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Ancestral Knowledge - English by lerms Ancestral Knowledge - English by lerms
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The theme was Ancestral, and I had a real urge to tell something like my very own 'Creation Myth'.
Thanks for taking the time to read it! Hope you like it.
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Given 2011-10-06
Today's Cartoons & Comics DD is Ancestral Knowledge - English by ~lerms. A beautifully narrated story with colourful imagery.
Also suggested by ~el-ginge. ( Suggested by firedaemon and Featured by alexandrasalas )
EternalParody Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
As... confusing as this was...
And as cheesy as hell as this is about to sound...
I feel like a Christian who's seen God.
Thank you for this.
taeres Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
This is still one of my favorite philosophical view points and I come back to it from time and time again. I've shared it with a number of other people and they've come to like it too. I am curious though, do you by any chance have a method of converting this into a side scroll version? Granted I like the vertical view point and it would be neat to place something like this say on a spiral stair case, presuming it's spiraling downwards in a clockwise direction. Anyways, my point is, I thought it would be neat to see a version that is a little more easily accessible to place on a wall as a person is walking by. I always thought it would be really cool to have it near a home entry and it would peak people's curiosity and give them some necessary food for thought : ). If perhaps you do a different painting variation with basically the same history idea please let me know. I look forward to it in the event that you do make one and I just may be able to afford a print if I can convince my wife of it anways. Muchisimo gracias senor si lo puedes hacer :D
ruffscorp Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
A li'l confusing but it was great
Smocey Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
This was just amazing, holy shit, well done
digital-socrates Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful.
Ignacio17 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Amazing, beautifully narrated, incredible art. Everything about this is perfect. It even moved me at the end. Thanks.
summer Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Saw this on reddit. Beautifully drawn and written. Love it.
AlxDesign Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
VO87 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
eithion Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
mind-blowing greatness
ejb404 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
so beautiful so so beautiful
Toxic-Chesire Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
am gonna star worshiping you xD
This is simply amazing :)
TheMadSinclair Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Found this on High Existence. It nearly cried 'cause it was so cute... or something. I love this. And I like this creation myth way better than any other I've heard I think.
Lisbeths Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is not only the most beatiful, well-thought and told story i've ever heard or read, this is also a very, very good artwork and the best expanation.
thank you.
mrSketchy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
way too good ;v;
LearningEverMore Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
holy bejeezus christ. this was actually... something iwouldn't usually take the time to read. but since it was so captivating.. and wonderfully written, I just had to continue. and I fell in love with it. the way you make it seem so casual between the two characters, and then brought in the explanation was seamless. I loved it. it was such a fascinating, loveable story of Nothing trying to have Something find the meaning to it all. Fantastic :)
Engelen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
Volví a ver esto y neta que verdá de Dios que está bien chido.
JoeMcGro Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Sometimes you find something beautiful to say and are not sure how to portray it. Or you find something beautiful to show but no idea why. This right here has taken something beautiful to say and beautiful to show and fused them together to be everything. And you're quite right. Nothing is better - than this.

Great work.
CodaBear48 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Artist
This actually makes alot of sense 0.0 And it can be apiled to alot of religions I think... Dang man, you just hit Philosophical :D
Aeonion Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
lo encontre en un foro luego lo busque con ggoel search y te encontre felicidades me encato todo...y debo decirte que es exactamente lo que yo siempre e pensado de todo vida todo es uno solo la misma bola de energia y cosas teniendo un sueno de que es muchas cosas ...genial trabajo
Emdii Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Wow; what a beautifully framed story.
justMANGO Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't see such philosophical thought on dA very often. When I say philosophical, I really mean quality philosophical thought, not "ohhh that's kind of deep". A beautiful use of language, the double meaning adds a layer of complicity and intricacy to it all. This piece has a Continental vibe to it; reading it gives me that feeling I get when I read Nietzsche. The solid, bold colours are imaginative. It's vague enough to let the reader expand the scene with their own images in accordance with the words, but it's decisive enough to tell the readers exactly what to imagine. A powerful piece of artwork, I must say.
13vamps Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... love ur illustrations what kind of colours do you use?
mistergarbage Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
This. Is. So. Cool.
EndlessSecrets Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011   General Artist
This is so... oh gods, this is so stunning... I can't even express it...
TheHedgehogLlama Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
I wish i could fav this again.
tenko72 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Aww, that's so awesome!
silvermaddness Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Karenin-Akbash-07 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very touching, I almost cried, because I realized that I was just one of the Many, but a Many that is Alone because doesn't really care about the others, just wants to do nothing and be left alone. The message of this is one of the best things I ever saw on DeviantArt.
SummerNothing Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i cant even describe this... i think about this stuff all the time... i just-- love it. amazing!!
Shard197 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
This is wonderful.
MotiStudio Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
This is the most creative, beautiful and inspiring piece of art that i've ever seen. it was very touching too!
This is a pure art, thank you for sharing this.
Fwoggey Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Golly-Gosh-Galewind Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Esoteric, thought-provoking... I like it!
Golly-Gosh-Galewind Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
This is absolutely beautiful... So touching :)
KiriaLirika Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
I think this is the most beautiful creation story i've read. It's colorful and wonderfully illustrated and really creates the mood of the whole piece as you go along. Well done!! ^-^
Maguska Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
More than incredible, this is epic. Gracias por compartirlo, muy buena vision.
XwolfdragonX Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this is so deep, but a very good read, really makes ya think! :) :+fav:
PotassiumK Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. The colors, the shapes, the story telling... I love it.
Serrelle Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
:love: WOW! OMG! WOW! :love:
Beautiful artwork and Beautiful storytelling.
Very thought provoking... "...Nothing is more important. Nothing really,really matters."
And the final art panel completely grabbed at my heart.

Thanks so much for being one of the Few, and giving my soul a glimpse of Nothing :+favlove: :love: :+favlove:
Javer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Ah, philosophy~
Mercury-Blake Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I really like this. Fi89rstly, the writing has a simplicity and rythm to it that fits well with your intention to write a 'creation myth', the framing narrative of which is- again- simple, but very effective. Secondly, the art is just beautiful. It has a story-book quality to it, which is really effective for your myth, and the use of colours is amazing. The lack of panelling for the myth art works really well in the context of a scoll-down page, as well.
chicho21net Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
:dance: esta me super encanto felicidades por el DD master Lerms :) :hug:
Impybutt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
Wow... that almost got me crying. But I'm manly, so I just punched my boyfriend in the face instead.
cyberplatypus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student General Artist
That was magnificent.
ErictheHalibut Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Truly beautiful.
capencom Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RosesAreRouge Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
was this done in watercolor?

god this is beautiful
crystada Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love the layered textures and rhythmic illustration. The story touched something very close to me. Thank you.
FragmenteDreams Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Writer
Wow. Beautiful.
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