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About Varied / Professional Senior Member Wenqing YanFemale/United States Groups :iconknite-fliers: Knite-Fliers
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Wenqing Yan
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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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Prototyping paper 
#Okami mask. It's also made without glue or tape :) though this prototype still needs a lot of work before it holds well together.

I actually made this a while back but stopped to work on my comics instead. Lol the curse of having too many projects orz... And happy Chinese New Year everyone! :D

#paperartist #papercraft #papermask
Midnight Stroll

I'm going to practice doing more painterly art from now on. I feel like since my comics are very lineart heavy, I've gotten too reliant on lineart. My comics will still be the same style for consistency but for my other illustrations, I'm going to explore new brushes and techniques :3 

Still Waiting by yuumei
Under The Overpass by yuumei Lost Me by yuumei At The Crossroads by yuumei Take in the Sky by yuumei ShinSekai by yuumei

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More test paintovers of Frey's 3D model for the upcoming new Fisheye Placebo chapters :D

Special thanks to my team who made it all possible. SOZOMAIKA made wonderful models and Aversionofreality on fb rigged the characters and taught me how to use Blender :D

More posts coming as I get closer to finishing the chapters!

Truth by yuumei Urban Jungle by yuumei Alone Among the Lights (Tutorial Video linked) by yuumei Underground by yuumei A Moment Alone by yuumei Soon by yuumei
Yin Yang Paper Koi Sculpture

I made yin yang koi! These are completely made out of paper without glue or tape and posable :D I posted some wip glowing ones last time in my status but this how they look in the day! 

The scales interlock to hold the pieces together, but they're also loose enough to allow the koi to bend in any direction. I'm hoping to sell diy kits of these when the designs are more finalized, would anyone be interested in buying one? You can see more photos on them here…

Koi Puzzle by yuumei  Origami Winged Koi by yuumei Curse of the Winged Koi by yuumei Qing by yuumei CotWK: Black Water by yuumei

Img 20180130 030032 by yuumeiI finished designing the 3D paper koi puzzle, fully posable and assembled without any glue or tape. My SO programmed some rainbow led strips to test out the koi lantern and I love it <3 There's still some minor design adjustments to make but I'm pretty much done, wha
t a fun weekend project :D
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Lots of people asked about buying one of these to make themselves in my last work in progress post. I'll look into producing these are DIY 3D puzzles. Assembly is definitely harder than Ikea furniture though lol so probably not for little kids to make, but if you're into papercraft and puzzles, this will be lots of fun t
o build! And even more fun to light up.

See a video of the rainbow light changing on my instagram…

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More photos and videos to come as I finalized the designs :) #diy #koilantern #paperkoi #papercraft #3dpuzzle #rainbowkoi #ledart #paperart #koi

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Weekends are for designing posable koi lanterns! I still need to make the head, make the fins nice, and touch up a few places but it's almost done after a year of design block. It's completely made of paper with no glue or tape.

I had a hard time coming up with a good way to make the scales looks nice and easy for assembly last year. Now I've scrapped the old design and made this new one and I'm super happy with it so far :D

Excited to finish soon after so long!

#koi #diy #paperart #papercraft #koiart
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My awesome cosplayer friend
Kiba is tabling for me at Anime Los Angeles this weekend! :D Come say hi by our booth 408 in the dealers room!

Silent Words

One of these days when I need a break from drawing comics, I’ll build a pose-able sculpture of these arowana :)

These Lies by yuumei
The Raven by yuumei The Black Cat by yuumei Connection by yuumei Guilty by yuumei Countdown 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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citytoon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Avalanchiz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to say, your art is awesomely delicate, intricate and totally amazing!
houndofwinter Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
I can't believe the things you've made. It's all so wonderful. Who would've thought that 梦想 (夢) would be the stuff of dreams?
esiluin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  New Deviant
Nearys Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  New Deviant
Hello, i have a question for each of you guys. I'm grateful if someone can help!
All of my problem is exposed on this picture below, it's about ROTATION of a BOX IN SPACE!


I'm sorry to use artist's profile for asking things but i really would like to have answers.
Neeya-Neeya Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is so beautiful, it's amazing !
Yuranbau Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Hobbyist
OMG!! ive always watched you art you vid omg omgomg your amazing you inspired me to be digital artist to be a better artist i love everything about your art your art is magical <3 Heart Hug :happybounce: Doki Doki Literature Club! - Yuri Stabbing Herself RainbowFireworks Chibi Sayori 
DeusExMachina96 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your work and how it speaks. Every piece is beautiful and emotionally or politically engaging. I also cannot wait for more chapters of fisheye placebo and knite as well!
Inkagna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  New Deviant
Nice art!
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