views over the internet. To disregard that request is, in my view, trollish behavior. "Discussion" is a waste of my time. Every minute I spend "arguing" with someone (who has not arguments, but rather, beliefs) is a minute spent away from poastering, sending emails, making phone calls, trying to raise a little money, and other useful things to advance Occupy/Anon/anti-SOPA, and other progressive movements.If someone wants to discuss on this page how to advance the goals of Occupy, Anon, anti-SOPA, pro-women, 'green,' etc., or, how to make these poasters more effective (including suggestions and requests), they will be welcomed and their comments will receive a courteous reply. If people want to exchange friendly, admiring, helpful, or even flirtatio
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