|What art means to me|
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.
Another new chapter! I'm aiming to speed up these updates more and more as I get more used to the new workflow and as my hand recovers more from physical therapy
I'm sure most artists, myself included, has felt like Jen at some point in their life. Wondering if their art even makes a difference, wondering if all the effort is even worth it. I especially felt that way when my hand first got injured from overworking, and for years I didn't post as often and was depressed from various reason. Life is much better these days and I have a lot of hope and inspirations for the future. If anyone else out there is feeling hopeless, don't give up! Inspiration will find you.
Outfit modeling, Rigging, Scene Setup: Colin Barton
Character Modeling: Sozo Maika
Outfit Modeling: Bryan Link
Other team members: YuumeiArt.com/credits
New painting of Robin I guess drawing Frey reminded me of how much I miss drawing in my old styles. I really enjoyed trying all the new styles and techniques lately but it’s just so nice to paint the way I’m used to lol
You can read Fisheye Placebo for free at www.yuumeiart.com/fisheye-plac…
HD files and video process on Patreon.com/Yuumei
Finished a new Fisheye Placebo illustration I haven’t been drawing for so long after AX that I needed do this to get my mind back into the comic’s world.
I never mentioned it officially in the comic, but Frey is a Shakespeare fan. The words on his electric violin case is a quote from Macbeth.
"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
just got back from AX! It was so crazy but so great to meet everyone at the con! It's amazing how each year AX gets even bigger and more insane. I needed a few days to recover from it all.
I haven’t done a fanart in a long time but I really enjoyed the ending drawings of Darling the in the Franxx (the show itself is super weird though lol). A lot of the ending theme shots had such beautiful composition I felt compelled to draw it too
Also I drew this mostly in Photoshop instead of my usual Paint tool SAI. I’ve been doing lots of photo studies lately and wanting to try out new brushes/styles, and getting out of my comfort zone.
The HD image and video process for this drawing will be part of the June Rewards on my Patreon.com/Yuumei
Getting back into photostudies to practice This isn't exactly a study of any one photo but a bunch of different ones from google image as reference.
I feel like ever since I hurt my hand years ago, I haven't been drawing as much or only doing speed paints so my skill level has gone down. Now that I'm better I want to practice more and become better than even before my hand injury.
The HD image and process video on my Patreon.com/Yuumei
Hey everyone! It’s time again for the biggest Anime Con in the US, Anime Expo! As usual, I’ll be in the Artist Alley at table C22 - 23 This year I have all new wallscrolls and tote bags, and the usual prints as well. I hope to see you there!
For those who can’t make it to AX, I also have an online shop www.yuumeiart.com/shop