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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

Monday, December 27, 2010

Will Update Soon

Unfinished drawing
http://www.koreanfilm.co.uk/
I've been stuck in a certain place where there's no internet.
I had no holiday this year, and what made it worse, I had no time to draw at all.

Will update more soon...

Monday, November 8, 2010

The London Korean Film Festival 2010

The London Korean Film Festival 2010

Don't miss it! South Korean films are AWESOME...
http://www.koreanfilm.co.uk/

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Property Of" Exhibition

19 - 26 June 2010
My work presented in the "Property Of" Exhibition at the House Cafe Gallery.






A3, Ink
16 June 2010

I drew buildings/properties around Camberwell, London.
I'm planning to scan it later=)

House Cafe Gallery
70 Camberwell Church Street, London, SE5 8QZ

Boxhead



Stephen, fooling around with my costume named Boxhead, which I had made for my university project in the past.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Streetfest October 2010: The Result



Collaboration with: Gofoot Wonda

At the October 2010 Streetfest sponsored by Adidas Originals.

The Old Brewery, 33-35 Commercial Road, Aldgate, E1 1LN
Main Room (Room one)

Photographer: Maëlle Noé

I was wearing 3 layers of clothing, and on top of that, the Adidas representative guy made me wear the black Adidas T-shirt on top of it. Man, I look sooo FAT, what the hell! hahahahahaaaa

Monday, October 25, 2010

Streetfest October 2010: Experience

Streetfest was amazing.

I got to paint the stage wall LIVE while musicians like Roll Deep and Crazy Cousinz were performing right behind me. I can't believe I was with them on the same stage. This was better than being in backstage.

Roll Deep


Crazy Cousinz


Awesome night and music.

I think this was definitely a good experience for me. I love street art, and maybe this influence comes from living in New York City for a long time.

Since this was a live-art event (and this piece will probably be gone by the next Streetfest next year), I tried to paint as quickly as possible. NO COLOUR BLENDING, just hard black outlines with limited colours.

To be honest, I felt like we didn't have enough supplies. We used old markers. I had to use my own black and white acrylic paints for the most part...but we used what we have, and it worked just fine even though I found it a bit difficult to colour in the characters with TINY marker pens that couldn't even fill up the whole white space.

I was quite annoyed when people were ordering me what to do. I wish they could have asked me nicely instead of being extremely irritated. In contrast when I was asking people for help, they looked like they had an annoyed expression on their faces as if I was ordering them when I just wanted to quicken the process to finish the piece (or maybe they were mistaken that I was inconfident or incompetent???).

I learned from this experience to keep it professional and not to show my annoyance and anger even in a slightest form of expression when working with other people.

It's amazing that Adidas sponsored Streetfest to promote originality in London through art and music, as well as promoting their own company (smart advertisement!!). I have to thank Wonda for giving me this great opportunity, chance, and experience. It was a privilege, it really was.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Streetfest October 2010


I am one of the artists who will be participating in the October STREETFEST.
I will be doing a live-art performance with my good friend and talented artist, Wonda. We're going to collaborate and paint on a 12 ft x 8ft wall on the stage.
I am sponsored by Adidas. They are trying to promote artists and musicians for "The Street Where Originality Lives".



It's going to be an awesome night. Please do come and enjoy=)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Submissions for the "Cities" Exhibition at Harrow Arts Centre

I will be submitting these works to the Harrow Arts Centre.
I'm participating in the "CITIES" Exhibition with guest artists and also with talented artists from the ifreecans crew.

I lived in 3 different cities/countries, so I've decided to capture my experience and my views on my environment/surrounding at the time.


Title: The Crowd (Tokyo, Japan)
August 2010
Acrylic on Canvas
I was born and brought up in Tokyo, Japan. I remember how densely populated Tokyo was. When I was a child, I felt scared and lost to walk in the streets alone. From my point of view as a child, I felt like I was an invisible outsider from another planet.



Title: Variety (New York, USA)
August 2010
Acrylic on Canvas
After spending my childhood in Tokyo, I moved to New York and lived there for 8 years. The grey child in the middle is me, and I am surrounded by different people. In Japan, all I've met were Japanese people. I was surprised to meet people from different countries, all living in the same New York City. In New York, I struggled to find my own identity. I often asked myself, "Does the place of my birth define me? Or is it my nationality that labels who I am?"


Title: Beauty (Seoul, South Korea)
August 2010
Acrylic on Canvas
I visit South Korea on Holidays. Even though my nationality is Korean, I still don't understand the culture of Korea. My first impression of Seoul, South Korea is that everyone was obsessed with their outward appearances. I was so surprised that Korean people, especially the women, were obsessed with "Beauty" or being beautiful. When I see 50 year old women going on diet, I was confused about what the definition of "Beauty" is in Seoul. The tired woman in this painting represents how Korean women in the city must have felt, always being conscious of how others would look at them (there are eyes in the background).

Ernest Neto



Ernesto Neto exhibition

July 2010

That was really fun=)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Editing Process



Trying to edit and finalise the painting.
Collaboration with Aruta and Kiboko. Both talented artists, and I'm so honoured to work on the same canvas with them.
ITV4 crew came, filmed the painting, and interviewed Aruta and Kiboko! Too bad I missed the interview, but I don't feel bad about it since I must have looked like poop on that day! hahahaha^_^

Monday, August 2, 2010

Summer

Drawing in process...

I can draw my own stuff all day, everyday... I feel so happy^_^ It's a great feeling.

Working on making my own website, still under-construction though... I can't wait to upload all my works!!!! So excited!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Photos from Streetfest taken by Ambra







Photos from Streetfest taken by Ambra Vernuccio

Source: Ambra Vernuccio

Streetfest



I was one of the participating artists at Streetfest on the 30th of May, 2010. Thanks Kiboko, it was really fun^_^

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Postcards



The postcards of my illustrations. Will be sold at the shop in Camden Stables Market.

Woody (Animation)

woody from Eun K. Ju on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Woody

My first animation in process.
I respect animators even more than ever before... They are the most patient people in the world.
I'll upload my animation in the first week of June (before the deadline).
My own animation project is trying to kill me.... Yes, as you can see, I'm drawing page by page. I'm going to have to scan them all by this week. Putting them together with the Flash program isn't that difficult, it just requires a lot of patience and time.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Starting Life Drawing Again

I used to attend the life drawing class for 5-6 hours every week for 2 years when I lived in New York but I haven't been practising since I moved to London... I'm thinking about starting it again.

I once went to the free life drawing session at my university. I felt like it was my first time drawing the figures so I told myself, "I've lost my touch so I need to practice more from now on" but I couldn't go back because I felt extremely intimidated by the tutor there. She wouldn't leave me alone to correct all my mistakes. It was annoying. I would have listened to her nagging with patience if I actually had been in her drawing class for a long time. Then she had every damn right to tell me that I sucked at drawing.

I was totally disappointed in myself when I went to The Prince's Drawing School on Monday. At least the tutor there was very helpful. She actually gave me a constructive criticism. She indirectly pointed out my mistake so I can notice it by myself. If I didn't notice it, then who cares? That means I need more practice.

I'm going back there every Monday from now on. The only thing I didn't like about this free life drawing session at The Prince's Drawing School???
...I wish it was more than 3 hours.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Camden Stables Market Mural

February - March 2010

Worked on my FIRST ever mural at the Camden Stables Market with IFREECANS Collective. I'm so thankful to the art director (and also my good friend) Kiboko, for giving me the chance to leave a trace of myself in London. It was really fun doing a collaboration with other artists and the IFREECANS collective crew.

My initials, EKJ


Incomplete

I've painted the girl on the right, the bubbly background, and the pattern of birds. I've also helped with colouring the girl on the left, and I've also given her a body^_^

A Painting for my good friend Kiboko

My friend Kiboko and I traded each other's paintings.
I've painted this recently, and I was happy to give it to Kiboko:

Title: Am I...? (Incomplete)


(Finished)

Acrylic
Canvas 12" x 10"
April 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

First Page



My good friends and I are starting a comic book together (It was Kiboko's excellent idea!). When we get enough pages, we are planning to print and publish the comic book together.
I've started the story, and my friend Alex will be illustrating the 2nd page with his own story (continuing from the story from my first page).

I can't wait!

Source: Hadithi-Hadithi

Me in the Illustration BA studio at the Camberwell College of Arts

LOL! I didn't even notice my tutor Joh was taking pictures around the studio.
I've only posted up the pictures that include me, but if you're curious to see how the studio looks like, CLICK HERE





Saturday, February 20, 2010

Transmit 123



1-minute test/experimental animation that my group and I created. I can't believe it took us like a week to film and edit it. By the way, Shauna's digital editing skills are amazing! I love everyone's costumes.

Order:
Me -> Chie -> Shauna (with Michaela in between) -> Esther (with Michaela in between) -> Me again in reverse

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Imaginary Map

I have an obsessed with FOOD so I've decided to make an imaginary map out of my tongue/taste buds. The map's size is A3 and since I don't have a big scanner, I've decided to take pictures of the map. I've also included a little of my research materials (sneak peek!) to show you how I developed my ideas in order to make the final product.

I hope my map is somewhat educational. Get to learn about taste buds!:

Source

My Imaginary Map (2009):