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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]

licence :
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 )
Damast3r Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  New Deviant 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  Hobbyist 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
XxPan-Demon-IumxX 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
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.
Kaptain-Citten Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Wow. amazing I love the color
briitish Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always makes me cry when I see it on tumblr. Well done!!
IceFireDrag Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is just AMAZING. The colors, the lighting, the shading... its all too fantastic.
Miel1994 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Despite I recognized a part of my past in it (that I sort've wanted to forget), I just love this. 
ElizabethCute1998 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this made me cry  Sad fayse. soooo beautiful Heart 
holy-turtle Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is so beautiful. it made me cry.....

psplayer89 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
the drawing style for this reminds me of the miyazaki movies! ^_^
Lakeesha Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is fantastic. Such a powerful story and wonderfully executed!
psplayer89 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
this is beautiful <3
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is magnificent! I love how you made this, it's so brilliant! I could really see this as a short animated film with sweeping beautiful music
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Sarosna Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An amazing piece. I don't have personal experience of this altough I see it nearly on a daily basis at work. People are so angry. My parents did divorce when I was 18 and it pretty much killed my creativity and imagination for years. I wasn't a kid anymore back then but it still hurt. But lately all of that has started to come back. Thank you for this image and the story behind it.
Contendo64 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, there are no words, but it says so much!
Ayanzo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
You've really captured something here...
Kaeru01 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
C'est vraiment magnifique ! L'idée est très belle...
HaniCrown Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice message. 
Meliiesa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for this. It brought tears to my eyes cause it was like seeing myself. This is wonderful, amazing job!
Eugenius330 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sad, happy, and beautiful at the same time!
paconidas Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
so beautifull, congrats of the DD
Nestharon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Writer
This is what I think is a master piece. Such amazing concept/idea and style. Brilliant work. Thank you for sharing. :pray:
LadyCharlotta Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Wow, this is, I can't explain it, you really nailed the feeling. 
maricharde Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm in tears. This is wonderful.
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