Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
June 13, 2012
Image Size
2.7 MB
Submitted with


44,764 (1 today)
5,135 (who?)


Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
l heritage en couleur by Deevad l heritage en couleur by Deevad
description :
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
Add a Comment:

Daily Deviation

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 )
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!
Add a Comment: