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Metamorphosis

By KmyeChan
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Copyright © Kmye Chan, 2009. All rights reserved.

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Gosh, did I sweat blood on that one... I thought I'd never finish it, but here it is. :)
It does look a little bit creepy (sorry, can't be helped, everything I draw lately turns out creepy D: ), but it actually is a sort of "metaphore" on adolescence, and how it's a strange period in life where you're definitely not at your best (acne, strange bumps of flesh coming out in unexpected places... you get my drift!!)... but after a somewhat painful metamorphosis, the ugly grub turns out into a pretty butterfly...
(Ok, no more mushy lyrical talking from me I promise! ;p )

I hope you'll like it!


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


[Markers, watercolours, pencils and acrylics on watercolour paper | 25x35 cm]</b>
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GabiWieczorek's avatar
very cool motive.
PagesOfDreams's avatar
She looks so sadddd. But this art piece is so good. :)
beleave's avatar
endless detail and details. i'm overwhelmed in the best way! your dedication to your own vision substance and style is a marvel.
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XsaHero's avatar
so interesting. Man u did great. It looks awesome
Mendedpixie's avatar
Amazing. I love the expression on her face.
Biddieboo's avatar
Gosh I love that the top of her body looks like it flows into lace, it's such a nice mix of creepy and dainty.
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SoulcolorsArt's avatar
What a great idea, I love it.
shmuelbabe's avatar
oouh, i once saw a bjd like this; wif a body of a catterpillar <3 it truely would be the neatest <3
passionatedeviant's avatar
Awesome. I'm just curious how you utilize so many different media in this piece?
KmyeChan's avatar
Thanks!
I have a video on my Vimeo account here: [link] . It's a different picture but the technique is similar. :)
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sidonayatrox's avatar
(〃^∇^)ノ beautiful....
mousepieper's avatar
WOW just wow ....
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timesof23's avatar
The love and commitment put into this is evident, but invisible at the same time. there is so much detail, but the piece is so good that you make it look effortless! it seems as though you made the cocoon a dress of sorts. That's brilliant :D
Carlazzo's avatar
Magnificent masterpiece! The composition is a total astonishment! Marvelous work!
Lunathewhitewolf's avatar
this is gorgeous! you have such a beautiful style ^U^.
darkallegiance666's avatar
What beautiful art this is, and all traditional too. It's gorgeous.
Such a beautiful picture showing metamorphosis. I love it :)
skelling-jen13's avatar
This is inspirational :)
I call the awkward stage of my teen years my 'ugly duckling phase' because not only did I go from being ugly to decent looking but like the 'duckilng,' I too was different from the society I was placed in and was struggled to find who I really am.
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