Location: US Web: www.kevinhong.com Email: email@example.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