Notable and beloved artist, Qing Han (famously known as Qinni), has passed away due to cancer. She was 29 years old.
A Canada-based artist, Qinni grew to fame through art website DeviantArt where she shared her beautiful pieces for 12 years. Her signature style was anime-inspired with ethereal elements. She gained so many fans that she won the Deviousness Award in 2017 for her “helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.”
— Qinni 【天天就是天天】 (@QinniArt) August 11, 2017
Flower Tea hat 🌷✨
It’s ma birthday :D~ Gonna shamelessly ask that, if you like my content, please consider buying me a cup of kofi ☕️or 🍵~ https://t.co/S1BiDc3Nde 😳😳 lolol
Thank you guys for sticking around :3 pic.twitter.com/I1s9YF1eSA
— Qinni 【天天就是天天】 (@QinniArt) March 20, 2019
Qinni was also a professional artist, working as a background painter for animation studio Titmouse.
She is also the person behind the famous meme of a person crying a puddle of tears.
Well, no matter what happens, at least my meme sketch will be immortalized forever on the internets lol
saw someone use it just the other day xD~ pic.twitter.com/SJJgWubPeH
— Qinni 【天天就是天天】 (@QinniArt) January 19, 2020
Qinni has been open about her health struggles, having undergone open-heart surgery four times. In December 2019, she revealed to her followers that she has also been diagnosed with terminal stage 4 fibrosis sarcoma cancer. The disease eventually took her life on February 10, 2020.
Since then, artists from around the world have made beautiful tributes to her with art pieces inspired by her signature style. These were done under the hashtag #GalaxiesForQinni. Take a look at some of them below:
A drawing for Qinni. It feels so incredibly unfair that someone with so much talent and so many amazing things ahead of her is suddenly no longer here. I wish I had the chance to get to know her better. Rest in peace, funny, sweet, talented and beautiful Qinni. pic.twitter.com/31ofqJAqHY
— Loish (@loishh) February 10, 2020
She heightened my love for stars.
— ✨Lin Grace ✨ (@Aleikats) February 10, 2020
Thank you for inspiring us to follow our dreams, never give up and smile no matter what @QinniArt , you will stay with all of us forever ✨ #qinniart #Qinni #galaxiesforqinni pic.twitter.com/ebsrWVmv46
— 🌻Kari’s Art ♌︎🌻 (@Kari_Yordanova) February 10, 2020
— Roxana🍿 (@DushiRox) February 11, 2020
Thank you for inspiring us all, Qinni.✨
— ✨ IlaBarattolo ✨ (@ilaBarattolo) February 10, 2020
I am at a loss for what to say, @qinniart was a beautiful person and artist and I’m sad she is no longer with us and my heart goes out to her family and friends. May she live on in our hearts as her art continues to be an inspiration for generations to come. #galaxiesforqinni pic.twitter.com/e25nAWh66M
— Elentori (@Elentori) February 11, 2020
I looked up to Qinni since my deviantart days with my sister. The She’s utterly devastated too. Rest well, the sweetest, funniest, strongest artist person this sad world has lost too soon. #galaxiesforqinni pic.twitter.com/lprrsLqPYf
— kolo👹[commissions closed] (@kolokomiks) February 11, 2020
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May she rest in peace.
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