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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Core Member Kmye Chan30/Female/France Group :iconmarkermania: MarkerMania
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So I was tagged by STelari to answer this little DeviantArtist Questionnaire...! Enjoy! :D

How long have you been on DeviantArt?
12 years. Can you believe it? I feel like a right old fart, but that's alright.

What does your username mean?
Kmye is short for Camille, my real first name. Chan... now that's a longer story. My online username has always been Kmye, and back in the days when I was a teenager, my online friends and I were obsessed with everything manga, anime, Japanese, and roleplay. One of them nicknamed me "Kmye-chan", which I used as my username when I started my DA account. And it kind of stuck. I started using it as a pseudonyme last name after a few years, and have been considering dropping it altogether - the jury is still out.

Describe yourself in three words.
Artistically inclined sciencelady. Whaddyamean, sciencelady ain't a word?

Are you left or right handed?

What was your first deviation?
Taken out of storage for your eyes only...! I'm not actually sure that was my very first - I may have deleted the oldest ones. But it's definitely from my first month on DA.

Mechanic Angel by KmyeChan

What is your favourite type of art to create?
Illustrating folktales and mythological characters is an old favourite of mine. Anything with lots of emotion. I need to strongly connect emotionally to the picture I am drawing, otherwise I tend to loose interest.

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I'm not sure it counts as an art style, but I have been trying to learn oil painting for a while now and am just *slooowly* getting a grip on it that I feel I can start including the technique in artworks I would be willing to share online. I would definitely instantly master that... perhaps not against my firstborn tho...

What was your first favourite?
According to DA... Apparently I liked winged unicorns when I was 17.

Phantoms Walk at Noon by amarys

Bullet; Orange What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
A few examples will speak louder than words:

Leak by Checanty Magic is waiting ahead by STelariThe Storm. by Claudia-SGThe Almond Tree by AudreyBenjaminsen all's well that ends well by pettryb Advice from a Caterpillar by AbigailLarson
8th circle by VijVij Dead man's box by ellaine The Language of Flowers by RovinaCai Hurry to love by ELK64

I...kind of feel a theme going on here...!

Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Hmmm, that's a really tough one, because I don't tend to have all-time favourite artists. My tastes change quite quickly and my favourite artist of the moment as well. I love all of the above, and many others.

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Funny thing: I've actually met many artists from DA, which is a bit weird because I'm a shy little beast. Among artists I *haven't* met yet... I'd say AbigailLarson, STelari and ELK64. And many others actually, but I'll stop there.

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Many people around here have impacted my life in significant ways...! Special shoutouts to zancan, who's been a bit of a mentor to me (:D), and Claudia-SG, because she's both an awesome artist and a true friend. They've both always been incredibly supportive, and I owe them much.

What are your preferred tools to create art?

Inks, markers, watercolours, pencils. Trying to get into oils, as I said.

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I am not sure I've found it yet? I draw in my living room, on my dining table. My flat is too small to have a dedicated space for art, unfortunately, so it's a bit all over the place.

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
This is going to sound silly but: the first time my artwork made it at the top of the "Most Popular" frontpage, at some point around 2006, back in the day when the layout and popular page were a bit different. I was so stinking proud of myself. When I look back my art back then wasn't all that good, and was popular because I was drawing a lot of gothic lolita and fanart. Who cares! It felt like the be-all, end-all of the art world to me at that point (oh, sweet summer child that I was...!) :D

If you or your art has been mentionned above: congrads, you've been tagged! Do hate me.
If you haven't done this questionnaire and want to do it: feel free to feel tagged too!

Just tag it with #DeviantArtistQuestionnaire, mmm'kay?
Hamlet by KmyeChan

Copyright © Kmye Chan, 2015. All rights reserved.

For “Ghost Stories”, a CCV group show organised for the inauguration of Penumbra Art Gallery:…

“Hamlet” (also known as “Everybody is a terrible human being, deservedly dies at the end”) is definitely one of my favourite works by Shakespeare, and one I have wanted to tackle for a while. I hope you enjoy this!

[Ink, watercolours and pencils on paper, mounted on panel | 10x20 inches, approx. 25x50 cm]

Resilience by KmyeChan
Copyright © Kmye Chan, 2015. All rights reserved.

Resilience is the ability to survive and move on.

For the “Dans la Peau” (”In the Skin”) group show at l’Atelier du Chapeau Rouge, curated by Curiosités gallery - starting tomorrow in Nantes, France!

[Inks and pencils on watercolor paper | 22x30 cm - 9x12 inches]
Circe by KmyeChan
Copyright © Kmye Chan, 2015. All rights reserved.

Circe, the fierce magician that subjugated lions and wolves!
This is for the "Myth, Magic and Lore" group show taking place at Bash Contemporary from February 14th.
Please inquire directly with the gallery if you are interested in acquiring the original.

Oh and... blue lions! Because why not! :)

[Markers & inks on watercolour paper | 9x12 inches - 23x31 cm]
Coloraptus - Red by KmyeChan
Coloraptus - Red

Copyright © Kmye Chan, 2014. All rights reserved.

My artwork for the collective artbook Coloraptus! My colour, would you have guessed, was red. Despite being quite seasonal, this was actually drawn last summer…!

There might be a few copies of the artbook still available, please check the link above for details - all proceedings go to charity.

[EDIT 23.01.2015] ZOMG, thank you so much STelari for the DD! :love:



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Kmye Chan
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Current Residence: Cambridge, UK

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julieblakedeporter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  New Deviant
I love your work very much!  I would love to know how to find your original work as my husband and I are both artists as well as collectors.  Also, if you have prints available we would love to know where to locate them for purchase.

Thank you so much.
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Julie!
I do have a number of originals and prints available, which I only sell at shows or upon request at the moment (I am working on a new website with an integrated store, but this is not quite ready yet). My email is - please contact me if you want to inquire about any particular piece, or would like a listing of the artworks and prints I have for sale!
UnPredictableGirl Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is... my God, I don't have words. You're a genius, a master of watercolours. The world that lives in your illustrations is amazing and magical. I am so impressed both by your imagination and skills. 
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
GrandMasterFDC Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! I'm on fire!
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :woohoo:  Enjoy it! :hooray:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :woohoo:  Genieß ihn! :hooray:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :D
DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure ;)
inkarts Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Kmye Chan ! ^_^
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