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"I would draw some of the great tales in fullness, and leave many only placed in the scheme, and sketched. The cycles should be linked to a majestic whole, and yet leave scope for other minds, and hands, wielding paint and music and drama."
-J.R.R.Tolkien

Most authors dream of having their stories illustrated.
- Linda Hoyland, fanfiction author

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We are a group that unites those who write fanfiction stories for the big and wonderful world of professor Tolkien, and those who draw or paint their visions of it. Our goal is to encourage artists to read and illustrate fanfiction, and collect such stories and illustrations.

We closely collaborate with the fanfiction archives Naice a Nilme and The Silmarillion Writers' Guild and fanfiction contest Teitho

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:bulletgreen: fanfiction stories

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:bulletgreen: humorous and crack fanfics

:bulletgreen: fanfiction illustrations - the picture should have a link to the story or at least its title in the artist's comments. We also accept illustrations for roleplays, the Black Book of Arda and for fan movies (Born of Hope and The Hunt for Gollum)

:bulletgreen: Between the lines - here we accept pictures which themselves tell a story that is not in the books, or just hinted at, it doesn't have to have a link to a story (It can be an AU, original characters, or illustration of the characters before or after the events in the books/movies, a scene that was not showed but logically had to happen, etc.)

:bulletgreen: Teitho pictures: Teitho is a monthly fanfiction challenge, which gives you a theme to write about. Here, we challenge you to take the same theme, and draw a picture for it. It doesn't have to feature Aragorn and/or Legolas, like the written entries do. Your best pictures will be featured at the Teitho site as well.

:bulletgreen:B2MeM: Every year in March, the b2mem livejournal community organizes a Back to Middle-earth Month. This folder is for the entries created for it. (You can submit also entries from previous years)

:bulletgreen:NaN illustrations: Every month, the Naice a Nilme archive helds a poll for the Story of the month. We will post the links to the competing stories in our journal, and you chose the story that inspires you, and draw an illustration for it. The best illustrations will be featured in the Naice a Nilme archive together with the Story of the Month.

:bulletred:About slash and mature content: In both pictures and stories, mature content should be put under a filter, and comply with the dA policy:FAQ #220: What is Mature Content? and FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?. Slash stories should have a warning either in the title or author's comments - authors and readers should be respectful to each other and their preferences.

:bulletred:Please, no Mary Sues in pictures or stories!

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SOME OTHER FANFICTION ARCHIVES WHERE YOU CAN LOOK FOR INSPIRATION:

:bulletgreen: fanfiction.net - Lord of the Rings section and Silmarillion section
:bulletgreen: Stories of Arda
:bulletgreen: The Silmarillion Writers' Guild


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Talks with Tolkien artists: Leone-art

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 20, 2017, 8:41 AM


Hello! Thank you for reading the current installment of Talks with Tolkien artists. This time I talked with an italian illustrator living in Croatia, Fabio Leone, :iconleone-art: - Leone-art. You can find many original visions of Tolkien's characters in his gallery, uninfluenced by the movies:

Elessar by Leone-art Luthien's gaze by Leone-art

The Angmar King before his fading by Leone-art Radgast the Brown by Leone-art
Gandalf, servant of the Secret Fire by Leone-art Queen Arwen Undomiel by Leone-art
Ulmo appears before Tuor by Leone-art


1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?

I am 38 years old and I live in Croatia. I am a professional artist, a husband, father of three.

2. What brought you to deviatArt and how did you pick your username?

Simply put: “visibility” you can't make yourself heard If you don't shout from higher ground. My username is my surname, no fancy reasons. I have to be remembered and recognized to find editors and private clients... would you remember how to find an artist on internet if your only clue is the name “EviLAngel652CutePuppies”? I think not.

3. How did you enter Tolkien's world for the first time, and what impression did it leave in you?

I always loved reading and an interest for fantasy literature. The name “Tolkien” was everywere mentioned and, when I was 15, I asked my mother to buy me “The lord of the rings”. It was an epiphany to me. Tolkien's literature is “a walk down an ancient hallway”: many times you have the occasion to pass along open doors and peek: sometimes you see beautiful landscapes, or hear enchanting music, or feel the thunder of a thousand drums in your chest. Tolkien's stories are a doorway to a deeper lore. It is impossible to resist the call if you try to read it with the due respect.

4. When the movies came out, many of the inner pictures of characters and scenes in the mind of the readers have been replaced by actors and settings from the movie. Did it happen to you as well? Did you try to prevent it?

I have read the books many times before the first PJ Movie came out. I was intrigued by the adaptation process and the cinematographic solutions found by WETA artists. Even if the actors faces and costumes became “canon” for the general public, I was not too much influenced by them because I am prepared in considering Cinema and Literature two different media. The sets and the landscapes depicted in the move were very useful to me to “ground” specific moments in a real place. Later, as an artist, I had to detach myself from the movies for a while to create a personal interpretations of the literature. Luckily, when I started painting Tolkien's characters, The Lotr Trilogy was already 10 years old and it wasn't difficult to deviate from the Movie Actors likeness... BUT when I was designing my Beorn portrait it was exactly when the first leaks of him invaded the internet and I had to isolate from those. It wasn't too much difficult and right now I find more annoying comments stating something like “nice painting BUT it does not resemble (place random actor name here)”. Many people still think that painting ORLANDO BLOOM as an Elf is an added value to the Artwork.

5. Some of Tolkien's books can be hard to read, being more of history annals than beletry. Do you let that discourage you or not? How extensive is your knowledge of Middle-earth?


I could be discouraging if you search for an easy job. To me the “difficulty” means that I have to educate myself to reach a deeper understanding of the literature. I can't state “how deep” my knowledge of middle-earth is, because, let's not forget, Tolken's literature is an academic subject. A lot of work is necessary to define your knowledge even “fairly good”.

6. Who is your favourite Tolkien character and why?

Every character is my favorite because every one of them is well portrayed in the literature and every time I start a new artwork is an endless fun to dig in the books to find the right accents.

7. Now, could you tell us something about you and art? Are you a professional artist, or is art just your hobby? When did you start doing it, and who or what influenced your style?


As a child I spent time drawing, as a teenager this “hobby” subsided and re emerged later when I was thinking what to do after high school. The Fine Art Academy was a sort of disaster, since my teacher didn't know how to BE a teacher, but during that turbulent period I've met a wonderful person who taught me the traditional Icon Painting technique and, through that discipline, showed me how to really be an artist. I don't remember a time when I haven't thought that a job where I could „use my hands“ would be great: I was equally exited, as a child, in fantasizing about being a carpenter, or a painter, or an architect. The aim of „creating something“ was always on my mind. I've just spent a lot of time figuring out which kind of „creative process“ would fit me best. My style changed while I was figuring out what to do with my life after High school. At that time I was equally interested with drawing Manga (Otomo and Mijazaki rules btw), figurative painting (Caravaggio, my love), sculpture (Bernini, you genius!). Now I am more focused on the Imaginative realism and my style and interests reflect that.

8. How do you choose which scenes and characters to illustrate?

Hard to say: I am equally interested by all the characters but I know my limits as a painter and I tend to choose to invest time and energy on characters I know I can properly depict implementing a personal interpretation and mentioning a back story and the culture the character have been growing in. For example I am fairly confident in painting Dwarves and humans, but Elves are more complex to me because, loving the Imaginative Realism style, it is still too complex to me to depict a culture that's several thousands years old without falling in common cliches.

9. What other book or movies (or anything else) inspire you to create fanart, and why?

I had a brief interest in “Song of fire and Ice” because of the fantasy-medieval setting

10. What art technique is your favorite? Do you rather keep to the art techniques and styles you are familiar with, or do you experiment with new ones as well?

I paint digitally in Photoshop. So it's hard to say I am not trying something new everyday. Every artist has a workflow that suits his/her needs and I am not different but challenging myself is always a good medicine to improve: every few months I search which aspect of my painting is weaker and I work on those through personal artwork.

11. Do you have some tips and tricks you would like to share with the other artists?

Do not search “comfort zones”: try something new, seek advices from professionals, post your art in places different from your “Ideal public gathering zone”. Seek for critics.

12. Could you give us a link or thumbnail from your gallery of

- a Tolkien illustration you are most proud of?

Beorn, the Skinchanger by Leone-art

- a picture from other fandom or original picture you are most proud of?

Jamie Lannister by Leone-art

- a picture that fits your current mood?

Thorin's Scourge by Leone-art

- a picture that was hardest to paint?
No automatic alt text available.
This one is still a work in progress in the last 6 months and still not completed

- any other picture you would like to share with us and why?

The Aftermath by Leone-art
This one was included in the “Hobbit” trilogy BD Box, by Warner. I am very proud of this one.

13. What key people in your life, (on or off of dA) have been inspirations to you, or has supported you, as an artist? You can also tell us why, if you want.

I had a classical training in painting when in the Fine Arts academy, so I find inspiration in classical art: Caravaggio, Vermeer, Michelangelo... More modern artist are also in my library, such as Norman Rockwell, Donato Giancola, John Howe, Maciej Kuciara.


14. Is there some artist(s) at dA you know, who doesn't have as much attention as they would deserve? If yes, could you give us some thumbnails from their gallery?

Take a look at Andra Piparo's Art. He's really good: www.andreapiparoart.it/

15. Is there something else you would like to tell to the fans of Tolkien and your art? 

Well, being an artist is fun and exiting, but every artist need a fanbase to continue doing what the public enjoys: new art. If you like my art, please consider supporting me by buying a print or commission a new painting tailored to your budget and needs. More info can be found here: goo.gl/R1JLp9

Thank you for your time and answers!

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Teitho

The New Year is usually a time for Resolutions, and so we shall have them as our January theme as well.

Resolutions don't need to be bound to the New Year, and they can be anything, from small to big ones, like "I will never again challenge an Elf to a drinking contest" or "I will become the king of Gondor so I can marry my love".

Making resolutions is one thing, but keeping them is another, and so you can also explore the theme of keeping or breaking resolutions in your story or picture.

The deadline for this challenge is January 31st after an extension.

For the general rules about writing your story or drawing a picture for Teitho, check our rules page on the Teitho website!

And the winners are:

Clean Linen by Linda Hoyland 2nd place :trophy:
Engaged by Caleneryn 3rd place :trophy:
I Will Find Strength in Pain by lotrfn 1st place :trophy:
Of Elves and Oaths by Finfinfin 1st place :trophy:

Happy reading and congratulations to the winners!

Your Teitho-moderator,
MirachRavaia


Teitho

Talks with Tolkien artists: Hemhet

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 7, 2017, 3:10 AM


If you look into the gallery of :iconhemhet: - Hemhet, you will find a great variety of interesting things and techniques: pictures, comics, photos, glass and porcelain painting, sewing, papercuts and other creative things. Here is just a little sample:

Welcome in Gondolin by Hemhet The king's new family by Hemhet
House of Feanor- Feanor by Hemhet In the woods of Neldoreth by Hemhet
The gift by Hemhet Amarie and Finrod by Hemhet

Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?


Hello! My name is Szilvia, I'm living in Hungary. I can say nothing special about me: books, drawings... etc. :) (Smile)

Is there some meaning behind your username, and if yes, what is it?


The story behind my username is the following: in the library of the Hungarian National Museum (I studied archeology) there is a huge catalogue cabinet with lot of drawers. If you read together the inscriptions on the drawers, you can get funny words. Hemhet is one of them :) (Smile)

So it's something like "everything from hematite to heterotrophs"? :) (Smile) And do you actually work as an archeologist now? Is there much diffence between your field of study and fantasy, or are they similar to you in principle - more or less real stories that give an escape from modern reality?

Yes, something like that :) (Smile)
Unfortunately I'm not working as an archeologist.
The archeology is not really an escape for me from the reality. It has to much connection to our modern world. But excavating something, that you are the first, who see and touch it after houndred or thousand yeras, it is really unbeliavlble feeling. And one day our material culture will be archaeological finds too. If someone will find my little rubber ball, that I lost a a child in the grass, maybe will have the same feeling. Unfortunately there is a little chance to excavate a hobbit village, or a burial with a horse from Rohan :D (Big Grin)
Beside the fantasy what I use as an escape from the modern reality is the antique photography. I have some hundreds in my collection. I like just sitting, and looking at them, and trying to find out their untold and forever lost stories.

What was your first contact with Tolkien's world, and what impression did it leave in you?


Unlike the majority, I haven't read the books as a child.
At the university one of my dorm roommates was astonished, that I know almost nothing about Tolkien and Middle-earth. She encouraged me to read first The Hobbit, and then The Lord of the Rings... I was impressed from the first page.

I suppose this was before you saw the movies? What is your relation to those? When they came out, many of the inner pictures of characters and scenes in the mind of the readers have been replaced by actors and settings from the movie. Did it happen to you as well? Did you try to prevent it?


Yes, I saw the full movies after I read the books.
Unfortunately or not, unfortunately, the films can't be ignore. I'm trying to preserve my inner pictures, but it isn't always easy. (For example: although I wasn't really satisfied with the appearance of the dwarves in The Hobbit films, it is hard to me imagine them in another way. :) (Smile) )

Some of Tolkien's books can be hard to read, being more of history annals than beletry. Do you let that discourage you or not? How extensive is your knowledge of Middle-earth?

I studied lot of history, also real or fictional history annals don't discourage me. :) (Smile)
I'm not an Tolkien-expert, I'm only a simple fan. Although once I won on the mailing comptetition of the Hungarian Tolkien Society (It is a relly good fun, I propse everyone to take part on it :) (Smile) ). This competiton was good to me to realize, how little my knowledge is. To tell the truth even with a map in my hand, I can be lost on Middle-earth. :) (Smile)

Who is your favourite Tolkien character and why
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I have a lot of favorites (as you can see in "The Silmarillion Meme" :) (Smile) )
The Silmarillion Meme by Toradh by Hemhet
But if I must pick up one, maybe it is Elrond for his wisdom. Despite he has seen "three ages in the West of the world, and many defeats, and many fruitless victories" and had lost so many of his family members, still has hope. And even though knowing, the war will end a great loss for him, he helped the fellowship.

Could you tell us something about you and art? Your scope is pretty wide, from traditional art and comics to various artisan crafts. When did you start doing it, and what is your relation to it?

There is some piece of paper with my mother's handwriting: "Train, flower. Drawing from Szilvike at the age of two." If you look long enough at the tangled lines, you can see the train and the flower on the paper :) (Smile)  Also the art and I belong together from my early years.
I'm far from calling myself an expert, but art is like an addiction, which I can't give up :) (Smile)
I like trying out different things like the 3D book, or painted glass, or patchwork (I hope one day I can make a Tolkien themed blanket. Altough non of my friends, or their children like Middle-earth)

Many of those things require a lot of patience and free time. Where do you find both of those? Are you a detailist?


I have more patience, than free time :) (Smile) But if I have some free time, I try to exploit. I often get to make a difficult decision: to draw or to sew.
The details are important me. I like the drawings/ paintings with lot of details,if you look at it, you will always discover something new. I'm trying make something similar.

How do you choose the topics? Is it somehow different depending if you want to do a comics, picture or something in craft? And do you decide first about the topic or about the medium?

For the topics I just open one of the books. :) (Smile) They are full with inspiration.
Usually I decided the medium first. For example it will be difficult to paint in a small bottle a complex scene. But the topics matter too. I never made a sad comics.

So humorous scenes for the comics and sadder ones for full pictures? Does deciding to draw one or the other reflect your real mood as well?

Yes, usually. For me a full picture fits more for something sad. And I like the little humorous scenes tell in more scenes. If I draw that today, maybe it would be even in more images:
 Visit at the grandma by Hemhet
The drawing often reflects my real mood. But drawing something sad, especially something, that takes long time, it can sadden me. Because I have during the process a lot of time thinking about the scene. (After finishing these, I was a really tragic mood:)
Noldolante... by Hemhet

So which techniques can we actually find in your gallery, in art and crafts? Do you like experimenting with new techniques and styles or rather perfecting those you use?

You can find beside the drawings, glass paintings, 3D pictures, pathcworks and some painted textiles. I prefer the well-tried technics, because I always find something to improve in it.
But experiment with something new is fun. I tried the aquarell, but I have to tell, that technique is not really for me.

Do you have some tips and tricks about any of these techniques that you would like to share with the other artists?

The practice is important. And don't get disappointed, when the result looks much awful, than in your head (It almost always happens to me :) (Smile) ) The next one will be better.
If someone is interested more detail in connection with any of my works, just feel free to ask.

Your gallery is not only filled with art, but also photography. What place does that have in your hobbies and what topics are your favourite in photography?

I like photography. When I'm going for a walk, I always have my photo camera with me (My future project is to buy a better one, because it is making rather poor quality photos.)
My favourite topics are the old buildings. I'm realliy fascinated with the elaborated details (doors, windows.. etc.). If they could tell a story, I would like to hear it.
Cold days by Hemhet
I know, it is strange, but I like walking in the old cemeteries, trying to spell the blurry inscriptions, making photos of the statues.
Forgotten by Hemhet

Could you give us a link or thumbnail from your gallery of

- a Tolkien illustration you are most proud of?

An old story... by Hemhet

- a comics you are most proud of?

Brotherly love I by Hemhet
Because it is my longest comics

- artisan crafts piece you are most proud of?

Luthien and Daeron by Hemhet
(It could be the 3d book too , but I mentioned it below :) (Smile) )

- an original picture you are most proud of?

Calendar by HemhetCalendar II by Hemhet
This calendar about the healthy living, because my workplace made a lot of it and every employee get one. And they liked it.

- something that fits your current mood?
The last visit in Lorien by Hemhet

- something that was hardest to create?

House of Feanor- the book by Hemhet
It took a lot of time to draw, colour and cut it out.

- anything else you would like to share with us and why?
Drawing from the past by Hemhet
Because it was made at the beginning of my journey in art :) (Smile)

and this postcard, just because i like postcards :) (Smile)
Greetings from Kanizsa by Hemhet

What key people in your life, (on or off of dA) have been inspirations to you, or has supported you, as an artist? You can also tell us why, if you want.

I had a really good art teacher in the high school. I learned a lot of him.
But who, that most supported me was my mother. From my early years she always encouraged me to draw, paint. Sadly I lost her too early. She could see none of my Tolkien related works, but I hope, she would like them.

I'm sorry for that... Now we are getting to the last few questions already. Is there some artist(s) at dA you know, who doesn't have as much attention as they would deserve? If yes, could you give us some thumbnails from their gallery?


I was thinking lot on it, because I want someone with Tolkien related art, who wasn't in your interviews. (It is a good thing, that there are lot of interwievs)
:iconfluffypallas: Here is her Tolkien gallery fluffypallas.deviantart.com/ga…
The Downfall of Numenor by fluffypallas Unwilling to be guided by fluffypallas Escape from Hirilorn by fluffypallas

Thank you for the tip! Is there something else you would like to tell to the fans of Tolkien and your art?

It is really good to know, that there is a lot of people who likes Middle-earth and art just like me. :) (Smile)

It is indeed! :) Thank you very much for your time and answers!




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Irsanna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Thanks for the request!
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hushicho Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Call me when you start accepting non-heterosexual content. Cordoning it off into your favourites folder really isn't acceptable, and the whole policy of this group is incredibly heterosexist. Yeah, you'll accept crack pairings and whatever fanfic as long as it's straight, but you have to hide anything non-hetero in a folder in your favourites, not even allowing it in your gallery anywhere when you could just as easily create a folder in that gallery.

Segregating something to that extent is not being accepting or diverse, and it doesn't make you any less offensive for doing it.
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, you are actually right. The problem is, there is *always* someone who finds something offensive. We have tried to appease all parties, and when my co-founder was still active, that rule was a result of our discussion as a compromise of our opinions. We feared that allowing slash art might be a bit discriminating to other artists, because by definition, all of such art is "between the lines" and therefore acceptable, while a lot of "canon" art isn't. But as we didn't get many submissions of slash art anyways, I think it is safe to change the rule (I considered doing it for some time already). We will see how it works - sexual content of any kind is not the group's primar focus, and I hope it will stay so, but an occassional submission of it should be alright.
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hushicho Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry, I know I sounded fairly harsh there. It was a day when I was reminded of the very ugliest side of the Middle-Earth fandom, and a huge amount of that is incredibly homophobic. Ironically one of the biggest haters out there is a user named Faerietopia -- go figure, right? -- who has one of the groups involved in the 'never before seen' art event coming up, which at first I was eager to do...and then I lost all my drive after seeing so much hate. I really do like doing Middle-Earth inspired work, but sometimes the fandom just kills any joy in me. I was incredibly unhappy and irritated.

I think honestly non-hetero art doesn't have to be necessarily sexual in nature. I've seen 'homosexual' bizarrely conflated with 'pornography' (and of course other delightful terms such as 'hate speech' and 'blasphemy', on one of the sadder Tolkien groups), but there are so very many things to do with gay content that isn't at all sexual, or at least not explicit. Since DA's policy forbids explicit sex pieces anyway, it's one of the reasons why I kind of feel mentioning it again in groups is kind of redundant. I just really don't think that having a folder for it would really upset anyone, especially on a group where the content is inspired by Middle-Earth.

Honestly, to tell you my story, I always found myself more inspired by Middle-Earth and where it made my imagination go than I really read the stories. I let my mind wander a bit, with the setting, and I remember all those wonderful, magical adventures. I think Middle-Earth is fantastic as inspiration, and it can lay the seed for so many glorious things.

Thank you for being an admirable voice of reason here, and thank you as well for your patience with a confessed Middle-Earth lover who was having a very, very bad day in the fandom.
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Thanks for accepting my work :heart:
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BranBolger Featured By Owner May 4, 2014

To anyone who reads this:

do you like to design fantasy characters, or do you simply like to draw digitally?

i need somebody that is willing to design the artwork for the cards and the other elements for the game that i’m making. i can’t pay you for it, because i’m only 14 years old, but if i ever get to publish the game, i will contact you to make arrangements. if you are interested in working with me, contact me atelphirstudios@gmail.com. You can also contact me on my facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Elphirs…) or my google+ (plus.google.com/u/0/b/11604482…)

also, if you know somebody that would maybe be interested, send them there!


the game that i’m making takes place in middle earth, so the style would be similar to Alan Lee’s and Jhon Howe’s, although the characters are not those appearing in the books or films.


a couple of examples of the style that I’m looking for:elifsiebenpfeiffer.deviantart.…

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HazelNutsandCream Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!  I'm looking for someone who knows Tengwar to help me with writing a phrase in Sindarin, just wondering if anyone in this group is familiar with it or knows someone else who is?  Thanks! :D (Big Grin)
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's actually not that hard, there are a few nice tutorials that can help you:
TUTORIAL: How to write Elvish by snurtz A Guide to Tengwar by Akinyi-Mojiko
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HazelNutsandCream Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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legolaslover2003 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soooo I tried to submit something for the December art portion of Teitho and it says I can't because I've submitted something in the last 30 days.
Any suggestions?

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