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How long have you been drawing (digitally)? Since 2006! I started drawing digital art for myself and other people on gaiaonline (an avatar forum community) since 2005-6 starting with MSPaint, and scanned pen drawings that I coloured in Open Canvas. It gave me tons of practice and chances to work on developing my drawing and colouring style. Also, I've always enjoyed seeing people's reactions when they receive art, as it inspires me to continue drawing. If you're really curious, you can check out my old photobucket account that has tons of old art XD http://s148.photobucket.com/user/silentsasuke/library/SCAM/ (The "SCAM" stood for Sasu's Chib
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(Re-uploading cause I did something wrong and it didn't display on my journal section, comment here if you don't mind) --- ENGLISH version --- Hi everyone! How are you doing? Today I'd like to talk about an important subject for anyone who sells commissions (or if you usually buy art I guess you can also find this journal interesting). Basically I'm trying to save little amounts of money every month to try and commission someone every few months, because I never have much time to draw my characters and why not I want to support other artists too by commissioning them. But... For the last 2 or 3 months I've seen a lot of my fav artists o
Tutorials
If you would like to see a specific tutorial from me, leave a comment below. I may not have time to make it right now but I'll take it into consideration. I apologize in advance for any mistakes, as you may know English is not my native language. I try my best to simplify the explanations so everyone can understand them but sometimes it's hard for me. Press Ctrl+F on your keyboard and type the kind of tutorial you're looking for for a faster search. ♥ Consider sharing/supporting my Patreon or Gumroad. You'll help me to make tutorials more often ♥ You can also check my Youtube channel for more video tutorials and speedpaints!
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Published: February 28, 2013
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► Hyan, a potato

Self-taught Anime style since 2008 Freelance digital artist

Hey there, I'm Hyan, I love eating chocolate and drawing!
If you came here searching for my nationality or age, sorry you won't find D:
Why you wonder? Hmm I feel uncomfortable, and it's about privacy too.
I hope you can respect that... Thank you!

Favorite animes: Please check here! 
Next stream: I don't know rly  [ Stream Playlist Link ♪ ]  


 Social media

 YouTube  •  Twitter  •  Tumblr  •  PicartoTV  •  RedBubble  •  PixivInstagram


Click on the green links, not in the images:

► Workstation [ Info about the tools ]

Pc by Hyanna-Natsu   Tablet by Hyanna-NatsuRecording by Hyanna-Natsu

Canvas by Hyanna-NatsuProgram by Hyanna-NatsuProgram2 by Hyanna-Natsu
  

► My most used brushes [ Pen Settings + Brush Textures ]

Pen-Normal by Hyanna-NatsuPenTexture by Hyanna-NatsuPencil-CSP (2019) by Hyanna-NatsuAirbrush by Hyanna-Natsu



Hover on the question to see the answer:

Free art?


• Do you do art trades, requests, collabs?

Art Trade: Now that is a bit complicated, some times, even when some nice artist with great skills ask me to do so, I refuse because of the amount of work I already have to do ;w; so--- please check the "events" to-do list in my profile, if there's more than 3 going on, then please do not ask for one ; w ; 
And before considering to ask, keep in mind that Art-Trade is about equal exchange, you get what you give. 
For now I will be accepting from friends/mutual only, alright? ♥
Free request/gifts: I'll offer at random, do not ask for one please Bear Emoji-06 (Disappointed) [V1] 

Collabs: Friends only sorry ^^

• What's Kiriban?

"Kiriban" is a word that lots and lots of people use, especially here on Deviantart. Get the pageview hit, get a gift.

My prizes usually are experimental art, which means I make it with love and pleasure ♥
Previous ones:
Kiriban - Flower soul by Hyanna-Natsu  Kiriban Prize - Aileen by Hyanna-Natsu  Kiriban Prize - Luna by Hyanna-Natsu

1,111,111 winners:
1. Meyliiin 
2. rinelu 
3. NawaeDana [done]

• Can I draw your OCs?

Sure thing >w< that actually makes me super happy!
So please feel free to have fun with any listed here: Hyan Original Characters
And thank you a tons * W*) //I will leave you a comment if you post it, just be patient please! ♥

Technical stuff 


• Can you make X tutorial please?

Maybe, be patient, I will create when I get time / or when I learn how to explain~
//I'm a bit impatient when comes to teaching >A> sorry!

:iconhyan-doodles: has silly doodles and tutorials! >> [tutorials folder link] <<

Check for sketchy tutorials:
How to Kawaii Chibi  • Roses  • MessyTutorialSheet
Hair-And-Skirt  • Old Pixel TutorialFace and Expressions
Soft afternoon - Steps [blur and soft effect]

• Are you switching to CSP? Why?

Not sure if switching,  but I'm using Clip Studio more for polished pieces, because I love how it is to do lineart there!
There isn't much more reason that that to be honest, both programs are great and I like them for different purposes.

• How do you make your lineart so soft/sharp/clean?

First please check the canvas size above. Now, my pen settings.
Also play with the settings, maybe you need less density/opacity in your brush, a higher stabilizer number, etc, try out stuff!
Now check the "do you have any useful drawing tips" question ;3

My lineart is on multiply mode, then I color with light/dark colors depending how I want it to looks like ^^ 

How I change lineart color: lock the layer (preserve opacity) and then with the brush color it. 
Or CTRL+U (hue and saturation on filters menu) and use the slider to change it C:

• What do you do on the lineart "cleanup"?

Nothing special, really, just because you can't see it on the videos doesn't mean it is a super complicated step @_@
It's just too boring and take me usually 2 hours or so, it is too much time! //except sketch styles
So-- for sketch styles, I just go and erase the wrong lines and draw over it ^^
For non-sketch, I create new layers and trace over the sketch-- that's all. really.
And the pen settings are the same as on the sketch, maybe a bit more of opacity~

• How did you learn anatomy?

TL;DR; Copying and observing ;3  >> Full answer here. Click! <<

• How do you come up with so many nice poses?

First I look up a lot of inspirations if I'm out of ideas!
Then combine that with how is the character personality, and imagine how the character behave on daily life ~
Or you can come up with a situation, for example... if they like books, draw them reading, sitting on a huge book, hiding the face with one if they are shy, and so on~
Also you can use Design Doll to play with a 3D model and have a better reference on how the body works as well perspective!

• How do I get a lot of commissions like you? How to start?

TL;DR; Show your art to the world! >> Full answer here. Click!<<
And as always, be patient, work hard, be positive C:

• What's the difference between cell-shading and soft shading?

One's more sharp and refined whilst the other is softer more faded.
Credit of the answer goes to Mikhanator

• Do you have any useful drawing tips?

Practice! NO KIDDING.
Look at many drawings, try understand what makes it so good, look at many images, photos...
Observe, everything! Sometimes I stop and look the objects around just to try understand how the light works~
Do it, and do more, observe the world, try understand the way the things work, but the best tips I can give to you:
Practice, look at many references (drawings or real life) and observe, and try understand. Be patient and try to have discipline!
Also draw with your soul, free yourself, be happy, and love ♥

• Where do you find the musics for your videos? Do you get copyright strikes?

Actually, there's not only one source = 3= we just--- search (really!)~
You can try searching for the artists names I credit on the description, check the links too.
Also search by theme, like fantasy, denpa, instrumental, etc. Another good search is to look for comiket albums C:
And I do get copyright strike, it de-monetize the video, but it don't affect my account, so I'm fine with that ^^

• How do you edit your videos?

My boyfriend is the one who does that, more info there: Workstation Info

Copying Hyan 


• Can I copy your art?

For practice and study, yes sure!
Just beware of people comparing you and judging you as copy-cat and art thief.
So be careful where you post and to credit me when you do so C:
Build a nice reputation and always be honest about your art ok? 

>> Longer answer here <<

• Can I copy your style?

Sure thing, there's no copyright for that, and you are free to color pick my colors and use my eyes style, anatomy, etc.
If you copy the entire pose, then better credit me ok? (read previous answer for more)

• A person is re-posting/copying/tracing your art

Ok, now, before you go and note me or leave a comment in my profile try to talk to the person please.
I get a lot of messages about it, and most of them are solved just asking to the person to take it down or to credit me.
Bullet; Red For re-posting:
Here on dA - ask them to delete it + report the account
Outside dA - if they are linking back/not making profit, that's fine, don't need to do anything.
But if it's straight up stealing/saying they did it themselves, report + ask them to delete it.
Bullet; Yellow For copying/tracing, credits are a must. 
Bullet; Green If it is sharing and not re-posting (meaning they credited and linked back to me) no need to do anything! 


If talking doesn't work, they are probably a troll, so not worth wasting your time right?
Report to the site you see it, leave a comment on their profile and done.


Please be polite and nice, some are new in the artist community and do not know about these rules.


  Still curious about something not mentioned here?
Feel free to ask bellow on the comments!  kaomoji set 1 18/19 
 



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FAQ
How long have you been drawing (digitally)? Since 2006! I started drawing digital art for myself and other people on gaiaonline (an avatar forum community) since 2005-6 starting with MSPaint, and scanned pen drawings that I coloured in Open Canvas. It gave me tons of practice and chances to work on developing my drawing and colouring style. Also, I've always enjoyed seeing people's reactions when they receive art, as it inspires me to continue drawing. If you're really curious, you can check out my old photobucket account that has tons of old art XD http://s148.photobucket.com/user/silentsasuke/library/SCAM/ (The "SCAM" stood for Sasu's Chib
Advice to any artists
(Re-uploading cause I did something wrong and it didn't display on my journal section, comment here if you don't mind) --- ENGLISH version --- Hi everyone! How are you doing? Today I'd like to talk about an important subject for anyone who sells commissions (or if you usually buy art I guess you can also find this journal interesting). Basically I'm trying to save little amounts of money every month to try and commission someone every few months, because I never have much time to draw my characters and why not I want to support other artists too by commissioning them. But... For the last 2 or 3 months I've seen a lot of my fav artists o
Tutorials
If you would like to see a specific tutorial from me, leave a comment below. I may not have time to make it right now but I'll take it into consideration. I apologize in advance for any mistakes, as you may know English is not my native language. I try my best to simplify the explanations so everyone can understand them but sometimes it's hard for me. Press Ctrl+F on your keyboard and type the kind of tutorial you're looking for for a faster search. ♥ Consider sharing/supporting my Patreon or Gumroad. You'll help me to make tutorials more often ♥ You can also check my Youtube channel for more video tutorials and speedpaints!
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SoftuCinnamon's avatar
hi hyan (*´∇`*)
i was wondering if you could add the blur tool settings you use (for sai)  to the brush settings section? unless it’s already somewhere and i missed it- in that case could you tell me where i can find it?
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Hi Hyan! I use Procreate on the iPad Pro to draw. I was wondering which brush to use to have similar settings to yours. I, unfortunately, couldn‘t find any 😅. Could you please experiment with the brushes there and notify me when you have the time? Thank you Hyanna-san, and I always look up to you and your masterpieces!

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WolfyAestheticsNew Deviant

Hewwo! I would like to know something about your lineart in both sai and csp. Whenever I see your drawings, the lines are smooth and clear. But when I do it, it's like..fuzzy and not smooth? Is there something you did to the canvas/pen to make it smooth??

Hyanna-Natsu's avatar
Hyanna-NatsuStudent Digital Artist
Not sure? Are you setting the texture to be too visible? Maybe you need to lower the brush opacity? Canvas size? Try to reproduce all my settings and check if the problem persists.
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Anna-Cacilie Digital Artist
Thanks Hyanna i've always wanted to know what brush you use for csp cuz your lines are soooo prettyyyy! ^^
I'll try and see if i can make a cool brush for me too, inspired by Hyan! ;P
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Hyanna-NatsuStudent Digital Artist
No problem c:
YuukiYuuna2's avatar
YuukiYuuna2New Deviant

Do you know how to import the csp brush to csp? o((>ω< ))o

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Hyanna-NatsuStudent Digital Artist
You can google how to do it, but I shared the settings, you don't need to import anything~
YuukiYuuna2's avatar
YuukiYuuna2New Deviant

Didn't work at all T^T (;´д`)ゞ

Did you put them in csp assets? <(_ _)>

Oh! Tysm! OwO

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Hyanna-NatsuStudent Digital Artist
No, the settings are on my journal~
YuukiYuuna2's avatar
YuukiYuuna2New Deviant

Oh yup I saw! `(*>﹏<*)′ Tysm! >w<

Sorry to have bothered you! <(_ _)>

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Hyanna-NatsuStudent Digital Artist
CSP brush settings added to the FAQ, enjoy! bear clap emoji 
blackcatt30's avatar
blackcatt30Hobbyist Digital Artist

thank you so much!!!!

.:Bunny love love:.

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suqaraiinNew Deviant
ah thank you so much!! Bunny Emoji-72 (Kawaii) [V4] 
Sakumira-Agashi's avatar
Sakumira-AgashiHobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I was wondering how you make your watermark. It looks very nice, clean, professional-looking and very pleasing to look at, yet it isn't really visible until you look closely. That's exactly what I want in a watermark, so I really wish to know your method of doing it.
Thanks in advance!
Hyanna-Natsu's avatar
Hyanna-NatsuStudent Digital Artist
- Use Photoshop
- Pick a font you like but that's easy to read
- The layer is usually set as Multiply or Linear Dodge (Add) depending the image color
- Add Stroke (border) or Drop Shadow if not both

That's pretty much it, if you know to play with PS blending options you can pretty much create any style you want that fits your tastes c:

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Sakumira-AgashiHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for your answer! I'll keep these things in mind.
TandyDraw's avatar
TandyDrawNew Deviant
Hi Hian, I would like to know how much art you have such as chibi or anime
Hyanna-Natsu's avatar
Hyanna-NatsuStudent Digital Artist
Sorry? I don't get your question :I
Lumaerix's avatar
LumaerixHobbyist Digital Artist
I think they are asking how much drawings you have made that are chibi or anime style? 9u9"

You can find all of her chibi drawings in the chibi folder: www.deviantart.com/hyanna-nats…
And almost all her art is "anime style", so I think it would be equal to the amount of deviations she already has up? (Currently 960 as I've made this reply)

Hopefully I helped!
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SabriSugar-chanStudent Digital Artist

It's simple for me: i love u, i love your work and the information your shared. Thanks a lot <3

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Hyanna-NatsuStudent Digital Artist
Awnn my kokoro i wi) ♥
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