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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 )
Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional
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
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
GeneralEagleEye Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I finally found where this comic comes from. Man... Its just so amazing what this comic conveys without a single word! very nice job ^_^
MythMaker12 Featured By Owner 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.
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