Instagram: @xoxo_rini

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

Hi, I’m Rini. I am an illustrator who draws digital illustrations in Korea. Β I am currently a freelancer and I usually draw my personal paintings on my iPad or Photoshop. Also, I am hosting my online drawing class in many countries including the U.S. and Korea! You can learn how to draw from me anytime, anywhere using your smartphone app, iPad, or computer.

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš”, μ €λŠ” ν•œκ΅­μ—μ„œ ν™œλ™ν•˜κ³  μžˆλŠ” μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„° λ¦¬λ‹ˆμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν˜„μž¬ ν”„λ¦¬λžœμ„œλ‘œ ν™œλ™ν•˜κ³  있으며 개인적인 κ·Έλ¦Ό μž‘μ—…μ€ 주둜 μ•„μ΄νŒ¨λ“œ ν˜Ήμ€ ν¬ν† μƒ΅μœΌλ‘œ 그리고 μžˆμ–΄μš”.
그리고 λ―Έκ΅­κ³Ό ν•œκ΅­ λ“± μ—¬λŸ¬ λ‚˜λΌμ—μ„œ μ €μ˜ 온라인 λ“œλ‘œμž‰ 클래슀λ₯Ό μ§„ν–‰ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ–΄μš”. μ–Έμ œ μ–΄λ””μ„œλ“  μŠ€λ§ˆνŠΈν°μ΄λ‚˜ μ•„μ΄νŒ¨λ“œ, 컴퓨터 등을 ν†΅ν•΄μ„œ 저와 ν•¨κ»˜ λ“œλ‘œμž‰μ„ ν•  수 있죠.

A place where time has accumulated

2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I like to express as if it’s a mixture of hand and digital drawing. Feels like it brings the benefits of hand and digital drawing. The vague boundary seems to create a unique atmosphere in my pieces. And I like dreamy colors! When I color my painting with purple or pink, it feels like I’m in a fairy tale.

μ €λŠ” μˆ˜μž‘μ—… λŠλ‚Œκ³Ό 디지털 λŠλ‚Œμ΄ μ• λ§€ν•˜κ²Œ μ„žμΈ λ“― ν‘œν˜„ν•˜λŠ” κ±Έ μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μš”. μˆ˜μž‘μ—…κ³Ό 디지털 λ“œλ‘œμž‰μ˜ μž₯점듀을 합쳐놓은 λŠλ‚ŒμœΌλ‘œμš”. κ·Έ μ• λ§€ν•œ 경계선이 그림의 색닀λ₯Έ λΆ„μœ„κΈ°λ₯Ό λ§Œλ“€μ–΄μ£ΌλŠ” 것 κ°™μ•„μš”. 그리고 λͺ½ν™˜μ μΈ 색감을 μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μš”. λ³΄λžλΉ›μ΄λ‚˜ λΆ„ν™λΉ›μœΌλ‘œ 그림을 물듀이면 ν‰λ²”ν•΄λ³΄μ΄λŠ” 일상이 마치 동화 속에 μžˆλŠ” 것 같은 기뢄이 λ“€μ–΄μš”.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

My favorite medium these days is iPad Procreate. Originally, I used to use a tablet to draw pictures with Photoshop. But from the moment I started using my iPad, it was so convenient! These days, the functions of the Procreate app are as good as Photoshop, so there’s no problem in painting a variety of pictures. It’s also portable.

μš”μ¦˜ κ°€μž₯ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” λ„κ΅¬λŠ” μ•„μ΄νŒ¨λ“œ ν”„λ‘œν¬λ¦¬μ—μ΄νŠΈμ˜ˆμš”. μ›λž˜λŠ” 타블렛을 μ‚¬μš©ν•˜μ—¬ ν¬ν† μƒ΅μœΌλ‘œ 그림을 그리곀 ν–ˆμ–΄μš”. 근데 μ•„μ΄νŒ¨λ“œλ₯Ό μ΄μš©ν•˜κ²Œ 된 μˆœκ°„λΆ€ν„° λ„ˆλ¬΄λ‚˜ νŽΈλ¦¬ν•˜λ”λΌκ³ μš”! μš”μ¦˜μ€ ν”„λ‘œν¬λ¦¬μ—μ΄νŠΈ μ•±μ˜ κΈ°λŠ₯도 포토샡 λͺ»μ§€ μ•Šκ²Œ 잘 λ§Œλ“€μ–΄μ Έμ„œ, λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ 그림을 κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” 데에 μ „ν˜€ λ¬Έμ œκ°€ μ—†μ–΄μš”. νœ΄λŒ€μ„± λ˜ν•œ μ’‹κ³ μš”.

4. What is your artistic process like?

First, I get inspiration for what I’m going to draw. Looking at my favorite photo materials and colors, I think about what to draw. Then, when I feel confident about what to draw, I start to sketch rough and draw with a clean line. And then I color it, and finally, I adjust it to the feeling I want, and I’m done with one picture.

λ¨Όμ € 무엇을 그릴 건지 μ˜κ°μ„ λ– μ˜¬λ €μš”. μ œκ°€ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜λŠ” 사진 μžλ£Œλ“€μ΄λ‚˜ 색감을 λ³΄λ©΄μ„œ λ– μ˜¬λ¦¬κ³€ ν•΄μš”. κ·ΈλŸ¬λ‹€ 문득 μ–΄λ–€ κ±Έ κ·Έλ €μ•Όκ² λ‹€λŠ” 확신이 생기면 λŸ¬ν”„ μŠ€μΌ€μΉ˜λ₯Ό μ‹œμž‘ν•΄μš”. μ–΄λŠ 정도 ꡬ도가 λ‚˜μ˜€λ©΄ κΉ”λ”ν•œ μ„ μœΌλ‘œ κ·Έλ¦¬κ³ μš”. κ·Έ ν›„ 채색을 ν•˜κ³  λ§ˆμ§€λ§‰μœΌλ‘œ μ œκ°€ μ›ν•˜λŠ” λŠλ‚ŒμœΌλ‘œ 그림을 λ³΄μ •ν•˜λ©΄ ν•˜λ‚˜μ˜ 그림이 μ™„μ„±λΌμš”.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

I often get inspired by a very trivial routine. While walking down the street, drinking coffee, or visiting a certain place, I suddenly think it would be nice to use this experience and express it in my pictures. I’m trying to make sure that people who see my paintings can recall memories like mine

μ €λŠ” μ•„μ£Ό μ‚¬μ†Œν•œ μΌμƒμ—μ„œ μ˜κ°μ„ μ–»κ³€ ν•΄μš”. 길을 κ±·λ‹€κ°€, 컀피λ₯Ό λ§ˆμ‹œλ‹€κ°€, ν˜Ήμ€ μ–΄λ–€ 곳을 λ°©λ¬Έν–ˆλ‹€κ°€ 문득 이 κ²½ν—˜μ„ μ‚΄λ €μ„œ 그림에 ν‘œν˜„ν•˜λ©΄ μ’‹κ² λ‹€κ³  생각이 λ“€μ–΄μš”. λ‹€λ₯Έ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ΄ 제 그림을 봀을 λ•Œ, μ €μ²˜λŸΌ κ·Έλ“€μ˜ 기얡을 λ– μ˜¬λ¦΄ 수 있으면 μ’‹κ² μ–΄μš”.

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

I’m an artist, but I’m more rational than emotional. In reality, I was easily afraid of challenging something. There were many times when I couldn’t do what I wanted to do because I was so focused on the eyes of others. But gradually, as I draw what I want to draw, the way I think has changed a lot these days. Whatever I do, I have the confidence to challenge myself without being disturbed by others’ eyes. Like when I draw, I have the courage to show myself as I am without wrapping myself up.

μ €λŠ” 그림을 κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” μ‚¬λžŒμ΄μ§€λ§Œ, μ€κ·Όνžˆ 감성적인 면보닀 이성적인 면이 λ§Žμ•„μš”. ν˜„μ‹€μ μœΌλ‘œ μƒκ°ν•˜λ‹€ λ³΄λ‹ˆκΉŒ 무언가λ₯Ό λ„μ „ν•˜λŠ” 것에 μ‰½κ²Œ 두렀움을 갖기도 ν–ˆκ³ μš”. λ‚¨λ“€μ˜ μ‹œμ„ μ„ μ‹ κ²½ μ“°λŠλΌ ν•˜κ³  싢은 κ±Έ λͺ»ν•  λ•Œλ„ λ§Žμ•˜μ–΄μš”. 근데 점차 μ œκ°€ 그리고 싢은 그림을 κ·Έλ¦¬λ©΄μ„œ, μš”μ¦˜μ€ μƒκ°ν•˜λŠ” 방식이 많이 달라진 것 κ°™μ•„μš”. 무엇을 ν•˜λ“  남 μ‹œμ„ μ— λ°©ν•΄ 받지 μ•Šκ³  λ„μ „ν•˜λŠ” μžμ‹ κ°μ΄ μƒκ²Όμ–΄μš”. 그림을 그릴 λ•Œμ²˜λŸΌ, λ‚˜λ₯Ό 포μž₯ν•˜μ§€ μ•Šκ³  μžˆλŠ” κ·ΈλŒ€λ‘œ 보여쀄 수 μžˆλŠ” μš©κΈ°λ„ μƒκ²Όκ³ μš”.

Until dawn comes

7. Where did you study?

I graduated from Konkuk University in Seoul, Korea, and majoring in apparel design. Actually, I wasn’t very interested in my major when I was in college. When I was young, I didn’t know about many design majors, so I chose fashion because I felt most familiar. But while studying that major in college, I knew that I don’t like to design myself. So, after graduating from college, I focused on drawing, which I liked since I was a kid, and now I’m an illustrator.

μ €λŠ” μ„œμšΈμ— μžˆλŠ” κ±΄κ΅­λŒ€ν•™κ΅ μ˜μƒλ””μžμΈ ν•™κ³Όλ₯Ό μ‘Έμ—…ν–ˆμ–΄μš”. 사싀 λŒ€ν•™κ΅λ₯Ό λ‹€λ‹ˆλ©΄μ„œ 전곡에 큰 ν₯λ―Έκ°€ μžˆμ§„ μ•Šμ•˜μ–΄μš”. 어렸을 λ•Œ μ—¬λŸ¬ λ””μžμΈ 전곡에 λŒ€ν•΄ λͺ¨λ₯΄λŠ” μƒνƒœμ—μ„œ, λ¬΄μž‘μ • νŒ¨μ…˜μ΄ κ°€μž₯ μΉœμˆ™ν•˜κ²Œ λŠκ»΄μ Έμ„œ κ·Έ 전곡을 μ„ νƒν–ˆμ–΄μš”. 근데 λŒ€ν•™μ—μ„œ κ·Έ 전곡을 κ³΅λΆ€ν•˜λ‹€ λ³΄λ‹ˆκΉŒ μ €λŠ” μ˜·μ„ κ³¨λΌμ„œ μž…λŠ” κ±Έ μ’‹μ•„ν•˜μ§€, 직접 λ””μžμΈ ν•˜λŠ” 건 μž¬λ―Έκ°€ μ—†λ”λΌκ³ μš”. κ·Έλž˜μ„œ λŒ€ν•™μ„ μ‘Έμ—…ν•œ ν›„μ—λŠ”, μ›λž˜ μ œκ°€ 어렸을 λ•ŒλΆ€ν„° μ’‹μ•„ν–ˆλ˜ β€˜κ·Έλ¦Ό 그리기’에 μ§‘μ€‘ν•΄μ„œ ν˜„μž¬λŠ” μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„°λ‘œ 지내고 μžˆμ–΄μš”.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Wouldn’t I be drawing somewhere? Of course, I don’t know what’s going to happen, so I’m not sure if I’m drawing in the future. New possibilities are always open. I don’t bother to lock myself in one place. If there is a new challenge, I will do my best for it.

μ–΄λ”˜κ°€μ—μ„œ 계속 그림을 그리고 μžˆμ§€ μ•Šμ„κΉŒμš”? λ¬Όλ‘  μ‚¬λžŒ 일은 λͺ¨λ₯΄λŠ” κ±°λ‹ˆκΉŒ, μ œκ°€ λ°˜λ“œμ‹œ μ§€κΈˆμ²˜λŸΌ 그림을 그리고 μžˆμ„ 거라고 ν™•μ‹ ν•˜μ§„ μ•Šμ•„μš”. μ €μ—κ²Œ μƒˆλ‘œμš΄ λ‹€λ₯Έ κ°€λŠ₯성이 열릴 μˆ˜λ„ μžˆλŠ” κ±°λ‹ˆκΉŒμš”. ꡳ이 μ €λ₯Ό ν•œ 곳에 가두렀고 ν•˜μ§€ μ•Šμ•„μš”. μƒˆλ‘œμš΄ 도전이 생기면 κ·Έκ±Έ ν–₯ν•΄ 또 μΆœλ°œν•˜λŠ” κ±°μ£ .

9. What about in ten?

Ten years is still a long way off, but I think I’ll have a family and a child by then. I sometimes imagine painting with my child. How wonderful would it be!

십년은 아직 κΉŒλ§ˆλ“ν•œλ°, κ·Έλ•Œ μ―€μ—” 저도 가정을 이루고 아이도 μžˆμ§€ μ•Šμ„κΉŒ μ‹Άμ–΄μš”. 아이가 생긴닀면 ν•¨κ»˜ 그림을 κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” 상상을 가끔씩 ν•˜κ³€ ν•΄μš”. 평생 혼자 κ·Έλ €μ™”λ˜ 그림을 λ‚΄ 아이와 ν•¨κ»˜ κ·Έλ¦°λ‹€λŠ” 게 μ–Όλ§ˆλ‚˜ λ©‹μ§ˆκΉŒμš”?

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

I don’t want anything grand. I’m fully satisfied with every aspect of my life now. But I hope someday more people will remember my paintings. I will work hard until there are more people who can say ‘I know this picture!’, when they look at my picture.

κ±°μ°½ν•œ 건 바라지 μ•Šμ•„μš”. μ§€κΈˆλ„ μΆ©λΆ„νžˆ λͺ¨λ“  λ©΄μ—μ„œ λ§Œμ‘±ν•˜κ³  μ‚΄κ³  μžˆμœΌλ‹ˆκΉŒμš”. κ·Έλž˜λ„ μ–Έμ  κ°€ μ œκ°€ κ·Έλ¦° 그림듀을 더 λ§Žμ€ μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ΄ κΈ°μ–΅ν•΄μ€¬μœΌλ©΄ μ’‹κ² μ–΄μš”. 그림을 보면, β€˜μ–΄? λ‚˜ 이 κ·Έλ¦Ό μ•Œμ•„.’ ν•  수 μžˆλŠ” μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ΄ 더 λ§Žμ•„μ§ˆ λ•ŒκΉŒμ§€ μ—΄μ‹¬νžˆ λ…Έλ ₯ν•΄μ•Όμ£ .

Late morning

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

I like very the flour! I love the taste of its own flour. So I often eat various kinds of noodles.

μ €λŠ” 밀가루λ₯Ό ꡉμž₯히 μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μš”! 밀가루 κ·Έ 고유의 맛이 λ„ˆλ¬΄ μ’‹μ•„μš”. κ·Έλž˜μ„œ λ©΄ μ’…λ₯˜μ˜ μŒμ‹μ„ 자주 λ¨Ήμ–΄μš”.

12. Favourite book?

I don’t read much, but I sometimes read self-improvement books.

책을 많이 읽진 μ•Šμ§€λ§Œ, 가끔씩 μžκΈ°κ³„λ°œ μ„œμ μ„ 읽곀 ν•΄μš”. νŠΉλ³„νžˆ 제일 애착이 μžˆλŠ” 책이 μžˆμ§„ μ•Šμ•„μš”.

13. Favourite genre of music?

I really like all genres of music! I listen to all genres of K-pop, pop songs, jazz, and hip-hop. I choose a different genre depending on my mood.

μ €λŠ” 정말 λͺ¨λ“  μž₯λ₯΄μ˜ μŒμ•…μ„ μ’‹μ•„ν•΄μš”! μΌ€μ΄νŒ, νŒμ†‘, 재즈, νž™ν•© λͺ¨λ“  μž₯λ₯΄λ₯Ό 가리지 μ•Šκ³  λ“£κ³  μžˆμ–΄μš”. 기뢄에 따라 λ‹€λ₯Έ μž₯λ₯΄λ₯Ό μ„ νƒν•˜μ£ .

14. What are your hobbies?

These days, really fun doing Pilates.

μš”μ¦˜μ€ ν•„λΌν…ŒμŠ€ μš΄λ™μ„ 정말 재밌게 ν•˜κ³  μžˆμ–΄μš”.

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

If I weren’t an artist, I would probably be the common office worker. But I don’t think it’s bad. Both the office worker and the freelance illustrator have pros and cons. But if I have a chance to choose again, I will choose this path without hesitation.

κ°€μž₯ ν‰λ²”ν•œ νšŒμ‚¬μ›μœΌλ‘œ 지내고 있겠죠. κ·Έλ ‡μ§€λ§Œ 그게 λ‚˜μ˜λ‹€κ³  μƒκ°ν•˜μ§„ μ•Šμ•„μš”. νšŒμ‚¬μ›κ³Ό μ§€κΈˆ μ œκ°€ ν•˜κ³  μžˆλŠ” ν”„λ¦¬λžœμ„œ μΌλŸ¬μŠ€νŠΈλ ˆμ΄ν„° λͺ¨λ‘ 각각의 μž₯단점이 μžˆμœΌλ‹ˆκΉŒμš”. κ·Έλž˜λ„ λ‹€μ‹œ 선택할 κΈ°νšŒκ°€ μ˜¨λ‹€λ©΄, μ „ 고민없이 이 길을 선택할 κ±°μ˜ˆμš”.

Good byeA rainy evening