Current and Future ProjectsIn case anyone is interested in the graphic novels that I'm working on, here's a list of all completed, in progress, and future works.Current and Future Projects3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Category: Slice of life / fiction
Description: A little girl seeks the help of an artist in hopes of mending her breaking family. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/1000-W0RDS-126831037)
Publication: On sale at http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=111
Category: Interactive narrative
Description: Walk in the shoes of a child forced to choose between mom or dad. (Play it here http://www.yuumei.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0#/d3k5k6d)
Category: Nonfiction / biography
Description: The true story of my friend and her plight to be reunited with her father. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Father-264884676)
College LifeI don't really talk too much about my daily life on dA since I didn't want to spam everyone with constant horror stories of my time in the kitchen (which is why I do that on fb https://www.facebook.com/FisheyePlacebo/photos_stream instead) but today, I would like to share some of the extra "special" moments during my college life (even though I graduated already).College Life2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When upstairs neighbors are being very loud, the most effective method is to leave an angry coconut at their door
When life gives you pears, cut them into ducks and bake them into pizza~
When the Occupy movement swept through campus, make sure the fridge participates.
When assigned to go to a museum for Art History, take detailed notes of the kinky nipple biting eagles.
When roommate cooks something that cannot be described with words...
When the new apartment sink rage quits...
When I got the bright idea to create an aquaponics system in my bedroom... which later flooded the carpet... (Trust me, I'm an
Booyah California!Damn straight!Booyah California!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1000 Words and Knite Shipping and Tracking InfoHey guys, it has come to my attention that a lot of people still have not received their 1000 Words book orders, or even some Knite products. There was a huge delay with the book due to printing issues, but all the books should have been mailed out a long time ago which means if you still have not received your order, something might be wrong. The case is especially true for people living in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. It's possible that some orders are delayed in transit or lost due to the storm. But no need to worry, we will make sure you get your order1000 Words and Knite Shipping and Tracking Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
4DE (the company that handles all sales of 1000 Words and Knite) have posted an update on what to do if you order has not arrived it. Please read it here http://team4d.deviantart.com/#/d5kv0j0
If you have any other questions about your order, please e-mail sales@4DE.com
Lastly, I hate to say this but please do not ask me about your order information. I am just the artist and do not handle sales and do not have access to your
1000 Words books now at Amazon and SacAnimeThe full shipment of 1000 Words has arrived! Now you can order the books at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/1000-Words-Wenqing-Yan/dp/0981959997 or at 4DE.com http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=1111000 Words books now at Amazon and SacAnime2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those who can make it to the SacAnime convention in Sacramento, California this Jan 4-6th 2013, we will also be selling the books plus other prints in the Exhibitor Hall at booth B20! http://www.sacconventions.com/?page_id=4961 Come by and check us out! (And it's the Vendors section, not Artist Alley because we couldn't get a table in time )
Thank you all for the amazing support for this book. If you have ordered anything from the 4DE.com and have not received your shipment yet, please e-mail sales@4DE.com and they will help you
Knite's New Comic Contest!Knite-Fliers are exited to announce our new contest! You can win Knite posters, buttons, and much more!Knite's New Comic Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The theme this year is: If...
-Your comic must feature Knite character(s)
-Your comic must be original (no plagiarizing other people's entries!)
-No Mature content
-1 entry per person
-You must credit yuumei for the Knite comic
-The comic must incorporate the theme: "If..."
-And... it must also incorporate "the catch" in it!
-You must use one (or more) of these rage faces or any meme face in your comic!
-The facial expression must correspond with your comic (otherwise, it has to make sense)
-You can copy paste or redraw the faces: http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30900000/rage-faces-blindbandit92-30912624-1236-1600.jpg
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES IN THE "CONTEST" FOLDER! YOU MUST BE A MEMBER!
OFFICIAL FISHEYE PLACEBO WEBSITE IS UP!I finally did it! It took months of sleepless nights and endless coding but I finally finished it! The official Fisheye Placebo website with lots of never before seen concept art and extras is now up atOFFICIAL FISHEYE PLACEBO WEBSITE IS UP!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In other news, I'm honored to be part of deviantART's How-to Panel: Creator + Audience this Saturday 7/20 at 12:15 in Room 2 at the San Diego Comic Con! http://comic-con.deviantart.com/ If you're already going, be sure to drop by our panel!
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
Commissions! :D PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE COMMISSIONING MECommissions! :D6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commission status is CLOSED.
Wow, that filled up really fast. It only took 36 hours for the list to get full I will open again sometime in March.
Thanks for being patient!
General Commission Info
If you are interested in a commission, please send me a note with the title "Commission" and the following info in the following format:
The Required parts must be filled out for me to give you a price estimate. If you want to see an example of how much each type costs, please scroll to the bottom for samples.
The Optional parts can be filled out for specific requirements or left blank. If you leave something blank, then I will draw whatever I believe looks best.
Type: Required (colored lineart, B&W shaded lineart, painting)
Subject: Required (2 humans, 1 wolf, 4 fish, landscape, etc)
Fisheye Placebo Cosplay DerpsI had the honor of derping with these hilarious Fisheye Placebo cosplayers at Sakura-con!Fisheye Placebo Cosplay Derps1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Good times. Good times.
See you guys again at Fanime! ♥
Frey, Alex, and Vance cosplayed by Shotalicious, Sugarlat, Liarino. I'm cameoing as rabbit ear fingers.
And then I drew them XD
Jen and Cocoa by Haruu-chan and LeekFish
ART MAJORS FTW
Robin and Toby copsplayed by usagi2ranpha and Little-islander
Alex has a plastic gun. Toby is going ARAFDHAJGJ. Robin is confused. Noting makes sense and all is right with the world.
The level of maturity is overwhelming.
They wanted to cosplay outerwear and underwear so they even made Vance and Frey's panties. Not only that, they also made extra ones for me to wear XD
Last but not least, amazing cosplay and photography by KashinoRei and Andy-K. They are in Germany so I wasn't able to meet them at Sakura-con, but hopefully I'll be able to visit a European con in the future
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem
Year of the DragonYear of the Dragon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2012 is fast upon us and it is going to be the year of the dragon! In celebration, my publisher at 4th Dimension Entertainment :iconteam4d: is hosting a Chinese New Year contest! There are hundreds of dollars worth of prices in Knite and other 4DE comic merchandise My publisher was so happy with all the Halloween contest entries that he gave out extra prizes to everybody so you never know if he'll be extra generous again
For contest rules and details, please go to http://team4d.deviantart.com/journal/Chinese-New-Year-Art-Contest-276238645 The contest ends on February 6th, 2012, on the last day of the Lunar calender's celebration~
See you in San Francisco!New location! Please read the updated journal instead http://yuumei.deviantart.com/journal/UPDATED-See-you-in-San-Francisco-and-AOD-353974872See you in San Francisco!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I mentioned in one of my posts, I will be at the Anime and Art Festival this Feburary 16-17, 2013 in Japan Town, San Francisco ( which is at the same time and general location as AOD/Anime On Display). We couldn't get a table at AOD in time so I will be selling prints and books on the lower floor next to the Kinokuniya Book store. Since the table is inside the Japan Town Mall and not actually part of AOD, you don't need to buy a badge to visit. If you're in the area, drop by and hang out!
Tapastic Contest with lots of Prizes!It's that festive season again! And my friends at tapastic-group are holding a winterfest contest!Tapastic Contest with lots of Prizes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Top 3 winners each get a 1 year premium membership or the equivalent in points, lots of features, and a black and white commission from feyuca.
Feast your eyes on her beautiful art. Now don't you wish you could win a commission from her?
The contest ends on December 31, 2012 so hurry over to :icontapastic-group: for more info on how to enter!
(And I should probably host a contest one of these days... maybe next year...)
Knite is now on Mangafox :DHey guys! I've been getting a billion messages from people telling me Knite is on Mangafox. No need to worry since I'm happy to have my story shared in multiple placesKnite is now on Mangafox :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know most of you have probably read Knite before, but if you have a Mangafox account, I would be grateful if you would rate it here http://www.mangafox.com/manga/knite/ Thanks!
For those who can't wait for ch4 to be completely finished, there are currently 64 beta pages of ch4 posted at :iconknites:
I will be editing and redrawing pages of 1000 Words for the next week or so in preparation for book printing so new Knite beta pages will be put on hold (again, I'm sorry ;_; )
And don't forget, :iconteam4d: is hosting a Year of the Dragon contest with Knite products as prizes. Check it out if you haven't http://team4d.deviantart.com/journal/Chinese-New-Year-Art-Contest-276238645
P.S. Super late Happy New Year to everyone!
Knite books at SacAnime!The full shipment of Knite books finally arrived! All first 500 pre-orders will be signed and shipped within the next few days You can still order them at 4DE.comKnite books at SacAnime!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The books and other posters will also be for sale at SacAnime this August 30th to Steptember 1st in the Artist Alley at table IND7! See you there!
Fisheye Placebo ImagesI saw this awesome Fisheye Placebo music video by Linda Neumann and realized that it would probably be easier for music video editors and language translators to have a textless version of all of the panels so here it is https://www.dropbox.com/sh/84jcondrsylfh82/pVEbp8d1QqFisheye Placebo Images10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to download the images for any class projects, music videos, translations, etc. Please credit and remember that I drew these for everyone to read for free, so do not try to sell or profit from my work in anyway. If I find people charging others for translated versions of this story, or selling copies of my work, I will be very angry ):
That aside, check out the cool video! She did a wonderful job editing everything
1000 Words, Sincerest ApologiesFor those who pre-ordered copies of 1000 Words, I'm deeply sorry that your order has not arrived yet. It has been an extremely stressful week for me to finally receive the shipment from the printers at Active Media Publishing http://www.activemediapublishing.com/ after such a long delay which cost us to miss Fanime, only to find out that the books were far below the expected quality.1000 Words, Sincerest Apologies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not only did the colors come out neon yellow and even green in some parts, there were large ink smudges on 50% of the books, while another 50% had uneven spines.
This is how the books came out. Neon yellow.
Note: colors may vary depending on your monitor screen so it may not look too bad on certain computers, but it looks bad in real life.
And then there are smudges that you can find on the right side of every other book. The scanner actually made the smudges less obvious, but again, it looks very bad in real life.
Finally, half of the books had varying degrees of uneven printing on the spines that is symm
100 Points Giveaway!!! DEADLINE EXTENDEDYaayy!!!100 Points Giveaway!!! DEADLINE EXTENDED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I feel like doing something fun for you deviants
I hope you guys enter^^
100 for a lucky watcher^^
To enter, you must:
Favorite this journal
Make a journal about this Giveaway
Adding a chance: Fav this:
Comment with your journal link^^
Winner picked on February 28th, 2013^^
Comment away everyone!~~
Coming Back!Thank you everyone who has supported me and given me their valuable advice about how to deal with my family situation in China. I'm happy to say that my father and I are on much better terms now. It's honestly more than I could ever have hoped for and I haven't been this happy in a long time.Coming Back!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The comments you guys left really helped me believe in myself. Thanks to everyone's encouragement, I know I wasn't in the wrong. I was able to firmly explain my problems with my father. It took many long and heated discussions before we finally came to an understanding but it was definitely worth it. He eventually admitted that he was wrong, and shouldn't have brushed me aside as being "too bothersome" or not worth angering his crazy wife for. He said he regrets the way he treated me, and has promised to try to visit me once a year. It's really hard to put into words how much that means to me, and I truly thank you all for helping me get to this point.
I read in the comments that many have e
Is anything working right now? :IThere seems to be a glitch that won't let a majority of my watchers get notified of my updates. I noticed this after posting and realizing there is significantly reduced traffic. I logged into my other account :iconknites: and sure enough, the newest update did not appear in the other account's inbox. Some people have reported receiving the update, while many others reported not receiving it. I decided to make sure and made a poll asking people if they received the lasted drawing in their inbox, and guess what? There's another glitch affecting the polls so most people aren't getting notified of the poll either... =_= Or at least the newest poll is not showing up in my other account either. I wonder if people will even see this journal?Is anything working right now? :I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I already reported the bug, but if people can see this journal, I'm curious if anyone is experiencing similar problems? I remember years back there was a bug that only affected people with a certain amount of watchers which means some ar
Melodies of the Heart Contest! (closed) The deadline for the contest is now closed!Melodies of the Heart Contest! (closed)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Wow guys! we had a lot of amazing entries! itsgonnabesohardtopickomg;; :iconpapmingplz:
results will go up in a new journal, along with featuring all the entries in next few days~!! good luck everybody <3
also! please make sure if you entered that your entry is in the contest entries folder at :iconmoth-series: just makes it easier to make sure i dont miss anybody ; 0;/ thank you <3
Edit: After receiving a lot of notes about extending the deadline, plus the poll results! the deadlines been pushed till the 20th of July! thats a whole month and a half~! <3
So its that time again~! time for a new contest <3
This contest is for my comic series "Melodies of the Heart" which you can check out other artworks and comic pages here :iconmoth-series: or our main website here: http://www.melodiesoftheheart.net
Kuroko's Basket Strap Preorders [Closed][edit5] Preorders are now closed. Thank you for all the preorders! If you are looking for the Evangelion Phone Charms, those are still up for preorder until the 20th!Kuroko's Basket Strap Preorders [Closed]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[edit4] Hey guys! Today is the last day to preorder the straps! I will let you guys preorder until the day ends. You will have until the 20th to pay however! Feel free to preorder now and put off payment until then. If you don't pay by that time however, I will cancel your invoice :')
[edit3] Oops I forgot to make an edit earlier in the day but there are only three days left for preordering!
[edit2] Hey guys! I decided to extend the preorder period until 2/14/2013. After this date, all preorders will be closed. I'll also open my Eva charm preorders early to help try and supplement getting these made ;w;/ Unfortunately that may mean that the stock count for the charms will be reduced, meaning there will be less of each charm
Aww(updated version)Update:Aww(updated version)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I promised myself to work on the game during the break so here's some more progress. ovo
Added two more days, as well as a few more choices for you to play around with. If you want to see all the dialogues, remember to save often~ (keep in mind though that data are wiped once you refresh the page/restart the browser.)
Again, feedbacks are appreciated, especially with catching any spelling errors and bugs.
(The store background is blank for now since I haven't found appropriate background for it, and some other backgrounds aren't consistent with the story so ignore them for now >>; I'll be doing my own backgrounds later so these are just placeholders. -v- )
Thank you dear someone for sending me a year worth of sub! QvQ It's much appreciated. <3333
And uh, I suppose I should fill in this rather empty journal with something else so
Here's a flash game demo I've made for class.