Instagram: @illuhee


1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

Nice to meet you. My name is Donghee Lee and I’m from Korea. I have been drawing for a long time, working as a graphic designer for a while and now I am working as a freelance illustrator in various fields such as picture books, textbooks, and advertisements.

λ°˜κ°€μ›Œμš”. 제 이름은 이동희(희)이고, ν•œκ΅­μ—μ„œ μ‚΄κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ˜€λž«λ™μ•ˆ 그림을 κ·Έλ Έκ³  κ·Έλž˜ν”½ λ””μžμ΄λ„ˆλ‘œ 잠깐 일을 ν–ˆμ—ˆκ³  μ§€κΈˆμ€ λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ λΆ„μ•Όμ—μ„œ μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„°λ‘œ ν™œλ™ν•˜κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I like cute things and various colors of toys. I feel a lot of excitement through the colorful colors. I also like antiques because it makes me feel comfortable. They remind me of my fluffy childhood.

μ €λŠ” λ”°λœ»ν•œ 집에 μžˆλŠ” μ•„κΈ°μžκΈ°ν•œ 것듀을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μž₯λ‚œκ°λ“€μ˜ λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ 색상듀을 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κ΅¬μš”. 어릴적 즐거운 μ‹œκ°„μ„ λ³΄λƒˆλ˜ λ•Œκ°€ λ– μ˜€λ₯΄κΈ°λ„ν•˜κ΅¬μš”. μ•Œλ‘λ‹¬λ‘ 생동감 λ„˜μΉ˜λŠ” 색상을 톡해 저도 덩달아 μ‹ λ‚˜λŠ”κ±Έ λŠλ‚€λ‹΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 또 였래된 μ†Œν’ˆλ“€μ—μ„œ μ˜€λŠ” νŽΈμ•ˆν•¨μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κ΅¬μš”.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I prefer to work with photoshop because it’s easy. Photoshop is convenient because it has various editing functions, easy to modify, and various transformations through layer work.

거의 λͺ¨λ“  μž‘μ—…μ„ ν¬ν† μƒ΅μœΌλ‘œ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 포토샡을 ν†΅ν•œ 디지털 μž‘μ—…μ€ λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ νŽΈμ§‘κΈ°λŠ₯κ³Ό μˆ˜μ •μ΄ νŽΈλ¦¬ν•˜κ³  λ ˆμ΄μ–΄ μž‘μ—…μ„ ν†΅ν•΄μ„œ μ—¬λŸ¬κ°€μ§€ λ³€ν˜•μ„ ν•  수 μžˆμ–΄ νŽΈλ¦¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

4. What is your artistic process like?

I often see images I like and other works. And when I find elements I like, I go through the process of adding stories to those elements. I sketch and paint in Photoshop.

μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” 이미지듀을 λ¨Όμ € λ³΄κ±°λ‚˜ λ‹€λ₯Έμž‘ν’ˆλ“€μ„ μ’…μ’… λ΄μš”. 그리고 λ§˜μ— λ“œλŠ” μš”μ†Œλ“€μ„ λ°œκ²¬ν•˜λ©΄ κ·Έ μš”μ†Œλ“€μ— 이야기λ₯Ό λ§λΆ™μ΄λŠ” 과정을 κ±°μΉ©λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν¬ν† μƒ΅μ—μ„œ μŠ€μΌ€μΉ˜μ™€ 채색을 λ‹€ μ§„ν–‰ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

I got inspired by toys, gardens and houses.

μž₯λ‚œκ°, 정원, 집 이미지λ₯Ό 많이 λ΄…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

I keep asking to myself about who I am. The question is what I like and what I want to talk about. Through the my painting, I find my own happiness.

그림은 λ‚˜λŠ” λˆ„κ΅¬μΈκ°€μ— λŒ€ν•œ λ¬ΌμŒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ‚΄κ°€ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ”κ²ƒμ€ 무엇이고 λ‚΄κ°€ ν•˜κ³  싢은 μ΄μ•ΌκΈ°λŠ” 무엇인지에 λŒ€ν•œ λ¬ΌμŒμ΄μ—μš”. λ‚˜ λ˜ν•œ λ‚΄ 그림을 톡해 행볡을 μ°Ύμ•„κ°€κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.


7. Where did you study?

My major was visual design. I was interested in the overall design, and I was interested in animation and motion graphic. After that I worked as a game UI designer.

λŒ€ν•™κ΅μ—μ„œ μ‹œκ°λ””μžμΈμ„ μ „κ³΅ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ””μžμΈ μ „λ°˜μ μΈ 뢀뢄에 관심이 λ§Žμ•˜κ³  μ• λ‹ˆλ©”μ΄μ…˜κ³Ό νšŒν™”μ—λ„ 관심이 λ§Žμ•˜μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ²Œμž„ uiλ””μžμ΄λ„ˆλ‘œλ„ κ·Όλ¬΄ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I want to make my own character and story. I want to draw my story steadily with my dog, my ongoing story. I would like to challenge cartoon and graphic novels.

λ‚˜λ§Œμ˜ 캐릭터와 이야기λ₯Ό λ§Œλ“€κ³  μ‹Άμ–΄μš”. μ§€κΈˆ 진행쀑인 그림인 λ‚΄ 애완견과 λ‚˜μ˜ 이야기λ₯Ό κΎΈμ€€νžˆ κ·Έλ €κ°€κ³  μ‹Άμ–΄μš”. λ§Œν™”, κ·Έλž˜ν”½λ…ΈλΈ”μ—λ„ 도전해보고 μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

9. What about in ten?

I want to live with art for a long time. I want to live in a beautiful little city in Italy.

μ˜€λž«λ™μ•ˆ 그림그리며 μ‚΄μˆ˜μžˆκΈ°λ₯Ό ν¬λ§ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그리고 μ΄νƒˆλ¦¬μ•„μ˜ μž‘μ€ λ„μ‹œμ—μ„œ 살아보고 μ‹Άμ–΄μš”.

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I hope that people can smile for a moment through my art. Also, I like to give pure and happy energy through my work.

λ‚΄ 그림을 톡해 μž κΉμ΄λΌλ„ λ―Έμ†Œμ§€μ„ 수 있으면 μ’‹κ² μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μˆœμˆ˜ν•˜κ³  ν–‰λ³΅ν–ˆλ˜ 어릴적 감성을 λ– μ˜¬λ¦¬λ©΄μ„œ μ•„κΈ°μžκΈ°ν•œ 이야기λ₯Ό ν•¨κ»˜ μƒμƒν•΄κ°ˆ 수 있기λ₯Ό λ°”λžλ‹ˆλ‹€.


11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

I like Korean food. I love rice and kimchi, bean sprouts soup, and dried radish leaves soup. Sounds weird, but it is very tasty. I hope you try it sometime.

ν•œκ΅­μ‚¬λžŒμΈ 만큼 ν•œμ‹μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μš”. λ°₯κ³Ό κΉ€μΉ˜, μ½©λ‚˜λ¬Όκ΅­, μ‹œλ ˆκΈ°κ΅­μ„ μ‚¬λž‘ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

12. Favourite book?

I like all the beautiful picture book comics. Especially Dragon Ball is most remembered. DragonBall made me draw.

μ•„λ¦„λ‹€μš΄ 그림책은 λͺ¨λ‘ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν˜„μž¬λŠ” μ—¬λŸ¬ κ·Έλ¦Όμ±…, λ§Œν™”μ±…μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ
κ·Έλž˜λ„ μ–΄λ¦΄λ•Œ κ°€μž₯ μ’‹μ•„ν–ˆκ³  κ·Έλ¦Όκ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” 계기가 λ˜μ—ˆλ˜ λ“œλž˜κ³€λ³Όμ„ μ„ νƒν•˜κ² μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

13. Favourite genre of music?

I listen to vocal-oriented songs. I like the piano sound, and I like New Age too. I also listen to R & B and hip-hop.

λ³΄μ»¬μœ„μ£Όμ˜ λ…Έλž˜λ₯Ό λ“£μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν”Όμ•„λ…Έμ†Œλ¦¬κ°€ μ’‹μ•„ λ‰΄μ—μ΄μ¦ˆλ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κ΅¬μš”. μ•Œμ•€λΉ„μ™€ νž™ν•©λ„ 주둜 λ“£μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

14. What are your hobbies?

I like to sing, I like toys like LEGO.

λ…Έλž˜λΆ€λ₯΄λŠ”κ±Έ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κ³  μž₯λ‚œκ°, 레고 쑰립을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

I would have been a graphic designer. I like making things so i’ll be making something.

κ·Έλž˜ν”½ λ””μžμ΄λ„ˆκ°€ λ˜μ—ˆμ„κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ§Œλ“œλŠ”κ±Έ μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μ„œ 무엇이든 λ§Œλ“€κ±°λ‚˜μš”.