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Rapunzel by KmyeChan Rapunzel by KmyeChan
Copyright © Kmye Chan, 2011. All rights reserved.

My take on the ever-so popular tale from the Grimm Brothers. This picture (or at least, the general idea of it) had been in my mind for years, but I lacked the technical skill to actually draw it until recently. I'm really happy I finally got to do it !

Also, if you are interested, I've recorded the coloring of this picture : you can watch the time-lapse video here !
If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. :)

Limited edition fine art prints are available directly from me on my Etsy store.

[Markers, acrylics and pencils on watercolor paper | 30x40 cm - approx. 12x16 inches]
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creepynoodle11 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
this is the most beautiful thing i have ever seen!!!!!!!!!! oh my god i love Rapunzel 10 times more nooow!!!!!!!Fucked Poot (Heavy) Kat Avatar - Pervy Fangirl Nebula Nova: Huggie 
KushinaUsagi Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Beautiful! La la la la 
KmyeChan Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
NH-Ester Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I fallen in love in this picture Love 
seannethecloud Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a beautiful piece of work. It is remarkable how you created this out of markers? ( what did you use for this may I ask). I think I have found a new artist i will follow. 
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I used a mixture of Copics and Promarkers, as well as some watercolours and acrylics. I actually have a time-lapse video of the making of this one if you are interested: :)
seannethecloud Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh i watched the video i was just asking haha thank you x
lillydarose Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
I LOVE how it is so soft and dark-ish at the same time. Plus, that dress is simply gorgeous!
KagoSama Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Evangelina17 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe that it is traditional *O* Fabulous! The idea is great! Also your draw styke is fascinating! How did you make her dress so soft and light?
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
For the dress I used light washes of white acrylic paint. I have a time-lapse video of this illustration on my Vimeo account here if you are interested in watching how I did the dress:
chryssv Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Omg, this is awesome! 
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Blackorphen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Les couleurs sont magnifiques ! Un vrai régal pour les yeux.
Avant de me pencher plus, j'ai vraiment cru que c'était du digital ! (avec bon nombre de tes autres deviations)
Tu utilises toutes les techniques que j'affectionne le plus, avec un résultat incroyable :love:

Je ne fais que tu tradi (à petit niveau), et je me disais toujours qu'un jour ou l'autre je serais "limitée" (après plusieurs petites frustrations XD), n'arriverait jamais à retranscrire exactement ce que je souhaite.
J'avais un petit coup de mou ces temps-ci, mais ta galerie m'a fait un choc ! Dans le bon sens du terme, ça m'a redonné confiance/espoir, il faut que je travaille, point >w<

Merci beaucoup de partager avec nous ce que tu fais *_*
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup, ça fait drôlement plaisir ce genre de commentaires ! :D
Blackorphen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DeadDancers Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In hindsight... knitting needles for a braid? And there are stairs *right there*.

...Maybe she's fishing for princes? :D
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Or maybe it's a trap! ;)
ZIMBRUNEGRU Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artwork is awesome!
Aerwenna Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Amazing work! *.*
soovigon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
great work-art!!!!!!!!!!!
spandau88 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
So most Ll of this was markers?! Prisma markers? Wow your ideas are great. Very magically, a world if like to visit :)
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yes mostly done with markers (Copics and Promarkers). :)
KharaMaddox Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OhAnneli Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is the best version of Rapuzel I've ever seen :heart:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks dear! :hug:
Overrated-Summer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this! We can see how her hair is impossibly long, and then we see her trying to braid it but there's still a lot to go, and she's so fragile compared to how strong it looks... and the colors give the perfect mood for the painting :)
The-cute-cat Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I like the way u are doing your amazing pictures :D
Mokinzi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   General Artist
One of the most beautiful illustrations for the story I have ever seen! Your style fits the tale perfectly.
TubaMirum Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Love it!!!
CardboardIndia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is so wonderful!
MiuSalubri Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The red leaves are vivid and burning beautiful, like the heart of a person filled with joy.
Would you visit my profile, too? Maybe you can get some inspiration.
Carol-Lizzy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! This is a gorgeous picture!
arhcamt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
beautiful! i saw the time-lapse video and it's great to see how you work. makes me even more amazed by the result. :D
CartoonSuperHero Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
This is beautiful!
kelly105 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Photographer
you just never run out of ideas!:) i think ive fallen in love with your work<3
bottled-mermaid Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Beautiful illustration . I like your style, it's very unique :heart:
Ellofayne Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really really love this take on Rapunzel! very different. And it was super amazing watching the video!! thanks for putting it up :)
Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012   Photographer
Really original vision ! It's a very special world that you created here :heart:
And your gallery is enchanting too :hug:
Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Writer
I adore this. :D
NikkiFlinn Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I adore this! Awesomely pretty!
Imalwayshapy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
UUUGGGHHH! That drives me crazy!
But it's really good :D
canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
Kennyasue Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks God you did it! It is so inspiring!
LestatMalfoy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa. This is breath-taking. Wonderful job, you are amazing.
MagicofManga Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
very original!! it´s a cool idea ^^
Rpriet1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What a beautiful drawing! And also a very original concept and style!
MissPeridot Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! The perspective and compositions is amazing, and the picture has an overall beautiful sense of light, shadow, and depth. I also really love the darker atmosphere you used, thus making it feel more like the real fairy tale. ^v^ Gorgeous job, this picture is nothing short of breathtaking! You are an artist of incredible skill! :)
zusse Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely gordeous work, you're amazing!!
who-the-moon-is Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really interesting concept and perspective -- she looks so intent, and I like the addition of the knitting needles.
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