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look how fat mine's getting by aquanut look how fat mine's getting by aquanut
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I recently saw some kids making candles at a fair and the image stayed with me. (I would never be able to get a hand-dipped candle to come out looking as straight as the ones here; homemade ones generally end up really bumpy and wobbly.)
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KawaiiKoneko97 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is amazing. <3 I really like the way you drew this. :heart:
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aquanut Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. =)
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KawaiiKoneko97 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
You're welcome. :)
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Chameleon-Veil Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'AWWW I SEE NINO'S KIDS (and that other one... who I don't recognize.... .-.)
Is that Lucius running the orphanage as well?? =D
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aquanut Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it's Lucius! :D I subscribe to the headcanon that he was the "father" who ran the orphanage in FE6; I like how it provides closure for his story, even if it is sad. (And the one you don't recognize is Chad. =))
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Chameleon-Veil Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds pretty legit to me. (Bleck I still haven't played FE6, I need to get on that one of these days...) Ah, Chad, right. 

Heh, I'm a bit of a Canas fan much like how you like Lucius, myself.... In case you didn't notice by all the talk of dark ancient magics, heh. He may not be as strong as Lucius.. ~3~ But the Dark magics are cool... Q3Q
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AmayaMarieSuta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your art is so good! There's such a sweet softness to it. I'm guessing that's Lucius in the back?
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aquanut Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you think so! =) Yes, that is indeed Lucius hanging up the candles.
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Heroine-of-Time-7 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am so happy that you're keeping it up to create and share your beautiful and colorful works with us! This scene is so lovely, and I really love their expressions and how their hair and the vase shine in the bright light. It's also really fascinating how you only use some colors and brush strokes and ready is your awesome looking stone wall! Incredible!! :clap: :love:
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aquanut Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I really appreciate your commenting about the wall since I was intending that the loose coloring would give an effective impression of the texture even without too much detail, so I'm glad it works that way for you! I'm glad you like the lighting and their expressions as well, thank you for viewing my work and leaving me these kind comments! =)
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Heroine-of-Time-7 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are most welcome for everything! I'm not always commenting, but sometimes I simply can't resist because of the awesomeness I am allowed to see! :love:
I'm really looking up to you and your artistic skills. :worship:
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Kyusil Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist
did I mention how much my heart hurt looking at this
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would it lift the mood at all if I told you that more than one person on tumblr thought the candles were tampons

I actually love the theory that Lucius ran the FE6 kids' orphanage because it makes me really happy to imagine him taking care of Nino's twins and, even briefly, giving them the kind of care that he never had as a child. Despite how sadly that story ends, I still like it because it gives him closure. It's nice to have a sense of knowing what happened.

And hey, that also implies that Lucius's single ending is canon. Though most people just figure that in the paired one Raven helped him start the orphanage at some point anyway.
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Kyusil Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist
LMAO. I think I thought they were some kind of radish or something at first. Don't they talk about eating root vegetables?

Yes, definitely. Has anyone written on the orphanage's founding? I'm really interested in how Chad came into the picture, because it's implied he was the first one there, and I've wondered if he wasn't closer to Lucius than the others.

Fwiw, Raven ends up (supposedly) in Araphen for his single ending too, so there's that.
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaa, I was worried while I was drawing it that people wouldn't recognize what the candles were, but it didn't occur to me that they would interpret it that way. I'm glad in your case it was just radishes! (And yes, they do mention having a garden and living off the roots.)

I don't know, but that's a good point. I think there's a good argument to be made for Chad being closest to Lucius given that most of the information about "Father" comes from Chad's supports and he talks about how upset he was and wanting to avenge his death. I'd be curious to see a theory about Chad's backstory as well.

Ah yeah, that's true. I somehow always imagined him stopping in to see Lucius sometimes and then going off on journeys again.
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Kyusil Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist
I've heard theories of Chad being Matthew's son, but IMO that's rather tenuous and just seems like an excuse to tie in another FE7 character. No, I think he was just a kid living on the streets when Lucius found him-- but that in itself would be super interesting and poignant to read about. (or draw... hint hint :3)
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can understand why since they both have brown hair and red cloaks; it's easy to see a visual pattern between them... Is there anything to go on besides their looks? I suppose if you accept that theory, then you'd have to assume Serra is the mother since it's his only paired ending? The wiki says that the artbook mentions Chad coming from Sacae though, which seems to shoot down the theory since Matthew and Serra both seem pretty closely tied to Ostia.
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Kyusil Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Nah, the artbook has him from Lycia. He just looks Sacaean. I guess people assume Matt just got somebody pregnant during his spy travels?
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Alfazil Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Cute!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Lien-chan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
AW!!! Candle making kids XD So cute!
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KHPinkieChu17 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always loved doing that at things that show how early settlers lived. (I think mine always turn out weird too.Sweating a little...)
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Anadia-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're pretty fun to make!  I lived off grid for a few years and ended up making candles for awhile.  XD
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diskfire Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Heh, sweet. :aww:
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IndyGoNagaretton Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
That's a really sweet and thoughtfully put rendition of your experience there, it just goes so splendidly well with these characters- I can just see 'em doing this activity. 

Colors are quite soft and they have nice creamy tones to 'em in whole, I like-
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X-Tidus-kisses Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay Lucius taking care of orphans!
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Airumel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwwwww!!!! Candle making is fun if you have the patience for it. The trick to getting straight ones is to tie the wick to a stick and move that up and down slowly.
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Aww, how sweet. Kids making candles. :iconawwwplz:
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Angel-of-Dawn Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
How adorable... <3
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you think so! <3
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Simply-idiotic Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowowowo
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you think so! :D
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SeraphOfChrist Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha, the title had me laughing. And isn't that man in blue that one other priest from an FE game which I am sadly unfamiliar with...?
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's literally what the kids were saying to each other while they were making candles. I guess I could have also translated it as "big" or "thick", but this was better. :P

Ah yeah, his name is Lucius from FE7, which is my favorite game of the series. Libra is based on him, in the sense of looks/occupation and the fact that they both end up running orphanages.
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SeraphOfChrist Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, you actually saw some kids doing this? How the fudge did I miss that in the description?

The first one to hit American shores, eh? Dang, I still need to play that one. Heard a lot of good things about it, I have.
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Miyukitty Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
asdasdasjhd the twinsies :heart: Candle-making totally seems like the sort of thing an orphanage would do to raise money. Love this~
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad it seems fitting! I could totally imagine them doing this too. I'm so glad you like it, thanks! =)
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kankitsuru Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is adorable!!! i love the simplicity of the piece as well as the colors!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I'm really glad you like the colors, I wanted them to fit the scene, and I prefer simple styles myself so I'm glad you like it here. =)
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kankitsuru Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
sometines simple is best :)
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