About

Photo of Mei Yu, bestselling Amazon author and popular online artist,
				with one of her artworks.

Mei Yu is a multi-talented artist, illustrator, author, and designer from Canada. She has a popular art channel on YouTube with over 1.7 million subscribers, 1,000 videos, and 450 million views. Mei is also a fan-favorite artist on Facebook with over 250K followers.

Mei has taught, entertained, and inspired millions of aspiring artists and fans worldwide with her popular manga, anime, and cartoon art tutorials, a vast collection of art style challenges, and her original Animate My Life animations.

She has created over 100 well-loved books on Amazon, including #1 Bestsellers. Amongst Mei’s fan-favorite books are her coloring books, how to draw books, art books, as well as comics that she made with her brother.

Cartoon drawing of Mei at age two, drawing on walls.

Mei started drawing at age two. In diapers! On the walls! (Sorry, Mom...)

Photo of Mei, future artist at work!

Future artist Mei at work at age five, drawing on paper - much to the relief of her parents.

Mei began drawing at age 2, in diapers. She taught herself how to draw until high school.

In her high school graduating year, Mei won 17 local and national art awards and scholarships in Canada. She studied classical animation on a full scholarship. Upon Mei's graduation at age 19, Vancouver animation studios invited her to work on their animated TV shows. Her success stories appeared many times in various major Vancouver newspapers and TV programs.

Mei has over 30 years of drawing experience and 20 years of anime, manga, cartoon, and art teaching experience. Since 2004, she has been teaching kids and teens her popular anime, manga, and cartoon art lessons in schools and libraries in Vancouver. Mei continues to inform, entertain, and inspire youth with her beautiful artwork, positive attitude, and cheerful personality.

Comparison of Mei's drawing at age 5 and her redrawing now.

Mei redrew her art she made when she was five. She loves her childhood art as much as her current art, because without her childhood art, passion, and practice, she would not be able to continue her art today.

Samples of Mei's beautiful artwork, featuring reimaginings of pop culture.

Samples of Mei's beautiful artwork featuring her reimaginings of pop culture in different art styles or with unique, creative twists.

Photo of Mei Yu, working on one of her art challenges for her YouTube fans.

Mei working on her 100 paint art challenge video for her fans.

Photo of Mei Yu, with images of some of her coloring, how to draw, and art books all around.

Some of Mei's popular coloring, how to draw, and art books that have inspired many around the world.

Many of Mei’s fans regard her as their role model. They have told Mei that her art, videos, and books have ignited their passion for art and creativity. Some are inspired to start their own art journey, while others are picking up their drawing again. Many are furthering their art education and pursuing their dreams in art, animation, comics, fashion, and design.

Mei's beautiful art and family-friendly content are well-received by parents, teachers, and librarians. Throughout the years, they have told Mei that they love her art and books.

Mei is constantly creating more books, eBooks, and other projects for her fans and readers.

She loves to continue to share her artistic journey with her fans and readers through her creations.

Contact

For books and business inquiries, please contact Mei at: contactmeiyu@gmail.com

Mei Yu in the Media

Screencap from CBC's Our Vancouver segment, where Mei Yu draws with coffee and features her 
				artwork from her Paint with Coffee Fun Friday art challenge video.
Screencap from CBC's Our Vancouver segment, where Mei Yu goes over her Halloween 
				DIY art.
Screencap from CBC's Our Vancouver segment, featuring some of Mei Yu's art from her 
				Fun2draw channel.