Thread: Tolkien Artist Guild Anyone?
I would still be interested in seeing some of the work of others...can I be in the Guild or mailing list please? I will try not to say anything dumb
I think that this Guild will need a moderator (who knows about art)...maybe they could be given restricted power like I used to have in The Writer's Guild?
Not a thread~slayer though, really.
I just couldn't respond as things get a bit crazy before Exhibitions. Too much work. Alas...
I just cannot figure out how to post an image, c'est la vie.
Anyone else interested?
Oops, sorry, I remember reading this thread, but then forgot to bring it up to the council. If you want an Artist Guild, Taz can probably set you up with one. Until then, you can email your Art submissions to Taz and if he deems them acceptable he will add them to the Fan Art section under the Art Gallery the links to which is there in the menu on the left.
One problem with Art is that the bandwidth required for storage, costs quite a lot in this post-dotcom era. We were forced to change servers about four times in the last year in order to have room for our Art Gallery. Hopefully this has been resolved; however, donations are still needed to keep our heads above water.
Thanks for your reply. I would like to find out about what is already set up as an Artist Guild, and become a member if possible.
I do not know how to email with a photo or two as the contact form does not seem to allow it I'll try again.
I understand a bit of the expenses involved in showing so much work with the website being quite large. I started my own site a while ago.
Anyways, I would love to see an artist guild get going, especially if you do some Tolkien stuff. Hmmmmm....maybe you guys can come up with the "Ultimate Elrond"? Or maybe you could do some illustrations for the Fan Writings. If, of course, you have time after doing your own thing... .
The problem is, as Grondy said above, some strange cyber-thing called bandwidth. I have no idea how these things work, but I know that Taz has a general no-no on pictures in the forum. If there is a way around this, Taz will know, so we will have to await his opinion.
Maybe we could do it by a mailing list? Send each other drawings, sketches, pictures of sculptures...whatever and discuss them. When the artist is happy with their work, he/she could then post the image to Taz to put up in the gallery.
I cant wait to see some of the members artwork...
I was rather busy when I first spotted this thread, but as I had absolutely no idea how to post a picture I went away to concentrate the little time I had on something I could do. I had a vague idea we had a problem with the bandwidth but didn't want to post a negative response until I had checked it out.
Sorry if you both felt we were ignoring you. That was not the case. All our members are valuable to us. As a council, however, we are still finding our feet and occasionally struggling to find the time to keep on top of our tasks here.
I would like to find out about what is already set up as an Artist Guild, and become a member if possible.
Can you add anything to this Allyssa, Grondy?
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. But not to worry. I was not feeling ignored. Everyone is busy with their lives. Right now I am getting ready for an Exbition or two, so not much time to write lately.
I have sent a few photos, and I really like the idea of discussing work, especially related to JRRT and Middle Earth. I am not the best illustrator, I focus more on flora and fauna, so my work focus is on that topic, and its relation to Narrative and Mythologies.
I haven't had a chance to look through other threads that much. After this weekend ...
Names for the Guild? Arda Craftsmen (or persons) Craft of Feanor,...???
Things to ponder on.
Thanks again everyone!
I can (or used to be able to) draw a straight line, circle, and ellipse freehand, but never had any luck when it came to composition, color, and coordination. Me Mum was an artist, as was her aunt. I'm limited to transcribing classical music from score to my glorified musicbox which can only have six instruments playing at any one time, still I had some more published as part of a disk magazine this month. Another fifteen seconds of fame.
But then again, I might be getting ahead of myself, all those who think I've had a stroke of genius say AYE! and all those who think I've probably just had a stroke say "What the hell are you blathering about now?"
set it up wen ur thru watching the star wars flick at the lazybones guild pls. i DONT want to intrude!
I've been utterly swamped with work this past weekend and am just recovering from an Art Exhibit in the Great Outdoors.
Fabulous. If the Artist guild could be on site, that's wonderful. Haven't had time to think about names yet....
I still don't really understand all the bandwith and other computer linguistics. But I hope it works out.
Thinking about it...hopefully something of use will be written from my hand when I recouperate...
they're at the bottom of the page-the last three-so,if you think I'm worthy...
Here are my websites.
www.geocities.com/luthien94/Homepage.html This is my new Tolkien art website.
www.animalart.mainpage.net This shows my animal art.
Hope you enjoy.
Mirdain! I couldn't get onto your site. The "Gateway Timeout" postBody came up.
Sorry for going on. Just wanted to explain my reason for painting Huan the way I did.
I've missed the threads! I was not able to see either of your sites Luthien and Raptor, and I will try again! Looking forward to seeing your images. Huan is my favourite character as well from the Silmarillion. I have a few hounds myself.
My site is www.wanderingfirepottery.com if you were having trouble.
Thanks,Grondmaster!Luthien,i really like your image of Gandalf,Aragorn,Legolas and Pippin riding!Beautiful!So,what do we do with the artists guild's than?
I AM SOOOO STUPID!!!!!!I ment Gimli.Geez,what's the matter with me these days....
I have a brand new painting up in my website. You can see it here.
I wish I could paint like that; I'm too hasty.
Love your Shadowfax painting. And the Ride to Edoras.
My works you can see here : http://sedeslav.deviantart.com/
Luthien, I absolutely love your work; and the progression of your shadowfax painting is very informative and interesting. I've never really worked with watercolours (not since primary school ) so I don't know much about the techniques.
I think an artists' guild would be great for sharing tips and ideas, etc.
So Good Luck with it, have a ball, and don't forget to keep your pencils sharp and your brushes clean.
Does anyone else have the same problem as me, that is, once you've started a drawing/painting, after you look at it you decide that you don't like it any more and give up on it?
After this, maybe someone would like to ask your say something art-related, something more intelligent or profound.
I am an artist of sorts, I love paintings, however I cannot paint well at all. I pencil sketch. I used to do animals only, then I got into doing people, now I can do neither animals or human bodies well....the only thing I do now is human faces. But I love drawing them!
I would like to make a request to have a place to put artwork on PT. Would that be possible?