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


Freedom Planet 2 Girls by TysonTan
Freedom Planet 2 Girls
I'm working as the concept artist and character designer for Freedom
Planet 2! The game is aiming for 2017. I hope you like my
work and I will do my best! :D

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Freedom Planet 2 by TysonTan
Freedom Planet 2
I'm working as the concept artist and character designer for Freedom Planet 2! The game aims to be finished around 2017. I hope you like my work and I will do my best! :D

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The Light by TysonTan
The Light
First attempt of drawing backlight composition. Dragon girl playing electric pipa. Gift for Airlemi .
A Song Under the Pale Moonlight by TysonTan
A Song Under the Pale Moonlight
Featuring :icontigerboy29: Toby Spearmint the android fox, with my redesign on the character.

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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Anzent Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  New Deviant
Nice Artworks. You have a good talent! I wish i could drawing like you :d
The1stMoyatia Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any chance you'll be posting an animation tutorial?
TysonTan Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
After I learn how to animate, and actually animated something. I may.
The1stMoyatia Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. There's no one like you who makes the best tutorial for this app yet. You're my hero.:hug:
fl00fydragon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
tyson you are one of my favourite artists so if you need any help with  story (the only thing im pretty good with in terms of art) just ask and ill  do it in a jiffy

ill always be happy to help you with your awesome designs and characters for id love to see them take life in a story
Pokenerd21 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Hotsteel is stealing your art again, but under a different username
nnmushroom Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Student Photographer
ChildHoodSurvivor Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love krita!
Bisexual-Human Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  New Deviant
i like ur icon!
TF099theEggdude Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

These people have been stealing your art and recoloring it and claimed it as their own. Just wanted to let you know about it.
NintendoLover105 Featured By Owner Edited May 21, 2016  Student General Artist
Those "people" are actually one and the same. Still, let's hope he'll get banned soon.
TF099theEggdude Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait they are the same dude ._.
Kordcros Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried Krita and it was amazing
Techno-the-cyborg Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your style. I heard you're doing some of the artwork for FP2?
WD-DeathStar-Morty Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hello there, I have noticed somebody has been stealing/recoloring your art. 
If you know what I am talking about. 
Don't worry, I will be making a rant video on them and they will be gone soon 
I hope they don't come back 
TysonTan Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your care! Just don't make yourself feel bad dealing with this kind of thing.
Sweet-Sharotto Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Excuse Me Sir 
NintendoLover105 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student General Artist
WD-DeathStar-Morty Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My beloved brother TysonTan, will you play No Man's Sky when it comes out? It'll be out in a few months. The concept art in that game, reminded me a little of your art. Your designs would be perfect for that game. I hope you are well. <3
Perperf-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man such fantastic art!!! It's so fun to look at!! <3
Astrokiwi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Caramel dansen emote Long live the open source!!! Caramel dansen emote 
5t1tchP3l3k41 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Love your style, especially the androids!
Do you know the movie Mune: The Guardian of the Moon? I think Mune would be awesome in your android form!
kennelj Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
your designs are so inspirational and beautiful! Keep up the great work! ;)
cov3t Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is inspirational <3 
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