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-Mr. Bilbo, where are you off to?
-I'm going on an adventure!


The very recent release of The Desolation of Smaug trailer quite inspired this contest's theme. It's just six months to go! Your task in this contest is not simply to draw a character or place from the Middle-earth, that would be just another boring Tolkien competition, wouldn't it?

Fire. Mountain(s). Ruins. Shadow. Flower. Treasure. Couple. Smoke. Lights.



9 words for one quest! Your entry must include at least 3 of these things (and you should mention the ones you've picked in your deviation's description). It must refer to something that actually happened in the Middle-earth or other realms from its dimention described by Tolkien. Entries showing nothing but a character posing like a statue or copied screenshots from the movies won't be accepted, this is GrimGloomTale, not GrimGloomModel.

Don't be afraid of interpreting them as wild as you can! Smoke, for example, could be Smaug's breath, could be the one rising above Minas Tirith after the siege, but it could be Merry and Pippin smoking under the Green Dragon.




We've got a special folder for the entries. It can be accessed here. If your submission gets accepted, I will edit this entry and your piece will be featured here, so everybody could see how awesome things you can do. There are allowed all the techniques you may find in our gallery, and remember, it must fit The Rules.

In the winners announcement of our previous contest I asked about changing the rules for entries - to make our contest available only for works prepared specifically for the competition - and after receiving your replies here we go.


    :bulletblack:Deadline: the 8th of August 2013 the 22nd of August 2013
    :bulletblack:Limit of submissions: one piece per member.
    :bulletblack:The entry must be prepared for the contest precisely and submitted after the 12th of June.
    :bulletblack:You must be a member to participate.





Prizes.


Newly updated prizes are marked with a :bulletblue:.
All the winners will have a feature in our group. Also, they will be featured by NoctiLuna, MirachRavaia, QuenWrites, Doertchen, Meredyth, erinclaireb, Sieskja, STelari, TheLotRClub, Elves-of-Tolkien and Arda-Inspired.

    :bulletblack:First Place

      - a literature commission from QuenWrites - an ink drawing with limited background from joolita - a small painting from erinclaireb - a drawing from Ytril - a sketch from STelari - 300 points from SRudy

    :bulletblack:Second Place

      - an ACEO from joolita - a sketch from NoctiLuna - a sketch from STelari - a sketch from Ytril - 200 points from SRudy

    :bulletblack:Third Place

      - an ACEO from joolita - a sketch from STelari - a sketch from Ytril - 100 points from SRudy

    :bulletpurple:Distinction

      - an ACEO from joolita - a postcard print of Read yourself comfortable from STelari - 2 sketches from STelari - a sketch from Ytril


Looking for prizes, think of it!



    Have a great Summer and good luck! Telari





Entries!


1.The Witch King by Entar0178   2.Distant Light by hallosse   3.Smaug by rebeccahirst
4. Composed by the Virtuoso,There was a song –
a lithe melody to brighten and bound through shadow,
an orchestra to spread a brilliant fire beyond any semblance of dream.
What a majesty –
a rapturous sound from the echo of each echo,
an aria expounding Ilúvatar’s marvelous theme:
           In Eä, among stars and nebulae,
           crescendos and poignant notes interchange,
           and the composition creates a splendid world.
           Arda is designed in this rhapsody,
           and a mountainous undertone crafts the land –
           trees spring and sprout at the clarion and trumpet intertwined,
           waters cascade with the violin, still with the barry saxophone,
           and at the soft harp, young figures are laid into lif
  5.I Sang of Leaves by MirachRavaia   6. Day 172: SmeagolLife in ruins, destroyed
countless birthdays before
by greed and a glitter
on a river's floor.
Life of shadow, buried
beneath mountain stone
cradling a treasure.
From murder, madness grows.
But this induced joy is fleeting,
fire leaps from a spark,
a whole world up-ended
by riddles in the dark.

7.From creation to farewell by Beltaneh   8.Saruman, come forth ! by Sieskja   9.Promenade with Treebeard by Kafkami
10.Witchking of Angmar by SRudy   11.Tuor and Voronwe to Turgon's Hidden Kingdom - Inks by Cilab   12.The Lair of the Wyrm by charcoalfeather
13.Beorn the skin-changer by akitku   14.Leaving Gondolin by Dulliros   15.Carcharoth by HazelFibonacci
16.Escaping from vargs by Valentina-Mustajarvi   17.The Lord of Gifts by sofieoldberg   18.Nazgul's Treasure by AnnEnchanted
19.In the Shelob's lair by AiryFairyWish
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:iconmeredyth:
Meredyth Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Too late to contibute, sadly; not too late to vote at least!
Well, then:

8: 3 Points
16: 2 Points
9: 1 Point
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DamnedDeadBoy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
10: 3 Points
17: 2 Points
19: 1 Point
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:iconnataliekhairallah:
NatalieKhairallah Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Photographer
10: 3 points
5: 2 points
2: 1 point
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:iconjoolita:
joolita Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
3. ---> 3 points
9. ---> 2 points
13. ---> 1 point
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:iconbeltaneh:
Beltaneh Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
2. 3 points
4. 2 points
17. 1 point


<font size="2">It was just so difficult to decide....</font>

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:iconjadasartvision:
JadasArtVision Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
8.  3 points
16. 2 points
9. 1 point
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:iconvalentina-mustajarvi:
Valentina-Mustajarvi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
13. - 3 points
8. - 2 points
9. - 1 point
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:iconjankolas:
jankolas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
5.   3 points
10.   2 points
8.   1 point
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:iconytril:
Ytril Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
8. - 3 points
16. - 2 points
10. - 1 point
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:iconinku-inku:
Inku-inku Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013

8. 3 points

16. 2 points

9. 1 point

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:iconerinclaireb:
erinclaireb Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Great to see that so many entries came through at the last minute! Congrats to everyone on the beautiful entries, it was hard to pick just three!
16. 3 points
8. 2 points
10. 1 point
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
16. 3
2. 2
8. 1
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
16. 3 points
2. 2 points
8. 1 points
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:icondoertchen:
Doertchen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
16. 3 points
8. 2 points
9. 1 points
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:iconsandrahultsved:
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
3. 1p
16. 2p
8. 3p
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:iconfragile-yet-cunning:
Fragile-yet-CunNINg Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
10. 3 points
8. 2 points
16. 1 point
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:iconkaelycea:
Kaelycea Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
16 - 3 points
8 - 2 points
10 - 1 point
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:icondulliros:
Dulliros Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
  8 - 3 points
16 - 2 points
  9 - 1 point
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:iconbeeinthebottle:
beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013   Writer

10. 3 points

11. 2 points

8. 1 point

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:iconmailikescookies:
mailikescookies Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
9. 3 points
8. 2 points
5. 1 points
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:iconsharkmaster16:
SharkMaster16 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
8. 3 points
1. 2 points
9. 1 points
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:iconangelles-laveau:
Angelles-LaVeau Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

8. 3 points

10. 2 points

18. 1 point

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:iconsieskja:
Sieskja Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
16. 3 points
9. 2 points
13. 1 point
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:iconlindenlin:
Lindenlin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
08. 3 points
15. 2 points
16. 1 point
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:iconwanderlings:
Wanderlings Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Awesome contest; I'm glad so many participated with such awesome entries! :D

 

6.  3

8.  2

9.  1

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:iconakitku:
akitku Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
9. 3 points
15. 2 points
18. 1 point
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:iconkafkami:
Kafkami Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
16 : 3 points
8 : 2 points
14 : 1 point
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
16: 3 points
8: 2 points
10: 1 point
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:iconzsofiadome:
zsofiadome Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
16. -> 3
10. -> 2
8.  -> 1
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:iconhazelfibonacci:
HazelFibonacci Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Digital Artist
16. 3 points
8. 2 points
2. 1 point
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:iconheidhrekr:
Heidhrekr Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
8. 3 points
9. 2 points
10. 1 point
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:icondark-lioncourt:
Dark-Lioncourt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional
10 - 3pkt
8 - 2pkt
1 - 1pkt
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:iconkarmawhisper:
KarmaWhisper Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist
16 - 3 points
  8 - 2 points
  6 - 1 point
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:iconivyssauro:
Ivyssauro Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
3. 3 points
6. 2 points
16. 1 point
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:iconcharcoalfeather:
charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
10. 3 points
16: 2 points
3: 1 point
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:iconlyinx:
Lyinx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist
8. 3 points
16. 2 points
4. 1 point

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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

16- 3 points

8- 2 points

10- 1 point

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:iconbricksandstones:
BricksandStones Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Great entires - its amazing how much talent some people have :) I wish I could draw something half as good as the works here...
13. 3 points
17. 2 points
15. 1 point
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:iconazalane:
Azalane Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
8. 3 points
9. 2 points
13. 1 point

Good luck! ^_^
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:iconbgerr:
bgerr Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They're all great! But my vote goes to:

3. 3 points
8. 2 points
16. 1 points
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:iconinkyrose:
InkyRose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
8- 3 points
13- 2 points
16- 1 point
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
16. 3 points
8. 2 points
9. 1 point
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:iconrebeccahirst:
rebeccahirst Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
16) 3 points/ 4) 2 points/ 19) 1 point :heart:
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:iconkkylimos:
KKylimos Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Cool contest i wish i didnt miss it :'(

8. 3 points
11. 2 points
5. 1 point
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
There are many contests ahead yet (:
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:iconkkylimos:
KKylimos Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Digital Artist
 looking forward!
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:iconsunthroughglass:
Sunthroughglass Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Wow! All the entries are really good, well done everyone, I really love these contests, there are always some amazing works here, can I vote already? If yes my vote is:
13. 3 points
14, 2points
17. point 
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:iconlindenlin:
Lindenlin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From the looks of it, I'm not going to make it. I got a new job last week, so life suddenly got crazy busy. I still plan on submitting it to the club when I'm done, but at this point there's no way I'm going to make the deadline.
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
There are many more contest to come, no worries and good luck.
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:iconasfodelo:
Asfodelo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Suddenly this is filled with works! Last time I passed by there were just a couple, I'm glad to see more people got to submit something :)
The voting starts tomorrow, right? Anyway, good luck to everyone, though I already have some favourites!
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