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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.

After forever, my online shop is finally ready! :D Come check it out at :star: :star:

All prints are $15 for a single print, or $25 for 2, or $10 each for orders of 3 or more prints :D and we do international shipping~

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Wip by yuumei
Work in progress update! :D

I've been busy preparing to move to a new place the past few weeks so sorry I've been kind of MIA. I still haven't moved yet so updates will continue to be a bit slow until then.
New Prints For Sale by yuumei
Hey guys! :D All the new prints I did in the last few months is now for sale at site's shop! Please check it out and support my work!

As a 2017 New Year's resolution, I plan donating 10% of all shop profits to charities :) The Thanksgiving charity sale last year raised $5,500 for various environmental and net neutrality charities, and I want to keep the good vibes going!

Thank you all for the amazing kindness over the years, I couldn't be a full time artist without your support <3

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Glass Flute Wip2 by yuumeiWork in progress of my next piece in the instruments series :) This time it's a glass flute, and unlike all the other times, I actually know how to play this one.

Untitled-1 by yuumeiWork in progress of glass piano piece. I plan on putting fish and flowers in it :3

Maybe I just draw things that I wish I could have lol

Sac Anime by yuumei
Hey guys! How's everyone this new year? :D I just got back from holiday vacation and excited to share some drone photos and videos with you all. But before I have time to edit them, Sac Anime is coming up this Friday and weekend so I'll be busy there.

If you're in the area, come by and hang out! Come chat and share your 2016 stories, or your 2017 aspirations :) My table is in the Artist Alley at A13. The con is held at the Sacramento Convention Center. Hope to see you there!

15631308 10211742448502008 565825390 O by yuumeiThe Thanksgiving Charity Sale was an amazing success! We raised a total of $5,500 thanks to everyone's support!

We actually got way more orders than expected which is why it took so long to process everything. All of the charities seen here are either personal picks or through everyone's suggestions. I made a huge list of all the charities, did some research for each to make sure they are legitimate and have a Charity Navigator rating of at least 90 points/4 stars. All donation receipts are posted in the album as proof :)

Special thanks to my wonderful assistant, Kat, who stayed up past 1am many nights to pack and ship the unexpectedly high number of orders. This charity sale couldn't have happened without her amazing help! Thank you, Kat!

Last but not least, thank you all for the tremendous support, not just for this charity sale, but throughout the years. I wouldn't be the artist I am today without you all! <3 Thank you again for everything!!!

350 by yuumei African Wildlife Foundation by yuumei Amazon Conservation Association by yuumei American Bird Conservancy by yuumei Audubon by yuumei Big Cat Rescue by yuumei WildAid by yuumei Ocean Conservancy by yuumei Galapagos Conservancy by yuumei Eff by yuumei Center for Biological diversity by yuumei Cdt by yuumei

Hi everyone! In my past tutorials, I showed how to paint over 3D models to speed up the drawing process (for artists who hurt their hands or just want to put out more art in a shorter period of time for comics). In this tutorial, I'm using a photo base instead of a 3D render.

The differences are it's harder to control the lighting in a photo (hence the extra editing in Lightroom), and it's harder to extract lineart. in 3D you can just render the lineart, but photos can't do that. I mentioned the Filter Forge plugin in this video which I used for making the background look painted, although not demonstrated in this video, Filter Forge also has lineart extraction filters. I'll probably be showing the lineart feature in the future :)

I'm thinking of doing short narrated videos of specific techniques in the future, so stay tuned! (I need to work up the courage to record my own voice lol)

You can see the full finished painting here…

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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Dimeolas7 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
beautifull work, best of luck to ya...will be enjoying your work.
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vionixscorpion Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artwork very inspirating :D
jmtacda Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Shadowslayer601 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! your art is awesome! 
Hatawai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Just... Wow!!! Beautiful.
DiegoIbanez Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
I really love your work! is awesome!
SpongyBoy17 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Valentine Day!!!:D
MyuIlliegon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  New Deviant
I love your wonderful work ! It leads us into a magic world, your world, in which I feel like at home. Just amazing !
Yasha-Obata Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, someone is stealing your amazing work here :…
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