Known as Qinni, she was an illustrator and self-proclaimed professional doodler whose starry sketches and digitally enhanced character art earned her over 2 million Instagram followers.
During her formative years, she aspired to become like many artists she followed on DeviantArt, joining the website in 2005.
Outside of her social career, she worked as a background painter for a Canadian animation company.
She was born in China, but later relocated to Canada. Her family disapproved of art, so she was not allowed to draw at home.
Both she and Eli Hyder gained fame as popular digital artists and illustrators on Instagram.