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For All the Lost Ones by liiga For All the Lost Ones by liiga
When a child disappears in a forest anywhere in the world, a white stag holding a lantern will come to it. Its horns extend past the moon and a host of stars is tied to them with black glass chains.

The stag never makes a sound, but one day it will speak a single word and all the lost ones will be released back upon the world.


Corel Painter 9, Wacom Intuos, 6 hours of fiddling around.

May be reposted for noncommercial purposes for as long as my name and a link back to my gallery are provided along with the image in a clear manner. No modifications/tubing/etc. permitted without my express written permission.
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sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Or maybe it's the devil trying to trick kids with it's pretty lights and ooooooohhh shiiinnnyyyy.... But really that humanoid face is terrifying. I'm going to have nightmares now. Really sparkly nightmares. In all seriousness, I do like the way the horns connect through all of the stars. When I imagined playing connect the dots in the sky as a kid, that's pretty much what I ended up with. You do incredible work whenever it comes to glowy lighting so I vote for more space paintings. I want to see nebulas in the future. 
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SyaraSirene Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sad, yet so beautiful..
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TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful character and lighting. ♥
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psychopath567 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student
ur not a lost one, ur just on a path that others arent on
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:iconhappyemo667:
HappyEmo667 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
That reminds me... OF MY LUSUS!!!
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1nkl1ng Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Beautiful! Are these from a story?
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wolfrider333 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
What a wonderful story to go along with your picture! I love that!
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:iconanime-gal:
anime-gal Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
this is beautiful! I love the smoothness to it and the stag is just so mystical!
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:iconyangnyin:
yangnyin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spellbinding! What a beautiful image!
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:iconthornmage:
Thornmage Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Beautiful. I love all the shades of blue that fade into eachother and the stars.
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:iconlonemtnwolf:
Lonemtnwolf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*blinks* Wow. I am awed.
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
so beautiful, Liiga!
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:iconmojrae:
MojraE Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Bajka :)
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:iconmojrae:
MojraE Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Bajka
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:iconbdunn1342:
bdunn1342 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012   General Artist
I love the ethereal quality of this piece. Stunning!
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:iconschreckse:
schreckse Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Need one! <3
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:iconcarles:
Carles Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hadn't seen new art from you for a while. This one is gorgeous.
I hope you have been well.
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Hey Carles! I've been fine, just been fiddling with some unpublishable stuff here and there, and being a distractable busy bumblebee otherwise. Hope everything is well for you, too!
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Carles Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
A very belated thank-you note for the news. I have been awfully busy (with art too, but not only alas).
I hope you will soon share new pieces with us.
Best wishes,

Pierre
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TenderlySharp Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow!
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:iconzerfia:
Zerfia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible
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:iconrababco:
rababco Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of how Snape helped guide Harry and his friends with the silver doe. Very pretty and mysterious.
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Lovely fiddling results. Yes, that includes the back-story. :D Happy New Year.
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:iconshadowwolf:
Shadowwolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. I feel like I could be drawn into the piece if I stare at it long enough...
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:iconnoirchan:
noirchan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Beautiful, mystic - incredible.
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:icontobyana:
Tobyana Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
creepy creepy creepy creepy creepy creepy creepy

but REALLY cool.
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LillyFreeland Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
How magical!
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:iconobeadience:
Obeadience Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Completely in love with this!!
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Mysterykids Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Chilling artwork, and a bit scary
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Machinari Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, that's awesome. Gave me chills with the little story, too. x3
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o0Magnus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
superb !
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Stolvezen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I :love: all this colors !
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fuhrmannskoffer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
wonderful story and awesome work!!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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MasamunesSong Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
This just makes me remember a family who lost their son while they were Christmas tree hunting. He was never found, and they never stopped searching...

I had never heard this legend before.
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
So sorry for their loss. I guess it's always important to keep up hope.

The reason why you might not have heard the story before though is because it's not a legend, only an accompanying backstory for the image.
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Orhia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! gj
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DephiledPixee Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
My exact utterance upon seeing this: "Whoa."
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Thanks a lot for the feature! :)
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aliasxneo3 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing. I love the way things seem to flow. The colors and all. Very nice job. Heh. I feel weird writing like this what with my youth. haha.
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Christa-Kinde Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012   Writer
Unusually beautiful.
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xJordanJampackedx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
This is really good! I'm speechless :)
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vigilantebymoonlight Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
it truely captures the imagination(: thanks for posting such a wonderful picture
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HanayamaUmberto Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Wow, holy... I love it... Surreal...
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XEOCX Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning!
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:iconallygirl1:
Allygirl1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful imagination!! i love the style this is!! it gives it a feeling of magic, and hope. outstanding job on this!!
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:iconraelynnforest:
RaelynnForest Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student
WOW! SOOOO PRETTY I WISH THAT WAS REAL!
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The-Sorting-Hat Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
The colors are amazing! And I love the story behind it as well! Would you mind if I ever wrote a fan fiction or something based on/inspired by it? I would link back to it too and everything!
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Thanks! Certainly, I'd be tickled pink. :)
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