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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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It's sad to see websites like 
BuzzFeed skip over any sort of fact checking before spouting their bullshit about Ariana designing the cat ear headphones. She didn't, I did, but I guess making sure they got that right is not as important as talking about dick bicycles.
At The Crossroads by yuumei
At The Crossroads

I haven’t been posting much lately because I am traveling/working in Japan at the moment! :D I’m still working with my team to make Fisheye Placebo and the new Knite, but at the same time exploring new techniques and a new country.

I was inspired by Makoto Shinkai’s beautiful work, and how he uses photography as a base for his paintings. So for this one, my bf took a photo of a crossroad in Japan which I was able to use as a base to paint over. I’m still fine tuning this technique and I’ll make a tutorial for it in the future :D

Better Tomorrow by yuumeiFeel and Conquer by yuumeiIn Your Memeory by yuumeiThe Sky Beneath My Feet by yuumeiBoundless by yuumei

Check out the amazing voice over of Fisheye Placebo by the talented people at Visual Raid! :D
In Your Memeory by yuumei
In Your Memeory

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Tribute to my best friend. You were always there for me, through sunshine and rain. When my dysfunctional family was crumbling down, when I was bullied in school, when the entire world seemed so bleak, you wagged your tail and smiled at me. And suddenly everything was going to be okay. 

We dug giant holes in the backyard, filled it with water, jumped in and covered ourselves in mud. The best days were when we got to go to your favorite lake. You really loved to roll in duck poop and dead fish. I held you in my lap even when you smelled like rotten fish. I had to shampoo you twice and it was all so much fun. 

With each divorce and remarriage, we had to move and give you away when the new place didn't allow dogs. But somehow you always made it back to me. When emotional trauma gave me amnesia for one year, I couldn't remember the people in my life but I remember you. If my mom had gone through with the suicide, I would have been okay because I had you. 

I grew up and you grew old. Now I'm old enough to be okay on my own, and it was thanks to you. I'll always miss you. Thank you for the 17 years of unconditional love. 

Better Tomorrow by yuumeiFeel and Conquer by yuumeiRe-Imagine by yuumeiThe Sky Beneath My Feet by yuumeiBoundless 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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EraVulgus Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
One of your artworks is my pc's wallpaper! I had to "virtually" meet the artist behind it! Glad I found you, thanks for being who you are!
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Hanami-chan123 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Student
Watch for you! Your art gallery is very interesting place to visit! <3
nobodyimportant0 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Do you plan on doing Cloud tutorial part 3 soon?
Yanie-Twirl Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate the fact that people are taking up for Ariana, knowing damn well that she stole your idea. It's not a coincidence that she happen to make those. She is just unoriginal.
wakusei007 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
I <3 your Art (:
bdarling007 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
OMG amazing work you did..totally in love with your art..thank you..keep going..ATB
SqueakyTachibana Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know it wasn't your intention and was probably in heat of the moment, but in calling out Buzzfeed's error, you unintentionally made the same mistake Buzzfeed did, misinformation(or moreso not enough information). Ariana Grande never claimed to have designed the headphones in any articles I've seen. Many claim she did, but there is no direct quote from her saying this. Even Brookstone says its a collaboration. You might need to clear up that Ariana Grande never claimed the design because now a tons of your followers are attacking her on social media, which isn't exactly fair either.

I did find the earliest article of the incident and you are mentioned. Again, it is most likely that Buzzfeed read two lines and made a clickbait article, but there is at least one article that gives you credit for the design.…
Meiwk Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Student General Artist
that ariana bitch is saying she designed your headphones I hope you know already
WeBirdy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you already know about "ariana grande's cat-eared headphones"... it's frustrating especially because your axent wear came in first !!
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