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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!


Above the Fog

Daydreaming about the day when my SO and I can get some nice photos of the fog and the milkyway :D So in the meantime I painted it instead!

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In Your Twilight by yuumei Dream Big! by yuumei Boundless by yuumei Mr.SuicideSheep Commission by yuumei City of Fog by yuumei
Earthdraw 2 by yuumeiEarthdraw 1 by yuumeiEarthdraw 3 by yuumeiI’m honored to be a part of the first #EarthDraw movement to help protect our beautiful planet. Join us on… and get this beautiful poster by amazing artists such as loish​, Kerby, Audra, Tran (and me lol). By backing this poster, you will save acres of rain forest and get your name on this limited edition poster to show your participation! :D
Dance with the Wind

Another photoshop brush painting I did last week. Feels like I'm slowly getting the hang of the program :D I've been really into painting translucent hair and dresses. I just love the way light filters through them.

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In Your Twilight by yuumei Over and Under by yuumei Dream Big! by yuumei Boundless by yuumei City of Fog by yuumei
DrDPnIhUcAASPWH by yuumeiI haven't done the dishes in a week and when I finally picked up the kitchen sponge I noticed that life... uh... finds a way...
Anime Destiny by yuumeiMy last con of the year will be my favorite :) It's a tiny con called Anime Destiny hosted by my uni's anime club. It's just one day but it's so fun to see all the students from my uni again and chat with everyone :) If you're in the area, come by and hang out! These small cons are great since it's not busy or crowded, I have lots of time to chat :D
City of Fog

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Something different from my usual stuff. Now I'm testing out different photoshop brushes for painting environments instead of just portraits. I learned so it much and it both fun and challenging. 
This is inspired by the various photos by Nicholas Steinberg and Shain Blum of the San Francisco fog. I've been wanting to get some fog photos myself for a long time but alas I can't control the weather ;_;

In Your Twilight by yuumei Over and Under by yuumei Dream Big! by yuumei Boundless by yuumei Before I Grow Up by yuumei
Brush Test 4

Doing more photoshop brush tests and semi photostudies to expand my skill set :) I'm so used to anime art in SAI that it's a challenge to do more realistic stuff. 

HD file and video process on will be part of October rewards :)

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Brush Tests 3 by yuumei I by yuumei Breathe by yuumei Black Stars by yuumei Out of My Mind by yuumei
Happy Families are all Alike

Edit: apparently many people don't get the quote from the book. It's not about happy families being bad (who even thinks that?) it's about how hard it is to be a happy family because everyone in the family must be good to be a happy family, but unhappy families are easy because it only takes one bad family member to become unhappy (like an alcoholic dad or a narcissistic mom, etc). This is actually a general concept applied to many aspects of life and society.

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Been doing a lot of Photoshop practices lately but it's always nice to paint in SAI again. I really enjoy switching between styles :)

The quote on the shirt says "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." It's from the book Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

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Drowning Me by yuumei I by yuumei Breathe by yuumei Black Stars by yuumei Out of My Mind by yuumei
Bread Bros Adventures - Part 1

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My SO and I were playing around with some stuffed animals and accidentallied a whole comic universe. The Bread Bros Adventures! With Professor Corgs and Doctor Shibs of Cornbread University. They were just ordinary doggos when they ate a radioactive weed cookie and got baked…into bread. Thus began their adventures as superheros… of science!

What could have caused all those holes? Find out in the next Bread Bros Adventures! (Future chapters will be updated on )

Special thanks to thousandskies who designed the Super Fluffy Corgi and Shiba plushies that inspired this comic joke.

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Lead me to Night by yuumei In This Moment by yuumei Petals Fall by yuumei My Inner Sanctuary by yuumei Mr.SuicideSheep Commission by yuumei
Mr.SuicideSheep Commission

I don't normally do commissions but MrSuicideSheep on Youtube wanted something to celebrate their 10 mil subscriber, and since I always listen to their channel when I draw, it was only fitting. They wanted something with the themes of music, sky, and reflections :)

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Lead me to Night by yuumei In This Moment by yuumei Storm Inside by yuumei Petals Fall by yuumei My Inner Sanctuary by yuumei


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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S-D-J Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
So proud ;D Good job!
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