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The Shipwrecker by KmyeChan The Shipwrecker by KmyeChan
Copyright Kmye Chan 2013. All rights reserved.

A tempest is just a mermaid's bad hair day.

I have been working on this piece on and off since summer. At one point I got so frustrated with it that I thought I would never get around to finish it. Hopefully it was all worth it...!
I am trying to achieve an aspect closer to oil painting (while still working in my usual marker/ink/pencil combination). I quite like it, time-consuming as it is. :)

Hope you like it!

PS: closer shots can be seen on my Tumblr, and you can see a part of the process here in time-lapse video:
vimeo.com/82108248

[Markers, inks and pencil on watercolor paper | 30x40 cm - 12x16 inches]
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:iconfarisse5:
farisse5 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
haha j'adore l'idée
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci ! :)
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:iconfarisse5:
farisse5 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
de rien
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:iconthexenops:
thexenops Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love your use to muted colors in this piece, especially with markers. It breaks the mold of markers = bright colors.
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconsylrensko:
SylRensko Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful!
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconainizephoenix:
AinizePhoenix Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
So original! I love it :3
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautifully done
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icondeus-lux:
Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, so beautiful! I've always imagined the power of the sea as it's beauty. This made me think of the Tempest by Shakespeare, even before I looked at the description.
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I wasn't thinking of The Tempest when drawing this, but you are right, it is very fitting!
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:icondeus-lux:
Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! Yeah, it is. :)
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:iconh-johanna:
H-Johanna Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was so happy to see the time-lapse of this one. It's really great to see you work. Amazing as always.
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconjpmneg:
JPMNeg Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
The time you spent was worth it, fantastic job!
This is one of those pics you need to look at large and view for a while to really appreciate the details.
Not just a quick look, there is so much to see.
Very intense, love it!
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfakirgnome:
Fakirgnome Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Marvelous artwork!
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmishkajaeger:
MishkaJaeger Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
I really like this. Great movement. But the bumps on her hips/belly are bothering me for some reason.
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:iconmishkajaeger:
MishkaJaeger Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for sharing your process. That was fun to watch. 
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:iconnanysama:
Nanysama Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I really loved your video on vimeo, and the way you work with markers, wich I never used on my drawing but now I want to try them... thank you for inspire me
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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TubaMirum Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
This is rather fantastic.  You've got an interesting combination of the tight formal victorian-like clothing with the tight shoulder with the chaos of the rest of the water/tale and the ribs... she's got the claw and the hand - it's a very specific emotion you've built like pent up frustrations, being restrained too long and then having to boil over.  Kind of makes me wonder what the ship did to piss her off and push her over the edge, huh? =)
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
I have always imagined mermaids as mean creatures that sink ships out of pure spite. Maybe she just does not like ships stepping on her waters. :)
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:iconblacknepheli:
blacknepheli Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WONDERFUL!!!! *^*
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconblacknepheli:
blacknepheli Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :) I really adore all your drawings!
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:iconselyamakeup:
SelyaMakeup Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!! :meow: :heart:
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconsycamoresea:
SycamoreSea Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so gorgeous. I just love the texture of the fins particularly, it's perhaps not quite what you'd expect, but it's perfect. <3
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconsycamoresea:
SycamoreSea Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries! c:
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:iconh-swilliams:
H-SWilliams Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I think your medium is well worth the time and effort you put in to it, it's giving a fantastic effect. 
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:icongeak-of-nature:
Geak-of-Nature Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous!
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconcaptainnutmeg:
CaptainNutmeg Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
This is just so amazing. And I love the video of its creation! I don't think I blinked once while watching it.
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmysweetdarkness:
MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
  Oh la la c'est magnifique !
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup ! :)
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:iconjokerrlaughs:
JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! I always look forward to your artwork!
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
magnificent. 
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconbrandon1920:
Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! I love the way you made the waves and the whole concept of the drawing. Your taking on quite a challenge by trying to get a oil painting look out of markers, ink pens and pencils. I think you do a good job of it!

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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
I don't think I will ever be able to *really* get an oil painting look, that is probably out of my skills range... but I am mostly trying to get that depth of shadows and brightness of lights that you can get with oils. Maybe I should just skip to oils altogether. ;)
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kurenaisama Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Omg this is beautiful! The concept and how you actually embodied it in art is just asdfghjkl well hey I'm no artist but this is really something :D
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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