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Journal Entry: Sun Oct 4, 2015, 9:58 AM

Name: Anna
Age: 21
Location: Germany
Artist Type: Anime & Manga Artist
Years on DeviantArt: 7 years
Website no

cinyu joined DeviantArt on April 10th, 2008 as a young Manga artist, who got more involved in the community matters over the years.
She received Seniority on January 13th, 2013 followed as an Alpha Tester for devBUG in April, testing new beta features before they were released to the Official Beta Testers.
On May 5th, 2014 she got the position as a Community Volunteer for the Anime & Manga gallery, pursued by Space & Sci-Fi on October 1st, 2014.

When you joined DeviantART, what was your goal as an artist?
As I joined DeviantArt, my goal was to improve my skills as an artist.
To be able to face my idols with the same level of skill.

What medium(s) do you work with? Favorite?
My favorite medium is Anime & Manga > Digital Art.

To create artwork I use Manga Studio 5 EX (a.k.a. Clip Studio Paint EX) and Adobe Photoshop CS6.
I mainly use Manga Studio 5 EX for the characters and backgrounds. But for the final work I move to Adobe Photoshop CS6 to give the drawing the last details and final look.

Do you feel that you've achieved that goal, or are you still working on it? elaborate.
My goal is not achieved yet. As an artist, I still have a lot to learn. I didn't learn to do art through any training, I'm self taught, which makes it tough at some points. However, with enough patience it's good to handle.

You have to try out, to challenge yourself to acquire new skills.
You donot have to jump out of the comfort zone and draw artwork that makes you feel uncomfortable. But you should be more open with poses and backgrounds.
Each challenge will bring you closer to your goal.

Have you ever collaborated on DeviantART?
Yes, I have! My recent collabs are:…
Rin and Len Kagamine
© Crypton Future Media

Kiekyun - sketch
cinyu - lineart
Naussi - coloring

Collab: The Red Lady and White Angel by cinyu
Mizaki © ShiinahHime
Daniel © cinyu

ShiinahHime - sketch
cinyu - lineart and base coloring
ShiinahHime - shading
cinyu - added simple background played with color effects

How long have you been an artist for, and what got you into it? What's your process like? How much time do you spend creating?
I started to do art at a young age, it's always been my hobby, a hobby I took more seriously as I joined DeviantArt and saw all these amazing artists.
I spend hours everyday improving my skill, which process I share in this MEME:
Improvement meme by cinyu
The more detailed my style, the more time I spend to draw it.
I used to finish a drawing in max. 8 hours. But nowdays it is a lot more when I add a background. Too many hours to set a number.

What/who's your biggest influencer?
My influence to keep up with my art are various artists. You don't have to be one of my idols to make me want to improve my skills. I only have to look at beautiful art to become motivated.

What is in the works right now? What can we expect from you in the future?
I really want to develop my own Manga. Which is in (a slow) process!
I won't post news to keep everyone up-to-date about the Manga because I want to do it private until I have a good amount of pages for a book print.

However, I will let people have a small sneak preview in a livestream when I have a chapter storyboard done.

Find out more:

Picarto Livestrem:

:bulletgreen: Thank you so much cinyu for letting us know more about you ! :clap: :heart:
Good luck!
Interview by: George-B-Art

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