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DGM Variance - Byzantium by darachusi, visual art

Artist // Varied
  • Singapore
  • Deviant for 13 years
  • He / Him
Super Albino: Llamas are awesome! (128)
My Bio
The existance of Tan Yi Da is an enigmatic study to the most clinical of childhood analyses - what could have driven a left-handed INFP, who picked up drawing at the age of two and poetry at the age of four, to defy all sensible extrapolations of nature and gone off to major in a completely non-arts related discipline like Chemical and Molecular Engineering? He can't remember either, but does recall, with teary-eyed fondness, that he once began on the doomed path to science, as an idealist, with the noble intentions of becoming a Marine Biologist.

When Yi Da isn't busy trying to balance his life, work and bizarre self-concocted spiritual philosophy, he is largely preoccupied with artistic and literary endeavors that release brainchildren from his mind - a homeostatic mechanism that prevents his paracosm from reaching critical mass and exploding from the barren wasteland that is life. He occasionally freelances in graphic design, stoking a flame that is prophesied to one day light the butt of the proverbial moth up like the fireworks of August. He likes pokemon, and was a frequent astral traveler until he took some confidence to the knee.

For any questions, you can email him at antiday@gmail.com, which is a neat anagram of his name as he so repeatedly insists.

To hunt him down on facebook, you can find him at www.facebook.com/tanyid

Favourite Visual Artist
Lots of big names from Magic the Gathering.
Favourite Movies
Fight Club, Mewtwo Strikes Back (how tho? you cant Strike Back if it was your debut), Rogue One, The Incredibles, The Lord of the Rings.
Favourite TV Shows
dA needs to change this; lots of artists don't actually need TV. But if i must choose... i'd say wildlife documentaries.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Major chords. They act as a catalyst for the creation of dynamic action scenes.
Favourite Books
Biology by Campbell and Reece; Garth Nix's Sabriel series; The Feeling Buddha; now encompassing digital art magazines as well.
Favourite Writers
All writers are their own favorite writers.
Favourite Games
Kingdom Hearts series, Pokemon series, Starcraft, Dragonage Origins, MTG, and the Digimon tamagotchi.
Favourite Gaming Platform
The PS2 changed everything. We'll never see again the likes of another legend like that unfold. That said, i also love my 3DS.
Tools of the Trade
Zbrush, Maya, Photoshop, Substance Painter, Marvelous Designer. And Google Docs. My hero.
Other Interests
Armors and mechs, biology, spirituality, runes, gods, dreams, poetry, world-building, character conception.

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sweet guy is tired by little-one-girl 

Merry Christmas, dear friend Tan Yi Da, and all the best for you and yours!

Hi Nuria! I've pretty much left dA, but i do rarely check back for nostalgia's sake :"> I'm currently on www.artstation.com/tanyida if you ever want to want to find me..!

Thank you for the well wishes, and very, very belated merry christmas to u too! Hope all is going well for you, friend..!
Oh! You don't miss Deviantart?  I have missed you.

I'm not on that social network but I'll look for you. ^^ I'm going to save it in the links on my computer.

I don't know if you have instagram. You will tell me to follow us and support each other. (You'll tell me)

A big hug.
Hahaha hiii! aw man, i do miss the good times, but it feels like so many pple have left, like the world has moved on from dA...  I stopped actively using dA at some point of time after college? and it felt like a foregone stage of my life, like a trunk in the attic, that you'd stumble back onto one day and think "omgad, these stuff were mine?!?"
Instagram! I'm cool with instagram. I've had time to get used to it (still dont understand insta stories tho, haha). Mine is www.instagram.com/antiday_art/ . Feel free to add! :D
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   Some Santa gif I've decided to make into an emc White Christmas...a month lateViolet Snow GlobeMerry Christmas icon¡Feliz Navidad!
... and a belated Happy New Year!!! :D