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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  Student 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. 
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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!)
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carouselclover Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student 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!
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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!
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Cogwheeleanna Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pure)
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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!
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KmyeChan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup ! :)
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iwuvicecream Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow I really love the way you draw! :iconhappycryingplz:
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dark-angel70107 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow how do you do that
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
gorgeous. 
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SparrowStew Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
cool
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NanaThatha Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome! luv the title!
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utria Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Super bon.
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AngelicPhantom Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully mesmerizing. I love your work without reserve.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional
sweet job
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H-Johanna Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. I really love it ^^
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emilyonthehunt Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Very lovely. :)
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KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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SteampunkOrange Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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joshua527 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
very  nice! :)
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Nadyanilo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's absolutely lovely! The bloom made  a happy accident indeed! 
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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SinisterSquids Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
The malfunctioning marker adds a little something :) beautiful work!
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KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Geak-of-Nature Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The marker bleed around her head seems intentional and very cool.  I like the effect!  It gives her an interesting "aura."  There is bleed also around the flower petals, too.  This looks less intentional and more like jpeg compression.

Anyway, a lovely piece of art!
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KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually the bloom around the flowers was intentional, to tie in with the bloom around her head. But the low-res on this file makes it look less smooth than it does on the original...! :)
Thanks!
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me100200300 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
I love your style so much, everything you do is beautiful! Love it! <3
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KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ! :)
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Anita-Garbo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awww Merlin! This is awesome! I say Dance 
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeouss!!
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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nikosvega Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely amazing artwork... gz :D
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KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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chibi-roy-chan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow this is really lovely :iconilikeitplz:
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KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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chibi-roy-chan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Its my pleasure :D
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BasakTinli Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
really beautiful
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KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the bloom worked well 
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KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yes, it was a happy accident indeed. :)
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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Vaelyane Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Volontaire ou non, cette bavure de rouge fonctionne vraiment bien avec le reste des couleurs ! Et quelle élégance dans les traits..
Un seul détail (absolument minime) qui me distrait légèrement : le différent traitement des plantes juste autour du cercle, qui ne sont pas tout à fait pareilles que celles à l'intérieur. Je ne saurais dire pourquoi je le remarque autant. o_0' Et puis, peu importe, l'image est vraiment belle !

Longue vie aux accidents heureux.
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KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci ! :)
Oui j'étais un peu dépitée au début et puis finalement ça apportait quelque chose, donc je n'ai pas essayé de corriger.
Pour les fleurs, en fait au départ je n'avais pas de plan précis pour le fond, et je n'étais pas partie pour y passer des heures, du coup j'ai repris le motif du contour avec un feutre un peu plus clair... (j'ai fait un peu la feignasse quoi... ;) )
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Vaelyane Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh c'est donc ça ! Bizarrement, je trouve celles du fond plus jolies que celles du contour... Parce qu'elles ont l'air plus "diffuses", j'ai l'impression. Elles ont bavé dans l'aquarelle aussi, non ? L'effet me plaît bien !

(en même temps, si on ne faisait pas un peu les feignasses de temps en temps, on n'en finirait plus ! ;D)
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KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Celles du fond sont au feutre sur de l'aquarelle encore humide, ce qui diffuse un peu l'encre, alors que celles du contour sont à l'encre de Chine (beaucoup plus nettes donc !) ;)
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