name: Yong Jun
surname: Cho
year of birth: 1987.10.28
country: Republic of Korea


Fist of conviction
by nixell


Q1: When did you start making art?
I just remember that I just started to draw a cartoon with my friends when I was 11 years old. It was like making a cartoon relay. I just drew one and gave it to one of my friends. And he drew another. And he gave me back and I drew again on that note. I think that’s my beginning of making art.

Q2: What does inspire you?
Artworks from various artist, some beautiful pictures, movies, and sometimes when I saw a cloud in the sky, or some stain on wall… these things around me can be a rich source of inspiration for me.

Q3: What are your techniques?
I usually use the pencil to sketch, and then digital painting with photoshop.

Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
I love a dynamic pose, a feeling, and giving a message indirectly. For example, in my painting, there are a lot of objects, and evidence of nature (such as footprints, direction of wind, shadow, costume and etc). So I think that these things makes a dynamic pose and mood, some directions, and understanding of the situation in a static contents. So I usually make an idea with these things. And I like to make a new one with mixing two different elements.

Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
well..I don’t know the main color of my art. I just choose colors to match to the mood. And I love high contrast. Because with the high contrast, I can make more dramatic and strong direction.

Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
I think the most important thing is “think first and then draw something”. Because If I draw something without thinking, there was a very ambiguous meaning in my painting, and very similar painting in my past work.

Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
A few years ago, When I pop up some idea about any concept on my mind, I usually write a memo. Actually I don’t have specific plans for the future, but I just want to build my memos in the future.

Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of nixell.
Silence, GRAY, writer

Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
I couldn’t find my very first job, but this link HERE is my first CG work after my military service in 2010 (in Korea for 2 years military service is duty for men..) Usually I love to draw some muscles and a dynamic pose, so I think at that time I just drew a character looks like a one of marvel heroes.

Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
Every day I draw something a lot and study human anatomy. Sometimes I watch some tutorials and try to follow them. And various artists in the world inspire me. And also I am trying now.

Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
The Arts moves constantly, and always the arts makes me think. So when I draw something, my work makes me better. Because of that, I think I just draw something until now.

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