Tina Yu

Celebrate Spring Festival 春节 With Us! | Making Colorful Dumplings | Mukbang

I know the process seemed pretty smooth in the video, but for real tho, it took us sooo long to make the dough. And it was hard to make them thin. We need more practice haha! When I was a kid, I didn’t care too much about Chinese New Year (except for the red envelopes […]

I MADE A MINI ME! | Miniature Polymer Clay Figurine

Inspired by one of my favorite Studio Ghibli movies The Secret World of Arrietty. I had this idea since 2019, just didn’t have time to make it. Finally, I did it yay! The hands are the most challenging part because the fingers are so small haha. I’m so happy with how it turned out, and […]

Making Chinese Paper Cut Art For Spring Festival | 春节剪纸

Paper cutting is one of my favorite activities for the spring festival as a child. I made these every year in kindergarten and elementary school. Here’s a little info about Chinese paper cutting from Wikipedia – “The art of paper cutting (jiǎnzhǐ 剪纸) in China may date back to the second century CE, since paper […]

‘Dream Hopper’ Bunny Sculpture | Commission Work

This custom sculpture is for celebrating my client’s sweet Holland Lop bunny, Gus. His color is blue-grey, and he has the cutest chubby cheeks! Artwork Info: Not available Size: Approx. 20″L x 11″W x 7″H Medium: Epoxy clay, acrylic paint, Swarovski crystals, epoxy resin. ▶︎ For more exclusive video content please visit – https://www.patreon.com/tinayuart ▶︎ […]

Making Elf Ornaments/Decor | Sculpting & Painting Process | Happy Holidays

I named them Do Re Mi Fa So La – Dolly, Rebecca, Michele, Faith, Sophie, and Laura. 🙂 They will be available on my website soon, stay tuned! ‣ http://www.tinayuartist.com/new-products-1/ By the way, you don’t have to hang them on trees. Each of them weighs around 0.6lb and can be a little heavy for smaller […]

Goldfish Clay Sculpture | Sculpting Process | The Sound of Sculpting

This is a collaboration with my talented painter friend Happy D Artist – https://www.youtube.com/happydartist Happy and I go way back. For those of you who don’t know, she is the one who inspired me and encouraged me to become a freelance artist when I was deciding whether to pursue my dream or work as a […]

We tried to cook the Spirited Away feast | No face friendsgiving | Funny cooking moments

Thank you to my cute friend Christine for making one of my childhood dream meals with me. Christine’s cooking Instagram – https://instagram.com/oohmami_kitchen?igshid=ablllom3mvyr She created a Youtube channel after this, please check it out and show her some love if you enjoy cooking and kpop contents hehe! – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIX3EBWbRWiLVuKHzSThYvg Do you guys like the little character […]

‘You Are My Galaxy’ Cat Sculpture Inspired By Sailor Moon | Commission Work

This sculpture is dedicated to my client’s cat Oscar who recently passed away. It’s inspired by Luna from Sailor Moon. Oscar has these beautiful markings on him and we thought it would be cool to turn them into mini galaxies. Artwork Info: Not available Size: Approx. 7″L x 5″W x 12″H Medium: Epoxy clay, acrylic […]

Making Creative Sugar Cookies | Inspired By Asian Elements & Pattern

Thank you for all the love on my mooncake video! This is kind of an impromptu baking video hehe. I made some regular sugar cookies the other day, and it got me thinking: since cookie dough is so similar to clay, maybe I can do something fun & creative with it! As you guys know, […]

The Making of ‘Lulu’ | My First Collectible!

This piece is dedicated to my mom, my role model, my support, and my inspiration. My limited edition collectible statue ‘Lulu’ is now available for preorder ‣ https://www.sideshow.com/collectibles/tina-yu-lulu-atomic-misfit-700138 The deer looking creature represents my mom, and I’m the pouty bunny on her back. It depicts an interesting relationship I had with my mom growing up. […]

Halloween Makeup Look Inspired by My Sculpture | Traditional Chinese Hairstyle | 金鱼精 Goldfish Spirit

The look is inspired by this sculpture ‣ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDuqfwUxxnM&t=10s I know it didn’t turn out perfect, but I tried haha! Overall, I’m pretty happy with the final look (except for the cracks :P). It was hard to keep my forehead completely still during the process, and maybe I should’ve done my hair first. Also, liquid […]

‘A Miracle’ Making Process | Commission Work Clay Sculpture

This is a custom sculpture for a dear client and I’m so honored to create this special piece for her and her daughter. I named it ‘A Miracle’ for the story my client shared with me about the miracle birth of her baby girl. Everything they went through together is just so touching and inspiring. […]