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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 

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Boundless by yuumei

From the depth of the ocean
To the limitless sky
Open a book, open your mind
This world is boundless
So let your imagination fly


Happy almost Thanksgiving, everyone!

I grew up in a small apartment in China and was raised by my grandparents. When I'm not studying or doing homework, I would go into the office/storage room where all the books are kept and flip through all the books about animals. The photos and illustrations of all the different species always fascinated me and inspired me to learn, understand, and draw the world around me. It gave me a glimpse beyond the rundown apartments and the grey skies of China that I grew up in. Even though the storage room was no bigger than a bathroom, with those books, the walls opened up and the world became boundless.

The Sky Beneath My Feet by yuumeiRe-Imagine by yuumeiSaid the Stars by yuumeiBefore I Grow Up by yuumeiWith You by yuumei
The Sky Beneath My Feet by yuumei
The Sky Beneath My Feet


It's the rainy season again~

I always loved the reflection of the sky against the wet pavement. It feels so nostalgic for some reason.

Re-Imagine by yuumeiSaid the Stars by yuumeiBefore I Grow Up by yuumeiWith You by yuumeiField of Dreams by yuumei

Fisheye Placebo: Ch1- Part 4 by yuumei
Fisheye Placebo: Ch1- Part 4

:star: The image is very big! It may take a while to load, and sometimes you need to refresh it or download it instead.

If you're not familiar with the story, please read the Fisheye Placebo: Intro first. 

The new character is Cocoa! :D I modeled their art studio after what my own dream art studio would look like, part greenhouse and filled with weird and quirky things :p

What could be in those shredded paper? How are they going to piece them all together? Find out next time!

In other news, I am looking into getting a Patreon account in the near future to help fund this comic. I'm very busy with lots of projects, and the intense amount of drawing I did at the beginning of working on Fisheye Placebo actually caused me permanent hand damage. Now my right hand hurts a lot if I'm drawing for too long (even though I take breaks and do hand exercises), and the nails on my right hand are perpetually deformed from constantly gripping a pen (I went to 3 doctors about this and none of them could help) Hopefully with more support on Patreon, I'll be able to afford a helper to lessen the load on my hand. 

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Alone Among the Lights (Tutorial Video linked) by yuumeiRise - Night Version by yuumeiFisheye Placebo: Cypherpunks by yuumeiUnderground by yuumeiFisheye Placebo: Solo for the Self by yuumeiAll City by yuumei

Sakura Freckles (Speedpaint Video linked) by yuumei
Sakura Freckles (Speedpaint Video linked)

Since I wasn't able to record my last drawing with the star freckles, I did another speed paint with sakura freckles :D You can view the speed paint here

Quite a few people have told me since posting these freckle drawings that they get made fun of a lot for their freckles. Well, freckles are beautiful and don't let anyone else tell you otherwise! They're just jealous that they don't have stars or flowers on their faces ;)

1 hour speedpaint in SAI and Photoshop.

Sprinkles of Stars by yuumeiWhat It Takes To Fly by yuumeiAutum Breeze by yuumeiEyes Unclouded by yuumeiEverything will be Okay by yuumei
Hey everyone! :D

I've always wanted to do more tutorials to give back to the art community, but have been too busy in the past. Now I finally have some time and I've been uploading tutorial videos and speedpaint recordings to my Youtube channel! 

Here are some of the ones I've done so far~

Hey everyone! :D

I've always wanted to do more tutorials to give back to the art community, but have been too busy in the past. Now I finally have some time and I've been uploading tutorial videos and speedpaint recordings to my Youtube channel! 

Here are some of the ones I've done so far~


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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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daviddona Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
The blog is good enough, keep up writing such type of posts. driving lessons
callie7712 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
There are no words to describe your art. The meanings behind each and every piece touch my heart, along with the stories behind them. Your artwork makes a thousand statements, each one of them true. Your works reach out to the hearts of so, so many people. You truly are a wonder, and someone to aspire to be like.
Zalesh Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
Woah, I am following you for some time now on DA....your pictures are always so colorfull and lively...I just love them....and Fisheye Placebo is also awesome :O

If you publish some illustrated book or similar art collection and there is any chance I can import it to Germany, I will definitely buy it :D

Keep up your awesome work!!!
LadyChiiElda Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
OW!!! Spectacular arts!!! D:
I Love it!!!
XxBGamerxX Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HII!!I love your art!!! Its have so much feeling in it and it inspired me a lot!!
tORN-eNFyS Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend has the cat eared headphones you made~ it is amazing!!!
Eloise7783 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Hi Yuumei,
I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your work and I was  wondering if you wanted to do an art swap with me? Feel free to check out my page before you decide but some of it isn't very good. It's okay if you say no I was just wondering, 
thank you for your time ^_^
Eloise :3
Megumichan13 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Hey. I read Fisheye Placebo. I like the fact that you colored every page. It must've took a long time. ^_^ I won't watch you bc you have a lot of watchers. Bye.

~ :iconmegumichan13:
TheGoldenPoet Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
To see someone who opens their very mind in their art, is madly beautiful.
For someone only able to observe, your creations are nothing but unforgetable.
For most may never understand someone totally, but it is yet enough that you inspire.
As a mere leaf in the wind, i will still give some words that will be forgotten.
SpongyBoy17 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Thanksgiving!!!:D
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