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Paper Birds by KmyeChan Paper Birds by KmyeChan
Copyright Kmye Chan, 2008. All rights reserved.

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Aaaaand.... this is what happens when you try doing light effects that are FAR beyond your skill level. xD;;
So, please do me a favor and do not criticize the lighting effect (yes, those weird greyish parallel rays that seem to come out of nowhere) - I already know how crappy it is. Any other comments are welcome. :)

I'm probably very much biased by how unhappy I am about those light rays, so I won't go into detail about how I feel about this picture - maybe you guys will give it more love than I do. :)

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

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Given 2008-09-04
Delicately articulated Paper Birdsfills the imagination with wonder as kmye-chan delivers an imaginative illustration with panache. ( Suggested by HannahChapman and Featured by oilsoaked )
Ellen-With-Wings Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
your art is amazing, i love it!
WhiteAshRep Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
My name is E. Burton and I'm an editor at White Ash Literary Magazine. Our next issue is going to print soon and we're seeking work from up-and-coming artists for our cover art. I'd like to encourage you to submit a few pieces--including this one--to The chosen artist will receive two complimentary copies of the print magazine and a feature on our website at
Okayristen Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naka117 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
I love it a lot, the colors are perfect !
I particularly like the details on the lamps.
David-Jackson-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Never make excuses.  Never apologize.  Do your work.  Present it.  Forget it.  Do more work.  You are not defined by the work you did last week, last year, or even yesterday.  You are defined by the work you are doing -right now-.  If you are always growing, mistakes and failures are just part of the process.  Why apologize for that? 
UnforgettableRiver Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Actually, I like the light rays- they look like bars - which add a distinct texture to the piece.
lillypad123 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I Love This! My Eyes Don't See Any Flaws!
FaeryWing Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I featured this amazing piece here [link]. It's one of my Dozen Dangerous Deviations!:heart:
amapandajoy Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;I really really like this! its so inspiring, i featured it here :) [link]
KmyeChan Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
amapandajoy Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
Cosmic--Dust Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"...those weird greyish parallel rays that seem to come out of nowhere..." are acually the best thing about this picture. Seriously, I was admiring them for ten minutes before realising that they might have not been intended to look that way.
Fawa1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love love love this. WOW!!!!!
ArtisticFictioneer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I'm kind of in love with this.
HarleyQuinz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist
I absolutely love your works! They are so inspiring! <3
MairzyDozyDiveyDoats Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
That is honestly amazing. I love the surrealism, the colors, everything...
LinaDay Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
This reminds me of Mirror Mask :P
MountainGirl96 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Fascinating and strangely relatable surrealism.
grafffite Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Artist
Love this! :heart:
GavinOttesonArt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this. Exquisite!
Briantruper Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
I love her dress and stockings! Very cool idea :D
zanyandy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Well !first of all I love this picture and I love all your pictures!and second of all where do you get your ideas from!?
laycass Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
really beutiful!
TakingOverTheAsylum Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colour is perfect in this. It's so detailed. Amazing.
Narwhal-Blueberry Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think this painting is just gorgeous, and the light is just beautiful as if the sun is trying to come out from behind the clouds, I just love it!
lIlLolitalIl Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've been watching your work for years and you just keep getting better!
HippieMindedDreamer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   Interface Designer
Oh darn, I would LUV to have a print of this. The moment I opened it I was like "PRINT! PRINT!" but I don't have $160 to spare :( ... how much longer are you offering prints? (as in, how many of the 25 of the limited editions are left?)

I luv your artwork and I'm a book freak ... this drawing fits me well XD
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you !
I still have a lot of these prints, so no worries, they should not be sold out before months and months. ;)
HippieMindedDreamer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Interface Designer
Thank you for letting me know n.n
HippieMindedDreamer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   Interface Designer
PS: If that bookcase existed I would live on it n_n (i also like architecture ... ^_^" ... I be quiet now lol)
kurotokage Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mandl732 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Kmye - I love everything I have seen of yours. I have been a fan since 2009. This Paper Birds is particularly dismal and tongue-in-cheek cheery at the same time. How do you do that?! Your imagination fascinates me!! Thanks for sharing your art with me. I am trying to pick a "favorite" to hang over my writing desk. This one is really calling to me, but ... I can't pick just one. I love them all....*sigh* <3 :)
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ! :)
MirDeeDee Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this! It's so amazing. If I had money, I'd order a print :hug:
AthenaStorm Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If I wasnt broke I would buy so many of your pieces. Just amazing!
AngelgirlLand Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I really love this. I feel as if I am draw right into it.
nichanIII Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely love the way you showed the light/shadows with your medium!
YuHekal Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here [link] :)~
Whiskurious Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Never noticed the weird rays, there is a crooked bookcase and flying books, how could I! XD
I simply love it, and believe you have managed to develop a personal style that is strong and easily recognisable, and I believe that goes a long way in defining a mature artist.
Well done on your work in general; I chose to comment here simply because this happens to be my personal favourite.
tushantin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
I realize that, with all the ones below me, my comment is quite insignificant, but...

I think the painting is beautiful. While I could rant about the rays, I simply don't feel like it; that's because your skill at that brush has swayed me away.
SlateGreyEyes Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
whatever you were saying was "crappy" was not you are the best artist I think i have ever laid eyes on, your work is beautiful, don't put yourself down, because this is amazing
misterclutterfutt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
well, believe it or else, the effect of the light rays made this the stand out piece for me.
Not at all surprised it gleaned a DD!
I could barrel out loads of advice, but why would I do that when your originality is already working for you.?
"In the end, its much easier to be who you are".
Beautiful work. Im entranced by it.
MonaParvin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature :iconsoulcollectors: :hug:
DeadDancers Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just can't stop loving her dress. The multiple scraps of fabric making it over-long and, weirdly enough, the detail of those tiny straps fastening the front half up and out of her way.
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