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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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CuthalionSilver79 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
This is very cute ;) And well drawn too!
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Qitian Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you!
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Firima Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist
Schwarzer Humor, jiha! :D Absolut genial!!
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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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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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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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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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