► Hyan, a potatoSelf-taught • Anime style since 2008 • Freelance digital artist
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!
► Social mediaYouTube • Twitter • Tumblr • PicartoTV • RedBubble • Pixiv • Instagram
► Workstation [ Info about the tools ]
► My most used brushes [ Pen Settings + Brush Textures ]
Hover on the question to see the answer:
• Do you do art trades, requests, collabs?
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
Collabs: Friends only sorry ^^
• What's Kiriban?
• Can I draw your OCs?
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! ♥
• Can you make X tutorial please?
//I'm a bit impatient when comes to teaching >A> sorry!
has silly doodles and tutorials! >> [tutorials folder link] <<
Check for sketchy tutorials:
• How to Kawaii Chibi • Roses • MessyTutorialSheet
• Hair-And-Skirt • Old Pixel Tutorial • Face and Expressions
• Soft afternoon - Steps [blur and soft effect]
• Are you switching to CSP? Why?
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?
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"?
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 do you come up with so many nice poses?
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?
And as always, be patient, work hard, be positive C:
• What's the difference between cell-shading and soft shading?
Credit of the answer goes to Mikhanator
• Do you have any useful drawing tips?
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?
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?
• Can I copy your art?
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?
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
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.
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.
For copying/tracing, credits are a must.
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.