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About Varied / Professional Senior Member Wenqing YanFemale/United States Groups :iconknite-fliers: Knite-Fliers
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Wenqing Yan
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
The art and ramblings of a disillusioned idealist.

I'm a digital artist, graphic novelist, and UC Berkeley grad with a focus on environmentalism and cyber activism.
I've illustrated and authored numerous graphic novels and plushed a few books. I'm currently working on the Axent Wear cat ear headphones that I designed.

When I'm not drawing away or dealing with the unpleasant business side of running a headphones company, I enjoy sculpting, hiking, and experimenting with aquaponics.
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I finally got a Patreon after all these years! I was actually pretty scared that I might disappoint people if my hand pain flared up too often and prevented me from drawing, which is why I waited so many years until after I’ve recovered more.

Now that I’m healthier, I’m really excited to be on Patreon :D I’ll be sharing a lot of exclusive behind the scene stuff on there, from wip to secret projects and storyboard of my comics. Other rewards include HD files of my paintings and comic panels (without text for max art enjoyment), as well as full painting process videos and even 3D models that you can play with :)

Please help support the continuation of my art and comics at www.patreon.com/Yuumei

Thank you!

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Instagram 1 by yuumeiInstagram 2 by yuumeiInstagram by yuumeiChasing Stars 2 by yuumeiCities Of Asia 5 by yuumei
The sold out whale constellation tote bags are back in stock, plus 4 all new designs with doubled sided images :) Get them here at www.yuumeiart.com/shop/ before they sellout again!

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I was still feeling art blocked so I just kept doing more practice studies. It's of Jessie Li again, I think I just really like her angry face lol.

The original photo didn't have Chinese word on her face. The word means "I".

HD image and Video process on www.patreon.com/Yuumei


Support my art on Patreon


Better Tomorrow by yuumei Draw this again! - Sprinkle of Stars by yuumei Guilty by yuumei Breathe by yuumei Black Stars by yuumei
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Instagram by yuumei
Hey everyone! I'll be at Sac Anime this weekend in the Indie Zone (next to Artist Alley) at table IZ 07 with all my prints, tote bags, and wallscrolls :)

Since Crunchyroll Expo is happening on the same weekend, my wonderful assistant and cosplayer @kiba.cos will be selling for me in the Exhibitor's Hall at Booth 827.

We hope to see you there and hang out! :D

New voice-over painting tutorial is done! Watch the full 15 minute tutorial for free on my youtube :) https://youtu.be/BdrA3KDBYcs  More free tutorials on my website at www.yuumeiart.com/tutorials/
Instagram by yuumei

I finally made postcards! :D There are 8 collections, each based on a theme such as stars, the oceans, cities in Asia, etc. Each collection has 6 images printed on 4x6 inch cardstock.

Between prints and wallscrolls, I always wanted to offer smaller options of my art that’s easy to give as gifts to friends and family :) You can get collections here www.yuumeiart.com/shop

Cities of Asia by yuumei

Dark Collection by yuumei

Dream Without Dream by yuumei

Glass Instruments by yuumei

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Infinite Lights



While editing the photos of the Milkyway, I found some older photos I took of the Golden Gate bridge and decided to turn it into a painting :) There are so many beautiful places around the Bay Area, and even after living here for a decade I still haven’t explored it all.

HD file and video process of this painting is on my Patreon.com/Yuumei

Support my art on Patreon


Still Waiting by yuumei Under The Overpass by yuumei Lost Me by yuumei At The Crossroads by yuumei Come Find Me by yuumei
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Contempt




I found some really nice photos of various model portraits that I really liked, especially the ones with stronger emotions which I need more practice with. (you can find the original photo here www.pinterest.com/pin/39322061… I didn't quite get the full emotions of the photo so I need to more practice)


Near the end of the painting I decided to add some of my own lighting and tattoo to it lol. The word on face is Chinese for hate. 

Black Stars by yuumei Better Tomorrow by yuumei Draw this again! - Sprinkle of Stars by yuumei Guilty by yuumei Breathe by yuumei
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Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
yuumei has been a member of our community for over 10 years, and certainly made her mark throughout the digital art community during this time. Beautifully detailed and carefully matched color palettes make up her distinctive gallery of inspiring artwork. Yuumei's helpful tutorials and comments of encouragement to other artists have helped many artists grow, and therefore we can't think of a better way to recognize such a wonderful deviant than by bestowing the Deviousness Award for October 2013 to yuumei!
-awarded October 2013

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IzzyDing Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You are one the best artists I've ever met, and trust me, I've met a lot of great artist in real life. Not only is your art beautiful,but it is also touching and meaningful. Keep up the amazing work!
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popfiish Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hello!! I've watched you and admired your art for years now, you are a huge inspiration to me!!
I had a question, if you wouldn't mind- how did you create your website? I'm trying to start up my own. Did you go through a third party like Google or another? Or did you create it from scratch? Thank you for your time!!
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VicMartinezJr Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I love your style. It's very fluid, in it's own way.

Also, I'm enjoying the content that you're providing in Fisheye Placebo. I love the whole hackers resistance theme. It's why I love those Watch_Dogs games.

Keep up the good work and I can't wait to see the endgame of your comic.
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AnimalOfTheForest Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
Oh my god I love EVERYTHING!
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Achsandi76 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an incridible art, love u'r arts so much Heart Heart Heart 
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thobar Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Wenqing,
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whow, you're art is so beautiful. Heart I would like to keep an eye on themNod
Best wishes from Germany. Hi! 
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irinasphotographynz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018
Hey what a beautiful gallery of art piece i love them good work.
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8BitBottles Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Student General Artist
FUDGE! I LOVE YOUR GALLERY!
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crazydoodleman144 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
i wish you're art was an ANIME
if it was it would be better than all!
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ChiwwyDawg Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been a fan of your work ever since I first read your flash comics waaay back in when I was in Highschool. So happy to see that you're back and producing art again!
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