Instagram: @mintsummer_6
Website: www.mintsummer.comΒ 

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

Hello? I am Zia Jung, who is working as an illustrator in Korea. I am drawing with the artist’s name ‘MintSummer’.

After majoring in Visual Communication Design at University, I worked as a motion graphic designer for quite some time and now I am working as a freelance illustrator.

I liked the motion graphics work that gave movement with technical techniques, but I listened to the inner voice of wanting to focus more on my own painting world.

So I decided to become a freelance illustrator. Drawings have been steadily drawn since childhood, and life without pictures is hard to imagine.

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš”? μ €λŠ” λŒ€ν•œλ―Όκ΅­μ—μ„œ μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„°λ‘œ ν™œλ™ν•˜κ³  μžˆλŠ” μ •μ§€μ•„μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. β€˜λ―ΌνŠΈμΈλ¨Έβ€™λΌλŠ” μž‘κ°€λͺ…을 가지고 그림을 그리고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

미술 λŒ€ν•™μ—μ„œ μ‹œκ°λ””μžμΈμ„ μ „κ³΅ν•œ ν›„,  κ½€ 였랜 μ‹œκ°„λ™μ•ˆ  λͺ¨μ…˜κ·Έλž˜ν”½ λ””μžμ΄λ„ˆλ‘œ μΌν–ˆκ³  ν˜„μž¬λŠ” ν”„λ¦¬λžœμ„œ μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„°λ‘œ μΌν•˜κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

ν…Œν¬λ‹ˆμ»¬ν•œ 기술둜 μ›€μ§μž„μ„ μ£ΌλŠ” λͺ¨μ…˜κ·Έλž˜ν”½ μž‘μ—…λ“€λ„ μ’‹μ•˜μ§€λ§Œ, λ‚˜λ§Œμ˜ κ·Έλ¦Ό 세계에 더 μ§‘μ€‘ν•˜κ³  싢은 λ‚΄λ©΄μ˜ μ†Œλ¦¬μ— κ·€λ₯Ό 기울이게 λ˜μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

κ·Έλž˜μ„œ ν”„λ¦¬λžœμ„œ μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„°κ°€ 되기둜 κ²°μ‹¬ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그림은 μ–΄λ¦° μ‹œμ ˆλΆ€ν„° κΎΈμ€€νžˆ κ·Έλ €μ™”κ³ , 그림이 μ—†λŠ” 삢은 μƒμƒν•˜κΈ° νž˜λ“­λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

Inspired by nature and everyday life, the focus is on a variety of beautiful color combinations, textures, and layouts.

μžμ—°κ³Ό μΌμƒμ—μ„œ μ˜κ°μ„ λ°›μ•„μ„œ λ‹€μ–‘ν•˜κ³  μ•„λ¦„λ‹€μš΄ μƒ‰κ°μ˜ μ‘°ν•©κ³Ό 질감, λ ˆμ΄μ•„μ›ƒμ— 포컀슀λ₯Ό λ§žμΆ”κ³  그리고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I prefer digital work. This is because you can mix brushes and textures, and you can freely modify colors and shapes and experiment in real time while working. For these reasons, I think it’s very practical for clients that need to be able to deliver high quality results on time. But sometimes I miss something analog, so I do it manually when I have time. Certainly, there is fun and excitement that is different from digital work.

디지털 μž‘μ—…μ„ μ„ ν˜Έν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.  λΈŒλŸ¬μ‹œμ™€ μ§ˆκ°μ„ ν˜Όν•©ν•  수 있고, μž‘μ—… 쀑 μ‹€μ‹œκ°„μœΌλ‘œ 자유둭게 색감과 ν˜•νƒœλ₯Ό μˆ˜μ •ν•˜κ³  λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ μ‹€ν—˜μ΄ κ°€λŠ₯ν•˜κΈ° λ•Œλ¬Έμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ΄λŸ¬ν•œ μ΄μœ λ“€ λ•Œλ¬Έμ—, κΈ°ν•œλ‚΄μ— κ³ ν€„λ¦¬ν‹°μ˜ 결과물을 λ„μΆœν•  수 μžˆμ–΄μ•Ό ν•˜λŠ” ν΄λΌμ΄μ–ΈνŠΈ μž‘μ—…μ—μ„œ 맀우 μ‹€μš©μ μ΄λΌκ³  μƒκ°ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ λ•Œλ•Œλ‘œ μ•„λ‚ λ‘œκ·Έ 적인 것이 κ·Έλ¦¬μ›Œμ„œ μ‹œκ°„μ΄ μ—¬μœ λ‘œμšΈ λ•ŒλŠ” μˆ˜μž‘μ—…μ„ ν•˜κΈ°λ„ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν™•μ‹€νžˆ 디지털 μž‘μ—…κ³ΌλŠ” λ‹€λ₯Έ μž¬λ―Έμ™€ 감동이 μ‘΄μž¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

4. What is your artistic process like?

Both personal work and commercial work with clients start with an idea sketch. Sometimes I draw with paper and pencil, and I sketch in Procreate. Various images that were collected in advance are helpful for ideas. If you are satisfied with the idea, I paint and finish in Photoshop or ProCreate.

개인 μž‘μ—…κ³Ό ν΄λΌμ΄μ–ΈνŠΈκ°€ μžˆλŠ” 상업적인 μž‘μ—… λͺ¨λ‘ 아이디어 μŠ€μΌ€μΉ˜λ‘œ μ‹œμž‘ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 쒅이와 μ—°ν•„λ‘œ 그릴 λ•Œλ„ 있고, ν”„λ‘œν¬λ¦¬μ—μ΄νŠΈμ—μ„œ μŠ€μΌ€μΉ˜ ν•˜κΈ°λ„ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν‰μ†Œμ— 미리 자료 μˆ˜μ§‘μ„ ν–ˆλ˜ λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ 이미지가 아이디어에 도움이 λ˜κΈ°λ„ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 아이디어가 λ§Œμ‘±μŠ€λŸ½λ‹€λ©΄ ν¬ν† μƒ΅μ΄λ‚˜ ν”„λ‘œν¬λ¦¬μ—μ΄νŠΈλ₯Ό 톡해 채색을 ν•˜κ³  λ§ˆλ¬΄λ¦¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

5. Who and/or what inspires your work? 

In fact, artists think that everything they see and hear is affected. So I try to have as many experiences as possible even in my busy daily life.

I am most inspired by travel and nature. I like to care for and observe a variety of plants, and I love animals. So, it appears as a material in my work. I am also deeply inspired by new stimuli (scenery, people, food culture, etc.) from my travel destination.

Through social media, I can easily access and influence the works of many artists around the world.

Going to the exhibition is also helpful. Seeing the works of other cool artists in real life, not on the Internet or in books, is a big resonant in my heart. In fact, when I went to the exhibition hall to appreciate, I was really impressed and surprised by Henri Rousseau’s β€œThe Snake Shaman.” I saw it when the ‘Orsay Museum’ works were invited to Korea, and the wild and exotic… primitive… I was choked by the overwhelming atmosphere that could not be explained in words, so I kept looking at it for 40 minutes (I think I would have appreciated it more if I had time). If I visit France, I definitely want to see you again.

In addition to this, I like Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, David Hockney, Dahlov Ipcar, and Emily Sutton.

사싀 μ˜ˆμˆ κ°€λ“€μ€ 보고 λ“£λŠ” λͺ¨λ“  κ²ƒμ—μ„œ 영ν–₯을 λ°›λŠ”λ‹€κ³  μƒκ°ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Έλž˜μ„œ λ°”μœ 일상 μ†μ—μ„œλ„ λ˜λ„λ‘ λ§Žμ€ κ²½ν—˜μ„ ν•˜λ €κ³  λ…Έλ ₯ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

μ €λŠ” μ—¬ν–‰κ³Ό μžμ—°μ—μ„œ κ°€μž₯ λ§Žμ€ μ˜κ°μ„ λ°›μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ 식물듀을 κ°€κΎΈκ³  κ΄€μ°°ν•˜λŠ” 것을 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κ³ , 동물듀을 μ‚¬λž‘ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Έλž˜μ„œ 제 μž‘μ—…μ—λ„ 많이 μ†Œμž¬λ‘œ λ“±μž₯ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ˜ν•œ 일상을 λ– λ‚œ μ—¬ν–‰μ§€μ—μ„œμ˜ μƒˆλ‘œμš΄ μžκ·Ήλ“€(풍경, μ‚¬λžŒλ“€, 식문화 λ“±)에 κΉŠμ€ μ˜κ°μ„ λ°›μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

SNSλ₯Ό ν†΅ν•΄μ„œλ„ μ„Έκ³„μ˜ λ§Žμ€ μ˜ˆμˆ κ°€λ“€μ˜ μž‘ν’ˆλ“€μ„ μ‰½κ²Œ μ ‘ν•  수 있고 영ν–₯을 받기도 ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

μ „μ‹œνšŒμ— κ°€λŠ” 것도 도움이 λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ‹€λ₯Έ 멋진 μ˜ˆμˆ κ°€λ“€μ˜ μž‘ν’ˆλ“€μ„ μΈν„°λ„·μ΄λ‚˜ 책이 μ•„λ‹ˆλΌ μ‹€μ œλ‘œ μ ‘ν•˜λŠ” 것은 κ°€μŠ΄μ— 큰 울림으둜 λ‹€κ°€μ˜΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ‹€μ œλ‘œ μ „μ‹œκ΄€μ— κ°€μ„œ κ°μƒν•˜λ©° 정말 감λͺ… λ°›κ³  깜짝 λ†€λžλ˜ μž‘ν’ˆμ€ 앙리 λ£¨μ†Œμ˜ β€˜λ±€μ„ λΆ€λ¦¬λŠ” μ£Όμˆ μ‚¬β€™ μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•œκ΅­μ— β€˜μ˜€λ₯΄μ„Έ λ―Έμˆ κ΄€β€™ μž‘ν’ˆλ“€μ΄ μ΄ˆμ²­λ˜μ–΄ 왔을 λ•Œ 보게 λ˜μ—ˆμ—ˆλŠ”λ°, κ·Έ 야생적이고 이ꡭ적인..μ›μ΄ˆμ μΈβ€¦λ­”κ°€ 말둜 μ„€λͺ…ν•  수 μ—†λŠ” 압도적인 λΆ„μœ„κΈ°μ— 숨이 λ§‰ν˜€μ„œ 40λΆ„κ°„(-μ‹œκ°„μ˜ μ—¬μœ κ°€ μžˆμ—ˆλ‹€λ©΄ 더 κ°μƒν–ˆμ„ μˆ˜λ„ μžˆμ—ˆμ„ 것 κ°™μ•„μš”.) 계속 바라 봀던 μž‘ν’ˆμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.  ν”„λž‘μŠ€μ— λ°©λ¬Έ ν•˜κ²Œ λœλ‹€λ©΄ κΌ­ ν•œλ²ˆ λ‹€μ‹œ 보고 μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.  

이 외에도 앙리 λ§ˆν‹°μŠ€, μ—λ“œκ°€ λ“œκ°€, λ°μ΄λΉ„λ“œ ν˜Έν¬λ‹ˆ, λ‹¬λ‘œλΈŒ 이프카, 에밀리 μ„œνŠΌμ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

Art makes not only me but our lives fragrant and beautiful. How many things in the world have no artistic elements added?

I am happy to be able to express my thoughts, feelings, and tastes with paintings, the way I can do it. I think artists have the ability to see ‘special’ even in small and ordinary things.

μ˜ˆμˆ μ€ μ €λΏλ§Œ μ•„λ‹ˆλΌ 우리의 삢을 ν–₯κΈ°λ‘­κ³  μ•„λ¦„λ‹΅κ²Œ ν•΄μ€λ‹ˆλ‹€. 세상에 예술적 μš”μ†Œκ°€ κ°€λ―Έλ˜μ§€ μ•Šμ€ 것듀이 μ–Όλ§ˆλ‚˜ μžˆμ„κΉŒμš”? 

μ œκ°€ ν•  수 μžˆλŠ” 방식인 그림으둜 제 생각과 감정, μ·¨ν–₯을 ν‘œν˜„ν•  수 μžˆμ–΄μ„œ κΈ°μ©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ˜ˆμˆ κ°€λ“€μ€ μž‘κ³  ν‰λ²”ν•œ κ²ƒμ—μ„œλ„ β€˜νŠΉλ³„ν•¨β€™μ„ λ³Ό 수 μžˆλŠ” λŠ₯λ ₯이 μžˆλ‹€κ³  μƒκ°ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

7. Where did you study?

I majored in Visual Communication Design at Dankook University.

λ‹¨κ΅­λŒ€ν•™κ΅μ—μ„œ μ‹œκ°λ””μžμΈμ„ μ „κ³΅ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I hope to open my studio and work on cool and fun projects with my pets. I wish I could live as an illustrator who achieves a good balance between work and life. If there is an opportunity, I would like to live in another country for a certain period of time, spend time on personal projects, and live a true β€œdigital nomad” life.

제 μŠ€νŠœλ””μ˜€λ₯Ό μ—΄κ³  μ• μ™„ 동물듀과 ν•¨κ»˜ 멋지고 μž¬λ―ΈμžˆλŠ” ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈλ“€μ„ μ§„ν–‰ν•˜κΈΈ λ°”λžλ‹ˆλ‹€. 일과 μ‚Άμ˜ κ· ν˜•μ„ 잘 μ΄λ£¨λŠ” μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„°λ‘œ μ‚΄μ•„κ°”μœΌλ©΄ μ’‹κ² μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. κΈ°νšŒκ°€ 생긴닀면 λ‹€λ₯Έ λ‚˜λΌμ— 일정 κΈ°κ°„ κ±°μ£Ό ν•˜λ©΄μ„œ 개인 ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈμ— μ‹œκ°„μ„ ν• μ• ν•˜λ©° μ§„μ •ν•œ β€˜λ””μ§€ν„Έ λ…Έλ§ˆλ“œβ€™μ˜ 삢을 살아보고 μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

9. What about in ten?

I want to be a person who keeps drawing consistently. I want to live happily by doing the above-mentioned things in a space where nature can cultivate a house and a garden.

κΎΈμ€€νžˆ 그림을 계속 κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” μ‚¬λžŒμ΄ 되고 μ‹Άμ–΄μš”. 집과 정원을 κ°€κΏ€ 수 μžˆλŠ” μžμ—°μ΄ ν•¨κ»˜ ν•˜λŠ” κ³΅κ°„μ—μ„œ μœ„μ— μ–ΈκΈ‰ν•œ 일듀을 ν•˜λ©° ν–‰λ³΅ν•˜κ²Œ μ‚΄μ•„κ°€κ³  μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 

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

I want to be an artist with good influence. I always think about what I can do to help the planet. So, I’m also working on a new project these days. I wish people could see my paintings and feel and act on something.

쒋은 영ν–₯λ ₯을 λΌμΉ˜λŠ” μ˜ˆμˆ κ°€κ°€ 되고 μ‹ΆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 지ꡬλ₯Ό μœ„ν•΄ λ‚΄κ°€ 무엇을 ν•΄μ•Ό 도움이 될 수 μžˆμ„μ§€ 항상 κ³ λ―Όν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Έλž˜μ„œ μš”μ¦˜ μƒˆλ‘œμš΄ ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈλ₯Ό ꡬ상 쀑이기도 ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ΄ 제 그림을 보고 무언가λ₯Ό 느끼고 행동할 수 μžˆλ‹€λ©΄ μ’‹κ² μ–΄μš”.

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

There are so many delicious food in the world that it is difficult to choose just one, but um… I love fruits and seafood dishes. Whenever I travel to other countries, I like to discover and enjoy new flavors. I have traveled to many countries such as Europe and Asia, but seafood-based food made with various ingredients that I had tasted on my trip to Thailand were very good. Of course, the tropical fruits were great too. Especially, I remember the moments of the joyful cooking class I experienced in Bangkok. I also remember the octopus and cod dishes I had in Greece and Spain.

μ„Έμƒμ—λŠ” λ§›μžˆλŠ” μŒμ‹λ“€μ΄ λ§Žμ•„μ„œ ν•˜λ‚˜λ§Œ μ„ νƒν•˜κΈ° μ–΄λ ΅μ§€λ§Œ, μŒβ€¦ μ €λŠ” 과일듀과 ν•΄μ‚°λ¬Ό μš”λ¦¬λ“€μ„ μ•„μ£Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.Β Β λ‹€λ₯Έλ‚˜λΌλ“€μ„ μ—¬ν–‰ν•  λ•Œ λ§ˆλ‹€ μƒˆλ‘œμš΄ 맛을 찾아보고 μ¦κΈ°λŠ” 것을 μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 유럽과 μ•„μ‹œμ•„ λ“± μ—¬λŸ¬ ꡭ가듀을 μ—¬ν–‰ ν–ˆμ—ˆμ§€λ§Œ, νƒœκ΅­ μ—¬ν–‰μ—μ„œ λ§›λ³΄μ•˜λ˜ λ‹€μ±„λ‘œμš΄ 재료둜 λ§Œλ“€μ–΄μ§„ ν•΄μ‚°λ¬Ό 기반의 μŒμ‹λ“€μ€ 맀우 ν›Œλ₯­ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ¬Όλ‘  μ—΄λŒ€ 과일듀도 λ„ˆλ¬΄ μ’‹μ•˜μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 특히 λ°©μ½•μ—μ„œ κ²½ν—˜ν–ˆλ˜ 즐거운 μΏ ν‚Ή 클래슀의 μˆœκ°„μ΄ λ– μ˜€λ¦…λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Έλ¦¬μŠ€μ™€ μŠ€νŽ˜μΈμ—μ„œ λ§›λ³΄μ•˜λ˜ 문어와 λŒ€κ΅¬ μš”λ¦¬λ„ 기얡이 λ‚˜λ„€μš”.

12. Favourite book?

I like ‘TheΒ CatcherΒ inΒ theΒ Rye’ and ‘The Lord of the Flies’. I like the psychological description of the various inner aspects of human beings. The two classic novels are fun and interesting no matter how much you reread.

ν˜Έλ°€λ°­μ˜ 파수꾼과 νŒŒλ¦¬λŒ€μ™•μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 인간이 가지고 μžˆλŠ” μ—¬λŸ¬κ°€μ§€ 내면듀을 μ‹¬λ¦¬μ μœΌλ‘œ 잘 λ¬˜μ‚¬ν•΄μ„œ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. 두 κ°€μ§€μ˜ λͺ…μž‘ μ†Œμ„€μ€ 아무리 λ‹€μ‹œ 읽어도 재밌고 ν₯λ―Έλ‘­μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

13. Favourite genre of music? 

The music genres you listen to differ depending on your mood and situation. When it comes to genre, I like rock / electronic / bossa nova music.

κΈ°λΆ„κ³Ό 상황에 따라 λ“£λŠ” μŒμ•… μž₯λ₯΄λ“€μ΄ λ‹€λ¦…λ‹ˆλ‹€. ꡳ이 μž₯λ₯΄λ₯Ό λ§ν•˜μžλ©΄, 락 / μΌλ ‰νŠΈλ‘œλ‹‰ / 보사노바 μŒμ•…μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.Β 

14. What are your hobbies? 

Climbing, cycling, cooking, travel, watching movies, editing videos, studying animals and plants

λ“±μ‚°, μžμ „κ±° 타기, μš”λ¦¬, μ—¬ν–‰, μ˜ν™” 감상, μ˜μƒ νŽΈμ§‘,  λ™μ‹λ¬Ό 곡뢀

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

I think I want to become a botanist, ornithologist, and a novelist. In particular, novelists are published as books, and I think it’s wonderful to be able to produce movies or dramas later.

μ‹λ¬Όν•™μž, μ‘°λ₯˜ν•™μž, μ†Œμ„€κ°€κ°€ λ˜μ—ˆμ„ 것 κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 특히 μ†Œμ„€κ°€λŠ” μ±…μœΌλ‘œ 좜판이 되고, λ‚˜μ€‘μ— μ˜ν™”λ‚˜ λ“œλΌλ§ˆλ‘œ μ œμž‘ 될 수 μžˆμ–΄μ„œ 멋진 것 κ°™μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.