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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 

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It's time for Fanime! :D

Journal Entry: Wed May 20, 2015, 10:39 AM






Hi everyone! Thank you all so much for the amazing birthday wishes and gifts! <3 It's been a crazy year for me working on the Axent Wear cat ear headphones that I designed, and learning to deal with the unpleasant business side of things (my co-founder has been impossible to work with). Because of all that, I haven't been able work on my comics or draw as much as I used to. However, I'll be back into full swing soon with new comic updates and lots more art and tutorials. I've also been meaning to livestream for a long time now :)

With that said, I'm super exited to see all of my friends again and to make new friends at Fanime this year! :w00t:  I'll be there for the entire con from May 22-25 in the San Jose Convention Center. As usual, I'll be in the Artist Alley (table 623) with prints and more! Feel free to come by and hang out! :D










Eyes Unclouded by yuumei
Eyes Unclouded
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"To see with eyes unclouded by hate."


What I love the most about Princess Mononoke is that despite the ever growing conflict between man and nature, the story is an ultimate message of peace and hope. We should all grow and prosper together instead of fight against each other. 
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Again, in case anyone missed it last time, I'll be at Fanime this May 22-25 in the San Jose Convention Center. As usual, I'll be in the Artist Alley (table 623) with prints :D I hope to see you there!

Connection by yuumeiCoexistence by yuumeiRe-Imagine by yuumei1000 W0RDS by yuumeiKnite: Chapter 1 by yuumei
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Reflection by yuumei
Reflection
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When I was working on Before I Grow Up, my original intention was for it to be an environmental piece but the composition didn't work out so I redrew it in this version.

Months ago I was walking down the street after it had just rained and saw the reflection of the city in the puddles. The way it glimmered looked like fresh paint and made me wonder what it would be like to repaint the reflection of a city. What would I change? What would the future generations wish we had changed?

In other news, I'll be at Fanime this May 22-25 in the San Jose Convention Center. As usual, I'll be in the Artist Alley (table 623) with prints :) I hope to see you there!


Before I Grow Up by yuumeiRe-Imagine by yuumeiGuilty by yuumeiCountdown by yuumeiKnite: Chapter 1 by yuumei
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Above the Lights by yuumei
Above the Lights
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The urban jungle that never sleeps. Bright city lights masquerade as the stars above. A reflection of humanity. A testament to our hubris.

There's a comforting warmth to know that in the ruthless growth of society, you are nothing and yet the sky is within your reach.

Inspired by this photo series iaredesu.tumblr.com/post/54906…

Field of Dreams by yuumeiBefore I Grow Up by yuumeiThese Lies by yuumeiCoexistence by yuumeiRe-Imagine by yuumei
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It's time for Fanime! :D

Journal Entry: Wed May 20, 2015, 10:39 AM






Hi everyone! Thank you all so much for the amazing birthday wishes and gifts! <3 It's been a crazy year for me working on the Axent Wear cat ear headphones that I designed, and learning to deal with the unpleasant business side of things (my co-founder has been impossible to work with). Because of all that, I haven't been able work on my comics or draw as much as I used to. However, I'll be back into full swing soon with new comic updates and lots more art and tutorials. I've also been meaning to livestream for a long time now :)

With that said, I'm super exited to see all of my friends again and to make new friends at Fanime this year! :w00t:  I'll be there for the entire con from May 22-25 in the San Jose Convention Center. As usual, I'll be in the Artist Alley (table 623) with prints and more! Feel free to come by and hang out! :D










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Wenqing Yan
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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.
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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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RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Your eye for lighting is incredible and shows up in every image you make.
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milovanf Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
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Black-Card Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I sometimes wonder if you would have been a fan of Nakoruru.  Hmmm...
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Nitrinoxus Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely brilliant artwork! Keep up the amazing work!
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justanotherbrowse Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist
You are a very talented artist.  More than that, though, your work has touched me at the very core of my being.  I, too, went to UC Berkeley.  I majored in Architecture, and I lived in the Casa Zimbabwe student co-operative housing on the north side of campus for three of those four years.  Some of my own artwork might still be on the walls of the stairwell, I'm not sure because I haven't been back in a while to check.  I chose Berkeley over a few other schools I was considering because I wanted to learn to use my work, both professionally and personally, to help our wounded planet.  I wanted to restore some kind of sense in the human condition.  I thought I could do that as an architect.  Somehow along the way I became distracted, and made allowances and compromises.  I've often wondered if I made one too many.  Now I am back in the California Central Valley where I grew up.  It's been over ten years since I was at Berkeley and I feel like there is so much I've lost and had to accept.  Even though my work today involves advocating for environmental justice and promoting awareness of sustainable practices, I still drive at least 20 miles a day round trip alone in my car just to get to work.  I never even wanted to drive, ever, and it sickens me at heart to know I am part of the problem.  I want to do something in my own life, to live and breathe the way your subjects in your paintings do, but feel powerless to do so.  Anyway, I was just hoping to connect with a kindred spirit.  Keep up the good work and thank you for reminding me of who I used to be, and who I really am inside.
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Mira071198 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy late birthday!! :heart:

Can I ask something? I've been wondering when you would continue your Knites comics... It's been a very long time since you last updated it... :floating:
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CosmosMoon1308 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
wow i liked your work is very interesant 
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tome7 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please come to Anime North! I need your prints!
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Entrivax Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Party Happy late birthday! Party
cake birthday cake birthday cake cake
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