-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.
Limit of submissions: one piece per member.
The entry must be prepared for the contest precisely and submitted after the 12th of June.
You must be a member to participate.
Newly updated prizes are marked with a .
All the winners will have a feature in our group. Also, they will be featured by NoctiLuna, MirachRavaia, QuenWrites, Doertchen, Meredyth, erinclaireb, Sieskja, SylwiaTelari, TheLotRClub, Elves-of-Tolkien and Arda-Inspired.
- - 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 SylwiaTelari - 300 points from SRudy
- - an ACEO from joolita - a sketch from NoctiLuna - a sketch from SylwiaTelari - a sketch from Ytril - 200 points from SRudy
Looking for prizes, think of it!
- Have a great Summer and good luck! Telari
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Composed by the Virtuoso,There was a song –5. 6.
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
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.
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