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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!


Perfect Storm

I just found out that a newer version of SAI allows you to create particle/scatter brushes and I spent all of yesterday converting some of my Photoshop ones into SAI brushes :D Did a test paint today and it was great, so easy to use!

This took 1.5 hours thanks to the new brushes :D they'll be part of March rewards on along with the HD file and art video :)

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At The Crossroads by yuumei Bathe in Green by yuumei Life's Journey by yuumei Dance with the Wind by yuumei When the Rain Passes by yuumei
Matcha Bath

More from my simple style series featuring plants and fish :D I drew this when it was still cold but now it's finally warm!

HD Files and Video Process on

More art, comics, and tutorials on

Green Throne Post by yuumei Bathe in Green by yuumei Winter Escape Post by yuumei I Want To Be Fluffy Post by yuumei Dance with the Wind by yuumei

Chasing Stars by yuumeiDark Collection by yuumeiDream Without Dream 2 by yuumeiGlass Instruments 2 by yuumeiCities of Asia by yuumei
Postcard collections now on sale from March 9 - 11th! $5 OFF all postcard sets! Each set has 6 cards featuring a theme such as stars, cities, or glass instruments. Get them here at


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Trying to some new coloring techniques. It didn't quite turn out how I wanted but oh well, I'll get better next time :) I'm always painting Robin when I just want to test something lol

Read Fisheye Placebo on 

HD files and video process on

Wind Beneath

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New painting of Frey from Fisheye Placebo :D You can read the webcomic for free at and join my Discord at  to see spoilers and behind the scene work. Patrons also get access to the Patron’s lounge for special discussions :)

HD files and video process on


Video process of how I painted 'Iridescent' :D I recently got a Gumroad where you can get the HD files and video process of my paintings and comics. I'm still in the process of uploading more files so more will be coming! Get them at

When the Rain Passes

So happy to be back to drawing after being sick for a week! I realized I'm really into water and train tracks thanks to Spirited Away <3

HD Files and Video Process on

More art, comics, and tutorials on

At The Crossroads by yuumei Bathe in Green by yuumei Life's Journey by yuumei I Want To Be Fluffy Post by yuumei Dance with the Wind by yuumei

04 by yuumei07 by yuumei10 by yuumei
Knite chapter 2 is out!!! :D You can read it here at…

Or read other chapters here
25 by yuumei41 by yuumei<da:deviation id="3513193444126751">

City Night Speedpaint  Tutorial Video Linked  By Y by yuumei
I often get people asking for tutorials and are surprised that I have a free tutorial page. This a speedpaint I did years back to make a tutorial showing shortcuts to painting a city background :) You can watch the free tutorial for this and many other free tutorials on
Art Vs Artist by yuumei
Wow can't believe how long it's been since the last time I made an #ArtvsArtist . So much has changed but also stayed the same :)

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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