Instagram: @samoyun

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

Hello, I’m SaMo, a freelance illustrator active in Korea. In Korea, SaMo means love. It’s a pseudonym that I made because I like to draw stories about love. I am a nine-year illustrator who is active in a variety of fields including book covers, hard copies, news reports, advertisements, CD jackets, and pansies.

์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”. ์ €๋Š” ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ํ™œ๋™ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ํ”„๋ฆฌ๋žœ์„œ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ดํ„ฐ SaMo ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ SaMo ๋ผ๋Š” ๋œป์€ love์˜ ์˜๋ฏธ๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์— ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋“ค์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์„œ ์ง“๊ฒŒ ๋œ ํ•„๋ช…์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ฑ…ํ‘œ์ง€, ๋‹จํ–‰๋ณธ, ์‚ฌ๋ณด, ๊ด‘๊ณ , CD์ž์ผ“, ํŒฌ์‹œ ๋“ฑ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๋ถ„์•ผ์—์„œ ํ™œ๋™ ์ค‘์ธ 9๋…„์ฐจ ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ดํ„ฐ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.


2. Tell us about your aesthetic

I like a style that has a simple screen configuration and a medium for storytelling. With a comfortable color, I draw stories that are both sad and beautiful, such as meeting, love, separation, and agony. I want to capture a feeling of loneliness and warmth in the picture.

์ €๋Š” ๋˜๋„๋ก ํ™”๋ฉด ๊ตฌ์„ฑ์ด ์‹ฌํ”Œํ•˜๊ณ  ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ํ’€์–ด๋‚˜๊ฐ€๋Š” ๋งค๊ฐœ์ฒด๊ฐ€ ํฌ์ธํŠธ๊ฐ€ ๋˜๋Š” ์Šคํƒ€์ผ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํŽธ์•ˆํ•œ ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ๊ฐ์— ๋งŒ๋‚จ, ์‚ฌ๋ž‘, ์ด๋ณ„, ๊ณ ๋‡Œ ๋“ฑ ์Šฌํ”„๊ธฐ๋„ ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ต๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•œ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋“ค์„ ๊ทธ๋ ค๋‚˜๊ฐ€๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์— ์“ธ์“ธํ•จ์ด ๋Š๊ปด์ง€๋ฉด์„œ๋„ ๋”ฐ๋œปํ•œ ๊ฐ์„ฑ์„ ๋‹ด์•„๋‚ด๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I prefer digital work. And when I wanted to be an illustrator, I opened my eyes to the idea of digital painting and I’ve been working on it ever since. It’s digital but it’s my favorite program because you can express warm feelings like manual tasks.

์ €๋Š” ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ์ž‘์—…์„ ์„ ํ˜ธํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ดํ„ฐ๋ฅผ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•˜๊ณ ์ž ํ•˜์˜€์„ ๋•Œ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธํŽ˜์ธํŒ… ์ด๋ผ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ๋ˆˆ์„ ๋œจ๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ๊ณ , ๊ทธ ๋•Œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ํŽ˜์ธํ„ฐ๋ฅผ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•˜์—ฌ ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•ด์™”์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ ์ž‘์—…์ด์ง€๋งŒ ๋งˆ์น˜ ์ˆ˜์ž‘์—…๊ณผ ๊ฐ™์€ ๋”ฐ์Šคํ•œ ๋Š๋‚Œ์„ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด์„œ ์• ์šฉํ•˜๋Š” ํ”„๋กœ๊ทธ๋žจ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

4. What is your artistic process like?

I work digitally, from sketches to colors, but sometimes the images and materials that come to mind are written down in a note and then digitally worked on them. Recently, I bought an iPad and have been working on it using ProCreate. It’s very portable and highly utilized and it’s very helpful for work.

์Šค์ผ€์น˜ ๊ตฌ์ƒ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์ฑ„์ƒ‰๊นŒ์ง€ ๋ชจ๋‘ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ๋กœ ์ž‘์—…ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ, ๊ฐ€๋” ์–ธ๋œป ๋– ์˜ค๋ฅด๋Š” ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋‚˜ ์†Œ์žฌ๋“ค์€ ๋…ธํŠธ์— ๊ธฐ๋กํ•ด ๋‘์—ˆ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ๋””์ง€ํ„ธ๋กœ ์ž‘์—…์„ ์ง„ํ–‰ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ตœ๊ทผ์—๋Š” ์•„์ดํŒจ๋“œ๋ฅผ ๊ตฌ์ž…ํ•˜์—ฌ ํ”„๋กœํฌ๋ฆฌ์—์ดํŠธ๋ฅผ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•˜์—ฌ ์ž‘์—…์„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”. ํœด๋Œ€์„ฑ์ด ์ข‹๊ณ  ํ™œ์šฉ๋„๊ฐ€ ๋†’์•„ ์ž‘์—…ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐ์— ํฐ ๋„์›€์ด ๋˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

Stories that come to mind about love. It’s a picture of what I’m talking about. The images in the picture are inspired by listening to music but if I listen to emotional music and music played with string instruments, I can work better.

โ€˜์‚ฌ๋ž‘โ€™ ์ด๋ผ๋Š” ์ฃผ์ œ์— ๋– ์˜ค๋ฅด๋Š” ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋“ค. ์ฃผ๋ณ€ ํ˜น์€ ์ €์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋“ค์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์œผ๋กœ ๋‹ด์•„๋ƒ…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์˜ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋“ค์€ ์Œ์•…์„ ๋“ค์œผ๋ฉด์„œ ์˜๊ฐ์ด ๋– ์˜ค๋ฅด๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ ๊ฐ์„ฑ์ ์ธ ์Œ์•…๋“ค๊ณผ ํ˜„์•…๊ธฐ๋กœ ์—ฐ์ฃผํ•˜๋Š” ์Œ์•…์„ ๋“ค์œผ๋ฉด ๋” ์ž‘์—…์ด ์ž˜ ์ง„ํ–‰๋˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.

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

Since I was young, I have spent a lot of time painting and imagining myself and I think this was the only tool that could heal me. It’s like a diary where it can heal me and recall memories while doing illustrating as a profession. I hope that the people who see my paintings can relate to and heal.

์–ด๋ฆด ์ ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋ฉฐ ํ˜ผ์ž ์ƒ์ƒํ•˜๋Š” ์‹œ๊ฐ„๋“ค์ด ๋งŽ์•˜๋Š”๋ฐ ์ด๊ฒƒ์ด ์Šค์Šค๋กœ๋ฅผ ์น˜์œ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์—ˆ๋˜ ์œ ์ผํ•œ ๋„๊ตฌ์˜€๋˜ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”. ์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์ดํ„ฐ๋ฅผ ์ง์—…์œผ๋กœ ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋ฉด์„œ๋„ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์€ ๋‚˜๋ฅผ ์น˜์œ ํ•ด ์ฃผ๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์ถ”์–ต์„ ํšŒ์ƒํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์ผ๊ธฐ์žฅ ๊ฐ™์€ ๊ฒƒ์ด์ฃ . ์ œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๋ณด๋Š” ๋ถ„๋“ค์ด ํ•จ๊ป˜ ๊ณต๊ฐํ•˜๊ณ  ์น˜์œ ๋ฐ›์„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ ค๋‚˜๊ฐ”์œผ๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

Time for you and me

7. Where did you study?

I studied in the department of Western painting at Mokwon University in Korea. I mainly painted in oil painting there and I was able to think about what kind of style I liked and wanted to draw by learning various genres.

์ €๋Š” ํ•œ๊ตญ์˜ ๋ชฉ์›๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต ์„œ์–‘ํ™”๊ณผ์—์„œ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•˜์˜€์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ ๊ณณ์—์„œ ์ฃผ๋กœ ์œ ํ™”๋กœ ํŽ˜์ธํŒ…์„ ํ•˜์˜€์œผ๋ฉฐ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์žฅ๋ฅด์˜ ๋ฐฐ์›€์œผ๋กœ ์กฐ๊ธˆ์”ฉ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์–ด๋–ค ์Šคํƒ€์ผ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๊ณ  ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ดํ•˜๋Š”์ง€ ๊ณ ๋ฏผํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์—ˆ๋˜ ์‹œ๊ฐ„์ด์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

In five years, I hope to improve my current work and draw a picture that has my own color. I’d like to put my paintings together in a collection or a book of works and I’d like to be able to give lectures and lectures on paintings.

5๋…„ ๋’ค์—๋Š” ์ง€๊ธˆ์˜ ์ž‘์—…์—์„œ ๋” ๋ฐœ์ „ํ•˜์—ฌ ๋‚˜๋งŒ์˜ ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ๊ฐ€ ํ™•์‹คํ•œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ ค๋‚˜๊ฐ”์œผ๋ฉด ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ํ•œ๋ฐ๋ชจ์•„ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์ง‘ ๋˜๋Š” ๋‹จํ–‰๋ณธ์„ ๋‚ด๋ณด๊ณ  ์‹ถ๊ณ , ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์— ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ๊ฐ•์—ฐ๊ณผ ์ˆ˜์—…๋“ค์„ ์ง„ํ–‰ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ์ข‹๊ฒ ์–ด์š”.

9. What about in ten?

I want to be more active in various fields. I want to experience all kinds of things that I can do as a picture regardless of my area of cosmetics, fashion items, and installations. If I can connect with other countries, I would like to communicate with many people by painting with collaboration.

์ข€ ๋” ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๋ถ„์•ผ์—์„œ ๋” ํ™œ๋ฐœํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ฝœ๋ผ๋ณด๋ฅผ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ™”์žฅํ’ˆ, ํŒจ์…˜์šฉํ’ˆ, ์„ค์น˜๋ฌผ ๋“ฑ ๋ถ„์•ผ์— ์ƒ๊ด€์—†์ด ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์œผ๋กœ์„œ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๋ชจ๋“  ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๊ฒฝํ—˜์„ ํ•ด๋ณด๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์š”.

ํ•ด์™ธ์™€๋„ ์—ฐ์ด ๋œ๋‹ค๋ฉด ํ•จ๊ป˜ ์ฝœ๋ผ๋ณดํ•˜์—ฌ ๋งŽ์€ ๋ถ„๋“ค๊ณผ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์œผ๋กœ ์†Œํ†ตํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

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

Painting makes a person the most like me. I want to draw various beautiful expressions and stories with pictures. I’d be happy if more people would know what kind of emotion SaMo is.

๊ทธ๋ฆผ์€ ๋‚˜๋ผ๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์„ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๋‚˜๋‹ต๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด์ค˜์š”. ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์œผ๋กœ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•˜๊ณ  ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์šด ํ‘œํ˜„, ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋“ค์„ ๊ทธ๋ ค๋‚˜๊ฐ€๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. โ€˜SaMoโ€™ ํ•˜๋ฉด ์–ด๋–ค ๊ฐ์„ฑ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ์ž‘๊ฐ€์ธ์ง€ ์•Œ์•„์ฃผ๋Š” ๋ถ„๋“ค์ด ๋” ๋งŽ์•„์ง„๋‹ค๋ฉด ๊ธฐ์˜๊ฒ ์–ด์š”.


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

I like pork belly, chicken, and Korean food.

์‚ผ๊ฒน์‚ด, ์น˜ํ‚จ, ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ํ•œ์‹์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

12. Favourite book?

The Little Prince. Every time I read it, it makes me feel different.

์–ด๋ฆฐ์™•์ž. ์ฝ์„ ๋•Œ๋งˆ๋‹ค ๋งค๋ฒˆ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋Š๋‚Œ์„ ์ฃผ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.

13. Favourite genre of music?

I like Korean musician Kang Asol.

ํ•œ๊ตญ์˜ ๋ฎค์ง€์…˜ ์ค‘์— ๊ฐ•์•„์†” ๋‹˜ ์Œ์•…์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

14. What are your hobbies?

These days, I enjoy trying various things with my iPad. I also like watching movies or dramas on Netflix. It is always with my cat, JjongA ๐Ÿ™‚

์š”์ฆ˜์€ ์•„์ดํŒจ๋“œ๋กœ ์ด๊ฒƒ์ €๊ฒƒ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๊ฒƒ์„ ์‹œ๋„ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ์ฆ๊ฒจํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋˜ ๋„ทํ”Œ๋ฆญ์Šค๋กœ ์˜ํ™”๋‚˜ ๋“œ๋ผ๋งˆ๋ฅผ ๋ณด๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š”. ๊ทธ ๊ฒƒ์€ ํ•ญ์ƒ ์ €์˜ ๊ณ ์–‘์ด ์ซ‘์•„์™€ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค ๐Ÿ™‚

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

I got a color list certificate because I’m interested in color, but I think I worked professionally in various fields that require color listings.

์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๊ด€์‹ฌ์ด ๋งŽ์•„์„œ ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ฆฌ์ŠคํŠธ ์ž๊ฒฉ์ฆ์„ ์ทจ๋“ํ–ˆ์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ์ปฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ฆฌ์ŠคํŠธ๊ฐ€ ํ•„์š”ํ•œ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๋ถ„์•ผ์—์„œ ์ „๋ฌธ์ ์œผ๋กœ ์ผํ–ˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์š”.