Mikyung Lee
Jung Ji Young


Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was inspired by his best-beloved poem, “Nostalgia” for this Google Doodle. I imagined how much he missed his Korean home while he was studying abroad. I wanted to draw the moment when he was writing this poem while missing his home at the time.

How was the illustration used:
To celebrate Jung Ji-young's 117th birthday, this illustration appeared on Korea Google's main home page so it let Koreans reminded him and get informed of his monumental works again.

How did you make this work:
I sketched many ideas with graphite and finished it in digital.

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Currently Based:
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul based Korean illustrator, Mikyung Lee's works have been published with diverse publications such as The New Yorker, The New Times, The Guardian, NBC and Penguin random house or so. Her works focus on poetic and emotional visual essays from diverse relationships with people, objects, situations, and space.