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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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Popotita Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
I faved this long ago and never read the story :( Now I got time to stalk your gallery and get familiar with your work which is beautiful by far
FireEyedWolf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Sooo cute
SnowChild6 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Cute story!
IrmaZwart Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   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
What a wonderful story accompanied by a beautiful artwork! Really inspiring.:)
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
Oh no problem.:)
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 :)
shihan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
such a cute pic! I must say, you are one of my favorite deviantart artists. I don't think I have ever seen an image from you that I didn't like.
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much ^^
Cheesegoddess Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
This is so lovely! I love how soft all the colors and fade together!
1Walkingblind Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
you have such a heart for story telling! it is so wonderful!
AmorOdio Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Student
i really love this one!! your work is justtt GREAAT !! :)
outoflogic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
волшебство дружбы
Romylyn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Wonderful !!
ShootRainbowveins Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
you are too amazing
thousandshadows Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm looking forward for the whole story... nya!
marimochida Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
It's so hard, trying to find the place where you belong.
Shadowtricker Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
What a lovely story so far! The colour choice is fascinating and I adore the surreal effect of them all walking along a line of lights.
crapMuffins Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist
this adorable
i absolutley love the idea and concept of this
great job :)
SilenceNoise Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also great :)
gaiserbin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Very cool, excellent work
marzolee Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
this is so cuutee :D lovely!
Talelia Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the feeling this picture brings. And the Marlon and the animals all look adorable!
TragicHopeIsFalling Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
I'm in love with this series of drawings!
PsychoBoss Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Student General Artist
This is a vey good series. I have seen the others.
don22754 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
this story should be published. illustrated by you.
BigNibs Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
You must come from a rainbow !
iklldknny Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
awesome pic
Knap Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
I love this concept! This picture brings a smile to my face =D
napanjuma Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
im not sure, but i think that i like it the most
smc0414 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
very cute, i love the the story and the picture.. u are very talented :)
LilRedAngel452 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
very smart and this piture has a nice story to it.It is very calm and peaceful and sweet.Great job!
katiiieanne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Definate piece of fine art. Fav.

I'm overwhelmed. ^^ ------------------------------------------------------->
CharmedPearl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
mayahs Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
I wish I know how to color like you to post my own personal sad story.....
9gods Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Great image.
agorandy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Good work ^^ good concept
Mq8 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Wow ..cozy and warmy ,, lovey and nice :)
So-naa Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
You're stories are so beautiful. I feel bonded to them. They are the stories I wish I could tell because I feel I am living them. Yet you really make them come to life!
tiki1 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
lumizar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
You should really make the Marlon series into a book.
Ssmoothie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
Wow... Such beautiful story. The picture too.
thetebe Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Aboslutely lovely!
Such a strong fav among mine.
Really got hold of me, and it wont let go!
Skybase Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This reminds me of a Contemporary artwork by Maaria Wirkkala titled: So What-Animals to the Parliament

This is such a wonderful work :) I love it
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