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Kmye Chan
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Current Residence: Cambridge, UK

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

This was painted for "Interiors", the latest group show of CCV, our artists collective:
The show was sponsored by Trekell Art Supplies, who provided us all with a very neat 8x10 cradled wood panel to paint on.

The show is currently on display at Gristle Gallery in Brooklyn, and will be on until the end of January - do pop by and send me pictures if you are in the neighbourhood! :D
The original is available, so feel free to contact the gallery for any enquiries.

It is the first time I'm exhibiting an oil painting! It was an interesting change, I will try to do more in the future.

[Oils and inks on paper, mounted on wood panel | 8x10 inches]
Hey everyone!

I will be doing Inktober this year!
If you're not familiar with it, the challenge is to draw a picture a day during the month of October using inks only.
I will post daily on Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook - and do weekly recaps here on DA.

Have a fun Inktober everyone! :D
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]


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sandy-the-shady Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
sandy-the-shady Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing your amazing works
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Minakoro Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, your gallery has made a great impression on me! Colors, style, everything looks very unique!
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
kinudakay Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
magical so beautiful
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Istorie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is so magical and beautiful, each and every work has a special beauty of it's own! Clap 
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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