Tagged: south korea
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    Sep 2015

    Manga Mondays ~ Laphet

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    Laphet is a professional digital artist from South Korea. Upon first looking at her work you may mistakenly liken it for a more realistic version of Mabel Lucie Attwell. However, upon a second reading it is clear Laphet’s illustrations substitute to “cute” for the “creepy”.

    Large-eyed children often look straight at you. Instead of having a dead stare at is usual for invoking eeriness, Laphet’s characters clearly have their cogs turning, as if they are plotting against you, the viewer. Uncomfortable, yes, but beautiful nonetheless.

    You can find more of Laphet’s work on her DeviantArt page, and her more recently launched Tumblr.

  2. 7

    Jul 2014

    Manga Mondays ~ Jung Myung Lee

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    Jung Myung Lee aka Rupid 79 is Korean fantasy artist. You may recognise his work from his contributions to the hugely successful card battle game, Legend of the Cryptids. His art subsequently features in the Legend of Monsters Official Art Book (Japanese Language).

    Jung Myung Lee’s artwork is full of action and full of intricate details. They are multi-layered, rarely using less than three planes. Even when he strips away elements his illustrations are still more detailed than most.

    There was once a Rupid 79 page in each of the illustrative corners of the internet, but they all seem to have disappeared. I have managed to dig up a couple places that he is still using (for now at least). Check out his DrawCrowd page, and for those of you versed in Korean, he has a blog too.

  3. 3

    Jul 2013

    Eunjung Shin

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    Abstract, absurd and very dark humour at times, Eunjung Shin’s work has that little spark of brilliance that sets it apart from others. And the detail! This is intricate work that has been painstakingly crafted. Eunjung Shin currently works as an artist and illustrator for Indivisualplay. Take a look at her Behance portfolio, and in particular I recommend the beautiful collection of work in the ‘Works of Indivisual Play’ section.

  4. 26

    Apr 2013

    Fashion Fridays ~ Connie Lim

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    Connie Lim is of South Korean descent, but grew up in Los Angeles. She has studied at the world famous Central Saint Martins College of Design, and her work has been featured in publications and on several blogs online. Her playing card giclée prints are a real highlight in her canon, and I love her sketchbooks. Wonder on over and see for yourself…

  5. 28

    Jan 2013

    Manga Mondays ~ Hawooe Hahn

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    This week’s Manga Mondays illustrator is Korean Concept Artist and Art Director Hawooe Hahn. Currently working for the video game giant, Nexon, his illustrations are always harmonious in colours and full of detail, and quite frankly, beautiful. You can see more of his work on his website, Tabaroki Navstavi.

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