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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.

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

Thank you!


Join Discord by yuumei
I finally got a Discord where I’ll be posting behind the scenes art for my comics, wip projects, and lots of other things. Join now and invite your friends! :D
Growing Out

More winter inspired work. Now doing some of my old sketchy anime styles. In other news, I’m aiming to start releasing Knite this month unless something does horribly wrong again (I really hope not)

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Bathe in Green by yuumei Over and Under by yuumei Iridescent by yuumei Dance with the Wind by yuumei I Want To Be Fluffy Post by yuumei

I Want To Be Fluffy Post

It’s been so cold I just want to smoosh my face into a giant fluffy cat.
Continuing with the simple style because it’s been so fun to do :D

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Bring Me the Moon by yuumei Bathe in Green by yuumei Over and Under by yuumei Iridescent by yuumei Dance with the Wind by yuumei

Instagram by yuumei
First con of the new year! :D I'll be at SacAnime this Friday and Sunday at the Sacramento Con Center. Find me and my art in Artist Alley Table E1 :) Hope to see you there!
02 by yuumei03 by yuumei01 by yuumei04 by yuumeiA little late but here's some photos I took of San Francisco's new year fireworks! :D Looking forward to an amazing 2019!
60 by yuumei05 by yuumei16 by yuumei37 by yuumei49 by yuumeiAfter years of preparations, the new chapter of the Knite reboot comic is out! Read it for free here

Happy new year everyone! :D I look forward to sharing more Knite and Fisheye Placebo in 2019!
Charity Sale Post by yuumeiThank you all so much for the overwhelming support during this year's charity sale! Our goal was to beat last year's $8,500 and reach 10k, but we surpassed that and reached $14,000!!! Wow thank you thank you thank you! All 14k has been donated to 12 awesome environmental charities. You can check out the proof of donation at

Thank you for helping protect the rainforest, the oceans, all the endangered wildlife, and our beautiful planet! You're awesome and happy holidays!
Bathe in Green

I really missed doing simple styles so here’s another one :D It’s been so cold I just want to be in a warm bath forever~ 

99% of the charity sale orders have been sent so I finally have more time to draw again!

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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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13amiera Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg. I'm so glad I came across you.I can't even express how much your art resonates with me. So ethereal and whimsical. This is what I've been searching for my entire life.
Keep smiling. 🖤
PrimePrimate Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I can't fav enough of your stuff. I'm so sorry... it's just all waaaaay too good.
CheekyNiamh Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Student General Artist
I just got prints of yours in the mail and they look even better in person! So beautiful I can’t wait to frame them!!
GWFV Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Your designs are awesome!!!
Qeisvara Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019  Student Digital Artist
:damphyr: Hi! You have a very beautiful artwork and I hope everyone who read this have a wonderful day :love:
SpongyBoy17 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Years!!!:D
trinantor Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
SpongyBoy17 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Merry Christmas!!!:D
Alconai Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2018
Happy new year! We wish you and all your relatives and friends health, well being, happiness all of that and more, no, everything at once!
May the Muse shine upon you and imagination never leave you this year and years to come!
Congratulations! After skimming on the internet for years... I've found someone to keep an eye on~ One of your works caught my attention, which I can relate to~ I can openly say you're a very special person, & after seeing your success, I can see why... Thank you! Your art is a wonderful thing~ Art & music... What would we be without them? I'd say they're the only things left keeping me sane...
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