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Here are the seven sons of Feanor, discussing over who is going to take what land and why can’t they go attack Morgoth head on and be done with it…

I began this drawing 3 years ago; the reason why it took me almost two years to finish it are a) this image is actually 40X34 cm aprox, b) I insisted on using my newly bought watercolors even though I have no idea who to use them, and c) the paper is not made for watercolors, so every time I took it out of its corner I could only made a few strokes before the paper got all crumpled…

Also, every time I took the pencil I changed something on them, and when I was painting Celegorm’s hair yellow I read an essay about genetics that told me the he may not be ‘yellow blonde’ but ‘silver blonde’ like his grandmother.
In short: made me doubt a lot, took a lot of time, but came rather nice at the end.


Disclaimer: the Sons of Feanor™ are a creation of JRR Tolkien.
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Ellosse Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Maglor in this one, trying to calm them all down. And the Ambarussa, actually doing what needed to be done. And Maedhros, just sick of it all. And Caranthir. And Curufin (wow, I actually like Curufin here! He's the only son of Feanor I dislike.) And Celegorm. :D

I love the Sons of Feanor TM...
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist
yeah, the brothers are really trouble no matter where they go... ;P
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Ellosse Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They really are! ;)
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StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Strangely I have never seen this before, and I realise this is a ridiculously late comment xD But I can't resist, it's beautiful. I don't know how I missed it, but it's an incredible picture! You capture all their personalities so well :D

Ambarussa with their singleminded focus, they're adorable *_* I love their costumes too - matching with Stars of Feanor! Adorableeeee! Maedhros with his nose up-turned :D Maglor looking disgruntled that he has to calm yet another argument. And of course the three on the right, who need no explanation :D
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Ellosse Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I laughed so hard at "who need no explanation..." 

That's so true and so hilarious! Thanks for making my day! :D
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist
well, I'm glad you took the time to watch my art! thank you so much1
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Mimisilvertongue Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome Draw!!! :)
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Rideo18 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is great, I love the Feanorions :) I imagine this must have been very loud! You have captured all their different personalities in one picture: I assume it is Curufin on the end hitting the table with his fish and waving his hand about; and Caranthir looking very, very angry whilst Maedhros looks calm and more unruffled and Maglor in the blue looking soothing?
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist

yes! i'm glad each brother is more or less well-represented! :D

i like Caranthir, but somehow he and Curufin are always shouting.. :P

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Rideo18 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just realised I wrote fish instead of fist... or my phone autocorrected it. Still, the image of Curufin hitting the table with a fish is an amusing one :)
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hallosse Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Your lovely art has been featured here: fav.me/d6hvhha!
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist

weeee! thanks!

 

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hallosse Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Sure. :D
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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is epic and I'm about to jump from my seat with excitement! This is just too awesome for words!! My favorite elven family of all time!!!
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist
oh, thanks man! i i have a soft spot for these brothers.
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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Hahaha this is adorable!
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avi17 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Apparently never commented/faved this? O.o Go figure. Anyways, I love this! Their expressions are great. :)
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist
aww, thanks! that's like my oldest pic!
here, have some :iconstrawberrycakeplz:
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CuthalionSilver79 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I love this - it's like a freeze-frame during a movie!
I understand Maedhros completely (even though I'm the eldest of 3, not 7 ...) but siblings will be siblings ... *sigh*
I like how the Ambarussa seem oblivious to the arguments broken out by the others!
I hated getting so fond of these guys, and reading how one by one, 6 of them died.
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist
yeah, I think sibling are though... I have just one...but sh'es enough... :P

I agree... I felt like it was a countdown, and I was dreading the moment I had to read about Maglor's or Maedhros' death... the later was kinda cool though...
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Kingsdaughter613 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
LOL! This is really cute and funny. Great job. One tiny error that really isn't your fault - Amras is dead at the time of this talk. He dies before ever reaching Beleriand. I suppose this could be happening on the ships... Not you eror though - Christopher didn't find that story until after the book was published.
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist
I know!!!
*cries*


...I wonder if i can find an emoticon that trully expresses my despair.... mmhh... in any case. yeah, I know one of the twins dies after getting cold feet and trying to go back stashed in one of the ships. Sniff!

but I was planning on a really AUish universe here, it really blows to have 7 kids and read how they die one by one. So a room full of the sons of Feanro makes me happy!
=D
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Kingsdaughter613 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think 'repented' is probably better than cold feet... But yeah. Like the story wasn't sad enough. Still love that little scene though. Wish they could have had a happy ending...
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EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Wow, so cool!!!
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JillDragon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a wonder they ever got anything done. :roll: :D
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist
yeah, it's kinda like 'we don't always agree on anything, but when we do...' sort of joke isn't it? :P
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TheLoneDucky Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   General Artist
Men...
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love how Amrod and Amras seem to be looking for the best hunting grounds, completely oblivious to the quarrels of their power-hungry siblings! :giggle:

The three C's always seem to shout loudest, too. And there's Maglor calming everyone down. Bless him.

I love Maedhros' "Say what I want, I'm not arguing with you" expression. Absolutely wonderful take on all of them!
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist
oh wow!
I'm a big fan of you! it makes em very happy to hear you like it!
X3

yeah, I figure with a family as large as theirs, you have 3-4 conversations happenng at the same time!
:la:
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, yes! And you're welcome! ;)
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LilyDarkenWings Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Wow, it's gorgeous.
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist
hehe, thanks! I like them too!
;)
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:rofl: Oh I love these guys, such a happy family;)
The best part here in Caranthir's hand!!! I think he wants to kill something:D It's hilarious!
And Maglor -of course- is the only one who isn't complaining about something. (apart from Amabarussa)
I think this is the best of your Feanorian drawings!
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist
lol! really, and it's the frist!
:P

and yeah, I think I love Caranthir too, if he had Jedi powers, several of hsi brothers would be dead by now!
;)
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And with the first of these "several" being Maedhros:D

I can't help but imagine what would happen if *all* of them had Jedi powers...
They least they would do is tear down the house:o:D
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ByMoonlight96 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I just noticed that all of their eyebrows are in various states of being raised! (Especially Maedhros, who looks like he's losing patience) Oh Tolkien-Elves and their eyebrows ;P
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ByMoonlight96 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Ah, Fëanorians. Such a lovely family. *coughs* But seriously, they're great. The fact that you have all seven brothers together, in one room...*dies*

It looks like the twins are the only ones doing something worthwhile; Maedhros is trying to remind everyone that he's the oldest (and in charge), Maglor is trying to calm down Celegorm, and well, the three C's are always arguing, no surprises there! One of the best things is that from the way Caranthir's hand is curled, it looks like he's imagining strangling his oldest brother. They're all gorgeous! (Even when they're angry and yelling.) I particularly like Maglor - he's my #2 after Maedhros normally, but his clothing is awesome and I like his hair.

In a few moments, Curufin, who feels that Maedhros is not listening to him enough, will pick up a book a throw it at Maedhros, Amrod and Amras will slip under the table with the map and continue expanding their territory, Maglor will try to break up the fight between his older brother and Curufin, Celegorm will accidentally (or maybe not) hit Maglor for getting in the way, and Caranthir will stand up and start yelling even louder. Pandemonium, anyone?
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist
oh lol! I coulnd't have described this scene better! you have something good going on with writting!
X)

...oh, I'll love to see Curufin throw a book at Maedhros...and then see how far he runs before Maedhros slams a chair at his back (still he oldest: has to show who's boss) ;)
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Taurauthiel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
The lines, the details, the colouring! It looks great! ^^
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist
thanks!
=)
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JuliaElven Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Oh, its's the best picture of Fëanor's sons, which i have ever seen...
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist
really?
wow! I'm flatered
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noleme Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Awesome postures and clothes :) I like how closely you follow the canon, too.
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Beloved-Stranger Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. How can you fit that much crochetiness in one room?
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist
well... with a bit of planning, you could put more
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Rusenare Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Now try to imagine them all together, but back when both their parents were there too. Or, for added fun, a whole extended family reunion. FOOD FIGHT!
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Nerwen20 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Guahaha...
Amrod and Amras: Let's ignore these idiots and take charge.
Maedhros:I don't care what you guys think...I'm the leader out here!
Maglor:*trying to be reasonable, as usual*
Celegorm: NO NO NO NO NO! This cannot work...!
Caranthir: My GOD Maedhros, will you LISTEN to what I have to say?
Curufin: *tries to get into the argument, but no one listens*

:p
I love it.
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greenapplefreak Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist
Greenapplefreak likes this.

;)
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Aredhel-Ar-Feiniel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
LOve it!!!!
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aire73 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist
LOL! Here go the Feanorians again... *wink* Love the expressions--especially the twins, and Maedhros! Hee. +FAV~
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