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World Turtle by RevolverWinds World Turtle by RevolverWinds
My first fine art piece in months. 'The World Turtle' is the setting for my next game project, 'Moments of Silence', which I'm currently running a Kickstarter for. If you're at all interested in supporting the venture visit here:

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Inspired by early alchemical imagery this illustration demonstrates the mythic relationship between the Cosmic Turtle and its prey and predator Sesa. Like the squid and the whale these two colossal celestial beings battle in the deep abyss of space in evenly matched bouts millenniums apart.

The World Turtle's age can only be ascertained by the technological advances of the civilization that habitats its massive back. Hosts to many beings; the World Turtle is nearly planetary in size, and its parasitic hitch hikers compose humanoids and human-sized nematodes alike.

Sesa on the otherhand never ceases to grow, achieving monumental size over accumulative years. The wagtailed dragon will one day make a nest of a deceased World Turtle's shell, its offspring feasting on the turtle's remaining innards before launching into outer space in colorful streams resembling space born spaghetti.
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Fradga Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is heartbreakingly beautiful.
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Vaghauk Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
really love your work - makes me want to do some collages too ! :) thanks for posting in MindfulTriphammer !!
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Koyukionna Dec 25, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Wonderful.
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UrsaMinor45 Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully conceived and done! At first I thought the reference was to North American aboriginal Turtle Island, then I read your text. Seems that turtles bear much symbolic weight, eh.
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:iconnoblekale:
Insanely good.
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bear48 Nov 27, 2012  Professional
nice job
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:iconchamjari:
I've been reading the Fables comic book and there's the story of a human turned into a turtle with a glass of water on its back that contains an entire archipelago with living residents who have developed pseudo religeous customs around "touching the wall" (the gigantic glass).
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:iconthunderbearstudios:
Omg... o.o... Topor would bawl.. bawl for the BRILLIACNE OF THIS PEICE!! if her were still with us.. that is.. but still.. my GOD.. I'd join!!!!! o.o
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:iconmirlimi:
admirable drawing. It would be great to be able to appreciate all the fine details (and text) on an even larger posting.
I have a question though, in what sense do you consider it a collage ? It seems you have handdrawn all the parts of the drawing.
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:iconwytherwing:
:D this is awesome!
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