When I was a middle school student I participated in a reading circle. My teacher who supervised our circle said to me “I heard you are good at drawing and design so could you make the poster for newbies?” I answered “yes!” and since that time I started kind of a “drawing job” in school. (not even paid..!) I really enjoyed the work design things because I can make what I want even if it doesn’t exist in the world.
Understanding my work is really important. If a client hasn’t got any sense of my work it going to be very hard for each other. I’d talk a lot about what we make together and what for. It’s not always easy to communicate but good communication is always a great pleasure.
I don’t like intuitive things. So I use the “( )” mark instead of eye shape. Some people think the characters who are in my drawings don’t have eyes. That’s the funny point I think. and pink is not my favorite color but I thought it’s very interesting ingredient. My sketch is too blue so I mixed pink to neutralize the gloomy mood.
For about 3 years I've been teaching and held a workshop every year. I've also lectured for people who want to be illustrators. My workshop is not for skill but to thinks about myself. What do I like, what do I hate, what i’m good at.
I was born in Incheon which is an airport city, I like this city, because Seoul is too noisy and busy. Incheon is also a big city but my town is very quite and near by the sea. A lonely atmosphere.
Do as much as you want and keep thinking about what is most important in your life. It might be the cats or food or cozy bed. It’s okay to be slow because you have your own rhythm.