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Weekly Artist Feature: Qinni

Weekly Artist Feature: Qinni

Each week, we interview a different artist and share their art and featured answers. This week, we wanted to highlight the works of @Qinni, a beloved artist on DeviantArt who recently passed away. @Qinni was one of the first artists we interviewed when we started featuring artists. Her art has been instantly recognizable around the Internet for many years, and the impact her art has had on the online art community is immeasurable. In tribute to @Qinni, her quotes from when we originally interviewed her in 2016 have been included below. I wanted to be a "mangaka" (comic artist) since I was a kid, but always viewed it as a faraway fantasy because my parents were grooming me to be a violinist. When I was young, I was never allowed to draw at home, but I'd doodle on my notebooks in class and homework sheets. Ultimately, I think one of the reasons why my mom relented and let me go into art for college was because of the DeviantArt community and how much love I was given there. In

my improvement over time

my improvement over time

I realized I hadn't gone through my old photos in a while, and upon doing so I noticed that I still shoot some of the same subjects as before but with a vast improvement in my skills. I wanted to share a couple sets that demonstrate that improvement, both because I'm proud of my progress and to show younger amateur/hobbyist photographers that even if your work isn't where you want it to be now, you can achieve it with time and effort. Now let's cringe at some of my very old work, shall we? 2014 to 2016 2014 to 2018 2014 to 2018 2014 to 2018 2013 to 2017 2014 to 2018 2013 to 2016 2013 to 2016 2013 to 2018 2013 to 2018 2013 to 2015


Waiting For You



Gothic Queen



A Little Light In Me



Felicity and Kendall 4

Artist // Professional // Photography
  • Jan 12
  • United States
  • Deviant for 11 years
  • She / Her
May the 4th: Celebrating Star Wars
DeviantArt Originals: Participated in April Fools' Day 2018
Fancy Llama: Llamas are awesome! (1002)
birthdAy '10: decade of deviousness
Birthday '17: Celebrated DeviantArt's 17th birthday
My Bio
Kidd and Play Photography
Photographer and Face Painter: Kidd and Play Photography and Face Paint


Kendra. 23. January 12th. 5'4”. In Love x2. Kidd and Play Photography. Artist. Avid Reader. Bunny Mom. Capricorn. Collector. Cosplayer. Face Painter. Feminist. Gamer. Geek. Goth. Neo-Pagan. Open-minded. Organizer. Photographer. Planner. Procrastinator. Raver. Role Player. Sarcastic. Steampunk. Strong-spirited. Techie. Witch.

Adventure Time. Alice in Wonderland. Beautiful Creatures. Black Bird. Blue Bloods. Card Captor Sakura. Castle. Code Lyoko. Danny Phantom. Disney. Divergent. Doctor Who. Firebug. Firefly. Harry Potter. Hellboy. Hold Me Closer Necromancer. Host. Hunger Games. Last Airbender/Legend of Korra. Lion King. Marvel. Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices. Narnia. No.6. Ouran High School Host Club. Parks and Rec. Pokemon. Princess Bride. Sailor Moon. Sandman. Scott Pilgrim. Sherlock. Star Wars. Stranger Things. Steven Universe. Studio Ghibli. Tales of Symphonia. Teen Titans. Toy Story. Twilight. Vampire Academy. Vampire Kisses. Voltron. Wolves of Mercy Falls.

Cats. Crows. Deer. Dogs. Dragons. Dragonflies. Foxes. Hedgehogs. Lions. Otters. Peacocks. Rabbits. Ravens. Red Pandas. Tigers. Wolves.

Amusement parks. Animals. Art. Astrology. Astronomy. Books. Buttons. Coins. Comics. Cosplay. Cultures. Egypt. Elements. Europe. Face Paint. Fashion. Film. Food. Friends/Family. Games. Gemstones. History. Japan. Jewelry. Languages. Legos. Math. Magic. Movies. Museums. Music. Photography. Poetry. Rainbows. Religion. Romance. Runes. Science. Seasons. Tattoos. Technology. Theatre. Tv Shows. Weddings. Writing. Zodiac..


Here are a few websites you can find me on. If a site isn't listed you want to know about just message me, or most of the time you can find me by searching BengalTiger4. Don’t be afraid to message me!
My Photography Website
You can also email me at

:iconfurryhuggleplz: Please cheek out these wonderful artists! :iconfurryglompplz:

My Favorite Photographers:
:iconblueberryblack: :iconcelem: :iconforgotten-tale: :iconframedbynature: :iconfrancy-93: :icongoldensands: :iconislandtime: :iconjustinderosa: :iconkittysyellowjacket: :iconlinakononenko: :iconoo-rein-oo: :iconrobinhedberg: :iconsntp: :iconsooper-deviant: :iconthefirebomb: :iconthefoxandtheraven: :iconvi0letdreamer:

My Favorite Cosplayers:
:iconfawnkitten: :iconfederkiel: :iconmercurygin: :iconrei-doll: :iconromailee: :iconryoko-demon:

My Favorite 2D Artists:
:iconadorael: :iconalicexz: :iconamethyst-ocean: :iconarvalis: :iconbriscott: :icondestinyblue: :iconfukari: :iconhellobaby: :iconheluteg: :iconileanahunter: :iconirenhorrors: :iconjojoesart: :iconlonary: :iconmeago: :iconpixiecold: :iconpicolo-kun: :iconrootistabootus: :iconsakimichan: :iconshilin: :iconstrangelykatie: :icontakmaj: :icontamtamdi: :iconviria13: :iconwithoutafuss: :iconyuumei:

My Favorite Other Media Artists:
:iconalviaalcedo: :iconcakecrumbs: :icondarlingarmy: :iconlisatoms: :iconmagnastorm: :iconmonostache: :iconpiquipauparro: :iconyellercrakka:

"Open mind, open heart"

"The Earth without art is just eh."

"Before you judge me, make sure you're perfect."

"Don't judge someone by the opinions of others."

"To love and be loved is the greatest joy on earth."

"Only those who walk the borderline can see both sides."

"We must not hold a grudge and we must learn to endure."

"Once you love someone, that person is forever a part of you"

"You build up a world of magic because your real life is tragic."

"For what we want most, there is a cost must be paid in the end."

"If people are trying to bring you down, it only means you're above them."

"Everything will turn out great in the end. If it isn't great, it isn't yet the end"

"Don't give up on someone if you can't go a day without thinking about them."

"Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you."

“The way people treat you is a statement about who they are as a human being. It is not a statement about you.”

"The first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are."

“Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives. And if things don’t work out, take another shot.”

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."

"I must learn to love the fool in me, the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries."

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