This thread is all about being a Tolkien art critic. Please do elaborate your reasons on your likes and dislikes and discuss about how the characters are often portrayed, or how you wish they were portrayed. I mainly got into it because out of all media the visual artists are the most diligent to present their views about the Silmarillion characters. I might as well post my Pinterest boards that I update from time to time, with the links to the original artists. The Ainur House of Ingwë House of Finwë House of Olwë The Sindar Pinterest users often tend to forget to leave a trace or credit back to the original artists which is my biggest pet peeve about the site. I prefer the canon interpretations about the characters, e.g. something that was or could have possibly been. I don't like the newer non canon romantic or erotic shippings that some artists have created. Two original characters within that universe are a different story. Yet the phenomenon is rather in any and all fandoms. Everything's a free game for some artists and they prefer their own headcanons instead but I experience it as rather hormone driven, sorry to say... Usually in Deviantart or Tumblr I would have to sift through a lot of such material involving the canon characters to find the artwork I could actually pin. And in Tumblr I see lot of collages of model photos with the name of a canon character pasted on top. I prefer the artist's own imagination instead, to make the characters truly their own people. As someone who knows a lot about the books and the author, I worry about the wrong first impressions that this kind of art might give about Tolkien's universe. But there's a saying in my country: "Knowledge adds to pain". My favourite art style is anatomically correct realism rather than abstraction (I do like cartoons for a bit of humor), but if your taste or views differ from mine, please feel free to express it.