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First Morning Of Summer by KmyeChan First Morning Of Summer by KmyeChan
Copyright © Kmye Chan 2013. All rights reserved.

I challenged myself to use brighter colours, and try to recreate that strong, warm light of daybreak in summer. Not sure I either succeeded or really like the end result but I had a lot of fun doing this little picture.
(Also - I think I needed to celebrate the arrival of sunlight. We've been waiting for summer for AGES here in the UK!)

[Markers, acrylics and pencils on watercolour paper | 18x25 cm - 7x10 inches]

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:iconvespera:
I don't comment much on your work, but you are one of a handful of artists that I follow (mostly, I hang out on the literature side) and I always enjoy your work. I find this one to be particularly charming.

Is it terribly original? No, but it really doesn't need to be. Your style is so well defined and your technique so well developed, that this just works.

Wonderful work with the shadows, the warm colors, and her tilted face - the contented look on her face is spot on. That is exactly how a fresh, warm morning feels, and even without the title, I would have known that this was morning.
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:iconblackscreamingangel:
To start with I love your work,

It's not the mot uniqe pice but it has a realy good outline and you did really good with the coloringBut the dark part that start in the middle of her neck I really don't understand that part of your artwork. And it took away a little of the light feeling of the pice. But the way you draw people is a not the most common way to draw people so it makes i it a little more uniqe.
I wish that you mabe had done a little more with the three and the flowers :)
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:iconjsgknight:
jsgknight Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
I love all of your artwork, but I think this is my favorite! I just sent you a note with a question about it.
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I've replied to your note. :)
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:iconmothfly:
mothfly Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
love the sharp shapes of her face and bones :heart:
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:iconekkiart:
ekkiart Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student General Artist
FAV FAv fav FAV FAV FAV AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH *explodes* this is awesome I love her hair
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:iconerunei:
Erunei Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The hair is so gorgeous! <3
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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andokadesbois Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
*o*
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:iconladywinter:
LadyWinter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
The hair is so gorgeous! :heart: Wish I could style my hair that way.
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Me too! :D
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MadMegane Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
the intricacy of her hair is absolutely stunning and I adore the length of her neck.
This stylisation is really very pretty and delicate and I dig it. Plus that little orange highlight on her cheekbone is a very nice way to incorporate the oranges of the fruits. Fantastic work!
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ! :)
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:iconmadmegane:
MadMegane Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
welcome!
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:iconluckycupcake:
LuckyCupcake Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what kind of fineliner do you use for your drawings? 
I guess you also used watercolour for your paintings, but whenever I draw the outlines, it smudges really easily.
I wonder how to prevent this smudging.. could you help me? Thanks
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use mostly Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens and UniPin Fine Line pens (plus some random Staedtler pigment liners and Copic multiliners). None of these bleed with watercolors for me (if I let them dry at least 15-20 minutes before adding paints). If you find that they smudge, it may be that the paper you are using is not absorbent enough. :)
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LuckyCupcake Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for responding!
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:iconmymie-chan:
Mymie-chan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Quelles jolies couleurs !!
Les effets de lumière et le contraste sont bien maitrisés.
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lovemecancerously Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the lighting. It's very dynamic and yet still soft...?

I definitely get the feel of a sunrise from it, by the lighting and tone of it. My first impression was of Fall, actually. But it's warm and bright and definitely fits Summer too, even if it wasn't my first impression. (Probably, though, it only reminds me of Fall because I live in a damn desert and that's when it starts to get warm haha!)

I think my favourite part of it is the texturing, though, without a doubt. Very subtle but it makes a huge difference!
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:iconjahendrick:
jahendrick Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great detail and shading, I think the angle of her neck is a bit odd, maybe make her neck shorter. I love the style, and the colors you used work well in this picture
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:icondebrarium:
Debrarium Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very interesting to see how a scetch become a picture)
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TubaMirum Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
the light is so beautiful! I love the oranges and yellows! I love that you can almost smell what she is smelling. my only issues is that the green has too much blue in it - the leaves look old and dry. New leaves are more yellow-green and let the light thgouh just a little. But this is a very small issue because the feeling comes across anyhow just beautfully.
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Gacuss Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
beautiful!
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Amazing work!
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CurlyFry123 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
too amazing!!
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SIN-BIN Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOVE IT!!!!
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tigerqueen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been watching you for years but I'm not sure I've ever posted a comment on your gallery... anyway, it's ironic because the reason why this picture caught my eye in my devwatch alerts was the warm oranges — very visually refreshing and not something I see a lot with markers. :thumbsup:
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! ;)
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UnforgettableRiver Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I love the way you draw people - the way that the beauty intertwines with the 'ugly' ..there is absolutely nothing that I don't like about this piece. Your style and use of colors..it had me feeling like I was inside the piece.
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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:iconladyjune:
LadyJune Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Beautiful colours and light ;)
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconterrorista22:
Terrorista22 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Not a big fan of colors,but this one sure did get my attention.
Great job :)
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconsapaul:
SAPaul Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I love that hairstyle! It's a beautiful drawing and it looks like you enjoyed yourself while creating the image, which is really what counts!
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yes I did have a lot of fun! :)
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:iconsuiish:
Suiish Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh this is so beautiful! the orange really look so warm and the colours fit the expression on her face also! 
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconkxmode:
Kxmode Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Is it bad to say that I liked the inked version more?
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahah no, not at all. I do as well, actually. ;)
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:iconkxmode:
Kxmode Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
It's just looks so clean. So pure. Like there need not be anything more added to it. It is perfect.
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconkxmode:
Kxmode Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Have you seen Kekai Kotaki's asian themed line art? There's plenty on his Tumblr [link]
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Susandelfinos Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Beautiful painting
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconsolecancinos:
solecancinos Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
el color y la linea en perfecto equilibrio
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gracias! :)
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sickpanda303 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
This is beautiful and fantastic! Now if only I could get my hair to do that...
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah - I wish mine would as well! ;)
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:iconthewsk:
TheWSK Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Very beautiful. I especially like the small amounts of blue you used. It really brings out the "morning" feel to me.
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