Hyelin An
A Desk

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
This book is made during the MA course inspired by my experience. This book depicts a usual day of a high school student in South Korea, but I feel it is common in Asia and becoming more common in the UK. Whether it is in study, talent or looks, children nowadays are under pressure to exceed. This book raises awareness of the universal urge to outperform and suggest the readers a moment to think.

How was the illustration used:
These images are from a graphic novel - picture book (48 pages), shown at the graduation exhibition, school website and social media.

How did you make this work:
Screen Printing

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Cambridge School of Art (Anglia Ruskin University)
MA Children's Book Illustration
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Currently Based:
United Kingdom

Hyelin An is an illustrator specializing in children's books. She mainly works with screen printing and is interested in composition and colours, especially the colours created by printing over-layered. She is often inspired by observational drawing and the stories she encounters.