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Art Works/Images © Eun K. Ju. I'm an illustrator in South Korea. You can contact me at: euniekj@gmail.com

Friday, December 18, 2009

Toy Collection

I went to V&A Museum of Childhood in London, drew illustrations of the toy collection being exhibited there.

Some of the toys are included in my personal collection.

Total of 50 images

2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Summer Project

Total of 25 Images

I received a summer project before I started the Illustration Course at my university. The assignment was to illustrate drawings about myself. To be honest, I didn't have enough time to do 25 drawings. The university didn't send the enrollment documents to people (including me) who lived outside of the UK. I found out about it when I was in South Korea through a friend who lived in London, and I told myself that I would rather spend the last few days with my family than do my homework. When I got back to London, I had to move all my stuff by myself to my new accommodation, which took me like more than a week. SO I did 25 drawings in 3 days before the course started. My 25 drawings came out crappy but at the same time, I didn't want to go to the studio empty handed =)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

How Music Was Invented

Title: How Music (more like a song) Was Invented.
Zine
14.8 cm x 10.5 cm
Jan 2009

(Page 1)


Friday, October 23, 2009

The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-popple

I made a zine as a promotional work for my group's cabaret in the Illustration Studio. Based on the story called, "The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-popple," we performed and filmed our little play and presented it to the class.

The Seven Families Zine front cover. I damaged the paper a little bit =(


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

GRRRRR

Will update my blog soon.

I've done lots of drawings. It's just that I don't have enough time to scan all of them. I've been busy with work and university and blah blah blah, excuses excuses =D I'll probably post them up this week.



That's the facial expression I made when I looked at the mirror after the haircut.

Yes, I got a new haircut. I told the lady to trim it, but instead she chopped my long hair in one SNIP without hesitation and guilt. I was screaming at her like "WHAT THE F%CK ARE YOU DOINNNNNNNG!!!!" at the hair salon, but I instantly loved the new hairdo when I came back home. I'm so happy that I take less time taking shower now. More time drawing!

...I look like a pretty little boy too.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Goth-Rori



Acrylic Paint on white mini-Munny figure

August 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

hikikomori

hikikomori (cover)

ひきこもり (Hikikomori)

I cut a hole on the cover (according to the shape of the box chick) so the box chick can be seen from the 2nd page.

Mixed Media

21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2007


ひきこもり (Hikikomori)

Mixed Media

21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2007

Monday, August 10, 2009

Recent Sketchbook Drawings (Unfinished)







I don't have a scanner at the moment. I will be uploading them soon! Don't mind the flower patterns on my aunt's blanket!

Note:
People have only seen my simplified illustrations of people, objects, etc. That doesn't mean I cannot draw realistically from my imagination. I've continuously drawn nude figures since I was seventeen.

Why have I chosen to only draw cartoony characters at college? I wanted to focus more on narrative rather than skill. It was just a way for me to experiment different ways to express myself.

I still love to draw cartoons/comics but drawing and painting people have always been my passion too.

P.S. - the illustrations I have uploaded on my blog so far are my personal art works created in my personal time before/during/after attending the university. They do not relate to projects given to me at the university.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Summer So Far

Reading countless books:

Photo taken by Eun K. Ju
Yes, I'm quite a bookworm.
1/2 of the shelf = my books.
The other half stores my father's books.

I recently added new books to my collection. I'm happy =)

Eating my favourite Korean apple flavoured popsicle:

Photo taken by Eun K. Ju

Working on New Projects for tomatoxorange:

Photo taken by Eun K. Ju

Keeping myself occupied:

Photo taken by Eun K. Ju
When I'm not drawing, I play the guitar or the piano =)

Eating Cheese Muffins:

Photo taken by Eun K. Ju
Cheese muffin! Only in S. Korea =P I guess it's a cheese cake in form of a muffin? =)

YES, the shape of the cheesecake makes all the difference!!!!! Muffin-shaped cheesecake is the BEST!!! teehee =)

Talking with the person that I love the most, my mother:
Photo taken by Eun K. Ju
My mom, the most beautiful woman I know.
She looks too young for her age. *cough* she's like 50 years old! *cough*

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The shadow of my Past



Pen/Ink on Paper

21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2009

Drowning in Sorrow



Pen/Ink on Paper

21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2009

PARTS OBSESSION



Acrylic Paint on Paper

21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2009

Le ballon rouge



Pen/Ink and Watercolour on Paper

21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2009

Illustration inspired by the film, "Le ballon rouge (1956)".

The Illusion of Love



Detail:


Pen/ink on paper

21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Bloodstained Suffering



Pen/Ink and watercolour on Paper

21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2009

Eun K. Ju

ecstasy



Pen/ink on paper

21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2009

Eun K. Ju

Scopophobia



Acrylic paint on paper

21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2009

Eun K. Ju

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mother Nature (Etching)

I made this print without going through the aquatint process.
I described mother nature as a supernatural being who is part nature and part human. The reason why I gave her the form of a human being is because mother nature can be destructive and powerful, which are traits (our unchanging human nature) shared by all human beings...


Print, Etching on Zinc Metal Plate

2009

21.5 cm x 16 cm Zinc Metal Plate
29 cm x 28.5 cm Paper


Zinc Metal Plate

2009

21.5 cm x 16 cm

Mother Nature


Pen/Ink
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2007

Eun K. Ju

Monday, July 13, 2009

insomniac


Pen/Ink
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2008

Eun K. Ju

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Let's Fly!


Pen/Ink
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2007

Eun K. Ju

Silent Beauty



Pen/Ink
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2006

Eun K. Ju

Father


Pen/Ink
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2006

Eun K. Ju

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Murder of My Imaginary Friend


Pen/Ink
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2007

Eun K. Ju

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Woman in the Forest (ETCHING)

I fell in love with etching on metal plates. I thought the process was complicated at first, but it was pretty easy once I got the hang of it. I used the cheapest etching tool, but the result (the print) came out great. I chose the sketchbook drawing of "The Woman in the Forest" as a reference because I love the dreamy effect that the print captures. I don't think I could ever express it by drawing with a pen.

This is my first etching plate that I've done around November 2008:

2008
Zinc Metal Plate
30 cm x 21.5 cm


Detailed shot

The Woman in the Forest



Pen/Ink
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2007

Eun K. Ju

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

#1



Pen/Ink
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2007

Eun K. Ju

Father: "Son, aim to be just like me, a #1!"
Son: *I want to be a cook*

Bitter Sweet Dreams



Pen/Ink
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2007

Eun K. Ju

My Dreams and Nightmares



Pen/Ink
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2007

Eun K. Ju

The moon cracked into three pieces. Strange women came out from the black water as they raised their hands. They cried as they worshipped the moon, for they knew that the world was going to end soon.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Warmth



Pen/Ink
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2007

Eun K. Ju

Riding Through the Plains (Original)



Pen/Ink
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2007

Eun K. Ju

Riding Through the Plains



Pen/Ink
Edited with CS3 Illustrator
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2007

Eun K. Ju

Lost



Pen/Ink
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm

2007

Eun K. Ju

Friday, June 12, 2009

Welcome to tomatoXorange

I will be posting my works, idea development, and progression on this blog. I've never shared my works publicly (especially on website/online), so I'm nervous and excited to receive people's feedback.

I wanted to reflect on how much I've progressed by updating my old illustrations first. The tool I used to draw (illustrations from 2006 ~ 2008) was just a cheap pen you could get for a dollar. It wasn't a great pen at all. Sometimes the ink refused to come out, and the pen easily broke when I put too much pressure.

I realised that my old drawings reflect what kind of person I am: A Perfectionist. Everything had to be perfect and balanced; the lines, the form, the colour, the contrast...

My philosophy, which I've often expressed through my works, is that there is a hidden beauty in personal/inner pain and suffering. I'm also obsessively intrigued by the process of how we become an adult. How is a childhood lost?

As of now, I try to focus more on narrative rather than style.

I'm aiming to earn BA Illustration at The University of Arts London. As a student, I'm still learning to experiment with various mediums and materials.