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

My name is Ji eun Lee, and Iโ€™m from South Korea. Iโ€™ve started creating art when I was 9 years old. I studied jewelry and fiber art in college, but I realized that Iโ€™m not really good at making something because Iโ€™m not very careful and the fields I studied need perfect precision. Even though it wasnโ€™t very successful with my major, I didnโ€™t stop drawing in college. After graduate the college, Iโ€™ve been teaching kids at the art academy I was in since 9 years old, also working as a freelance illustrator.

์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”. ํ•œ๊ตญ์— ์‚ด๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ์ด์ง€์€์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ €๋Š” 9์‚ด ๋•Œ ๋ฏธ์ˆ ์„ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ–ˆ์–ด์š”. ๋Œ€ํ•™ ์ „๊ณต์€ ๊ธˆ์† ๊ณต์˜ˆ์™€ ์„ฌ์œ  ๊ณต์˜ˆ์—์š”. ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต์— ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๋ฉด์„œ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ธฐ์—” ์†Œ์งˆ์ด ์—†๋‹ค๋Š”๊ฑธ ์•Œ์•˜์–ด์š”. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ํ•™๊ต์— ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๋ฉด์„œ ๊พธ์ค€ํžˆ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ ธ์–ด์š”. ์ง€๊ธˆ์€ 9์‚ด ๋•Œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋ฐฐ์› ๋˜ ๋ฏธ์ˆ ํ•™์›์—์„œ ๋งค์ฃผ ๊ธˆ์š”์ผ๋งˆ๋‹ค ์•„์ด๋“ค์„ ๊ฐ€๋ฅด์น˜๋ฉฐ ์กธ์—… ํ›„์—๋Š” ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋žœ์„œ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ดํ„ฐ๋กœ ์ผํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

Mostly I draw actors, artists and models. One day, I really liked a snapshot from a movie, from that reason, Iโ€™ve been drawing actors. Also, looking at my favorite artistsโ€™ work made me want to draw the artists. They are all protagonists in my drawing, from my enthusiasm. At first, to focus on the figures, the background was pretty simple, but now, Iโ€™m more interested in filling background which makes the work more connected and storytelling.

์ œ๊ฐ€ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ์ธ๋ฌผ์€ ์ฃผ๋กœ ์˜ํ™”์˜ ๋“ฑ์žฅ์ธ๋ฌผ, ํ™”๊ฐ€ ,๋ชจ๋ธ์ด์—์š”. ์˜ํ™”๋ฅผ ๋ณด๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ์บก์ณ ํ•œ ์‚ฌ์ง„์ด ๋งˆ์Œ์— ๋“ค์–ด ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ธฐ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ–ˆ๊ณ , ํ™”๊ฐ€์˜ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋ณด๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ํ™”๊ฐ€๋ฅผ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ฒŒ ๋์ฃ . ๊ทธ๋“ค ๋ชจ๋‘๋Š” ๋‚ด ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์—์„œ ์ฃผ์ธ๊ณต์ด๊ณ , ์ €๋Š” ์• ์ •์„ ๋‹ด์•„ ๊ทธ๋ ค์š”. ์ดˆ๋ฐ˜์—๋Š” ์ธ๋ฌผ์— ์ง‘์ค‘ํ•˜๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ๋ฐฐ๊ฒฝ์„ ์ตœ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๋‹จ์ˆœํ™” ํ–ˆ์ง€๋งŒ ์š”์ฆ˜์€ ๋ฐฐ๊ฒฝ์„ ๋”ฐ๋กœ ์ž‘์—…ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

Colored pencil and acrylic paint are favorite medium I mainly use. Itโ€™s really easy to depict small details, so in my opinion, colored pencil is the most appropriate tool to draw the human face. With acrylic paint, I use it for the background or a simple still life

์ €๋Š” ์ƒ‰์—ฐํ•„๊ณผ ํฌ์Šคํ„ฐ๋ฌผ๊ฐ์„ ์ž์ฃผ ์จ์š”. ์ƒ‰์—ฐํ•„์€ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ€์ง„ ๋ฏธ์ˆ  ์žฌ๋ฃŒ ์ค‘์— ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์˜ ์–ผ๊ตด์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š”๋ฐ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ ํ•ฉํ•œ ๋„๊ตฌ๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด์š”. ํฌ์Šคํ„ฐ๋ฌผ๊ฐ์€ ๋ฐฐ๊ฒฝ์ด๋‚˜ ๋‹จ์ˆœํ•œ ์ •๋ฌผํ™”๋ฅผ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š”๋ฐ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•ด์š”.

4. What is your artistic process like?

Before start to work, I look for some pictures because mainly my works are based on them. Even though itโ€™s not from photograph that I took, by being transferred on the paper, it becomes mine finally. When I use colored pencil, I draw without any thumbnail or base sketch different with when I use acrylic paint. When itโ€™s done, I scan my work to work on more on Photoshop.

์ €๋Š” ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ธฐ ์ „์— ์‚ฌ์ง„์„ ์ฐพ์•„๋ด์š”. ๋ณด๊ณ  ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ์ž‘์—…์ด ์ฃผ๋ฅผ ์ด๋ฃจ๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ด์ฃ . ์ƒ‰์—ฐํ•„์„ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•  ๋• ์Šค์ผ€์น˜๋ฅผ ๋”ฐ๋กœ ํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š๊ณ  ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€์š”. ๋ฌผ๊ฐ์„ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•  ๋•Œ๋Š” ์Šค์ผ€์น˜๋ฅผ ํ•˜์ฃ . ์™„์„ฑ๋œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ์Šค์บ”ํ•˜๊ณ  ๋งˆ์ง€๋ง‰์œผ๋กœ ํฌํ† ์ƒต์œผ๋กœ ์ถ”๊ฐ€ ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•ด์š”.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

Watching movies and photography inspires me a lot. They are perfectly composed art works by the director or artist with their passion in it, and I love reproducing them expressing with my style. Also my favorite artist is David Hockney. All of his artworks are amazing, and each pieces are inspiring me all the time. Heโ€™s been making art during all his life, and I really like his great passion in art and want to be like him.

์˜ํ™”์™€ ์‚ฌ์ง„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋ฐ์ด๋น„๋“œ ํ˜ธํฌ๋‹ˆ์™€ ๋งˆํ‹ฐ์Šค , ์•ค๋””์›Œํ™€ ์™ธ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ ํ™”๊ฐ€๋“ค์ด์—์š”. ์˜ํ™”๋‚˜ ์‚ฌ์ง„์€ ๊ฐ๋…์— ์˜ํ•ด ์ƒ‰๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๊ตฌ๋„๊นŒ์ง€ ์™„๋ฒฝํžˆ ์งœ์—ฌ์ง„ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์ด์—์š”. ๋˜ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ ์Šคํ…๊ณผ ๋ฐฐ์šฐ์˜ ์—ด์ •๋„ ๋…น์•„์žˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์ €๋Š” ๊ทธ๊ฑธ ์ œ ๋„๊ตฌ์™€ ์Šคํƒ€์ผ๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ ค๋‚ด๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด ์ฆ๊ฑฐ์›Œ์š”. ๋ฐ์ด๋น„๋“œ ํ˜ธํฌ๋‹ˆ๋Š” ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•˜๋Š” ํ™”๊ฐ€์—์š”. ํ•œ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๋ฉ‹์ง„ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋„ ์•„๋‹ˆ๊ณ , ์ˆ˜์—†์ด ๋งŽ์ด ๊ทธ๋ ธ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒŒ ๋†€๋ž์ฃ . ์ €๋Š” ํ˜ธํฌ๋‹ˆ๊ฐ€ ๋ฌผ๊ฐ์œผ๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋˜, ์ƒ‰์—ฐํ•„๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋˜ ์ „๋ถ€ ์ข‹์•„์š”. ํ‰์ƒ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ๋งŒ ๊ทธ๋ ธ๊ณ , ์•ž์œผ๋กœ๋„ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ๋งŒ ๊ทธ๋ฆด ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์€ ๊ทธ์˜ ์—ด์ •์ด ์ข‹์ฃ . ํ˜ธํฌ๋‹ˆ ๊ฐ™์€ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๊ฐ€๊ฐ€ ๋˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์š”.

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

Making art, now became my routine in my life like eating and sleeping. I hated few colors especially orange, purple and green when I was younger, and I remember I never used them before. However, Iโ€™ve found each different colorโ€™s beauty and all they have good combination with other colors, and now, I can draw more various paintings with more creative color combinations. Since Iโ€™ve realized about different color combinations, Iโ€™m trying to take few minutes to take photo when I find new and good color scheme in real life.

์ž ์„ ์ž๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ๋ฐฅ์„ ๋จน๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์€ ์ œ๊ฒŒ ์ผ์ƒ์ด์ž ์ผ๋ถ€์—์š”. ๊ผญ ํ•ด์•ผ ํ•˜๊ณ  ๊ผญ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€ ๊ฒƒ์ด์ฃ . ์˜ˆ์ „์— ์ €๋Š” ์ฃผํ™ฉ ๋ณด๋ผ ์ดˆ๋ก ์ด๋Ÿฐ์ƒ‰์„ ์‹ซ์–ดํ•ด์„œ ํฌ๋ ˆํŒŒ์Šค์—” ์ด ์ƒ‰๋“ค์ด ์ƒˆ๊ฒƒ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๋‚จ์•„์žˆ์—ˆ์–ด์š”. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‚˜ ๋งŽ์€ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋ณด๋ฉด์„œ ์ƒ‰๋งˆ๋‹ค ๊ฐ€์ง„ ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์›€์„ ์ฐพ์•˜์–ด์š”. ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ๋” ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆด ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ฒŒ ๋์ฃ . ๊ทธ ํ›„ ์ข‹์€ ์ƒ‰๊ฐ์„ ๋ณด๋ฉด ๊ธฐ๋กํ•˜๋ ค๊ณ  ํ•˜๋Š” ์Šต๊ด€์ด ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ์ฃผ์ฐจ์žฅ ๊ธฐ๋‘ฅ ํŽ˜์ธํŠธ ์ƒ‰์กฐํ•ฉ์ด ๋งˆ์Œ์— ๋“ค์—ˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ์ž ๊น ์„œ์„œ ์ดฌ์˜ํ•˜๋Š”๊ฑฐ์ฃ .

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7. Where did you study?

I majored in fiber crafts and metal crafts at Dankook University.

์ €๋Š” ๋‹จ๊ตญ ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต์—์„œ ๊ธˆ์† ๊ณต์˜ˆ์™€ ์„ฌ์œ  ๊ณต์˜ˆ๋ฅผ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ–ˆ์–ด์š”.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Iโ€™m going to publish my book with my drawings and paintings which my favorite people, places and my stories are in, and at that time, Iโ€™ll be a famous illustrator who works with many companies. To make that happen, I will keep my passion about art all the time, and push myself little more.

์ œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์œผ๋กœ ๊ฐ€๋“ํ•œ ์ฑ…์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค์—ˆ์„๊ฑฐ์—์š”. ๊ทธ ์•ˆ์—” ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๊ณผ, ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ณต๊ฐ„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ๋‹ด๊ฒจ์žˆ์ฃ . ์ง€๊ธˆ๋ณด๋‹ค ์œ ๋ช…ํ•ด์ ธ์„œ ๋งŽ์€ ํšŒ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ ์ž‘์—…ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์„๊ฑฐ์—์š”. ์ด๋Ÿฐ ์ผ์ด ์ผ์–ด๋‚˜๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ์ €๋Š” ์ง€๊ธˆ๋ณด๋‹ค ๋” ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์— ์—ด์ •์„ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ๋…ธ๋ ฅํ•ด์•ผ๊ฒ ์ฃ .

9. What about in ten?

In ten years, I hope that I can have my own design company which I can work with people in. so that we can make good designs and products together which would be little hard to do just myself. The reason is I think working with people is challenge, so I could learn from that, and also we could make better quality of results by motivating and inspiring each other.

10๋…„ ํ›„ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๊ณผ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ์ž‘์—…ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๋””์ž์ธ ํšŒ์‚ฌ๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ณ ์‹ถ์–ด์š”. ํ˜ผ์ž ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋ณด๋‹ค ๊ฐ™์ดํ•จ์œผ๋กœ์จ ๋” ์ข‹์€ ๋””์ž์ธ์ด ๋‚˜์˜ฌ๊ฑฐ์—์š”. ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๊ณผ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ์ผํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์€ ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ์ผ์ด๊ณ , ๊ทธ๊ฑธ ํ†ตํ•ด ๋ฐฐ์šฐ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋„ ๋งŽ์„๊ฑฐ์—์š”. ์„œ๋กœ์—๊ฒŒ ๋™๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋ถ€์—ฌํ•˜๊ณ  ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์คŒ์œผ๋กœ์จ ์ข‹์€ ๊ฒฐ๊ณผ๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“ค๊ฑฐ์—์š”.

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

I want to inspire and motive people with my art in many ways. One day, someone told me that she started drawing after she saw my works on Instagram. I was really proud of myself from that, it also motivated me to focus on myself and works. Itโ€™s going to be perfect if I can keep motivating people with my work.

๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ํ•œ๋™์•ˆ ์•ˆ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ์ธ์Šคํƒ€๊ทธ๋žจ์—์„œ ์ œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋ณด๊ณ  ๋‹ค์‹œ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•œ๋‹ค๋Š” ์–˜๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋“ค์€ ์  ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ๋˜ ๋ˆ„๊ตฐ๊ฐ€์—๊ฒŒ ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์‹œ์ž‘์ ์ด ๋œ๋‹ค๋ฉด ๋”์—†์ด ํ–‰๋ณตํ• ๊ฑฐ์—์š”.


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

I like pizza these days.

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12. Favourite book?

Harry Potter series.


13. Favourite genre of music?

Pop and Electronic. I like Maroon 5 and Aquilo. Also Akdon Musician who is a group of a Korean musicians.

ํŒ์ด๋ž‘ ์ผ๋ ‰ํŠธ๋กœ๋‹ˆ์นด ์žฅ๋ฅด๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”. ๊ฐ€์ˆ˜๋Š” maroon 5์™€ Aquilo. ํ•œ๊ตญ ๊ฐ€์ˆ˜์ค‘์—๋Š” ์•…๋™๋ฎค์ง€์…˜์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”.

14. What are your hobbies?

My hobby is collecting toys. Actually, Toy Story is one of my favorite movies, and I got a gift when I was in high school, and it was Woody and Buzz from the movie. Since then, Iโ€™ve started finding Disneyโ€™s toys and vintage Barbie toys, and few of them are same old as me, and some are older. Itโ€™s a little funny that now I have more toys than when I was a kid. I love that I can keep the feeling of child by watching them.

์–ด๋ฆด ๋•Œ ์˜ํ™” ํ† ์ด์Šคํ† ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ๊ณ ๋“ฑํ•™๊ต ๋•Œ ์นœ๊ตฌ์—๊ฒŒ ํ† ์ด์Šคํ† ๋ฆฌ ์šฐ๋””์™€ ๋ฒ„์ฆˆ๋ฅผ ์„ ๋ฌผ๋ฐ›์•˜์–ด์š”. ๊ทธ ํ›„๋กœ ์ญ‰ ์ธํ˜•์„ ๋ชจ์œผ๊ณ ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ์ฃผ๋กœ ๋””์ฆˆ๋‹ˆ ์žฅ๋‚œ๊ฐ๊ณผ ๋นˆํ‹ฐ์ง€ ๋ฐ”๋น„์—์š”. ๋นˆํ‹ฐ์ง€ ๋ฐ”๋น„๋Š” ์ฃผ๋กœ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ํƒœ์–ด๋‚œ 1990๋…„๋Œ€์— ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด์ง„ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์ด๋ผ ์ €์™€ ํƒœ์–ด๋‚œ ํ•ด๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ™์€ ์ธํ˜•๋„์žˆ์–ด์š”. ์–ด๋ฆด ๋•Œ ๋ณด๋‹ค ์žฅ๋‚œ๊ฐ์ด ๋” ๋งŽ์•„์กŒ์ฃ !

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



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