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

Hello, my name is Nayo and I am a freelance illustrator from South Korea.ย 
I liked painting since I was young, but after a short career in the company after graduating from university, I decided, “Let’s draw my own paintings.”.ย Since then, I have been drawing illustrations for about seven years. Time flies!ย 
Recently, I changed my environment because I wanted to live in a place where I could see more nature, and I think it was a good choice.

์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”. ์ €๋Š” ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋žœ์Šค ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ดํ„ฐ๋กœ ํ™œ๋™ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ๋‚˜์š”๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย 
๊ทธ๋ฆผ์€ ์–ด๋ ธ์„ ๋•Œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์ข‹์•„ํ–ˆ์ง€๋งŒ, ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต ์กธ์—…ํ•˜๊ณ  ์ž ๊น์˜ ํšŒ์‚ฌ ์ƒํ™œ์„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ๋‚˜์„œ์•ผ “์ด์ œ ๊ทธ๋งŒ ์ €์˜ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ ค๋ณด์ž”๋ผ๊ณ  ๊ฒฐ์ •ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย 
๊ทธ ํ›„๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ ค์˜จ ์ง€ 7๋…„ ์ •๋„๊ฐ€ ํ˜๋ €์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์‹œ๊ฐ„ ์ฐธ ๋นจ๋ผ์š”!ย 
์ตœ๊ทผ์—๋Š” ์ข€ ๋” ์ž์—ฐ์ด ๋งŽ์ด ๋ณด์ด๋Š” ๊ณณ์—์„œ ์‚ด๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์„œ ํ™˜๊ฒฝ์„ ๋ฐ”๊พธ์—ˆ๊ณ , ๋‚˜๋ฆ„ ์ž˜ํ•œ ์„ ํƒ์ด์—ˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด์š”.ย 

2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I am fascinated by the beauty of natural flow, light, and color.ย I like something organic, something that’s sometimes intense, but soft and warm. And they make me want to talk about them in my artworks.

์ €๋Š” ์ž์—ฐ์Šค๋Ÿฌ์šด ํ๋ฆ„๊ณผ ๋น›, ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ์˜ ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์›€์— ๋งˆ์Œ์„ ๋นผ์•—๊น๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ์œ ๊ธฐ์ ์ธ ๋ฌด์–ธ๊ฐ€๋ฅผ, ๊ฐ€๋”์€ ๊ฐ•๋ ฌํ•ด๋„ ๋ถ€๋“œ๋Ÿฝ๊ณ  ๋”ฐ๋“ฏํ•จ์ด ๋Š๊ปด์ง€๋Š” ๋ชจ๋“  ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๊ณ , ๋˜ํ•œ ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์„ ์ „ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์œผ๋กœ ๋งํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์ง‘๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย 

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

The illustrations are all based on digital work.ย I prefer digital work because it’s easy to try and modify quickly to catch the direction that I want.ย However, textures are made directly from acrylic or watercolors on paper. They are used in various ways for digital work.ย It can be textured digitally, but I don’t think it’s possible to follow the natural brush textures.ย 

๊ทธ๋ฆผ์€ ๋ชจ๋‘ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ ์ž‘์—…์„ ๊ธฐ๋ฐ˜์œผ๋กœ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์›ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐฉํ–ฅ์„ ๋น ๋ฅด๊ฒŒ ์‹œ๋„ํ•˜๊ณ  ์ˆ˜์ •ํ•˜๊ธฐ ์‰ฌ์›Œ์„œ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ ์ž‘์—…์„ ๋” ์„ ํ˜ธํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ํ…์Šค์ณ๋Š” ์ข…์ด ์œ„์— ์•„ํฌ๋ฆด์ด๋‚˜ ์ˆ˜์ฑ„ํ™”๋กœ ์ง์ ‘ ์ œ์ž‘ํ•ด์„œ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•  ๋•Œ ์ด๋“ค์„ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ด์šฉํ•˜๋Š” ํŽธ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ๋กœ๋„ ํ…์Šค์ณ๊ฐ์„ ๋‚ผ ์ˆ˜๋„ ์žˆ๊ฒ ์ง€๋งŒ, ๋ถ“์˜ ์ž์—ฐ์Šค๋Ÿฌ์šด ํ…์Šค์ณ๋Š” ๋ชป๋”ฐ๋ผ์˜ค๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.ย 

4. What is your artistic process like?

First, I draw thumbnails on the paper for the content or images that I would like to draw.ย Then, I develop my ideas by sketching them roughly on the monitor.ย It’s fun to change colors while thinking about the story of how the image came to mind.ย Finding the best direction in this process is really exciting.

๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€ ๋‚ด์šฉ์ด๋‚˜ ๋– ์˜ค๋ฅธ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋“ค์€ ์ผ๋‹จ ์ข…์ด ์œ„์— ์ธ๋„ค์ผ๋กœ ๊ทธ๋ ค๋†“์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๋‹ค์Œ ๋ชจ๋‹ˆํ„ฐ ์œ„์—์„œ ๋Ÿฌํ”„ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์Šค์ผ€์น˜๋ฅผ ํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ์•„์ด๋””์–ด๋ฅผ ๋ฐœ์ „์‹œ์ผœ ๋‚˜๊ฐ€๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•ด์š”.ย ์–ด๋–ค ๋Š๋‚Œ์œผ๋กœ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๊ฐ€ ๋– ์˜ฌ๋ž์—ˆ๋Š”์ง€ ์Šคํ† ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ์ƒ‰๊ฐ ๋“ฑ์„ ์ด๋ฆฌ์ €๋ฆฌ ๋ฐ”๊ฟ”๋‚˜๊ฐ€๋Š” ์ž‘์—… ๊ณผ์ •์ด ์žฌ๋ฏธ์žˆ๊ณ ,ย ์ด ๊ณผ์ •์—์„œ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๋งˆ์Œ์— ๋“œ๋Š” ๋ฐฉํ–ฅ์„ ์ฐพ์œผ๋ฉด ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์‹ ์ด ๋‚ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย 

5. Who and/or what inspires your work? 

I usually get inspiration from nature, seasons, new places, song lyrics, movie scenes, photos, daily life and so on.ย Especially, I am interested in nature and travel, so I usually find stories of my illustration while searching for photos of beautiful scenery.

์ž์—ฐ, ๊ณ„์ ˆ, ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ์žฅ์†Œ, ๋…ธ๋ž˜ ๊ฐ€์‚ฌ, ์˜ํ™” ์žฅ๋ฉด, ์‚ฌ์ง„, ์ผ์ƒ ๋“ฑ์—์„œ ์˜๊ฐ์„ ์–ป์„ ๋•Œ๊ฐ€ ๋งŽ์•„์š”.ย ํŠนํžˆ ์ž์—ฐ๊ณผ ์—ฌํ–‰์— ๊ด€์‹ฌ์ด ๋งŽ์•„์„œ ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์šด ํ’๊ฒฝ์„ ๋‹ด์€ ์‚ฌ์ง„์„ ์ฐพ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ ์Šคํ† ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ์ฐพ๊ฒŒ ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

I think art is a kind of way to get to know myself.ย There must be also the way by communicating with people , but while painting my own, I feel like I’m looking at myself deeply.ย I think it ends up helping me have a stronger power to see the world.

์˜ˆ์ˆ ์€ ์ œ ์ž์‹ ์„ ์•Œ์•„๊ฐ€๋Š” ํ•˜๋‚˜์˜ ๋ฐฉ๋ฒ•์ธ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๊ณผ ์†Œํ†ตํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ์•Œ์•„๊ฐ€๋Š” ๋‚ด ๋ชจ์Šต๋„ ์žˆ๊ฒ ์ง€๋งŒ, ๋‚˜๋งŒ์˜ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋ฉด์„œ ๋‚ด ์ž์‹ ์„ ๊นŠ์ด ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋ณด๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์€ ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋ณด๋Š” ํž˜์„ ์ข€ ๋” ๊ฐ•ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ€์งˆ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ฒŒ ๋„์›€์„ ์ฃผ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย ย 

7. Where did you study?

I majored in visual design at Seoul National University of Science and Technology in South Korea.ย The design I studied as a student is still very helpful in many ways.

ํ•œ๊ตญ์˜ ์„œ์šธ๊ณผํ•™๊ธฐ์ˆ ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต(Seoul National University of Science and Technology)์—์„œ ์‹œ๊ฐ๋””์ž์ธ์„ ์ „๊ณตํ–ˆ์–ด์š”.ย ํ•™์ƒ ๋•Œ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•œ ๋””์ž์ธ์€ ์ง€๊ธˆ๋„ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ชจ๋กœ ๋„์›€์ด ๋งŽ์ด ๋˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.ย 

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Maybe I am going to draw more illustrations with more diverse themes than now. These days I have been thinking a lot that I would like to connect more widely with people through artworks.

์ง€๊ธˆ๋ณด๋‹ค ์ข€ ๋” ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์ฃผ์ œ๋กœ ๋งŽ์€ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋ฉด์„œ ์ง€๋‚ด์ง€ ์•Š์„๊นŒ ์‹ถ์–ด์š”.ย ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์œผ๋กœ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๊ณผ ๋” ๋„“๊ฒŒ ์ด์–ด์ง€๊ณ  ์‹ถ๋‹ค๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฐ์„ ์š”์ฆ˜ ๋งŽ์ด ํ•˜๊ฑฐ๋“ ์š”.ย 

9. What about in ten?

In 10 years, there will be more good people around me than now, and I might have my own little studio.ย When that time comes, I would like to make my studio as a place with warm tea and stories, not just as my workroom.

10๋…„ ํ›„์—๋Š” ์ง€๊ธˆ๋ณด๋‹ค ์ œ ์ฃผ์œ„์— ์ข‹์€ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์ด ๋งŽ์•„์ง€๊ณ , ์ €๋งŒ์˜ ์ž‘์€ ์ŠคํŠœ๋””์˜ค๋ฅผ ๊ฐ–๊ณ  ์šด์˜ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์„์ง€๋„ ๋ชฐ๋ผ์š”.ย ๊ทธ ๋•Œ๊ฐ€ ์˜ค๋ฉด ์ €์˜ ์ŠคํŠœ๋””์˜ค๊ฐ€ ์ž‘์—…์‹ค ๋ฟ๋งŒ์ด ์•„๋‹Œ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๊ณผ ๋”ฐ๋“ฏํ•œ ์ฐจ์™€ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ณต๊ฐ„์œผ๋กœ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€๊ณ  ์‹ถ๋„ค์š”.ย 

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

For now if my artworks and stories are empathised and sometimes comfort and encourage people, I think that’s the biggest achievement.

์ง€๊ธˆ์€ ์ €์˜ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ๊ณผ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ๊ณต๊ฐ์ด ๋˜์–ด ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ๋•Œ๋กœ๋Š” ์œ„๋กœ์™€ ํž˜์ด ๋˜์–ด์ค€๋‹ค๋ฉด ๊ทธ๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ํฐ ์„ฑ์ทจ๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. 

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

Tomato spaghetti. I like food with tomatoes.

์ „ ํ† ๋งˆํ†  ์ŠคํŒŒ๊ฒŒํ‹ฐ๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ† ๋งˆํ† ๊ฐ€ ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ„ ์Œ์‹์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”.

12. Favourite book?

Collection of photographs. And autobiography of Ando Tadao, “I’m an architect”. 

์‚ฌ์ง„์ง‘๋“ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๊ฑด์ถ•๊ฐ€ ์•ˆ๋„ ๋‹ค๋‹ค์˜ค(Ando Tadao)์˜ ์ž์„œ์ „, “๋‚˜๋Š” ๊ฑด์ถ•๊ฐ€๋‹ค”.

13. Favourite genre of music? 

I listen to various genres of music such as New Age, Lo-fi, classical music, and pop.ย When I draw, I like to listen to Hisaishi Joe’s music in Studio Ghibli’s work the most.

๋‰ด์—์ด์ง€, Lo-fi, ํด๋ž˜์‹, ํŒ ๋“ฑ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์žฅ๋ฅด์˜ ์Œ์•…์„ ๋“ฃ๋Š” ํŽธ์ธ๋ฐ, ๊ทธ๋ฆผ ๊ทธ๋ฆด ๋•Œ๋Š” ์ŠคํŠœ๋””์˜ค ์ง€๋ธŒ๋ฆฌ(Ghibli) ์ž‘ํ’ˆ ์† ํžˆ์‚ฌ์ด์‹œ ์กฐ์˜ ๊ณก๋“ค์„ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”. 

14. What are your hobbies? 

My hobby is growing indoor plants and playing the piano. And collecting pictures of cute cats.

์‹ค๋‚ด์‹๋ฌผ์„ ํ‚ค์šฐ๊ณ , ํ”ผ์•„๋…ธ๋ฅผ ์นฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๊ท€์—ฌ์šด ๊ณ ์–‘์ด๋“ค์˜ ์‚ฌ์ง„์„ ๋ชจ์•„์š”.

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

Probably I would be a florist or a vet. ๐Ÿ™‚

์•„๋งˆ๋„ ํ”Œ๋กœ๋ฆฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋‚˜ ์ˆ˜์˜์‚ฌ๊ฐ€ ๋์„ ๊ฑฐ์˜ˆ์š”. ๐Ÿ™‚