Instagram: @nijji_illustration


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

Hello. I am Kim Yejin. The artist name is Nichi. I was born in Seoul, South Korea and I am still living in Seoul, working hard at drawing.

1. λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 이야기λ₯Ό λ“€λ €μ£Όμ„Έμš”. μ–΄λ””μ„œ μ™”λ‚˜μš”?
μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš”. κΉ€μ˜ˆμ§„μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. μž‘κ°€λͺ…은 λ‹ˆμ°Œμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ €λŠ” λŒ€ν•œλ―Όκ΅­ μ„œμšΈμ—μ„œ νƒœμ–΄λ‚˜ μ§€κΈˆκΉŒμ§€λ„ μ„œμšΈμ— κ±°μ£Όν•˜λ©΄μ„œ, μ—΄μ‹¬νžˆ 그림을 그리고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I draw a small stories that happens in my daily life. A work is completed by adding moments of everyday life and small imaginations. I like colorful colors and am fond of cute illustrations.

2. λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 미학에 λŒ€ν•΄ λ“€λ €μ£Όμ„Έμš”.
μ €λŠ” 일상 μ†μ—μ„œ μΌμ–΄λ‚˜λŠ” μ†Œμ†Œν•œ 이야기λ₯Ό κ·Έλ €μš”. 일상 κ³Ό μž‘μ€ 상상이 더해져, ν•˜λ‚˜μ˜ μž‘ν’ˆμ΄ μ™„μ„±λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ»¬λŸ¬ν’€ν•œ 색감을 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κ³ , μ•„κΈ°μžκΈ°ν•œ λ¬˜μ‚¬λ₯Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I mainly use Tablet and Photoshop. I prefer digital work in most cases, so I usually use Photoshop. It is a very handy program, you can easily get to know it!

3. 당신이 κ°€μž₯ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” 직업 νˆ΄μ€ λ¬΄μ—‡μΈκ°€μš”? μ΄μœ λŠ”μš”?
μ €λŠ” 주둜 ν…ŒλΈ”λ¦Ώκ³Ό 포토샡을 μ‚¬μš©ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. λŒ€λΆ€λΆ„ λ””μ§€ν„Έμž‘μ—…μ„ μ„ ν˜Έν•˜λ‹€λ³΄λ‹ˆ 포토샡을 μ΄μš©ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ•„μ£Ό νŽΈλ¦¬ν•œ ν”„λ‘œκ·Έλž¨μ΄κΈ° λ•Œλ¬Έμ— μ†μ‰½κ²Œ μ ‘ν•  수 μžˆμ–΄μš”!

4. What is your artistic process like?

I set a topic from the beginning and then draw a picture. I give shape to it by drawing a picture of the image (the image when finished) that comes to my mind when I look around surroundings.

4.λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 예술적 μ°½μž‘κ³Όμ •μ€ μ–΄λ–»κ²Œ λ˜λ‚˜μš”?
μ €λŠ” μ²˜μŒλΆ€ν„° 주제λ₯Ό μ •ν•œλ‹€μŒ, 그림을 κ·Έλ¦½λ‹ˆλ‹€. 주변을 λ‘˜λŸ¬λ³΄κ³  λ– μ˜€λ₯΄λŠ” 이미지듀(μ™„μ„±ν–ˆμ„ λ•Œ 이미지)을 그림을 κ·Έλ € ꡬ체화λ₯Ό μ‹œν‚΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

A great inspiration to me is would be going on a trip. All of seeing, eating new things through travelling becomes a fresh experience. I get inspired from the experience. I always take lots of pictures whenever I travel. Then, I come back home and remember the unforgettable moments through the pictures.

5. μ–΄λ–€ 것듀이 λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 직업에 μ˜κ°μ„ μ£Όλ‚˜μš”?
μ €μ—κ²Œ 큰 μ˜κ°μ€ μ—¬ν–‰μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 여행을 ν†΅ν•΄μ„œ, λ³΄λŠ”κ²ƒ, λ¨ΉλŠ”κ²ƒ, μƒˆλ‘œμš΄κ²ƒ, 이 μ „λΆ€κ°€ μ‹ μ„ ν•œ κ²½ν—˜μ΄ λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€.이 κ²½ν—˜μ„ λ°”νƒ•μœΌλ‘œ, μ˜κ°μ„ μ–»μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 항상 여행을 κ°€λ©΄, 사진을 많이 μ°μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그리곀, 집에 λŒμ•„μ™€μ„œ 사진을 톡해, κ·Έ μˆœκ°„μ„ κΈ°μ–΅ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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

I recently feltΒ that art occupies a larger part of our lives more than we think. The emotions of art seem to make me have a different view of the world I see. I am a person who draws a picture but I get a lot of comfort from the picture.

6. μ˜ˆμˆ μ€ λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ μ‚Άμ—μ„œ μ–΄λ–€ 역할을 ν•˜λ‚˜μš”? 그리고 당신이 세상을 λ³΄λŠ” 관점에 μ–΄λ–€ λ³€ν™”λ₯Ό μ£Όλ‚˜μš”?
μ €λŠ” μ˜ˆμˆ μ€ μ‚Άμ—μ„œ 생각보닀 큰 비쀑을 μ°¨μ§€ν•˜κ³  μžˆλ‹€κ³  μš”μ¦˜ 많이 λŠλ‚λ‹ˆλ‹€. 예술이 μ£ΌλŠ” 감정듀이 μ œκ°€ λ°”λΌλ³΄λŠ” 세상도 λ‹€λ₯Έ μ‹œκ°μœΌλ‘œ λ³΄μ΄λŠ” 것 κ°™μ•„μš”. 그림을 κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” μ‚¬λžŒμ΄μ§€λ§Œ, 그림을 보고 λ§Žμ€ μœ„λ‘œλ₯Ό λ°›μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.


7. Where did you study?

I was very fond of drawing a picture since I was a kid and I graduated from a normal high school. However, I went to the art college and graduated from the Department of Western Painting.

7. μ–΄λ””μ„œ κ³΅λΆ€ν–ˆλ‚˜μš”?
어렸을 λ•ŒλΆ€ν„° 그림그리기λ₯Ό λ„ˆλ¬΄ μ’‹μ•„ν–ˆκ³ , ν‰λ²”ν•œ 고등학ꡐλ₯Ό μ‘Έμ—…ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ λŒ€ν•™κ΅λŠ”, λ―Έμˆ λŒ€ν•™μ„ 진학을 ν–ˆκ³ , μ„œμ–‘ν™”κ³Όλ₯Ό μ „κ³΅μœΌλ‘œ μ‘Έμ—…ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?

After five years, I think that I am probably going to make a picture book while operating a private educational institute. It is also my dream to publish a picture book.

8. 5λ…„ 후에 당신은 μ–΄λ–€ λͺ¨μŠ΅μΌκ±°λΌ μƒκ°ν•˜λ‚˜μš”? μ—μ΄μ „μ‹œμ—μ„œ μΌν•˜κ³  μžˆμ„κΉŒμš”?
5λ…„ ν›„μ—λŠ” μ•„λ§ˆλ„ 학원을 μš΄μ˜ν•˜λ©΄μ„œ 그림책을 λ§Œλ“€κ³  μžˆμ„ 것 κ°™μ•„μš”. 그림책을 좜판 ν•˜λŠ” 게 κΏˆμ΄κΈ°λ„ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

9. What about in ten?

Ten years later, I think that I will be on my way to take a trip, drawing a picture book. Of course, it is important to make money while working but the most important thing is life. I would like to take a lot of pictures while traveling.

9. 10λ…„ ν›„μ—λŠ”μš”?
10λ…„ ν›„μ—λŠ” 그림책을 그리며 여행을 λ‹€λ‹ˆκ³  μžˆμ„ 것 κ°™μ•„μš”!λ¬Όλ‘  μΌν•˜λ©΄μ„œ 돈 λ²„λŠ” 것 도 μ€‘μš”ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ, 무엇보닀 μ€‘μš”ν•œκ±΄ μΈμƒμ΄λ‹ˆκΉŒμš”!. 여행을 λ‹€λ‹ˆλ©΄μ„œ 그림을 많이 그리고 μ‹Άμ–΄μš”.

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

I used to feel a sense of accomplishment when I look at the outcome of the painting. But most of all, it is my happiest time when I draw a picture! If I diligently draw a picture while enjoying it, I believe that people will recognize me someday.

10. λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 예술둜 무엇을 μ„±μ·¨ν•˜κ³  μ‹Άμ€κ°€μš”?
μ €λŠ” 그림의 결과물을 바라보면 성취감을 λŠλ‚λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ 무엇보닀 그림을 그릴 λ•Œκ°€ ν–‰λ³΅ν•΄μš”! μ—΄μ‹¬νžˆ λ‚΄κ°€ μ¦κΈ°λ©΄μ„œ κ·Έλ¦Ό κ·Έλ¦°λ‹€λ©΄, λΆ„λͺ… μ–Έμ  κ°€λŠ” μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ΄ μ•Œμ•„μ€„ 거라고 λ―Ώμ–΄μš”.


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

I like pasta very much. So I always have various ingredients to make them at home. I used to make pasta myself and eat it because I like to cook. As I cook this way, I have been able to cook many different kinds of pasta!

11. 자, μš°λ¦¬μ—κ²Œ λ‹Ήμ‹ μ˜ 인간적인 뢀뢄을 쑰금 λ“€λ €μ£Όμ„Έμš”. 당신이 제일 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μŒμ‹μ€ λ¬΄μ—‡μΈκ°€μš”?
μ €λŠ” νŒŒμŠ€νƒ€λ₯Ό μ•„μ£Ό μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Έλž˜μ„œ μ§‘μ—λŠ” 항상 νŒŒμŠ€νƒ€λ₯Ό λ§Œλ“œλŠ” κ°μ’…μž¬λ£Œλ“€μ΄ κ΅¬λΉ„λ˜μ–΄ μžˆμ–΄μš”. μš”λ¦¬ν•˜λŠ” 것을 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜κΈ° λ•Œλ¬Έμ—, νŒŒμŠ€νƒ€λ₯Ό 직접 λ§Œλ“€μ–΄μ„œ λ¨Ήκ³€ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ΄λ ‡κ²Œ μš”λ¦¬ν•˜λ‹€λ³΄λ‹ˆ, μ—¬λŸ¬ μ’…λ₯˜μ˜ νŒŒμŠ€νƒ€λ₯Ό μš”λ¦¬ν•  수 μžˆμ–΄μš”! : )

12. Favourite book?

I like novels. One of them I read recently is [Witch of La place] by Higashino Keigo. I think that I probably like it because of the stories that change every time I read it.

12. 제일 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μ±…μ€μš”?
μ €λŠ” μ†Œμ„€μ±…μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Έ 쀑 μ΅œκ·Όμ— μ½μ—ˆλ˜ νžˆκ°€μ‹œλ…Έκ²Œμ΄κ³  의 [λΌν”ŒλΌμŠ€μ˜λ§ˆλ…€]μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 읽을 λ•Œλ§ˆλ‹€ λ°”λ€ŒλŠ” 이야기듀 λ•Œλ¬Έμ— μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” 것 κ°™μ•„μš”!

13. Favourite genre of music?

I love hip-hop music. Most of the time, I draw pictures while listening to exciting music. Still, on a rainy day, quiet songs are good!

13. 제일 μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” μŒμ•…μž₯λ₯΄λŠ”μš”?
μ €λŠ” νž™ν•©μŒμ•…μ„ μ‚¬λž‘ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μ‹ λ‚˜λŠ” μŒμ•…μ„ λ“€μ΄λ©΄μ„œ, 그림을 그리곀 ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.
κ·Έλž˜λ„ μ—­μ‹œ λΉ„ μ˜€λŠ” λ‚ μ—λŠ” μ‘°μš©ν•œ λ…Έλž˜μ£ !

14. What are your hobbies?

I like to paint with colored pencils! After watching a movie, I would paint the place that was pretty.

14. β€‹μ·¨λ―ΈλŠ” λ¬΄μ—‡μ΄μ—μš”?
μƒ‰μ—°ν•„λ‘œ κ·Έλ¦Ό κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” 것을 μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μš”! μ˜ν™”λ³΄κ³  κ·Έλ‚  예뻀던 곳을 그리곀 ν•΄μš”.

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

I think that I would be an artist even if I was born again. Even if I do something else, I think that I will be doing art activities in the end. It is not necessarily painting but art-related work. ^^

15. λ§Œμ•½ 당신이 μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈκ°€ μ•„λ‹ˆμ—ˆλ‹€λ©΄ μ–΄λ–€ 일을 ν–ˆμ„κΉŒμš”?
μ €λŠ” λ‹€μ‹œ νƒœμ–΄λ‚˜λ„ μ•„ν‹°μŠ€νŠΈκ°€ λ˜μ—ˆμ„ 것 κ°™μ•„μš”.λ‹€λ₯Έ 일을 ν•˜κ²Œ λ˜λ”λΌλ„, μ΅œμ’… λͺ©μ μ§€λŠ” μ˜ˆμˆ μ„ ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ„ 것 κ°™μ•„μš”. κΌ­ νŽ˜μΈνŒ…μ΄ μ•„λ‹ˆλ”λΌλ„, 예술 κ΄€λ ¨λœ μΌμ΄μš”! ^^