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I don't come from... a city by AquaSixio I don't come from... a city by AquaSixio


Introduction to the Marlon's story :

Marlon lived in a orphanage, right from the start.
On his seventh birthday, he felt a big hole inside,
impossible to fill, even with all the chocolate of Earth.
The children's house was situated near of a zoo,
and it was the sole place for the rest of his soul.

His quest of his origins stopped front of the cages
of these animals deprived of freedom and familly,
uprooted from their home, for the human's pleasures.
But, he was lucky, the orphanage-cage was bigger,
and none was throwing peanuts on him on the street.

Day after day, he got on well with some animals,
because he thought sharing the same difficulties.
And the animals began to share the same desire,
a return to the origins, because they knew that..
" ...A tree without root is a tree which is dying. "
The animals swore to find a way to help Marlon.

A mouse who knew every secret ways of the zoo,
asked to the animals who were brave volonteers,
not only to flee the prison, but also to come with Marlon
accepting to follow the group until the end of this story.
Each animal has to introduce his own country to Marlon,
and undertake to discover the countries of the other.

Only six animals agreed to follow the mouse,
a young elephant following a strong black cat,
a shy grey goatz and three little noisy birds,
pledging fidelity to the child and his dream,
to find roots and a land to the Marlon's tree.

The first part : Marlon's tree serie : 1/6

The first place visited was the mouse's home :

" A cheese without limit, made of concret and lights.
You can find a billion of holes to hide you or feed you,
and, at the heart of this whole cheese, the Sewer,
a paradise on Earth where everything is allowed.
If you are bored about the noise or the underground,
Touch the sky, the buildings are your springboard ! "

But Marlon knew the mouse was wrong about the city.
His nose was attacked by the cold and the pollution.
He was deadened by the cars, blinded by the light reflects.
Moreover he thought he was too big for the mouse's holes !
" Sorry.Thank you, but... I think, I don't come from a city... "

The elephant says, " Don't be sorry, follow me... "

Software : Photoshop CS 2
Tool : Wacomp tablet graphic
Time : 28 hours
Character : Marlon LostRoots and the animals
Print : Available
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SnowChild6 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Cute story!
IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute
candyrod Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Love it ! Great colors, story, ...
friedinsanity Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Magnificent tale! I love the imagery here! So whimsical and beautiful..
Mae-ril Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est tellement poétique. J'adore ce que tu fais. C'est une phrase bidon, je sais, mais ça vient du coeur. :heart:
Sireih Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no problem.:)
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your comments !
Sireih Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful story accompanied by a beautiful artwork! Really inspiring.:)
disruptedvice Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Writer
man, that is so cute and just a really nice thought picture :)
little-freak94 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
i love it :)
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