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HAND DRAWN Illustrations

The incredibly talented artist, Minjae Lee, has kept busy during this year, continuing to amaze us with his incredible colorful illustrations. Lee uses markers, pens, crayons and acrylic to create the drawings, featuring women and characterized by an atmosphere of mystery and drama.

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2012, flower – © Minjae Lee

Looking at his work, you can understand how Lee is inspired by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Nonami, Minjae Lee work mainly features women in mythical and magical atmospheres.

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2010, reminiscence II – © Minjae Lee

Nomami is a Japanese artist who has published a book (which took five years to complete; but fair enough, since he has to wait for that mould and stuff) and he prides himself on doing what others create with Photoshop, but by hand.

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2010, Blossom Desire – © Minjae Lee

“Hello, my name is MJ (minjae lee). I’m an 19 year man living in Korea, I am an illustrator and a painter.

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2008, dace – © Minjae Lee

I have loved color since I was 7 year old. Not many people accepted me using colors this way, including a few teachers.. so. I’ve always drawn by myself. One day, I found markers, and loved them because of the vivid colors they produce. So I always use markers now.

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2008, dace ll – © Minjae Lee

I find inspiration in human face. and abstract movement and COLOR! so. When I draw people, it’s on the spur of the moment, very spontaneous. I’m always experimenting with new materials, and ways to do things.

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2008, blushing flower – © Minjae Lee

I always hope work is fun . so always i draw with Fun stuff. that’s my power for life.” – Minjae Lee

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2007, MagicMirror – © Minjae Lee


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2007, insane – © Minjae Lee

About: Minjae Lee

Minjae Lee is a young self-taught artist, born in 1989, living in South Korea. His bold, colorful collage-like drawings of faces are unbelievably detailed. Minjae uses nothing but pen ink and color markers to create his stunning works. The following video reveals Lee’s amazing talent.

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2007, Gaze II – © Minjae Lee

Data:

Name: HAND DRAWN Illustrations
Type: Illustration, Drawing, Painting
Dimensions: varies
Year: Varies
Technique: Mix Media – HAND DRAWN Illustrations by markers, pens, crayons and acrylic to create the drawings

The people:

Artist: Minjae Lee, Seoul, South Korea
Text Description: © Courtesy of Minjae Lee
Images: © Minjae Lee

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