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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
  • Portfolio : Natural science illustrations and blog
  • Tumblr : Somewhat disused Tumblr
  • Fb : That time-sucking black hole


Nutcracker by YSLiao
Hug this chicken. Go on. It's a cracker of the blood-nuts.
Herr Kratzig by YSLiao
Herr Kratzig
It was a big learning experience creating Mr. Itchy. 

[edit] Tweaked a few details based on crit... Put front feet on ground, and then realize it's on the wrong side. Dimmed the back leg crystal. Did not add muscle to jaw because I actually did wanted the turtle/ancient fish look (but thank you still, Therius!), and filled in the gaps in skeleton drawing. 
Strong in traditional style illustration of people, animal, and still life. Can do both traditional and digital media. Hourly rate is $16. For traditional media work there is the additional shipping fee and the fee of material.

Here are displays where you can see what I've done:

dA gallery (these take anywhere between a couple hours to weeks):

realistic illustration (these take weeks to do):

Feel free to contact me here on dA if you have an account, or with the contact form on my portfolio sites:…
20150306 W by YSLiao
20150306 W
A study for learning how to depict iridescence in natural objects like this butterfly, beetles, peacock feather, metallic berries, etc. Still not getting it so far. 

Also, it was just a feel-good piece to finally get this half-done eyesore out of the way, and doing something purely for self-enjoyment.

All in all it's basically procrastination, lol!

Oil on wood board. 
Material study - gold foil paper by YSLiao
Material study - gold foil paper
It's a material study. It's very reflective, and the matte metal surface it sat on added to that light show. 
Isn't it odd that backing out of a long weekend, group trip to lake with fall foliage should hail relief, and the thought of painting alone in my basement is looked forward to? That's not normal, is it? I guess after all these years of trying, it's just pointless to keep trying to pretend to be normal. 


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Lyraina Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for all the comments and especially all those useful bits of advice! I appreciate it :)
I wish you a merry christmas!
mhazaru Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
hey! just checking up on you. hope that fire alarm was just a fake :)
YSLiao Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nah it was someone cooking with too much smoke I say. But since we all had to stand outside in the cold, a couple classmates invited me to hit the pub down the street with them. It was good to make some connection, and I'm slowly getting used to the idea of doing that over a pint. Slower than most to trust though... Right now I'm trying to finish up as much as possible before all Hell breaks down on me.

How are you feeling?
mhazaru Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
that's good! hope you're able to keep the connections going out there :) i'm ok. i stopped the zoloft since it was making me feel weird, and just making me numb. i'm starting to think i just have some other hormone problem
YSLiao Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I try to do my best, while taking care of work first... Try doing something outside that gives back to communities. It usually helps you feel better, and you're helping other people out too! :)
Fruba Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
poke. remember me?
YSLiao Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes :) How have you been? Enjoying school life?
Fruba Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
indeed ^^ ya know, i STILL WANNA MEET MAH TWIN aka you.
YSLiao Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I live and work in NJ at the moment, but I regularly visit NYC during weekends for races with the NYRR. How about we grab coffee the next time I go to the city for a race?
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The-Yuri-Canon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch, I hope you enjoy my future works.

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