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Members can feel free to submit deviations to Favourites. The unanswered deviation submissions to Gallery also end up in Favourites so they can still have views, but the same deviation can be still be in both Favourites and Gallery.

Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo!

:star: :wave: You've stumbled upon Tolkien-Voronwë - what are we? :wave: :star:

Voronwë is a word of Quenya. Besides it being a name of a Noldo Elf, it also means loyalty.

Membership Requirements

As long as you're a Tolkien fan and your profile contains nothing generally offensive, you're welcome to join. As long as you respect the group rules and realize not to (repeatedly) submit any material outside them, you can still have it in your own gallery.

If you're only curious, you're always welcome to add us to your watch.


Group Preferences

The main purpose of this DA group is collecting deviations that are as canon or loyal as possible to Eä - the original rich vision, lore and fantasy universe of J.R.R. Tolkien. Any theme from Arda (the world of the universe of Eä) is welcome.

Many styles of arts and crafts are allowed, but the style preference of art is mainly realistic or something fit for a storybook. What is especially welcome is originality - we encourage you to show your original products of imagination which came from reading the books. You can also post your own original fan made characters.

Remember that the group is book based. You can submit deviations about characters which bear the resemblance with the depictions in other Tolkien media, but if you do, use the book scenes rather than the possibly rewritten scenes in that media.


Content that we accept

:bulletgreen: The Silmarillion
:bulletgreen: The Hobbit
:bulletgreen: The Lord of the Rings (LotR)
:bulletgreen: Bilbo's Last Song
:bulletgreen: Unfinished Tales (UT)
:bulletgreen: History of Middle-Earth (HoME)
:bulletgreen: Children of Húrin (CoH)
:bulletblue: Other Tolkien material
:bulletblue: The "hidden moments" that happened


Content that we do not accept

:bulletred: Modernizing, save in Humor folder. The events of Eä locate in epic ancient times in an alternate history - try to keep the atmosphere.
:bulletred: World crossovers between Eä and another universe, save in Humor folder.
:bulletred: Gary Stus and Mary Sues, save in Humor folder. Keep the characters realistic with themselves and the others.
:bulletred: Original characters that are too closely related to the canon characters. Tolkien designed quite detailed family trees for the heroes and heroines. You may understand why such characters might not fit too well in the orientation of this group.
An exception to this is depicting characters that surely exist in the family tree, but aren't much known about.
:bulletred: Original characters from any media (yours or someone else's) which were created to make the storyline to stray away from the original text.
:bulletred: Non-canon pairings of Tolkien's original characters - this also includes slash, mpreg and fpreg. Canon pairings are allowed, but also remember which characters Tolkien meant as bachelors.


Folder Info

Featured - This folder can be edited and submitted to by the appointed moderators only who are granted a permission to edit the gallery as a whole. Especially wonderful deviations go to Featured, and a random deviation is being displayed as a large thumbnail each time someone visits the page.

Beginners - This folder is for deviations of beginning artists who wish to read some advice, tutorials and constructive criticism on the way to evolving to their own peak as artists. We all started from somewhere, so if you want these things, Beginners folder is the way to go. If you wish to your deviation moved forward from Beginners to some other folder, send us a note.

Ainur - For the Ainur as known from The Silmarillion. All the mainly Vala and Maia themed deviations go here, and as the Five Wizards (Saruman, Gandalf, Radagast, Alatar and Pallando) are Maiar, their place is also in this folder.

Misc and Other - Deviations about interracial groups and things that don't belong in any other category.

UT and HoME - Silmarillion is a grand source of Tolkien's lore, but Christopher Tolkien also published more of his father's text in Unfinished Tales and History of Middle-Earth series (which the folder name stands for). While some parts of the lore correlate with Tolkien's main books, some lore in them is either peripheral or abandoned. This folder accepts the deviations from them, was the lore open for debate or not.

Tolkien's Other Work - This folder is for the art based on other works of JRR Tolkien outside Middle-Earth, academic or non-academic (such as translation of Beowulf).

Original Creations - Any fan made original characters, fiction literature, films and animations go here. Emphasis on the word "original" - this folder is all about your own creations.

Just For Fun (formerly Humor and Memes) - This folder allows modern references, world crossovers and Mary Sues for things taken more less seriously such as humor, memes and greeting cards (though non-canon pairing and slash are still not allowed).

Journals - Do you have WIP to talk about or something other Tolkien related to promote? This is where your blogs and journals are allowed. For members only.


:star: :earth: If you accept these rules, you might feel at home with us! :earth: :star:

Last updated: January 4th, 2014
Congratulations to all the winners of the first contest of our group! The winners were chosen with voting and the choice was hard – all the people who gave their entries should be very proud of themselves, and should definitely keep making art. :clap:

~~~ :winner: Here are the top three of this contest. :squee: ~~~

:bulletyellow: 1st Place Badge by The-Tinidril - Varda/Queen of the stars by Folkwe by :iconfolkwe: - rewarded with 1200 Points
:bulletyellow: 2nd Place Badge by The-Tinidril - Eru creating Ainur by Helesssart by :iconhelesssart: - rewarded with 500 Points
:bulletyellow: 3rd Place Badge by The-Tinidril - Smaug by Janaquil by :iconjanaquil: - rewarded with 300 Points


:party: You are now able to get the graphics for your deviation descriptions, just click the thumbnails.

Honorable mentions are also given (but not limited) to:

Homeward Bound by TolmanCotton by :icontolmancotton:
Luthien and Huan by rachels89 by :iconrachels89:
Goldberry by annewipf by :iconannewipf:
Tear-Maiden by Nyph-Atzbel by :iconnyph-atzbel:

This is for you: Honorable Mention Badge by The-Tinidril

:star: Join us in the next contest, and once again, congratulations! :clap: :star:
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Daswhox Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hi all, 

I wanted to make a proposal to all illustrators who share their art here : would you be interested to contribute of a Tolkien fanbook?

to date, we are 6 French illustrators, but it will be perfect if we form a group of 10/15 illustrators, including from other countries.

it will be a fanbook designed like the ones you can find in amateur stands of any japan/comics convention. It will be printed and sold on pre-order. see go through a process of participatory financing.

we give priority to the principle of developing a fanbook by fans, for fans. however, and if we really are very lucky; if it is profitable, the amount that remains after the impressions will be given to all participating artists.

If you have any questions or you are interested, leave a message here or send a note to Daswhox. 

Thank you, happy halloween and have a good day. <3
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PyriteWolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding my Námo to the group! I'm so honored >///<
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fish-in-fridge Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the request! Greatly honoured to have my shabby work displayed here:D
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Stirzocular Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Thanks for addign Nogrod to the group
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indigoatmosphere Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for requesting "Lonely Mountain"!
Have a nice day. :rose:
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valloria Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for accepting my art :D
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Sieskja Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the request!
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beatricebadams Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! :tea:
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montmartre96 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for accepting my pic!:heart:
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Explodifirer Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello, I plan on attempting to get people together to make a series of short films based on the Silmarillion. I was wondering if a journal/blog post could be made here to advertise or not. I would very much appreciate it, because I could use all the help I can get in getting the word out.

If not I completely understand~
Thanks for your time!
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