LLAONKIM : An Essay of a Shaman These Days

Commercial Publishing

Commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
These are illustrations for an essay written by a shaman Hong Kali who drinking coffee at a cafe working with a cell phone. To break away from the traditional shamanic appearance, which may have been prejudice, I drew a shaman's daily life these days with simple forms and vivid colors.

How was the illustration used:
These illustrations were used as the cover and the interior of the essay book 〈The Spirit is Watching Us〉 published by Wisdom House, inc.

How did you make this work:
I drew lines with Photoshop, and filled in them with vivid colors and textures. As the client requested, I used the five cardinal colors (blue, yellow, red, white, black) for each illustration, which representing traditional colors of shaman.

Commissioner Company :
Wisdom House, inc.

Social Media:
instagram.com/llaonkim
tumblr.com/blog/llaonkimm

Personal Website:
llaonkim.com/
Year of Graduation:
2021


Currently Based:
Seoul, South Korea

Biography:
Illustrator Laon Kim(LLAONKIM). She draws unfamiliar landscapes dryly and vividly. Borrowing methods of expressions of poetry she expresses a slightly twisted daily lives. She studied visual communication design at Hongik University in Seoul and worked with clients including Wisdom House, inc., ARKO, Yogiyo and Jihaksa in South Korea.

Showcase:
https://theaoi.com/showcase/world-illustration-awards-2022/more-than-words

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