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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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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 )
MythMaker12 Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Good Show fine Sir,  Very Moving Comic that hits me Hard in the feels. It made me Cry in Sadness at First, then I saw the last 5 Panels, she was Determined to remain Optimistic, keeping the color in her life by Transferring it onto Paper, keeping a Treasured Memory. Good Show.
Wow. amazing I love the color
briitish Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always makes me cry when I see it on tumblr. Well done!!
IceFireDrag Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This... made me cry, because it hits home. To this very day, I've been trying to see the optimism in this world
AthenaCykes Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is just AMAZING. The colors, the lighting, the shading... its all too fantastic.
Miel1994 Mar 2, 2014  Student Artist
Despite I recognized a part of my past in it (that I sort've wanted to forget), I just love this. 
ElizabethCute1998 Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this made me cry  Sad fayse. soooo beautiful Heart 
holy-turtle Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is so beautiful. it made me cry.....

psplayer89 Jan 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
the drawing style for this reminds me of the miyazaki movies! ^_^
Lakeesha Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is fantastic. Such a powerful story and wonderfully executed!
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