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Hobbit Advent Calendar by AcuteCat Hobbit Advent Calendar by AcuteCat
Advent Calendar (with 31 compartments, so it can be used in ANY month) based on Tolkien's "The Hobbit" -- I made this with a wide variety of materials including watercolor, colored pencil, ink (including gold and silver ink), card stock and an assortment of papers, matboard, and lots and lots of patience with scissors, glue, and exacto knife.
Each window or door opens onto a little compartment; compartments vary in depth -- from right at the surface of the calendar to an inch deep, and each features a drawing of a character or important object from "The Hobbit" (you may've guessed already, but #1 is of course The One Ring while the largest, 31, opens onto Bilbo in his hallway).
All of my drawings are based on the book descriptions; I tried not to be too influenced by the movies (even though I really love them!)

I'm keeping this for my personal collection, but there are printed versions available in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/AcuteCat
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:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's lovely :)
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Mauvemuse Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
So cool!
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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15sjens Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What in door 31.
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:iconacutecat:
AcuteCat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It says in the description up there.
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15sjens Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So Bilbo is in it or just his hallway. I really want to see it
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's Bilbo standing in his hallway, with his hand in his waistcoat pocket.
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15sjens Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Did u show a pic of that in your gallery at all
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:iconacutecat:
AcuteCat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nope...!
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15sjens Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Uh :( will you soon I want to see
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No, I won't be posting any photos of the interior other than what's shown in this image. My apologies for the inconvenience.
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mailea-analia Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Im totally amazed by this lovely idea and work!!!
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:iconacutecat:
AcuteCat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Zaera-D Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Digital Artist
That's so cute! Such a good idea!
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:iconacutecat:
AcuteCat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Essayemmy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
This is so sweet and clever! I would have never thought of this, such a creative use of the Hobbit!
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:iconacutecat:
AcuteCat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed it; thanks! :)
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SkysongMA Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
This is so amazing.
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:iconacutecat:
AcuteCat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it. :)
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CinderellaRosebud Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Such a clever idea!
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:iconacutecat:
AcuteCat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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goodgirl4 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is beyond fabulous.
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:iconacutecat:
AcuteCat Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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windowfog Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GENIUS!
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:iconacutecat:
AcuteCat Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Elanor-Lothlorien Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks so cute! ^_^

I really want to look what is behind all those windows and doors. :D
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
All the main characters and more! ;)
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ghatotkacha Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Ah, all those circles, I'm getting tired just thinking about cutting them. You do indeed have so much patience. I really like the color job on this. It has a lot of texture which is important since there's so much brown. I like the grass up top too a lot for some reason. Nice work!
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Yes, those circles were a big pain in the butt to cut out -- definitely a better visual effect than doing all rectangles or squares, though! :D
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Vanillekeks Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
This is lovely! A great idea and all the details are impressive!!
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Vanillekeks Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
You're very welcome! :D
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SiraWolfe Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Writer
This is awesome!!!!
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:iconacutecat:
AcuteCat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SiraWolfe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Writer
You're welcome! :aww:
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heidinanookie Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome idea!
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:iconacutecat:
AcuteCat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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NonieR Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
OMG a Hobbit Advent Calendar! (And I recognized it before reading your caption, too.) Wonderful idea, charmingly executed!

--Nonie
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! Thanks!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
One of your more clever ideas, quite well-executed.
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, this makes it sound like most of my ideas aren't all that clever.
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:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Grammatically, it means that this is more clever than your usual clever ideas.
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:iconacutecat:
AcuteCat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I understood what you meant; I was making a light-hearted jest.
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:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
No worries!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Wonderful idea! :D
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:iconacutecat:
AcuteCat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Agua-Turtle677893 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so creative!! LOVE IT! :D
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AcuteCat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks; glad you do! :)
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ullakko Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
So cute! :love:
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