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About Digital Art / Professional Core Member Tyson TanMale/People's Republic of China Group :iconchinese-deviants: Chinese-Deviants
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Latias boy and Latios girl by TysonTan Latias boy and Latios girl :icontysontan:TysonTan 1,437 78 Chromatic Splash by TysonTan Chromatic Splash :icontysontan:TysonTan 1,866 58 Milla's Garden Podcast by TysonTan Milla's Garden Podcast :icontysontan:TysonTan 1,471 52 Freedom Planet 2 Girls ver 2 by TysonTan Freedom Planet 2 Girls ver 2 :icontysontan:TysonTan 1,623 87 Zootopia 2106 by TysonTan Zootopia 2106 :icontysontan:TysonTan 6,791 268 Freedom Planet 2 Girls by TysonTan Freedom Planet 2 Girls :icontysontan:TysonTan 2,042 181 Freedom Planet 2 by TysonTan Freedom Planet 2 :icontysontan:TysonTan 1,553 118 The Light by TysonTan The Light :icontysontan:TysonTan 1,334 44 A Song Under the Pale Moonlight by TysonTan A Song Under the Pale Moonlight :icontysontan:TysonTan 1,242 51 Latias by TysonTan Latias :icontysontan:TysonTan 1,010 85 The Magic Stylus by TysonTan The Magic Stylus :icontysontan:TysonTan 2,224 86 The Last Family Time by TysonTan The Last Family Time :icontysontan:TysonTan 4,390 169 Kiki's Running Sequence by TysonTan Kiki's Running Sequence :icontysontan:TysonTan 1,204 82 Journey to the West by TysonTan Journey to the West :icontysontan:TysonTan 1,088 64 Milla Basset by TysonTan Milla Basset :icontysontan:TysonTan 1,355 198 Carol Tea by TysonTan Carol Tea :icontysontan:TysonTan 1,729 156



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


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:
Chromatic Splash
New startup splash picture for the next version of Krita! Hopefully we can see it in use in Krita 3.0.1.
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:

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.
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.

Krita Painting App on Steam!

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 11, 2014, 7:10 AM

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.


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


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:


  • 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).


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


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


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.


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.


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


: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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fl00fydragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
quick question 
im thinking of starting a internet series on yt that would talk about science and philosophy along with some friends
if it comes to pass is there some way i could commision a mascot for one of the series that would be used alongside animated stills with a few facial expressions to go along with multiple backgrounds ?
and if so how much would it cost ?
xS0LARPHANTOMx Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot about your art for quite a while, then saw you were working on fp2. I can already tell its going to be a great game with your style.
bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Happy Easter my friend.
Christopia1984 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hi, it's me! You kinda didn't looked at my lunar zodiac animals. Here has a look >>> Chinese New Year: Year of the Monkey Chinese New Year: Year of the Rooster
WolfNightV4X1 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Here from the krita art program I use :) Your art style is so awesome!

I'm not sure if you respond to comments, but out of curiosity I was wondering if you were part of the development of krita or simply the mascot designer for it's startup window, I wouldnt normally bug people but I cant find that information on your page, so...
bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
good morning my friend, someone need help go to
funfantasyicestudios Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Ani-Game Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
ive been following you for years. been away from DA and i find out you are working on one of the games i enjoy. cool.
bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
Happy St Patrick's Day my friend.
Qayyum94 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Peace be upon you TysonTan,

I want to give you this, in case you are wondering why I disagree with you drawing characters, although your drawing style is addicting like a drug. It is for myself, but you can read it if you want:…
bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
happy Valentine's Day my friend.
ToTo088 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
Tysooon, sorry for bothering ya but, are you planning to open commissions any time soon? ;W;
RocknSweets Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello ^ m ^ I came across your gallery and I got inspired to draw my take on an avatar I own at gaia xmx
Its still on line art process but your gallery helped me a lot on which direction I should go when designing characters despite limitations (such as relying what Im seeing on a pixelated avi and putting it on drawn form)
Maypple The Bear :Art Line art Design: by RocknSweets
Sweet-Sharotto Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
What was it like creating the designs for Lilac, Carol, and Milla in FP2?
thethirdplayer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

If I may ask, how long have you been drawing? I've recently started to seriously work on my art, and was just curious. Also, do you have any tips for a beginner?
Z0RDIC Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your art so much ;W;
Gargomon251 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
Wait is your work actually going to be part of FP2? O_O
bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
happy new year my friend.
Harejules Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Happy New year! 
VictiniRUS Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! OF 2017!!!Happy New Year  ^^ Lolbit - FNAF World - Icon GIF 
Bunny-Kirby Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm loving your artwork for FP2! The main 3 girls are really appealing and I'm excited that you each gave them a shield(Milla already has one in the first XD). ^^
VictiniRUS Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Merry Christmas Merry christmas everybody Fool Emoji-32 (Crazy Dance) [V3]Lolbit - FNAF World - Icon GIF= Wee!!! =
Fofinho Featured By Owner Edited Dec 8, 2016
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 
TysonTan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  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 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.
Anohail Featured By Owner Edited Dec 22, 2016
Do you know how well Krita works with the f/oss AMD drivers?
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