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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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OUR GALLERY FOLDERS:

:bulletgreen: fanfiction stories

:bulletgreen: poems

: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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Fallen Fire by annamare
Innocence by annamare
Ruins of Annuminas: a valley to be exalted by Drollittle
Capture - Arwen's Heart by rstrider9
fanfiction stories
poems
The White Tree by DaffodilB
humourous and crack fanfics
Stormy night by Hemhet
Night in Imladris by Hemhet
fanfiction illustrations
Arvedui by aegeri
Rusa by alystraea
elf and her dog by Irsanna
An Elf And His Dog by Qitian
Between the lines
A Merrirer World by AmericanDreaming
Tolkien Nonhuman Men Part 2 by ShizukaxxxSecret
Tolkien Nonhuman Men Part 1 by ShizukaxxxSecret
Lay of Lethian by ShizukaxxxSecret
Teitho
Feanor. Birthday. by Irsanna
Innocence by annamare
Fallen Fire by annamare
First meeting by AncaXBre
B2MeM
What Hides In Darkness (Updated) by Seokthih
Arwen's cap by MirachRavaia
Tinfang Warble in autumn by MirachRavaia
Finrod reborn by Dreams-of-Arda
NaN illustrations
The Valar Namo by elencarnil
Vana by elencarnil
Ask Me About the Light by rstrider9
Between the lines CONTEST
The Hero by Starspirit42
Girly games by MirachRavaia
The Turquiose and the Burgundy by hallosse
Elves in Andunie by MatejCadil
Never seen before - contest
Goldberry's Feast by MoonlightPrincess

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We collect art inspired by Tolkien fanfiction, and encourage artists to illustrate fanfiction stories
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Teitho

I hope you are not out of ideas for our July theme, because the theme is exactly that - Ideas.

Any story, poem or picture is born as an idea first. Even the whole Arda was first an idea in the minds of the Ainur and Ilúvatar, given shape. The same is true for any plan or battle strategy: everything begins with an idea. Getting the right idea may be a difference between life and death when you are, for example, captured by Orcs and need to escape, trying to gain some food and water in a barren country, or trying to survive in any hostile environment.

Ideas are also thoughts or opinions, something abstract that takes shape in your mind. Some of these thoughts can be silly, but some are so powerful that they can change the world, especially if they challenge the old views. It could be, for example, the idea of equal rights for everyone or the idea of freedom of speech. You can think of a Middle-earth equivalent of such ideas and their impact on the people there.

This is going to be a bit of an inception, since you first need an idea for a story or picture about ideas, so good luck with that!

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:

About Athelas, Bread, And An Unusual Conversation by Scribe of Telcontar 2nd place
Arthonnen by Eschscholzia
Children of Hope by Shire Rose (Meddwl) 2nd place
Land of Salt and Fire by sian22 1st place
Let the Memories Be Good by lotrfn 1st place
Of Rangers and Caves by Mirach

Happy reading and congratulations to the winners!

Your Teitho-moderator,
MirachRavaia

Teitho
Teitho

Our August theme is going to be in a different format. Suggested by Linda Hoyland, this month we will try a picture challenge.

It is said that a picture is worth 1000 words. So take a look at this one, and let it inspire you:

Secret path in the mist by MirachRavaia

The deadline for this challenge is August 25th, but can be extended until the end of the month. If you need an extension to finish your story or picture, just write to the email below!

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

For writers: send your stories to teitho.contest@gmail.com. The contest is anonymous and the story can't be posted publicaly until the results of the challenge are announced.

For artists: Submit your picture into the Teitho gallery folder of :iconarda-inspired:: . The picture should be new, drawn specifically for the challenge. State that you are submitting it to the contest in the artist's comments. The 1st place winner will receive 100 dA points from MirachRavaia!

Happy writing and drawing!
Your Teitho-moderator,
MirachRavaia

Teitho
Teitho

Misunderstandings is the theme for June, suggested by AcrosstheTallGreenRiver.

Between strangers, they can lead to hostility, between friends they can lead to quarrells. And it's so easy to misunderstand someone's words, actions or intentions...

Different races or cultures can be a sourse of misunderstandings as well, as a certain word or gesture can have a different meaning for them. Such misunderstanding can happen at the royal court of Gondor, for example, with the ambassadors from other land, but also in the Shire while enjoying the hospitality of Hobbits: Bringing a present to a birthday party, instead of expecting to get it? Faux pas indeed!

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:

A Strange Folk by awilliamsbbc.98
Of Kings and Kine by Eschscholzia 2nd place :trophy:
The May Cup by Linda Hoyland 1st place :trophy:

Happy reading and congratulations to the winners!

Your Teitho-moderator,
MirachRavaia

Teitho
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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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Brunild Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
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.…

digital-fantasy.deviantart.com…
dleoblack.deviantart.com/art/O…
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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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