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(SH:FF D1) A Solitary Light by Turtle-Arts (SH:FF D1) A Solitary Light by Turtle-Arts
There are many meanings given to the River of Light. To some it is merely an entertaining spectacle. To others, the lanterns represent a simple desire. Good luck in business or safety in the remaining year.  For some a light may carry their deepest, most profound wish, with a hope that someday it may be granted.  For others still the lanterns serve as reminders. Memorials for the fallen- lost family and friends, or those left behind.
But for every lantern released with joyous resolution, there are those set adrift in silence. Those destined to be lost amidst the larger, more festive lamps. Yet the purposes they carry are no less sincere. The memories no less real, nor the wishes any less valid.


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:iconjamieromoser:
JamieRomoser Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
Peace be with you
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:iconjenna-raven:
jenna-raven Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. Really touching 😍
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconwallsandmurals:
WallsandMurals Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
Nice work.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsemperliber2011:
semperliber2011 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
Love the simplicity that carries depth in this.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconeldr-fire:
Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this picture! What a beautiful illustration. It hints at so much while revealing so little! I really like the variety in lanterns.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconviqagal:
viqagal Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Lovely text to accompany the beautiful picture. The atmostphere is so humble, yet intriguing.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconrosey-mae:
Rosey-Mae Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
TURTLE I'VE MISSED YOUR ART FOR SO LONG!!

What a beautiful piece and what good timing for it. The atmosphere is so breathtakingly beautiful and draws the viewer into the scene. I especially adore that flower lantern. Everything is so exquisite. Well done! :clap:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thank you very much! Yeah I've been super busy since moving and not had much time for personal art. :'D But I'm glad you like this one!
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Rosey-Mae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconerikservin:
ErikServin Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
so melancholyc...
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:iconamazie-star:
Amazie-Star Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
... No. No, no, no! I refuse to develop any sentiments towards the one who will become the Anatagonist.
Or the Antagonist's pet- that part is still unclear to me.
But no! How dare you make such a beautiful drawing and tug at our heartstrings!?
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
"Antagonist" is entirely dependent on your point of view. XD
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:iconlexiidear:
LexiiDear Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting is so lovely * u *
La-lalalala-lovely~
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconfancyhatshop:
FancyHatShop Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Bdfjhdshcncnsbsncnbdvfnd Soooo pretty Theo looks so unhappy though :,(
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
*shrugs off into space* :'D
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:iconleunbrund:
Leunbrund Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016   Digital Artist
Are those Tristine's boots I spy...?
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed they are. ;D
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:iconleunbrund:
Leunbrund Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016   Digital Artist
Ohohohoho...
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
well spotted XD
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:iconleunbrund:
Leunbrund Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016   Digital Artist
I root for them ok. I don't know what kind of story you guys have in mind, but I'm rooting for his tiny light.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
*waves tiny flag* :'D
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:icondroemar:
Droemar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Not so happy after all, are we, Theo?
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
*shrugs into the sunset*
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:iconlyorixa:
LyOrixa Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Filmographer
OMG I really love how you paint. You're awesome!!! 
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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OnTheMountainTop Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful, Turtle. Man, I wish this gave me more feels but I've been pulling an all nighter doing RP art and writing final essays and I think my feels are just broke right now. But yeah, wow. The pose, the way he's starting to pull back after just setting the candle afloat... and anything with floating lanterns is automatically my favorite thing.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, thank you very much! :D
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:iconmeemzer:
Meemzer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Oh Theo!! *Pets him*

Such Sad. So Puppy. Wow. 
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:iconuchunokumoh:
UchuNoKumoh Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Student General Artist
turtle resurrected and still has such amazingly beautiful art
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
lol! I never died, it's just like, 98% of the art I make right now is NDA :'D
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:iconuchunokumoh:
UchuNoKumoh Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Student General Artist
ahhh XD haha

May I ask about sybl helm? lol
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah! You can check it out over here- :iconsybal-heim: It's the RP group that I made :>
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:iconuchunokumoh:
UchuNoKumoh Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Student General Artist
I couldn't find where it said when it might be open XD

Its a lovely group :3
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:icongarsna:
Garsna Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//clutches at chest
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
precious bby XD
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:icondjinfiend666:
djinfiend666 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
aaaaa it's so beautiful and moving!! I get so many feels, his candle is so small yet so important! La la la la 
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And lol, yes just a little babby candle XD
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:iconsachiia:
SachiiA Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting and whole scenery is simply stunning. Besides that the story behind it (well, what you have written down) is also truly heart touching :heart:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful scene! :la:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconilchymis:
Ilchymis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Student General Artist
I swear, between you and Zealot, I have way too many emotions right now. Stop making me feel feelings with your art! It's 1am I should not have to deal with this right now! 

Seriously this is beautiful, teach me your ways of amazing art senpai, and gosh Theo, sweet precious bby, look at that teenie little candle <3
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
lol, you have to feel ALL the feels!! XD
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