32 Highly Classified Korean Illustrators
Well-known for its k-drama and k-pop, many people tend to forget that Korea also a country that has many talented illustrators work for game, publishing, fashion and animation industry.
Highly skilled and unique art style, many of them are highly educated as they attended university (some attended overseas university) studying illustration or fine art. However only few of them received international fame. Korean creative industry rapidly producing candy entertainment, like pop music and television drama. It’s very likely that creative products that take a long time to produce gonna be left behind. it seems that illustration industry is one of them.
Fortunately, super massive game industry in Korea still need a lot of talented illustrator creating concept art, characters and game world. Many of those game received international fame, and it also bring fame for illustrators involved on the making. And that’s how some Korean illustrators received their international fame.
Let’s not forget publishing and fashion industry. Many Korean illustrators specialized on creating arts for storybook, many of those books are published overseas and many of them have won an international competition. As recently many people mentioned that Korea will be the next fashion mecca, many Korean fashion illustrator already in the business for quite long time, creating arts for fashion brands or magazines.
What we love about Korean illustration is their skills and presentation. High drawing skills combined with intricate details and colors choice that provide moods is really fulfill a human desire for good illustration pieces. Their unique individual style makes it easy for audience to differentiate one illustrator’s work from another. We really hope that these illustration become great inspirations for creative people out there, especially if you are illustrator.
Chun eunsil illustration take us to the time when we were small and there’s this very beautiful children storybook that we used to read before sleep and hug during sleep. Pastel colors and unique characters combine with perfect composition, visual flow and balance, her works will amazed both children and adults. Do you notice that funny signature in the corner of each illustration?
Seon Ai is female illustrators, with distinctive childish character design in bright solid colors. Working almost exclusively for printed media, her artworks featured in many fairy tale book, history book and Korean folklore book.
Kim Jung Soo better well-known as Cocobroccoli always depicting herself as a white rabbit. Her illustration will take you into her imaginative world that bright and full cute characters. Little girls would really love her artworks, because they’re so beautifully created and have playful taste.
Shin Jae Won, as known as Wona, said that he want to bring happiness to everyone who see his illustrations. Happy is the right word to describe the feeling arise inside you when you see cute and lovely animals in a bright colors.