Flourishing forests fill Hye Jin Chung’s work with life and colour, carefully tended with cut paper and drawn textures. We take a peek through the foliage and look at some of the techniques she uses.
The nature of the way loosely cut paper forms unusual shapes alone stands out as an interesting quality to Hye’s work, but we also really like the personal touch of the hand-drawn element too.
Before cutting and pasting in the original sense of the phrase, Hye plays with a range of mixed media to add another layer of texture to her compositions.
This is a nice touch that keeps her work playful and intriguing, so we’re always keen to see what combination of media she’ll mix together in her next piece. Hye tells us more.
I am an illustrator creating images with a scissors and paper.
I do mostly collage: I do tiny, rough thumbnail sketches first and scan them, adding colors in Photoshop. And then I start to make and add textures based on the color scheme I did in Photoshop on paper and cut them out.
Oftentimes, the selected colors are changed in the texture-making stage.
Textures and shapes are the elements I’m most obsessed with, and because of that I love to draw plants.
I mainly do editorial illustrations along with children’s book illustrations and making zines, prints, greeting cards, posters and stuff under the name of Instant Rabbit.
© Hye Jin Chung, 2015