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Liu Yan, better known under the handle sunsetagain, is a Chinese artist and member of the Assassin's Creed community who has illustrated the Assassin's Creed: Reflections mini-series alongside Valeria Favoccia. She has also drawn cover art for Assassin's Creed: Uprising.
Liu Yan works as a TV graphic designer by day and draws in her spare time. She creates her digital art using Adobe PhotoShop, sometimes with help from a 3D Max model if something complex is needed to be drawn.
In 2015, Liu Yan was commissioned to create a poster for the Chinese special edition of the Assassin's Creed: Revelations novel. In 2017, Yan went on to create cover art for Assassin's Creed: Uprising issues 1 and 2. Later that year she created cover art for all four issues of Assassin's Creed: Reflections with only one cover being a variant. In July, she created the cover art for the Assassin's Creed: Origins prequel novel Desert Oath. In 2018, Yan created variant cover art for the first issue of the Assassin's Creed: Origins comic. Later that year she created a new cover for Assassin's Creed: Heresia, drawing Jeanne d'Arc in her unique style.
Liu Yan has been a fan of the series since she bought the first game in 2008, spending her very first paycheck on a new computer and the game. In 2010, Yan starting creating an original comic series Cain's Red Sea, inspired and influenced by Assassin's Creed. After looking at her work, a friend of hers suggested that she create Assassin's Creed fanart and comics. Her favorite characters from the Assassin's Creed franchise are Yusuf Tazim and Shay Cormac, with many of her fan-made comics centering around one or the other. Yan is also an avid cosplayer, handcrafting her own replicas of Shay and Ezio's costumes. She ended up taking the outfits to France for a photoshoot. Her favorites fanartists are "clownkid666" and "luulala", and has learnt from them.
The following gallery contains art Liu Yan has officially created for the Assassin's Creed franchise.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Baker-Whitelaw, Gavia (08-12-2015). One of fandom’s most talented artists on her Assassin’s Creed passion. The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on November 2, 2019. Retrieved on January 15, 2020.
- ↑ Collins, Elle (27-01-2017). Unknown Assasins Strike In ‘Assassin’s Creed: Uprising’ #1 [Preview]. Comic Alliance. Archived from the original on January 29, 2018. Retrieved on January 15, 2020.
- ↑ Hendricks, Keith (22-01-2017). Assassin’s Creed Reflections Arrives March 9th. NerdSpan. Archived from the original on August 10, 2017. Retrieved on January 15, 2020.
- ↑ Jeslis, Scott (05-02-2018). Revealed! Cleopatra Rises in Assassin’s Creed: Origins Comic!. GameSpace.com. Archived from the original on February 18, 2018. Retrieved on January 15, 2020.
- ↑ Assassin's Creed: Heresy by Liu Yan. ArtStation. Retrieved on January 16, 2020.