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Tyson Tan
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
People's Republic of China
Concept designer. Draws anthropomorphic / robotic animals. Working on Freedom Planet 2.

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Latias boy and Latios girl by TysonTan
Latias boy and Latios girl
Gender-swap Latias and Latios after Pokemon Heroes storyline. There are 3 extra line art and supplement settings text, you can read them on:
Twitter: twitter.com/TysonTanX/status/7…
Tumblr: tysontan.tumblr.com/post/15255…
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Chromatic Splash by TysonTan
Chromatic Splash
New startup splash picture for the next version of Krita! Hopefully we can see it in use in Krita 3.0.1.
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Milla's Garden Podcast by TysonTan
Milla's Garden Podcast
A picture for Milla’s voice actress Aimee who has just joined us on twitter recently. Follow her, Milla fans! Aimee's twitter: twitter.com/AimeeSmithVA

This picture started as a gift to be Aimee’s new twitter avatar, but I eventually pushed myself to make a finished picture out of it, something I haven’t been doing in years! Although I had to redo the color for Aimee’s avatar, which reminds me of the danger of over-funding a kickstarter project XD

Original character design by Ziyo Ling ZiyoLing.
Concept art and additional design by Tyson Tan (me, twitter).
Freedom Planet © GalaxyTrail.
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Freedom Planet 2 Girls ver 2 by TysonTan
Freedom Planet 2 Girls ver 2
The current version of the Freedom Planet 2 girl I'm working on. The earlier ones can be found here: Freedom Planet 2 Girls by TysonTan

Original character design by Ziyo Ling ZiyoLing.
Concept art and additional design by Tyson Tan (me, twitter).
Freedom Planet © GalaxyTrail.
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Krita Painting App on Steam!

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 11, 2014, 7:10 AM
WHAT IS KRITA

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Krita is the only digital painting tool I'm using. It is a free (as in freedom), open source software. It offers a sophisticated brush system, packs in almost everything that a digital painter needs and is very easy to use.


HELP KRITA ON STEAM

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Krita is now available for Windows and GNU/Linux on PC, and the develop team is trying to get Greenlight on Steam as well. Please help them (and thus helps everyone): visit Krita on Steam


WHAT DO I LIKE ABOUT KRITA

Krita's page has detailed introduction of what it is capable of. I would like to cover a few things that I really like about Krita here as well:

Brush:

  • Krita's brush system is fast and smooth. It is optimized for graphics tablets with pressure support.
  • Ruler tool assistance when drawing long curves (something comparable to SAI).
  • It doesn't draw jigsaws when zoomed out (my nightmare when using Adobe Photoshop).

Command:

Krita has a friendly, highly customizable user interface. The basic operations when using a brush tool are:

  • Shift + drag = Change brush size
  • Ctrl = temporary color picker
  • Middle button + hover movement = Move canvas
  • Ctrl + Middle button + hover movement up / down = Zoom canvas
  • Shift + Middle button + hover movement around = Rotate canvas

Simply right click and you can access:

  • Color wheel
  • Recently used colors
  • Favorite tool presents

Layer:

  • Supports layer with many mixing method.
  • Supports layer group.
  • Supports layer mask.

Resize:

High quality resize with Lanczos3 filter. It doesn't produce inferior shrinking result like Adobe Photoshop does sometimes.

GPU Acceleration:

  • GPU accelerated fast & high quality canvas rotation and zooming.
  • Realtime mirrored view mode.
  • Color management support.


FREE AS IN FREEDOM

Krita is free (libre) and open source software. Its source codes are publicly available. You can study, modify, and distribute Krita without restriction. You can learn more about Free Software Movement.


THE MASCOT

And yes, I designed Krita's mascot, Kiki the Cyber Squirrel. I've also designed Krita's box art, banner art and projet avatar on Steam. Krita's next major release, Krita 2.8, scheduled on late February, will have my picture as its startup splash as well! I'm very happy to see my work becomes useful to the project!

Some pictures I did for Krita are also on DA:
Kiki's Creative Flow by TysonTan Kiki the Cyber Squirrel by TysonTan Peace!! by TysonTan The Krita Mascot by TysonTan


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:



:icondeevad: David has made many tutorials and resources for Krita, available on his website. If you are new to Krita, make sure to visit his place for some useful tips and brushes! Visit David's website


  • Reading: Textbooks

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Fofinho Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago
how do you handle using ubuntu gnome as your main OS for krita ?You must have very good hardware. I tried ubuntu gnome 16.04 and it sucks because krita is laggy in it , even if i use a small brush size its laggy, but when i use krita in plasma5 with the same hardware, it runs perfect , and im using basic stuff, intel graphics core i3, 4gb ram 

to put it simple:
krita is laggy and has awful performace in gnome-based desktops
krita runs great and has much better performance in plasma5-based desktops compared to gnome on same hardware 
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TysonTan Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
One of my machine has Core i5-3470, 16GB RAM, HD6670 1GB equivalent GPU. It runs fine. I have a slate with Core m3-6Y30, 4GB, HD Graphics 515. It lags with high resolution pictures but still very usable. I wouldn't call those very good hardware.

For the record, Gnome 3 has always been less demanding than KDE Plasma 5. I think there probably is something wrong on your end. I'd suggest you try Ubuntu Gnome 16.10, use upgraded .appimage versions from krita.org and try disable Krita>Menu>View>Instant Preview Mode

In any case, Krita runs better with a dedicate GPU with a lot of VRAM. I suggest you get a cheap AMD GPU with 2GB onboard VRAM, upgrade to 8GB RAM, use 64bit system should bring you much better performance.
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3456457 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
我也在用krita
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kesbet Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Kiki's creator ;-) I'm happy to found you! I use Krita too, without the software my tablet would be useless on my Linux machine :-)

Have a great weekend!
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OscarKane Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Forgive my curiosity, but what's the weather like in China? One of my childhood friends moved there and never came back, so I just wonder odd things like that sometimes. xD
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Haloween by KmyGraphic  
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3456457 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
:) (Smile) 
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Princess-Kagura Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  New Deviant
Happy Belated Anniversary 
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Journeyful Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
Glad I found you on here! Keep up the great work
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creativechurro Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you he a request or commission open?
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caoyeboby Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
向dalao势力低头
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3456457 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
你好
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Kujiiro Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
I just so happened to stumble across your artwork, and was reminded of Ryanide. Are you familiar with him? (I always wondered where he went.)

Your style is astoundingly gorgeous by the way.
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Sweet-Sharotto Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Hi I'm Following You On Twitter
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VexusArzxis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Belated Happy Birthday to my favorite artist!!!

btw, can I use some of your art for reference materials? I'd love to draw some similar characters like yours! :3
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JettBull Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy belated birthday, also I have a question for the mighty Tan.
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SpoonBuiltLore Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy belated birthday, Tan!
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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hzimenof6543 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Hey dude, hope you're having a good belated birthday today
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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hzimenof6543 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Your welcome ;)
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ZeWhiteFox Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfoxyayzplz: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :iconfoxyayzplz:

.......sorry its a little late:iconfoxwhoopsplz: 
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Happy Belated Birthday :D
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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