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2012 Comic-Con panel by yuumei 2012 Comic-Con panel by yuumei

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I am back from Comic-Con!!! :D A giant thanks to dA for inviting me to present the panels :hug:

I know a lot of people couldn't make it simply because of the distance, cost, and the fact that tickets sold out a long time ago so here is all the slides that I presented at my panel :)

Up next! I will be making a 3D background tutorial :D expect to see it in the next few days or sooner~

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Thewolfmoon10 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Every time I think what I do is not enough, I come here and read this over and over again. I'm 16 and when I show any draw for my family, they just ignore it, so I WANT to grow up and show what I got for the world and You always help. Thanks <33
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Neketti Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student General Artist
This world would be a sad place without you Yuumei, you've served as my inspiration as long as I could possibly remember. You inspire others to reach their dreams even though it seems like a fantasy. Sadly I'm being sent off to med school ;n; And once I get sucked into the medical field, I'll be too busy to enjoy art...probably never touching my tablet again. But for the last year of my freedom, I'm glad I had such a wonderful inspiration that continues to share her love and talents with the world around her.
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xxNamonaixx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The "I want to inspire as others have inspired me" part made me cry.

It's exactly the same thing that I want to accomplish (though I have to practice a lot more in future). And you, already accoplished that. Probably not everyone gets inspired by you. But I am ^^
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Lil-Drea Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I need to read this every time I feel like there's no hope, this makes me really happy and get me to know that there are always really nice people on dA. Make me feel more motivated too :D 
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EmpressButtTouch Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me happy.~
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ipanaju Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Love how people make it on dA :--)

Still, the reality's very different...I think some people make it because they have visions and real talent (like you have) but there's also some people who become 'famous' all because of luck, and the people who actually have talent stay unknown. Really harsh to say it like that, but I've noticed a lot of this lately....

I've been on dA since I was 12 (now I'm turning 18) and I have still stayed unknown. Maybe because I lack of talent, or I haven't found the right concept yet. Sometimes I just feel like giving up....I would love to become a comic artist, but I feel like nowadays if you even want to get yourself a publisher, you have to be already known in the internet or something....: D
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YummySprinkeLollipop Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student
I truly love your art work so much and the stories you share! I hope to inspire my artist friend and encourage her to put more of her art work out there and be less afraid. I dont know, it may be weird, but if you are willing to give her a shout she could use it! She's a super awesome person but can be shy and very insecure about her art and I want her to make some more friends in the art community who can help her and just be encouraging to her as artists themselves = ) Just let me know if you are.

And Even if you don't, this was awesome to read and I am going to show her this tomorrow! = ) Thank u soooo much for sharing this.
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Tatsuhime6 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, reading this, makes me feel so motivated!
Thanks for posting this :)
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Moisel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
I feel like I'm parroting everybody else, but it really is inspiring. Thanks for sharing! (And I love your work, by the way ;) )
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ChihiroInWonderland Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really inspiring! Could you please, please make an art improvement meme? ♥
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mikage07 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014

this is so inspiring..

i really want to become better at these stuffs and earn and something like that.. good for you who started at early age..
im just starting now learning stuffs and such.. well too old now i guess and nothins happening to me *kills self..

but after reading this.. maybe.. just maybe.. i can be like you and my fave artists here and out of DA.. thanks for the tutorials and WOWs words of wisdom thingies..

 

hope to see more of your works and stuffs ^^

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Technousagi99 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...
Thanks for existing, you just gave me and a lot of people hopes to stay drawing and follow our dreams.
You are the most wonderfull artist and person I've ever seen....
*hopes on humanity back*
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ZaiSeChie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now, you have become the inspiration itself. Thanks a lot yuumei..
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robert2715 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist
everytime i can i read this because it gives me the inspiration i need to keep trying thankyou yuumei
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Jincks Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013   Digital Artist
You're such an inspiration to me! <3
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GurasuGrace Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm moved by your spirit for your life journey especially on keeping your talent...sometimes I feel somekind of upset with my art because it's not improving,but when I look at this posting....I realized we need to be PATIENT...well..thankyou very much! QwQ
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Tsamato Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Being an artist has been a big dream of mine for a while, and you're one of my biggest inspirations. Your art always inspires me to keep moving forward with mine, you know? Thank you ^-^
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Nyxxia Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've basically given up on drawing, but you are immensely inspiring me to draw more. Seriously. One day, I would love to become an amazing person like you.
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crystal-ash Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my Waaaah! (cries of happiness)  I'M FEEL SO DIFFERENT NOW... I'm really glad you made this! (Although comment this may not seem like much) This really inspired me and set me on the right path. :D
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KA-KeitorinArtist Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I really want to compare your 13 year old drawing of yugi to mine now.
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NoranB Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, you are such an inspiration for me. Being an artist is not my dream, and I don't plan on taking it further, but it's so great how you've achieved your dreams despite your parents' disagreement. I love your works and how they convey so much emotion.. you're just awesome, period. 
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K-Masune Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How about the use of virtual water, while others suffer from thirst?
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clockworkscar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that was very inspiring advice!  thank you so much!!!
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Ahl-Vah-Roh Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
So inspiring. Thank you very much.
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Slipmaskin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very good advice. I bet many already knew that to get noticed one can only just keep drawing and get better, but it's still good to hear it from someone who inspires you like this.
You are a great inspiration for me. You make me want to continue improve and move forward, even though it feels tough and hopeless sometimes.
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Livaly Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I have a question...how can I choose the right prizes for my pictures?
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MomotaroChan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Really inspiring! :D :iconhugplz:
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Sasha-He Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
又学到不少!好爱你的作品!!!LOVE U !!
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SkipStep Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Congratulations on your achievement! really!
i'm a fan. you're an inspiration for sure!
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go234 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I so wish I was as astounding as you your so inspirational someday I hope to be like you and as awsome as you XD (never going to happen) your like my idol Right now I'm one of those bored 12 year olds :p well 13 I love your work :D
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REPLOID Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
really thanks! you did just inspired me to don't give up on art~♥
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Mischy-Renee Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
One day when I am not broke I will buy things TTvTT
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GrimTales29 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be an Artist. Thank you Yuumei, i love you :)
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Not-a-Conspiracy Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing.
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M-F-Munoz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! This is very helpful and it's obvious this took you a lot of time. I, myself, cannot attend your gatherings because of the distance, and the cost (and the visa). But, even if this account of mine is a new one, I've been in DA for quite some time, and you're a true reference. It's always nice to read your opinions about Art, as well as your stories... I thank you for showing us a bit more about yourself. It is, indeed, very helpful.

Cheers!
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Akyll Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you.
After reading all off your word, I got little more inspired to actually begin to draw again after 5, maybe 6 years with art block.
I have been a big fan of yours for ages, and I remember when you posted 1000 word. I can't relate to that story, but I cried like a river. Because you put so much feeling in all of your creations that touch people deep down.
Keep up the good work!
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Kewarii Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At the first look, I was like : oh my gosh so much text I'm too lazy to read this...
but then I started and I'm happy I read everything :) it's great to see, that even someone like you, who is now famouse and successfull , started like everyone on DA, as a 12-year-old jerk :D
your text cheers me on to practice more, so eventually I maybe will become a great artist, too :)
I have to say, thank you and I'm looking forward to see more of your great art :3
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Neko-Baka-Olush Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Aww ... this is ... I have no words ... I will just add it to favorites ;D
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didn't finish reading this ,but I reached a point where I have to comment and ask :

Your 16-years-old drawings are way better than mine ,I'm 28 ,and to be honest ,I only started drawing anime style about 5 or 6 years ago . When I see talented young artists like you ,I can't prevent myself from thinking , Am I too late to improve ?

I don't intend to use art as a profession ,I'm already a dentist ,I just want to learn how to draw the things like I see them in my head . I keep feel that my talent is failing me ,and start to question if I have wasted my life and maybe I should have practiced drawing more sooner .

Do you have any advice that can help me ?
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Leonardoby Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
In art age doesn't matter.
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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mahotsukai-kawaii Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow! That is so helpful and inspiring! :iconheavenlyplz: Great work! :icongreatjobplz:
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TaraHands Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artist
YEAH!!!!!!!! Ill remeber this and pass along this link for all the young arts I know TTuTT
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RabiesGirl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... you truly are an inspiration ;A;
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Oblights Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yuumei, this...

This is so very inspiring.

I'm quite sure I'll have to reread it a few times to really take everything from it, but I'm almost in tears. Happy tears, though, the kind that make you want to just leap out into the world and experience all the joy it has to offer.

There is so much good advice here, and as someone who just started learning to draw I feel...empowered. Inspired, when I normally feel daunted by all the hard work I need to do to get to your level of success.

Thank you so much for putting up these slides (though I do wish it was a bit bigger so I could print it and put it on my wall), and I wish you all the best in a long and continually successful career as an artist.

And MOST of all, THANK YOU FOR NOT LISTENING TO YOUR PARENTS. Half the reason I'm only -starting- to draw at 19 is because I -did- listen to them, with nothing to show for it now but some relatively okay grades.

You're a role model and an inspiration. Never stop being you.
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OmgIsJenn Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Yuumei-- THIS! holy i have to show this to one of my friend!
she tempts to be so negative about being a freelance and always falls into unnecessary conclusions! i am so gonna make her read this >I
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HetaliaUchiha Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yuumei you are the best artist ive ever seen. (in my opinion) and you greatly inspire me. the beauty of your art astonishes me and i can only hope one day to be as good as you
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WitchOfStories Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all the memes you put in this! Hahah!!
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T3RII Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very inspiring! I thank you truly for this Yuumei!
This made me more determined to do better!
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Chocolate-Domino Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
We all just have to thank you for sharing your so encouraging words.
Thank you so much for your help and kindness.
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