Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Varied / Professional Reimena Ashel YeeFemale/Malaysia Recent Activity
Deviant for 9 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 1,226 Deviations 4,598 Comments 78,408 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Malaysian Childhood by reimena Malaysian Childhood :iconreimena:reimena 66 2 Bridge011-012S6 by reimena Bridge011-012S6 :iconreimena:reimena 17 1 bridge009-010S5 by reimena bridge009-010S5 :iconreimena:reimena 5 2 bridge007-008S4 by reimena bridge007-008S4 :iconreimena:reimena 12 3 bridge005-006S3 by reimena bridge005-006S3 :iconreimena:reimena 7 2 bridge003-004S2 by reimena bridge003-004S2 :iconreimena:reimena 6 0 bridge001-002S1 by reimena bridge001-002S1 :iconreimena:reimena 6 0 Unpopular Neopets by reimena Unpopular Neopets :iconreimena:reimena 28 4 Updated TWiDI Cast Portraits by reimena Updated TWiDI Cast Portraits :iconreimena:reimena 20 4 Personal Possessions by reimena Personal Possessions :iconreimena:reimena 22 2 TCM Vol I Poster, 51% FUNDED by reimena TCM Vol I Poster, 51% FUNDED :iconreimena:reimena 11 1 The Dullahan by reimena The Dullahan :iconreimena:reimena 91 2 The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya Tapestry by reimena The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya Tapestry :iconreimena:reimena 144 3 cvi667-668S334 END by reimena cvi667-668S334 END :iconreimena:reimena 11 9 cvi665-666S333 by reimena cvi665-666S333 :iconreimena:reimena 10 3 cvi663-664S332 by reimena cvi663-664S332 :iconreimena:reimena 5 0


Cangiante by CanisAlbus Cangiante :iconcanisalbus:CanisAlbus 2,907 54 GIRL 03 by EnriqueFernandez GIRL 03 :iconenriquefernandez:EnriqueFernandez 622 14 34546576 by Muttonchomp 34546576 :iconmuttonchomp:Muttonchomp 295 12 warriors by shanyar warriors :iconshanyar:shanyar 1,007 30 Waiting for the train by snatti89 Waiting for the train :iconsnatti89:snatti89 1,343 25 sunset-stone-dog by mir-ahmad sunset-stone-dog :iconmir-ahmad:mir-ahmad 207 17 no title by mir-ahmad no title :iconmir-ahmad:mir-ahmad 278 25 Untitled by Pagas Untitled :iconpagas:Pagas 5 0 Path of Miranda - Pilot episode  by snatti89 Path of Miranda - Pilot episode :iconsnatti89:snatti89 1,118 22 900 by Muttonchomp 900 :iconmuttonchomp:Muttonchomp 320 8 The-examination by Marko-Djurdjevic The-examination :iconmarko-djurdjevic:Marko-Djurdjevic 2,042 37 Cherokee Bill by Roboworks Cherokee Bill :iconroboworks:Roboworks 182 15 Clouds Production Still 3 by FargalEX Clouds Production Still 3 :iconfargalex:FargalEX 357 44 el diablo los pajaros y yo by tonysandoval el diablo los pajaros y yo :icontonysandoval:tonysandoval 650 193 Fix'it Bros - Remnants by ftongl Fix'it Bros - Remnants :iconftongl:ftongl 76 4 one.way.ticket by betteo one.way.ticket :iconbetteo:betteo 232 5




reimena's Profile Picture
Reimena Ashel Yee
Artist | Professional | Varied
Malaysian illustrator and storyteller based in Melbourne. Has work done for BOOM!, Image, and Girls Make Games. Eisner-nominated.
Hey everyone!! It's been more than a month since my last update, and I've a lot to talk about!

- THE CARPET MERCHANT VOL I CROWDFUND IS STILL HAPPENING!! But there's officially less than a month left until the campaign is over! If you love The Carpet Merchant and want to make this book a REAL THING, hardcover and all, please become a backer (or share the comic!).…

£10,000 left to raise!

DEADLINE: September 15th 2018

TCMVIBookmockup by reimena

- The Carpet Merchant Vol I has a Goodreads page! If you enjoy the comic, I'd really appreciate it if you could write up a review, or rate it. Letting people what you think about the comic, especially in a curated public space like Goodreads, helps to increase the comic's visibility, and get it more new readers!…

- Where did I disappear to for one month? I went to America! Started in LA, and ended in NYC!
I flew all the way there to attend the Eisner Award ceremony at SDCC. The Carpet Merchant didn't win! But that's ok, because I already know how much this comic meant to so many people, spiritually and emotionally, and that's no better reward for a writer (though admittedly, I'm competitive enough to WANT TO WIN).

Here are some pictures from the ceremony itself:
Screen Shot 2018-08-23 at 11.22.59 AM by reimena

Screen Shot 2018-08-23 at 11.25.57 AM by reimena

And here's a thread on Twitter that I used as a log for my American adventures. Lots of food, lots of sights seen!…

- Next steps: for now I'm just chilling. I do miss just drawing and being experimental with art, so that's what I've been doing.
There are more comics in the future - some of them exciting but I can't announce yet. I'll let you know when the announcement is out!

Anyway, thank you all so much for the support! I really do appreciate it and I regret not being able to convey it better through the online. ;o;


Coverposterpromovi by reimena
  • Listening to: the sound of work
  • Reading: about fairy tales
  • Watching: lines appear
  • Playing: with fate
  • Eating: all the good food
  • Drinking: for the next 4 years


Add a Comment:
Oh, I like your carpet design~
Lachtaube Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
owo/ I don't suppose you're signed up for ArtFight, are ya? >w>
reimena Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
Nope! No idea what that is either
Lachtaube Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It's basically an elaborate excuse to get to draw fan art for fellow artists EVIL Laughter!
reimena Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
Oh! HAHA SADLY I don't have time for that OTL
DrawSumi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhhhhh I love your art style!:heart:
Uzag Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017

I love your art, it's splendid!

It's hard to summarize all the things I enjoy at once, but a feature that really strikes me is how every single character featured got so much personality. They feel lively, even if it's "just a random animal". Your art got such dynamic lines and shapes to it, giving it all a grand aesthetic flow. This also adds a gentle appeal, which goes smoothly with your choice of slightly muted yet bright colors. I also adore how you work with textures, patterns, symbols and "props" to boost the feel of your pieces.

reimena Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
AAAAAAAAA omg thank you so much Uzag!! For taking the time to write such a detailed and lovely comment. It was a surprise and really made my day. ;o; 
superpeppepower Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is beautiful!
reimena Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
1Stargod Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
im,, in love- thank you for sharing such wonderful, beautiful, art <3 <3 <3
TheFantasyKings Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017

We are TheFantasyKings and we are spreading Words of a Creativist’s Strength. Because we believe that a creative heart is the most vulnerable thing, and why most wither before what life throws at them is because they are weak. Whether you are old or new, recite these words:

    ·         A creativist must be strong.

    ·         A creativist must have the power of faith.

    ·         A creativist must keep only the root inspiration alive.

    ·         A creativist must always grow.

You become strong in many ways. You gain strength through practice, being emotionally strong, have disciplines, learning from the past or future headstrong self, through God. A creativist 
must be lucky. That comes from believing that everything will turn out great in the end and go on, then things will eventually become better. (But do use your reason.) The third point clears things from getting complicated. It’s very easy and very dangerous to be stuck in hoarding memory, in a creativist’s case, what things have inspired them. With time this list grows and the worry to lose those little things ‘that made you’ increases. Instead, you should keep the root inspiration – the book, the movie, the game, the experience, the feeling or the want – that maybe be one or three. Because that is the one that paved the path for you, all the others just come to teach something. And you can always regrow your list if you need. You must keep growing and expand your ground. (and stick to your ground.) Don’t be stopped by the limited knowledge, skills or critic at the moment. You always learn throughout your journey.

We hope you rise quicker from every slump you fall. And if you have any suggestion to make or an error to point out. Do reply.

edenartfactory Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Your comic is wonderful!
reimena Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!
GreenAngel5 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: OH my goodness! I just fell in love with your comics and art! I hope you don't mind that I'm :+devwatch: from now on :dance:
Add a Comment: