Kevin Hong

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Lo­ca­tion: US Web: www.kev­in­hong.com Email: kev­in­hon­gart@gmail.com ME DIA: Pho­to­shop

With a child­hood marked by watch­ing car­toons and an­ime, read­ing manga and spend­ing count­less hours play­ing Nin­tendo games, it’s no sur­prise that Kevin found him­self il­lus­trat­ing sci­ence fic­tion and fan­tasy projects upon grad­u­at­ing from New York’s School of Vis­ual Arts.

“I take my in­spi­ra­tion from those early in­flu­ences, es­pe­cially the clas­sic JRPGs and an­ime,” he says. “I’ve amassed a dig­i­tal col­lec­tion of thou­sands of im­ages and col­lected dozens of art books that fea­ture their art, in­clud­ing back­ground art, char­ac­ter de­signs, an­i­ma­tion cels, posters and il­lus­tra­tions.”

Now work­ing purely as a dig­i­tal artist, he hopes to pro­duce a graphic novel or an­i­mated film of his own one day.

“The Bird-Tent is in­spired by a real bird, the black heron. When hunt­ing, it cre­ates an um­brella-like canopy with its wings over shal­low bod­ies of wa­ter, and the shade at­tracts fish.” Sky No­mads

“This was orig­i­nally com­mis­sioned for an ed­i­to­rial ar­ti­cle. I was given the abs­tract con­cept ‘Sift­ing through dense in­for­ma­tion to get to the best’ by the art di­rec­tor. From that I gen­er­ated the nar­ra­tive of two kids stum­bling upon a for­est’s guardian spirit.” Catch­ing Spir­its 1

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