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Christmas by lriis Christmas by lriis
this is a bit late, but merry christmas!!! :) hope everyone's spending quality time w/ their family and loved ones :heart:

the tag says "From: Mom+Dad :heart: To: Sandy"
RIP, children of Sandy Hook Elementary School. This is my tribute to you.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-01-05
The enduring mystery of this life and the next; Christmas; heartfelt meditations in paint from =lriis. ( Suggested by Natalia-Luz and Featured by SRaffa )
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A touching painting from a disastrous event.

After reading the artists description of the tag on the present I started to well up. The thought behind it is so simple but the emotion captured is intense.

It's fascinating how the child is in the dark room. When people have passed, the image presented is one if lightness, instead the warm glow of the living family celebrating Christmas outshines even heaven.

To never receive the present on the other side of the window, I can't even imagine the heart break of all those families who lost their beloved children.

May the rest in peace.
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
25 out of 26 deviants thought this was fair.

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When I first saw this on the home page, I thought it was simply a little girl looking out at a present that someone had got her... When I clicked on the photo and really took in the details of the picture the tears really welled up.

I took in the wings, the colors, the present. The dark and light shading that gives it that shining hue - as though that little girl made it bright again.

This picture really hit home. The event was disastrous, and the message and emotion put in the piece is overwhelming! You must have put in a lot of emotion into making this, because it almost seems to be leaking out of the image itself. You are very good at portraying emotions through your work without having to have a face to portray that emotion.

A very beautiful piece for a very unfortunate, sad event. A child turned angel looking out longingly at a present... it makes my heart very sad to see this. That this had to happen so close to Christmas.

But enough of that, you did a very amazing, graceful job at this. This is a very beautiful piece, and I hope you continue to make beautiful pieces like this. Because being able to draw, and being able to create an artwork that portrays and gets your message across to everyone is two very different thing of the same trade. And you seem to have that gift.
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16 out of 16 deviants thought this was fair.

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CalliciousArt Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
So beautifully emotive 
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Phakos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Writer
Heart-tugging. Powerful. Fantastic!
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NaderMarouf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
really beautiful and nostalgic! 
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you so much and merry christmas to you too!! :hug:
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
My pleasure and thank you too!:):heart:
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Your Work Has Been Featured :tea::tribute:

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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
wow i'm very honored!! thank you so much :hug: i hope you have a great holiday :love:
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
No problem and thank you! :iconspinplz: :earth:
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CaptainMisuzu Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me a little Haibane Reimei <3
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gapizabala Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
wow
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synconi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Exceedingly poignant; there is such tenderness and hope here, the gentle brushstrokes forming the feathered wings, the shimmering light...beautiful :heart:
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:iconpseudowitch:
Pseudowitch Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Simple yet powerful.
Well Done.
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:icongangstalike:
gangstalike Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The color scheme here is gorgeous!
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks again! :hug:
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:iconnataliarjp02:
nataliarjp02 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student General Artist
wow! ----*speechless
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you again!! :hug:
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:iconnataliarjp02:
nataliarjp02 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student General Artist
no problemow~ ^w^
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:iconj-hump:
J-Hump Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
just, wow.
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you! :D
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:iconj-hump:
J-Hump Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome.
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:iconstew-illustrations:
Stew-Illustrations Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great piece, all I have to say about that...
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you!! :D
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:iconlamissmoxie:
LaMissMoxie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sad. But a beautiful artwork.
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you!! :iconcryforeverplz:
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:iconodoms-spire:
Odoms-Spire Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly incredible! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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SarahWidiyanti Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
wow it looks really cool *o*
do you use some texture? :D
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you!! :hug: yes, i did :D most of it is traditional though
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SarahWidiyanti Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
woaaaa OAO
it looks really nice xDD :iconthumbplz:
anyways, thanks for the llama :iconsupertighthugplz:
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
thank YOU for the watch :hug:
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SarahWidiyanti Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
hehe yw <3 i love your art x3
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for January!
This piece has been featured here: [link]

On behalf of:
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, thank you so so much!! :hug:
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JayNL09 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so beautiful..i don't know how I can explain my opinion about it(my english...)..but..
really, good work!
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lriis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
aww thank you!! just a comment is enough to express your thoughts...thank you! :hug:
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JayNL09 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :love:
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faerismoka Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a heartwarming yet tear-breaking painting. ; u ;
And the fact that the present is unreachable. . .
It's so touching, may the children rest in peace. :heart:
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you so much... :hug:
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MikiClover Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful piece indeed!
im crying ;n;
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
aww thank you! *wipes away your tears* :hug:
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Awesome style and colours!
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you!! :love:
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123satsuke Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
You have amazing potential as an artist. Its really amazing how you come with all these 100-million-way-interpretable ideas for you drawings. Its this talent that you have that makes an artist a true artist. You'll go down in history girl! or guy!
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lriis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, thank you so much! your words mean so much to me :hug: my dream is to go down in history... but i'm just being arrogant and ambitious :love: there're too many artists on dA that're much better than me!!
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:icon123satsuke:
123satsuke Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
You're being too humble :)
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:iconidellechi:
Idellechi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Just so beautiful.
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you!! :hug:
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:iconidellechi:
Idellechi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome
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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Made me cry. So beautiful.
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:iconlriis:
lriis Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
what! awww :( i'm so sorry! but thank you so much :love:
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