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Xia Taptara
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Seattle, USA
Favourite style of art: Loose painting with precision.
Operating System: Window 7, XP, Mac mini
MP3 player of choice: Android.
Favourite cartoon character: Macross, Crobra-Space Pirate, Blade of Immortal

Xia Taptara: A freelance concept artist and illustrator. I previously worked for ArenaNet/NcSoft
(GuildWars & GuildWars 2) as a character artist, both concept and 3D, for eight years. I also did various of illustrations and concepts for Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Game of Thrones, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients.
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:iconprincessanddragon:
Thank you so much for taking the time out to favorite my works. It means such a great deal to me that you enjoy my art!
If you want to know more here is my facebook page www.facebook.com/YleniaMangane… (photos, cosplay, props, armors, commissions).

Ylenia
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:iconfetfreak:
Just wanted to drop a thank you!
Idrawgirls helps me everyday.
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:iconxiaman:
XiaMan Feb 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly.   You bet.  ;-)
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TheSpecialSnowflake Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
XIA! You the man! I love your work, you've brought me so far with my work in the long run. I've been using your tutorials for over a year or two now on and off when i've had the time. I'm just trying to adjust to overlay now. By far you're one of my favorite concept artists! Your style is awesome. Thanks for giving tips and tricks and how to's for all these years for free. I've even bought one of your tutorials, very helpful. Thank you! Have a great 2014! :D
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XiaMan Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ha!  Thanks buddy.  Not a problem.  Thank you for your support.  Without any of you buying the premium tutorials  The free ones would have been done long ago.
So it is you guys who helping each others out basically.  It always going back to where it started.  
;-)
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TheSpecialSnowflake Feb 20, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem! Always here to support. You're one of my favorite artists, I've learned a lot from you and still will be, so keep up the awesome work. Your art is just breathtaking! :D <3
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Jasmineteax Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HI again!
I just came to ask: what makes an asian's face look asian? (yes, it does sound like ridiculous question lol) I really want to practice soon (and I also commented on the daily sketch part 1 of that evil man thing, you'll know the comment when you see the name of the sharer)
(by the way, don't take it as racism... >_>)
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Hi,
I just wanted to thank you for the tutorials on YouTube. I draw for hobby, but your work inspired me to push myself and experiment more. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and amazing illustrations! :D
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XiaMan Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly.  No problem.  Glad I can help.  Cheers!
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:iconduvell:
Heya,

Just wanted to say. I do follow your blog for a while now. And did learn darn a lot from it!
Shure I stil have a long way to go. Tough your blog inspiring me to go on and on to becoume better and better.
Also I did recomend a lot people always your blog. Thanks a lot for charing everything!
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