Melanie Lixiyue Yan

About the Artist

Lixiyue Yan, commonly known as Melanie Yan, is an emerging illustrator/artist based in Toronto. Graduated from OCAD University, she now works as a freelance illustrator/comic artist while exploring different art forms and working towards a concept artist. Melanie’s areas of practice include but not limited to digital illustration, sequential art, mixed media painting, and motion design.


Mediums: Mixed media painting, Digital print, Drawing

Artist Statement

Melanie Yan explores a wide range of media and materials but primarily works in digital form. Being heavily inspired by animation and Japanese manga, Melanie’s works often contain interesting characters and have a bit of storytelling in them.


2021: Bachelor of Designs, Illustration major - OCAD University    


2021-05-03: GradEx 106, OCAD University (online).

2021: Major Work, OCAD University (online).


30.4 x 30.4 cm

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30.4 x 30.4 cm

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40.6 x 50.8 cm

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20.3 x 43.1 cm

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