I have been granted the unique privilege of being permitted to post select images of work by accomplished Korean Illustrator and Artist, Evan © Evankart. All of the illustration images are the sole property and ownership of ©Evan K./Evankart. Please respect her wish that none of these images be reposted, circulated or otherwise used elsewhere. She has consented with the understanding that the images of her art only be used for the sake of my exclusive interview. The sole exception is the reblog of this complete post.
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Evan is from Seoul, Korea. She is known professionally online as Evankart, where she shares her works on Tumblr, DeviantArt, as well as on her own Website (in Korean). She is “Tumblr famous” as a popularly reblogged artist, whose works recently have been largely inspired by her appreciation of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) , Fili (Dean O’Gorman), as well as most of the cast of characters, that are featured in Sir Peter Jackson’s memorable and charming film, The Hobbit.
In addition to featuring selections of her work, Evan also granted me a few moments to answer some brief questions regarding her work, inspirations, and aspirations. As she was shy about her grammar, it was at her request that I adjust to clarify her answers, where needed, as she wants to be fully understood. All the words and meaning in her answers are hers.
CC: Evan, where specifically are you from?
EK: “I am from the Republic of Korea – Seoul, which is a big city. There are ten million people [here] and everyone is busy. Sometimes I feel [moments of] vertigo because it is all too much to me.”
CC: Where did you learn English?
EK: “Dublin, Ireland. I stayed in Belfast for 7 months for work, where I found it inspirational and educational. I miss it and think of my experience often.”
CC: What kind of schooling or mentoring did you receive, or are you self-taught?
EK: “I majored in Fine-Art in Art in high school and at University.”
CC: Tell me about your experience with Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit and your connection with the characters that have inspired you?
EK: “I watched the hobbit movie when I was in Belfast, a city in Northern Ireland. There were NO subtitles, so I couldn’t understand some parts of dialog in the movie, but it was so beautiful. I went to the cinema five times more [in order to] feel all of images, music and characters of Middle Earth. Thorin Oakenshield [inspired me], because of his hair and the emotions in his eyes. But my favorite is actually Fili. I draw Fili when I want to feel comfort, especially when I have in insomnia.”
CC: When did you first come to be inspired to paint and draw?
EK: “I started my study of Fine-Art when I was 13. It came easily to me. My mother and sister are visual artists also. The Hobbit [work]? After watching the movie.”
CC: All of your work features meticulous thought and attention to Hair. Would you say that was a key feature in all your work?
EK: “As you see, I love to draw hair. All my portraits look so calm and sad in many cases, so I draw the floating hair to give more lines and colors in the image.”
CC: Do you have any plans for a gallery display or showing of any of your works in the near future?
EK: “No, [currently] I don’t think that is possible. Someday I plan to make an art book for people who want to have it.”
CC: What are the future plans for Evankart?
EK: “Drawing. What I want to draw, as always. I’m a comic book artist. I just want to [continue to] draw some nice comic books in the future.”