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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Melkor descending into Arda
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] digital-fantasy

Why this piece is awesome: This is a fantastic and truely scary portrayal of Melkor.

Link: melkor
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[personal profile] ratcreature posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
It's time for our regular reccer recruiting post, and to look ahead to the next month. So far we have two volunteer reccers who signed up for August with these fandoms:

* Harry Potter ([personal profile] thady)
* Undertale ([profile] jogn_egbert)

So while we already have some recs to look forward to in August, it would of course be awesome if we had more recs. There is still plenty of opportunity for you to jump in and volunteer to rec next month (or to convince your friends to do some reccing). And many cheers for all of our members who volunteer to rec, especially if you rec regularly. Your valiant repeat efforts keep the comm alive.

Looking even further ahead so far NO reccers have volunteered for September, so that month definitely still needs some love (and recs! *g*) too. So please consider reccing in a fandom of your choice, whether small or huge, and comment on the sign-up post and volunteer for August, September or even further ahead if you are so well organized, that you know your fannish interests and time commitments in advance. It's only four recs as a minimum, and you can rec any genre or rating. Or promote us to your friends or in your favorite communities so others do the work.

Open Rec Posting

The monthly open reccing period for all members starts now and lasts until the end of July. If you are looking for something to inspire you, the prompt for this week is "space exploration", but that's totally optional for the recs. However they do still have to conform to the usual rec format and follow the rules for what is allowed to be recced here.

(Comments here are disabled, because I want to bundle volunteering in the sign-up post so that nothing gets lost, and you can see the list of claimed slots there too.)
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: John Sheppard, Elizabeth Weir, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: [personal profile] saldemonium
Artist Website/Gallery: saldemonium on DA
Why this piece is awesome: This one's from the SGA Big Bang 2009, and it illustrates [personal profile] general_jinjur's great post-Tabula Rasa story "The Magical Number Seven (Plus or Minus Two)". I love the clever combination of silhouettes with the swirling patterns and the way sal used very fitting song lyrics curling across the image. Really excellent design overall. You need to click through twice to see the detail properly. 
Link: Home
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Glaurung and other of Morgoth's creatures attacking a fortress
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] ralphdamiani

Why this piece is awesome: I love the use of light and shadow in this work. And the composition with its off-centre focus adds to the dramatic feel.

Link: Glaurung
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: John Sheppard
Content Notes/Warnings: Lots of bare torso so a bit NSFW
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: artmetica on LJ
Artist Website/Gallery: malaikat on tumblr and Nasyu on DA
Why this piece is awesome: What can I say - I'm a big fan of semi-naked John Sheppard, especially with chest hair and dogtags!  This is a work from the 2010 Atlantis Big Bang, and the depiction of John's upper body is very well done. I love the dramatic structure of the art as well, with the shadowy crowd in the back and the crouched, moving stance of the man with the whip, clearly about to lay the first blow on Sheppard's back. 
Link: Punishment

Untitled by Caraid (SFW)

16 July 2016 23:58
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[personal profile] john_egbert posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Nanaki, various Costa Del Sol children
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Digital
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: Here.
Why this piece is awesome: A detailed, colorful piece showing Nanaki having some fun playing ball with the various kids of Costa Del Sol. The movement looks so natural, the background details are fantastic, and I always love seeing art for Nanaki.
Link: Find it here!
[personal profile] taiga13 posting in [community profile] poetry
The Guardian's article on the author: Is Alice Oswald our greatest living poet?

Very small and damaged and quite dry,
a Roman water nymph made of bone
tries to summon a river out of limestone.

Very eroded faded,
her left arm missing and both legs from the knee down,
a Roman water nymph made of bone
tries to summon a river out of limestone.

Exhausted, utterly worn down,
a Roman water nymph made of bone,
being the last known speaker of her language,
she tries to summon a river out of limestone.

Little distant sound of dry grass. Try again.

A Roman water nymph made of bone,
very endangered now,
in a largely unintelligible monotone,
she tries to summon a river out of limestone.

Little distant sound as of dry grass. Try again.

Exquisite bone figurine with upturned urn,
in her passionate self-esteem, she smiles, looking sideways.
She seemingly has no voice but a throat-clearing rustle
as of dry grass. Try again.  

Helcaraxe by zdrava (SFW)

15 July 2016 22:05
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[personal profile] turlough posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Tolkien
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: The Crossing of Helcaraxe
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] zdrava

Why this piece is awesome: Another beautiful example of this artist's skill. I love the sweeping curves of the ice and the contrasting textures of the sky and the moon. And the sparse colour palette adds to the stark feeling.

Link: Helcaraxe
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[personal profile] goss posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Captain America; Avengers; Marvel
Character: T'Challa (Black Panther)
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: Digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Guille LittleHipster Archive (on tumblr)
Why this piece is awesome: The vibrant colours, layering, lighting. All of it is just really cool and badass-looking. Would make an excellent comicbook cover illustration.
Link: Black Panther
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[personal profile] goss posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: Captain America; Avengers; Marvel
Pairing: Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes
Content Notes/Warnings: PG for kissing, I guess?
Medium: Digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Ssarawolf on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Aside from the loveliness of the artwork itself, I find the effect of the rain falling in the animated gif to be quite quite mesmerizing.
Link: Untitled (Civil War kiss)

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