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

Freelance illustrator based on South Korea. Working for worldwide.

프리랜서 일러스트레이터 입니다. 한국에 살고 있고, 국가를 가리지 않고 일합니다.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

Details make up beauty. Rhythm and colors are the most important. I think most art should include a music-like aspect.

디테일이 아름다움을 만든다고 믿습니다. 리듬과 컬러를 가장 중요하게 생각합니다.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

Last time, I draw with pen and paper, scan it and colour it with photoshop. But now I use photoshop only. It’s fast, accurate and more comfortable. Wacom Cintique changed many things in my work process.

예전에는 종이에 펜으로 그리고 포토샵에서 완성했으나, 지금은 대부분의 작업을 디지털로 제작합니다.

4. What is your artistic process like?

1. I memo quick ideas with short sentences. 2. I make rough thumbnails. Sometimes I do it with digital and sometimes pen on paper. I have so many thumbnails that needs to be finished. 3. I make sketch – clear line – shading – color with photoshop.

연습장이나 포토샵으로 썸네일을 만듭니다. 이렇게 만들어둔 썸네일의 갯수가 꽤 됩니다. 이 중 적합한 것들을 꺼내서 완성합니다.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

News, society, music, conversation.

뉴스, 사회, 사건, 음악, 대화들에서 영감을 받습니다.

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

My art didn’t change my view. My view changed my art. It’s basically illustration, but also it can be a story or poetry. I don’t think they are totally different. My art is just a result of my view.

예술이 제 관점을 바꿨다는 생각은 해본 적이 없습니다. 제 관점이 제가 만드는 예술을 바꿔나간다고 생각합니다.

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7. Where did you study?

I majored in comics at Korea animation high school and majored in communication design at Dankook University. I think my experiences in high school are more important in my life.

한국 애니메이션 고등학교에서 만화창작을 전공했고, 단국대학교에서 시각디자인을 전공했습니다.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I’ll less do commercial works and I’ll make money with my own works.

외주 작업을 가능한 줄이고, 제 작품들을 가지고 대부분의 수익을 만들어 낼 수 있으면 좋겠습니다.

9. What about in ten?

I don’t know yet. But I hope I still enjoy the journey of art itself by that time.

10년 까지는 잘 모르겠습니다. 여전히 재밌게 작업하며 살았으면 합니다.

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

Hmm, it’s difficult to answer. I just want to make perfect illustration as possible. After finish that 1 illustration, I want to make a better one.

저는 그냥 한 장 한 장을 최선을 다해, 그 상황과 실력 안에서의 완벽함을 추구하려고 합니다. 그 한 장을 완성 한 다음에는, 그보다 더 좋은 한장을 만들려고 노력합니다. 몇 년 동안 이걸 반복하고 있습니다.

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

Beer. I prefer ale than lager.

맥주입니다. 라거보다는 에일이 좋습니다.

12. Favourite book?

Gabriel Jose Garcia Marquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude, William McGuire “Bill” Bryson – A Walk in the Woods, A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

GG마르케스 – 백년동안의 고독, 빌 브라이슨 – 나를 부르는 숲, 거의 모든 것의 역사

13. Favourite genre of music?

When I was young, I was a rock kid and I had my own band. I composed music and played bass. Sure, that was not professional quality but I deeply enjoyed it. Now, I listen to all kinds of music. City pop, Claude Debussy, Hip hop. I’m listening to MGMT while typing this interview.

어렸을 때는 락음악만 주구장창 들었습니다. 지금은 가리는 것 없이 듣습니다. 이 글을 쓰는 지금은, MGMT를 듣고 있습니다.

14. What are your hobbies?

I take a walk to the riverside everyday. Near home is a beautiful riverside.
I organize my thoughts and ideas during this time.

매일 근처 개천을 한두시간 산책합니다. 걷다 보면 기분도 좋아지고 생각이 정리되는 느낌입니다.

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

I don’t know. I was a ‘good student’ at a young age, so my parents wanted to make me a lawyer or doctor or something white collar. But I didn’t want those kinds of jobs. Maybe I’d be living as a common employee if I didn’t choose an artist’s life. Even if I were an employee now, I’ll quit it and start an artistic career. Maybe.

아마 어딘가에 취직해있겠죠? 하지만 오래 버티지는 못했을 거라고 봅니다. 다시 이 길로 돌아오지 않았을까요?

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