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 Moria 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 of the
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!
Talks with Tolkien artists - complete listA complete list of all interviews from the "Talks with Tolkien artists" series. It will be updated after each interview posted. with Gold-Seven fav.me/d6aprnx with steamey fav.me/d6bx1lc with ekukanova fav.me/d6dzooz with Tulikoura fav.me/d6gqc7fBattle of Nanduhirion, part 3 by TulikouraThe Fall Of Azaghal by Tulikoura<strong>
Talks with Tolkien artists: annoulakiAs a great Aragorn fan myself, I adore the gentle illustartions of :iconannoulaki: - annoulaki, a young Greek artists who depicts lovely scenes from his family life. She almost declined the interview for not being "good enough artist", but I managed to convince her that skill is not what's most important for these talks, and that her pictures are interesting and inspiring enough to be shared with you. See for yourself! 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?Hi! My name is Anna and I live in Athens, Greece. I love nature, kids, animals, fantasy, books and art.2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?I first read
Tolkien birthday toastEach year on 3 January, the Tolkien Society encourages Tolkien fans from across the world to celebrate the Professor’s birthday with a simple toast-drinking ceremony, and we are joining them, as well.At 9pm your local time, we invite Tolkien fans to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author. The toast is simply:"The Professor!"All you need to do is stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words “The Professor” before taking a sip (or swig, if that’s more appropriate for your drink). Sit and enjoy the rest of your drink.Note that we do not condone drinking alcohol if it endangers the health or safety of the drinker or others, or contravenes the law.
Talks with Tolkien artists: icy-maiden:iconicy-maiden: - icy-maiden is an artist from Italy, with very beautiful and sensual visions of Tolkien's characters. She doesn't speak English that well, so her answers in this interview have been gramatically corrected by me, with her permission. 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself? First I would like to apologize for my English. I know it to be bad: I'm 50 years old, living at a beautiful lake in the North of Italy, with two cats and a varied number of books, mostly of the fantasy genre, which lead me into their world and often give inspiration for my creations. I love theatre, and practice it as a second occupation. I do not know what else to say about me.2. When did you
Talks with Tolkien artists: vigshaneThis week, I had the pleasure to interview :iconvigshane: - vigshane. If you take a look at her gallery, you can see a really varied art in different styles, ranging from traditional to digital, every picture unique and beautiful. But not only that - Vigshane/Wenjin/Norloth is also one of the 75 winners of the Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest, who got to travel to New Zealand, and meet Peter Jackson in person! In this interview, we didn't only talk about art, but also about this wonderful experience. 1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?Don’t really know what to tell, you’ll know more about me if you keep reading... 2
Fan Art Friday: Attack On TitanShare|ArchiveFan Art Friday: If You Don’t Fight, You Can’t Win!By DeevElliottAttack on titan by VeggieStudioRead MoreAttack on TitanAttack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received t
How to get noticed on deviantARTHi there! People asked me several times when I've became 'popular' on this site and in which way. I must admit I smelled a bit of envy in their tones, but the thing that troubled me more was that they didn't think that my work was worth all the pageviews I got over the years. Well, I wanted to explain this little thing right now... dA costed me a lot of work! It wasn't a 'BOOM! POPULAR!' thing at all for me.I had to study other people's methods too and to work hard on improving my art, and it wasn't easy. At all!So tonight I'm sharing with you some methods to get attention by dA community.Don't take them as unquestionable laws, just take them for what they are... Hints. They worked for me but they may not work for you.And now that you have a dA account... What should you do?► POST FINISHED ARTWORKS ONLYYour first post should be a fi
Lewis Carroll: Alice In WonderlandShare|ArchiveLewis Carroll: Through A Glass, DarklyBy DeevElliottAlice Meets the Cheshire Cat by feliciacanoRead MoreThe more one is denied something, the more one desires it.The more oppressive the strictures circumscribing one’s life, the more delirious become that person’s dreams. The more prohibitions and sacrifices one accepts as a life’s duty, the more ingenious must become the approved “escapes.
Aquarius: Children Of The Celestial SeaArchiveAQUARIUS: Children of the Celestial Sea:iconspotted: spotted:iconyuhon: YuhonZodiac Sign AquariusTwitterFacebookGoogle+The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.For some the stars are a portent of the future and help inform one on the best course of action to take based on the stars’ alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and manneri
Cosplay Friday: AvengersShare|ArchiveCosplay Friday: Avengers Assemble!By spottedby emmagucci, AnyaPanda, dextructive, Letaur, RisingParadise, captainjazeRead MoreThe AvengersFirst introduced by Marvel in 1963, The Avengers was Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s superheroic response to the success of DC Comics’ Justice League of America.In the original comic the founders of the superhero team were Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant–Man, and The Wasp who came together to defeat the evil god Loki. The 2012 live–action Avengers movie loosely based on Marvel
Collection: Rise from the DeadShare|ArchiveRise From the Dead“Where are tonight the sword and its swinger, the holy spells and their singer? Where is the light to scatter the ghosts, the sight of dawn to shatter the frost? Fears can be hidden, and hearts’ fire kindled, but will shadows be caged and demons faced? The curses of liches linger like winds of winter, and wolves howl a hymn for the undead's hunt… who will be safe from the grim reaper’s swing, and who will fall in its grip?”— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Agent Carter: The Hero We've Been Waiting ForShare|ArchiveAgent Carter: The Female Comic Book Hero We’ve All Been Waiting ForBy spotted, damphyrAgent Carter by KnightreaverRead More“Agent Carter” is the latest Marvel Comics based show to hit the airwaves.Picking up where the Captain America: The First Avenger movie left off, we find ourselves back in the 1940’s following the life of Peggy Carter after losing Steve Rogers (a.k.a. “Captain
Project Porkchop: Vol. 390Share|Archivesvol. 390About Project PorkchopThe DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Francis Ford Coppola: Godfather of New HollywoodShare|ArchiveFrancis Ford Coppola: The Godfather of the New Hollywood (1972-1982)By techgnoticThe Godfather Is Back by donvito62Read MoreBy the late 1960s, the big Hollywood movie studios had lost control over actual movie production.Individual “executive producers” based at the “Big Five” increasingly cut deals with star independent producers, directors and, especially, movie star actors for percenta
Traditional Trees contest winnersThis is a feature of the winners of the "Traditional Trees" contest, held by :icontrees-with-character:Congratulations to all winners!:icontree3plz::iconcheerplz::iconclubinvite::iconspotlightplz:First Place:iconspotlightplz::iconclubinvite::iconcheerplz::icontree3plz::iconmolecularart:molecularartWith:A Walk in Late OctoberMore from His Gallery: :icontree3plz::iconcheerplz::iconclubinvite::iconspotlightplz:Second Place:iconspotlightplz::iconclubinvite::iconcheerplz::icontree3plz::iconKasiarzynka:KasiarzynkaWith:Fairytale treeMore from Her Gallery: :icontree3plz::iconcheerplz::iconclubinvite: