Mei Yu, known as Fun2draw on YouTube, is a Canadian YouTube artist, cartoon and anime/manga instructor, eBook author, app designer, and internet personality.
Since April 2011, Mei has created a large variety of step-by-step drawing tutorials for all skill levels, as well as personal art, character mashup drawings, and art challenges. Mei has also created a number of Fun2draw mobile apps and eBooks on how to draw animals, people, food, cats, and dogs.
Her second channel, MeiYuArt, features some of her art challenges and time lapse drawing videos.
On April 12, 2011, Mei uploaded her first YouTube video, titled "How to Draw a Cartoon Parrot".
Mei's first appearance in front of the camera was on October 3, 2013, more than two years after her first video.
Her channel reached 100 million views on August 13, 2015.
On August 21, 2015, Mei started her blindfold drawing challenges.
On October 4, 2015, Mei introduced her her anime/manga drawing tutorials.
On November 18, 2015, she reached 500,000 subscribers.
Mei's shortest video, "Fun2draw - 1st Year Anniversary...", is only 35 seconds long.
Mei's longest video, almost 2 hours long, is a compilation of how to draw Christmas cartoons.
Occasionally, Mei also uploads fanart videos that feature her viewers' Fun2draw fanart.
Currently, Mei's weekly schedule is Tutorial Thursdays and Fun Fridays.
Mei's ongoing video series titles include:
- How to Draw Cute and Easy Fun2draw Cartoons
- How to Draw Easy Anime/Manga
- How to Draw Detailed Anime/Manga
- Blindfolded Drawing Challenges
- Personal Art Illustrations
- 100 Drawing Challenges
- Mashup Drawings
- Fun2draw Fanart
Mei's Fun2draw channel currently has 1,061,112 subscribers. Below are the top 5 most popular videos on her Fun2draw channel:
|How to Draw Elsa||3,700,000+|
|How to Draw Lipstick||2,800,000+|
|How to Draw a Popsicle||1,900,000+|
|How to Draw a Watermelon||1,800,000+|
|How to Draw Anna||1,600,000+|
Apps and eBooks
Mei has created and released a number of mobile apps and eBooks that feature more in-depth drawing instructions, based on her Fun2draw characters. They also feature drawings and characters exclusive to their platforms, having not appeared on YouTube before. Her apps are available for iOS and Android devices. Her eBooks are available for iOS, Kindle, and Android devices.
On November 18, 2014, Mei uploaded her first video to her second channel, MeiYuArt. This channel features miscellaneous art challenges and time lapse drawings, including her ongoing 100 Drawings Challenge: Realistic Dog Portraits series.
Currently, her most viewed video on that channel is her Inside Out / My Little Pony mashup.