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Flowers Are My Life Blood by KmyeChan Flowers Are My Life Blood by KmyeChan
Copyright © Kmye Chan, 2013. All rights reserved.

I needed a small break from the mermaid picture I am working on - and I have just received my new Copic multiliners, so I thought, hey, why not give them a quick try?
I was hoping these could be a nice alternative to the Faber-Castell pens I use for inking. I like the FC very much, but even the thin-tipped ones are still not quite thin enough for my taste for small detail work. Unfortunately... I am not too impressed. Firstly - let's get something straight. Copic, if you are listening - this color is not a sepia. It's ORANGE. And secondly, they feel kind of scratchy on the paper.
Because their colour is *so* light, this was about as far as I could go with dark colours without completely loosing my linework (and still I had to pass my usual FC liner over some of the lines because the picture was unreadable in some areas). I got quite frustrated after a while - I had planned to do more details, patterns on the dress, etc... but the lack of contrast would have made it difficult to read, so I just stopped here. Sometimes less is more, they say.

Anyway, I had fun with this. Not exactly a challenging picture where I stepped out of my confort zone, but definitely relaxing. :)

PS: the read bloom around her head was not intentional - my "waterproof" black Copic bled like death into my watercolor wash. Not a glorious day for Copic indeed.
(But I like it actually - happy accidents and the best!)

[Markers & watercolors on watercolor paper | 30x40 cm - 12x16 inches]
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carouselclover Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry your Copics aren't what you were expecting. I hate it when that happens. And I really thought the red bloom was intentional, so I'd definitely say it's a happy accident. Great picture! She's lovely. 
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
Ah well it was the first time Copic let me down in many years, so... it was bound to happen someday! And yes, in the end it was a happy accident, I just did not expect it (I have actually used this property of the marker again since, as I think this red bloom in water does look quite lovely!)
carouselclover Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that's good. And the red bloom certainly adds an even more organic feel to your painting. I'm sure it will look beautiful in your other works too!
VictoriaMelissa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful! The colors the composition... It's all so amazing!!! Your whole Gallery is fantastic!
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Cogwheeleanna Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pochetterose Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
C'est.. réellement magnifique! Bravo! J'adore les plantes, surtout, et toutes ces couleurs pales et tellement belles!
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup ! :)
iwuvicecream Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow I really love the way you draw! :iconhappycryingplz:
dark-angel70107 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow how do you do that
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