Ahra Kwon
Novel illustration series

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was commissioned to work on cover illustration and inside illustration series for a novel. The novel is written by 6 different authors, who wrote after the famous modern Korean short novel, written by Yi Sang in 1936. This novel depicts self consuming and self disintegrating intellectuals of the colonial period of Korea. 

How was the illustration used:
These illustrations were used as inside illustration for 6 different short fictions.

How did you make this work:
My approach to this brief was to show the atmosphere of modern Korea and to show the connection between each novels. I selected important objects from each novel and tried to express how they relate to the main character or place. I also put thin lines in each illustrations to show that each novels are connected to each other. I used a lot of texture brush in photoshop to create vintage textures.

Commissioner Name :
Seulgi Jo
Commissioner Company :
Moonji Publishing Co.

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Currently Based:
I'm based in Seoul, South Korea.

Ahra Kwon is a Seoul based full time illustrator graduated from Korea National University of Arts. She works in various kinds of illustration fields, such as magazine, children’s book, AD, book covers, editorial illustrations etc. Selected Clients are Apple, Facebook, Samsung, Harper Collins, HMH books, Monocle magazine, Telegraph Stella Magazine, and etc.