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l heritage en couleur by Deevad l heritage en couleur by Deevad
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This graphic novel is a personal project made aside from my daily work as an illustrator. I posted it around 1 month ago on my blog, and it was too long to be uploaded to deviant art with the limitation of 18 000 pixel heigh. So, it took me time to find on Linux a way to make *.swf flash page with free tool. Thats why I post it only now. (btw, not sure if other poeple can read it, I sooo hate flash technology ! always more or less buggy and laggy on Linux ... but no other choice ... )

About the comic :
I tried to depict in it a difficult theme but a one witch is close to my heart : the way children are affected by a negative ambient at home, and social difficulties they can endure in consequences. I'm always shocked when I meet parents who send unconsciously their violence, pessimism or sadness to their children. This novel is not really a mental answer to it, just a heart reaction.

I learned a lot of things while writing and drawing this one. About myself and about my technics. It was done using only free and open sources software on Linux ( Krita , Mypaint and Gimp ). For the *.swf , it was done with the freeware Wink running under Wine.

Higher resolution ( 750px large ) here on my blog : [link]
making of published , follow this [link]

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
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Given 2013-03-29
l heritage en couleur by *Deevad
The suggester said:
"I love the way the artist narrates the story through the child's perspective and shows us how the bad atmosphere at home impacts on the girl, turning her life into a dull grayscale world, but also how hope is always there, in the small everyday aspects of life, like the affection of a pet or the song of a bird." ( Suggested by PhaeOBrien and Featured by rydi1689 )
bbvzla Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Excelente trabajo gráfico... excelente tema... y una gran lección de vida... Eres realmente extraordinario como artista integral... Felicitaciones...!!! Soy docente... y evaluaba la situación de mis estudiantes en el hogar... a través de sus dibujos... y su realidad queda reflejada en sus obras inocentes... ya que los niños son sinceros... a la hora de expresar sus sentimientos... Gracias por compartir este hermoso y valioso trabajo... Dios te Bendiga Grande y Abundantemente...!!! Heart Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Hug 
ksteele Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
We hear a lot of talk about how "resilient" children are, when in fact kids are incredibly fragile.  Every harsh word from a parent, every casual cruelty from a classmate, every rudeness by shopkeepers and passersby, every unrequited young love: they all leave scars that may NEVER show but ALWAYS hurt.

And please note that I am speaking only of the things an average childhood brings.  I won't even get into the damage done to kids who are starved, beaten, burned with cigarettes, molested and raped and sold into slavery or prostitution by the parent or guardian most responsible for keeping those children safe.  We all claim to KNOW how evil THOSE things are, but the more pedestrian pains every kid experiences?  We tend to slough those off as unimportant.  We tell the child "Grow up!  Get over it!" as if it's easy.  It's not easy.  It's like trying to dance with a badly set broken leg - we may be able to dance, but it hurts a LOT, and we're never as graceful as we might have been had the break been properly set.

The more "successful" among us learn to cover up and dissemble and never let anyone see our pain.  The rest of us do our best with whatever coping mechanisms we learned as children - bulimia, anorexia, self-harming, substance abuse, promiscuity, violent criminality, depression and rage - or, if we're lucky, somewhat BETTER mechanisms picked up as we come of age, whatever those might look like (and I don't pretend to know what anyone else might need; just what has worked - to some degree - for me in my life).

All that is prelude to saying that I truly SEE the child in your story - how she struggles and how she manages.  You've done a masterful job of presenting that in a simple, wordless and yet incredibly evocative and powerful way.  Artistry aside (and the art is just flat AWESOME) you are a wonderful teller of tales.  Thank you for what you do.  I wish you well.  I wish you joy.

xXLinxXx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Student Artist
itachihaku Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was beautiful ; kind of depressing and heartwarming at the same time. Thank you
genaurys01 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  New Deviant
Wdtojdyta6846 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  New Deviant
Good Job
jerotak Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
good work
Sorex-And-HikameRose Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Student Artist
this didnt hurt me at all Llama Emoji-65 (Blood Tears...) [V3] Crying Sun Cry Yams 
SchmiedeTraum Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
Thats a WOW ;-)
Nice script.
Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful and inspiring!
Maidiin Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Student General Artist
It does feel that way. When there is negativity, extreme or not, but it does make yuo feel there is something in the air that puts pressure in your heart. Making all the beauty and colors go away.
micksuchiha09 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  New Deviant
Very beautiful story!
kattychip Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist
Nothing else to say o_o
Astrokiwi Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
He posted it on June 2014 and it's still on Deviant's What's Hot until now. Guys, respect to this man!!!

Btw I love this piece, you have described the situation so well!!! Have a nice day David, and long live the open source!!! :la:
Deevad Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
A big *big* thank you for your comment! 
Astrokiwi Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're mostly welcomed!!! :lovely: 
Voltex12345 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pfft... that looks like it was drawn by a 5 year old...

it's perfect =D
ImLovingDN Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
That's so damn beautiful!
Bomberhead67 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
I KNEW I remembered this from a DD!
Mecharic Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
Oh wow... very nice.
ClaFanN1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
Colors are nothing but an illusion of your brain, actually, the world is black and white XD
suckcrayon Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
Amazing. Simply amazing.
el-e Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
great story^^
Gispike Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was incredibly touching. I found my self crying at the end of it. I really enjoyed it. You did a wonderful job. =) I hope to achieve this level of skill in my life time.
Damast3r Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Omg so deep
juanqui3000222 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
when you get older it well be a lute more pain in you life but you will have you're life not theirs and it will be a lute beater in the long run.Hug 
Fidia95 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
me is in tears
DarkieHeartache Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! I love the colors~ :heart:
theunluckyducky Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist
this is beautiful 
PuckArt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing way to show the sadness at home. I love it!
Doodles626 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful. I can relate to this.
viking38 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
Super travail ,
le dessin est léger et envoutant
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
nice, but kinda sad...
Schneezahn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015   General Artist
Very touching, amazing piece, thank you so much for sharing this masterpiece on deviantART with us :).
mana1231 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Touching! Amazing job using MyPaint :D
Pastel-Demon-Prince Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so well done! Very sad!
Shadow870 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly beautiful. Damn near brought me to tears. Thanks for sharing. :) 
JelzArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Not often I take myself in crying looking at stuff here on deviantart or anywhere where I find content on the internet, but this hit me very close. I guess it's great to get feelings out that have been stuck in me for over 10 years. Thanks for making this.
Deevad Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your personal feedback ! Yes, this feeling was also stuck in me for about a dozens of years before I drew this one.
B3nc0 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Heartbreaking! Yet so full of hope… And beatifull art, obviously ♥

Déchirant… Pourtant plein d'espoir… Et magnifique œuvre, bien sûr ♥
Icon-UK Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
This is, quite simply, superb.

The story is clear and revealed cleverly and the art style suits it perfectly.

Plus it doesn't have a pat, "happy ending", just the promise of change being possible for the little girl.
Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is a truth that affects not just children, but also adults.  I often feel the colour coming in and going out of my own life.  Strife, stress, and general negativity can be detrimental to my creativity and art, just as a refreshing walk in the park or a smile from a stranger or a cuddly cat can bring that creativity right back and refuel my art once again.

The-Icechild Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
aww, i love it :)
Sans-sommeil Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
It's so touching.. 
MadNimrod Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
sad but cool
TempestJ Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Such a powerful and beautifully sad point. Love it. So much truth!
Edris-Kingfisher Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This relates perfectly to the day I had today.
MikaInk Featured By Owner May 12, 2014   General Artist
amazing little story o.o
footinadream Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this piece so much. It illustrated something that I never could have imagined illustrated, very great idea, and it reads perfectly for me, without even reading the description. I am always frustrated when I see adults discourage kids, some people have no idea how they affect other people, especially children who are so impressionable. Such a great illustration of this idea :D
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