Kyung Soon Park

Great new find for me. I love how she has pronounced her lines through a soft colour pallet. The core characters seem to float through and over the context of the artworks making them feel very much alive. All in all her illustrations feel uncluttered, interesting, alive and beautiful.

She has a more organic feel to James Jean probably due to her mediums which are water colour and ink. There is an uncanny similarity between Kyung – Adventure and James Jean – Haze, dont you think? I would also say her subject matter is similar to both James Jean and Yuko Shimizu but a more subtle version of Yuko Shimizu.

Quote from the illustrator: “I try to set the tone of the story being told. Everybody comes with their own unique set of preconceptions that can alter challenge, or reinforce.”  Enjoy!

Kyung Soon Park - Jellyfish
Kyung Soon Park - Jellyfish


Illustrations by Yuko Shimizu

Yuko ShimizuI’ve noted Yuko’s work browsing through illustration books on various occasions. While searching the web tonight her illustrations caught my eye yet again. Based in New York Yuko Shimizu‘s work reminds one of Japanese Woodcuts. The combination of New York influences, the sexual connotations, the attention to detail and the strong Japanese heritage makes her illustrations unique and so fantastic.

For more info on this talented illustrator I advise you to read this interview.

Yuko Shimizu - Tsunami
Yuko Shimizu – Tsunami

PLAYBOY July 05 issue story about natural disasters destroying earth
(Society of Illustrators 48 Gold Medal)

Yuko Shimizu - Wild
Yuko Shimizu – Wild

Yuko Shimizu - x1
Yuko Shimizu

Originally created for alphabet book project later published as a large size poster insertfor Yen Magazine of Australia

Yuko Shimizu
Yuko Shimizu – The P Trees

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