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Feanorian Birthday Card by Qitian Feanorian Birthday Card by Qitian
Ok, ok, I admit it, deep down in my heart I sometimes am an evil person.

This was mostly inspired by a cake mould in swan-form that I saw in a shop, which made my inner Fëanorian cackle madly and think, "Wouldn't it be brilliant to have a swan-shaped cake, with white icing on it, and THEN PUT CANDLES ALL OVER IT?"

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Hey, it would be kind of an amusing meta-comment at a Tolkien event, or on the set of the Silmarillion tv series which surely must be made at some point (... please?). >_>

So, when :iconladyelleth: ~LadyElleth's birthday came around, I figured, what the hey, let's make a snarky birthday card this time.

And that's basically it.

I am pleased that Maedhros actually looks vaguely like my other (recent-ish) depictions of him. Caranthir - by accident - turned out sufficiently like I drew him on another birthday card I made several years back [[link] so at least I'm showing some consistency, yay.
The Ambarussa look like hobbits because I can't draw little children to save my life, and young Curufin bears a scary resemblance to my cousin Ricardo.

Anyway! Happy belated birthday, Elleth. *hugs*
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:iconailinie:
Ailinie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Wouldn't it be brilliant to have a swan-shaped cake, with white icing on it, and THEN PUT CANDLES ALL OVER IT?" - lolololl ohmygod this is the best thing I've seen all day!! 
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed it! :)
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:iconcuthalionsilver79:
CuthalionSilver79 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
This is very cute ;) And well drawn too!
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you!
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:iconfirima:
Firima Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist
Schwarzer Humor, jiha! :D Absolut genial!!
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke :D
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Didn't Maglor play a harp though?
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes.

Would the FŽanorian kids know about future AlqualondŽ? And then make a joke about it? This is a joke. So Maglor's choice of instrument was guided purely by artistic license, which demanded an instrument that was easier to carry around - and play while standing up - than a harp. (Besides, who says Maglor played the harp exclusively? ;))
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:iconemeraldkeefe:
EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
That's true, just wondering. It just the most familiar instrument I see him with.
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's an easy marker for "Maglor". A pretty black-haired elf with, say, a lute? Might be anyone. Harp? That's Maglor! (Well, or Fingon - if the hairstyle is right. ;))
But with all the other brothers around... it's pretty clear who this bard is supposed to be, anyway - harp or no! :D
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Tis true!!!
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww:aww: How cute they all are!
Maedhros seems to be totally *out* of the birthday atmosphere, haha:lol: I wonder why is it that only the four last children don't wear shoes.
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maedhros is too old to look silly, and not yet old enough to not care about looking silly. ;)
It's because the eldest two are already wearing "grown-up" clothing, and Celegorm is wearing riding boots. The youngest four, on the other hand, had the afternoon all to themselves to run around and play in the gardens, so they've done away with the cumbersome shoes. (Like Tom Sawyer, who only wears shoes in winter and on Sundays? ;)) - Yeah, the kids should be dirtier after playing in the garden all day. Ssssh. It's not a realistic picture anyway. :D
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see, it's a good explanation;) Thank you!^^
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:iconfegie:
fegie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
..........i feel almost like a bad person for being amused. But really. It's too amusingly wrong. Or wrongly amusing. ;)
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knoooow! I just couldn't resist it. You know how it is. ;)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heeheehee...:giggle: :XD: too cute. :D
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconenlothien:
Enlothien Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Awwwww, ist die süß *g*.
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Danke :)
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jennycuenca Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!! The cake looks great and the Ambarussar look cute. Maglor's tunic looks a bit Eastern and he looks so dashing. Maitimo looks like he's deep in thought. Celegorm and Curufin look irrepressible (like I always imagine them). And you had Caranthir holding sparkles.
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Qitian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maitimo is just waaaay to old and mature for such silly things. Let his little brothers embarrass themselves on their own. ;)
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:iconeliathanis:
Eliathanis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Wie süüüß!!
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=D
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Aranov Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are evil. But that's the best birthday card ev- OW! *glares at Mîril, who is glaring back, having just kicked the speaker in the shin*
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*nods sagely* I am waaay to amused by it. *runs away before Mîril can kick her, too*
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:iconaranov:
Aranov Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
*calls* Good idea! Wish I could get away from her that easily sometimes...
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SirithrosLirenel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
They're SO cute (:
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*cuddles them* Yeah, so sad they had to grow up ;)
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JenniferElluin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: What a great cake idea!
And such cute little elflings!
I love Maglor :love: He's always been my favorite son of Feanor.
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh! Thank you very much.
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JenniferElluin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist
yes, they do look like hobbits. but that also means they look cute, so...
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I guess it could be worse. ;)
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LadyElleth Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :D

Yes, that would be me squeeing incomprehensibly. ^___^ *cough* But you know that already, so THANK YOU! I love it, and I love the details, and baby Russar are so cute, and Maglor rocking Valinor since before the First Age, and... *deep breath* Yes. I love it. ^__^

:bounce:
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*bows* My work is done!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: And you know what? This seriously was the best birthday gift this year.
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:iconqitian:
Qitian Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O.o That's kind of sad though. >_>
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LadyElleth Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, it's alright. My family means well, and there were some nice gifts (and high time for them too *cougholdcellphonefallingapart*), just that if I had to compare, the amount of thought and effort that went into this gift is probably higher than what went into the others. And it's more relevant to my interests. ;)
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