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About Varied / Professional Senior Member Wenqing YanFemale/United States Groups :iconknite-fliers: Knite-Fliers
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Going to Anime Expo! I'll be in the Artist Alley at table A/B 37-38. See you there! :D 

4,648 deviants said I never get to go anywhere Q_Q
1,563 deviants said Did you know....deer have no gall bladders.
583 deviants said Yaaaay see ya! :w00t:
123 deviants said I'll see you at Comic Con instead!
65 deviants said I can't go but I'll see you at J-Pop Summit! :D

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Prism Eyes by yuumei
Prism Eyes


Look through me
You can't hide
And I'll divide 
You into your
True colors

What It Takes To Fly by yuumeiThese Lies by yuumeiDread by yuumeiSaid the Stars by yuumeiEyes Unclouded by yuumei


Kraken Con is tomorrow! See you on the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda, CA :D

Gonna be on a ship! Wheeeeeeeeee~~~

Kraken Con by yuumei
What It Takes To Fly by yuumei
What It Takes To Fly


Hopes and Dreams
Lift me up
The weight of Reality
Keeps me down

The Sacrifices
I’m willing to make
Of Myself, of Others

This Hubris
A Selfish plight
An Endless flight
And I will learn
What it takes to fly

A new interpretation of one of my old drawings of the same title from 6 years ago.

I’ll also be at Kraken Con this Saturday 9/26/2015 in the dealers hall! This time Kraken Con is going be to hosted on a ship! I’m so excited to see everyone there!   

In other news, check out my new website at It’s still under construction with many pages missing, but it’s a start!

Re-Imagine by yuumeiGuilty by yuumeiCountdown by yuumeiThese Lies by yuumeiDread by yuumei

I suck at cooking so I can't make the food of my dreams, but I can still draw the food of my dreams.What If Cookie by yuumei

Work Progress Video!

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 23, 2015, 5:14 PM

My very first test video for recording my work progress! :D This is just a sketchy speed paint for testing purposes, but in the future I plan on recording lots of my painting processes. Please let me know what you guys would like to see added in the videos, I can try audio narration of the techniques I'm using, or have captioned tutorial explanations :)


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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.

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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yoosshi Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you going to Sacanime winter?
QFiana Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
FrenchToastMonster Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Digital Artist
How do i become a Yuumei?
hitstun Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hey, your Maid-en-China Tumblr got hacked. Some jerk removed all the art and uploaded NSFW photos there instead. I hate to see that happen to a cool artist, so please report your site hacked and get it back.
xshadyloverx Featured By Owner 1 day ago

this person traced and colored your art without your permission and i wanted to let you know this had happened.
that-navajo-indian Featured By Owner 1 day ago
You are an inspiration.
Kettin Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant get over how beautiful and smooth all your artwork is. You have such great talent and are very inspiring.
BlueWolfOnProzac Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
Or did you do it on purpose yourself?? Many details about you make me believe you're trying with subtlelty to destroy the work and reputation of great artists such as Yuumei... I'll be watching you from now on, and I must say that your nasty avatar is no good omen !!
BlueWolfOnProzac Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
Hey, your site has been hacked too !! How horrible ! Please do something... instead of finding love, I find only horribly greenish druggies !!
XBleuberryx Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I have likely said this before...but you've been an inspiration for many years for me and I hope you realize how deeply you've affected so many people. 

((coughs coughs is writing scholarship essay about people who influenced me coughs coughs))
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