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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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Floating Books2 by yuumei

Been so busy with various things I haven't had time to draw but there's 3 different work in progress pictures at the same time orz. Here's another one, hopefully I'll be able to finish this and the others soon.

#books #floating #reddress #floatingbooks #booktower #anime #painting #illustration #art #digitalart #digitalpainting #yuumei

Knite masks by yuumeiSmog mask designs for my upcoming reboot of Knite! :D My team has been working hard the past year on Knite and Fisheye Placebo. We're super close to finishing up all the 3D models for the big release of new comic chapters. 

For those who missed the news, years ago I hurt my hand from drawing too much, which is why my comics went on hiatus. I decided to hire a team of 3D artists to help me make models of the characters and backgrounds so that I can quickly paint over them to use in my comic. 

These characters are all 3D models made by the super talented SOZOMAIKA which I then painted over to make them look more natural. There are lots of other talented members of my team working on various other aspects of the story, such as clothing, backgrounds, rigging, rendering, etc. I'm super excited to introduce the full team to everyone soon with new teasers as well! 

#Knite #webcomic #webtoons #anime #masks #painting #illustration #art #digitalart #digitalpainting #yuumei #drawing
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Been so busy with conventions and stuff that I haven't had time to draw. I'll be at the SF Cherry Blossom Festival again this weekend in the Japan Town mall next to Kinokuniya. 

I was able to squeeze in a quick wip of Howl's Moving Castle. Hopefully I can finish this and my other wip soon. I also want to start up on my Knite and Fisheye Placebo comics too. 

#howl'smovingcastle #howl #miyazaki #ghibli #crow #raven #whitehair #anime #painting #illustration #art #digitalart #digitalpainting #yuumei
Announcement by yuumeiHi everyone! I'm excited to be back at the annual San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend April 8-9th, and also next weekend on April 15-16th. I'll in the SF Japan Town mall, right outside the Kinokuniya Book Store. I'm not sure which floor I'll be on yet, but there's only 2 floors so I'll be either upstairs or down stairs. I wasn't able to attend last year so I'm super excited to be back this year :D Can't wait to see all my friends again!

In other news, my awesome assistant, Kat, will be selling my art for me at Anime Matsuri this same weekend in Texas. I'm not able to make it myself due to the scheduling conflict with Cherry Blossom Festival, but I will do my best to visit next year. Please stop by our dealer's booth at 1819 to say hi! She's super friendly and would love to geek out about anime with everyone :D 

Cocoa Test by yuumei
Did a quick paint over test of Maika's model of my Fisheye Placebo character. Also trying out some new brushes to get ready for making the comic again :D 
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New work in progress! :D I just moved to a new live-work loft with double ceiling windows. All the glass and light made me dream of a house of glass. (I used a sketchup 3D Warehouse model of Escher's designs)

And for those who missed my last announcement, I'll be at AOD this weekend in the artist alley table A04. Hope to see you there! :D

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Hey everyone! I just moved into my new place and I'm almost done unpacking. I'll be able to get back to drawing soon!

In other news, I'll be at Anime on Display (AOD) this weekend at the Santa Clara Marriott. Come hang out and chat with me in the artist alley at table A04! :D

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Stolen artwork from lots of artists are being sold by Spirited Away Fans fb page… Here they talk about how their members find artist drawings from Google to sell on Teechip. There's lots of other artists who are victims, please help stop them by reporting them and alerting the artists who had their work stolen.
Petals Fall

Petals fall

With every motion
Taking all
Of my emotion

Carried away
By the breeze
Maybe someday
I'll be at ease

Finally finished my glass flute painting. I'm in the midst of busy moving so there won't be much for a while. After the move I'm excited to start on Fisheye Placebo and Knite again, as well as continuing the glass instrument series (I think I will do drums next).

I also aim to get a laser cutter and 3D printer to explore art in different mediums. I love digital, but it's nice to work with something tangible as well :)

My Inner Sanctuary by yuumei Infinite Melody by yuumei Lost Me by yuumei At The Crossroads by yuumei Take in the Sky by yuumei
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.

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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khayas Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist
your gallery is amazing and beautiful
love your art...:)
Khaizmin Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
A huge thanks because of the llama you gave me.
JNerd300 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
I have a question for you how do you develop your own style? Well I've have been experimenting with different styles but I don't really what I should do. My friends, my sister, and I are planning to work on comics (Like Marvel and DC) and I want to create my own signature style any tips?
ChungKeePanda Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Please continue to be the amazing artist that you are , but do take care of yourself. Hope your hand heals and we love you <3 
kataangerlove Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
Keep it up
IAm2 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
Hi Yuumei. Nice!
SenaGosac Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Student Artist
You haven't uploaded in a long time...everything ok?
AnonymousKappaWizard Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artwork is so powerful and inspiring and makes me feel things. Thank you for doing what you do!
Andres256 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Check out my new drawings please.
:) This site is sick!
LegendaryNayla Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Your work is SO awesome. Goodness, you do so well in your style. <3 I love it. :D
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