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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~

Shop Ad 1 by yuumei
Ax 03 by yuumei



I rarely draw fanart, and even more rare for shows that I don't watch. But I've seen a lot of cool fanart for the Houseki no Kuni series, and was really inspired by the interesting character designs. The characters are gems and they shatter and refract light through their crystal hair.

Lead me to Night by yuumei
In This Moment by yuumei Storm Inside by yuumei Petals Fall by yuumei My Inner Sanctuary by yuumei
Untitled-2 by yuumei
I'm excited to go to New York for the first time in my life! I'll be at Anime NYC this November 17-19 in the artist alley, table G4. Can't wait to see you there!

I heard there are giant soup dumplings in NY that you drink with a straw. This is what I need in life. Anyone living in NY have suggestions for a tourist like me? XD

Checkout this awesome song for Fisheye Placebo made by Neotokio3! They're also donating 50% of the song's proceeds to the EFF which helps fight for internet freedom! :D…

Instagram by yuumei
It's time for one of my favorite cons of the year! It's a tiny convention hosted by the UC Berkeley Anime club. I'm totally biased because I'm a Berkeley alumni and I really miss campus hahaha. Since it's such a small con, it's great for chatting and hanging out, I look forward to meeting new students and making new friends! :D

Knite Reboot Gif Promo

A gif preview of the new Knite reboot :D

Special thanks to my amazing team who has been helping me through out the past 2 years, making the various assets that will be used in the upcoming chapters :)

And rest assured that Fisheye Placebo is being worked on as well, it's just taking longer because it's a more complicated story. 

Knite: New Begining by yuumei Knite Reboot Promo 1 by yuumei
Replacement for the Stars by yuumei
Ch1 Page 42 by yuumei
Another sneak peak of the new Knite reboot. about 50% done with ch1, which has about 80 panels. it's been a busy month!
Glass Violin V2 by yuumei
Looks like I'll never finish another glass instrument piece because I keep starting new ones orz so many works in progress...

#glasspiano #glassinstrument 
Violin test9 by yuumeiTaking a break from doing nothing but comics for the past month to work on the violin piece again :) I had an artblock on it before but I think I'm getting past it. Still a work in progress though.

#glassviolin #violin #violinist #glassinstruments #music #anime #animegirl 
Ch1 Page 48 by yuumei
Some more sneakpeaks of the new Knite :D And rest assured Fisheye Placebo is being working on as well, but my team and I are still completing the 3D models for that comic.

I've been doing lots of hand exercises so my hand has been getting better as well. Hopefully with the help of my team and me taking better care of my body, I won't have to go on hiatus for my comics again in the future :) 

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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RysenShrine Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
I have been following your artwork and comics a long time and I just want to say thank you for making such beautiful and inspiring art! Heart 
Codepuppy Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Wow your art is so amazing!  :'D
(And your avatar is SOCUTE ^W^ )
(Aquaponics is also totally super awesome! 8>  Someday I'm going to do hydroponics or aeroponics!  : DD )
Helsic Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
I'm obsessed with your gallery! In particular with your detailed backgrounds, the perspectives are always on point and the colours are just so pleasant to watch! Following you from China!
Newtypemo Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
this gallery is divine!
princessanastasia434 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
hi want to be friends
NatiMLP Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful gallery !!!!!
werefoxgaming Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
What websites and such do you use?!?

i don’t want to bribe, but is you could tell me, I’ll recommend you to a few friends 😋
iceeagle11 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your art^^

Someone else likes it too. Don't Know if they got your permission, but at least they did source the piece

Have a good day^^
Ekura123 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i came for the art
instead i find out that this profile (not the profile owner) is older than me by a few months
gaycrystal Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017
stop posting such pretty pictures
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