The Pervasiveness of Armitage Art: Thorin as Muse to Korean Artist, Evankart

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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Thorin Oakenshield - copyright © evankart - use without permission is prohibited

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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.

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Thorin Oakenshield – copyright © evankart – use without permission is prohibited

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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.”

Thorin Oakenshield - copyright © evankart - use without permission is prohibited

Thorin Oakenshield – copyright © evankart – use without permission is prohibited

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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Thorin Oakenshield – copyright © evankart – use without

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.”

 

~ crystalchandlyre

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http://evankart.deviantart.com/
http://evank7.egloos.com/
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24 thoughts on “The Pervasiveness of Armitage Art: Thorin as Muse to Korean Artist, Evankart

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  3. Oh thank you for this interview! Evankart’s work is so beautiful and I am happy to know more about her. It was seeing her artwork of Thorin that inspired me to start taking some art lessons because I so badly wanted to draw things that were beautiful too, but obviously Evankart was born with a gift! (Which I do not have!)

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    • Thank you in behalf of Evan. I agree, she truly has a gift! I think as long as you have the desire to create, and the tenacity and persistence to learn the tools and techniques, then the the rest will follow. Evan has been doing her art since she was 13, and grew up in a household filled with art (a rare gift in the family right there), which means she has been creating for 10+ years at the very least. But you have begun the first step, and there are no time constraints on when an artist becomes an artist. You simply just become one.

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  5. Absolutely fabulous. And that applies both to the art of Evan, as well as your interview, Crystal! What a brilliant idea to interview her. I had been following her posts for quite a while and was not only drawn to her because of the beautiful art, unusually painted on dark paper and the very Asian-looking style of drawing (to my mind), but because I had read somewhere that she spent time in Ireland, my own (adopted) home. It was great to learn more about the artist behind the art, and I hope she is able to live off the thing that she is so good at. Must actually check if she is selling :-D Thanks again.

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    • Thank you Guylty, especially in behalf of Evan. I don’t think she actually sells that of her Hobbit work, which is created really for herself, because she cannot help but be moved to do so – as are we, Armitage Bloggers all. :) I understand that she is a professional illustrator in comic books. I believe she is contracted for such work, which is not Tolkien related. In the interview, she expressed her desire to create her own comic book. You can go to her Korean web page to see examples of her personal comic book subject matter. http://evank7.egloos.com/

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      • Yes, I read that she doesn’t sell her originals. Hehe, maybe she should re-think that… I think there is a market out there. In any case, she is very gifted, and I am always delighted to see her work pop up on tumblr. And because of that I was very curious to learn more about the artist behind the art.

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        • And for this I thank you also. Hope this helped to sate your curiosity in terms of Evan. :) If only that were the case for me in terms of Richard. *sigh* And for that I confess I too am “guilty”, but hopefully not in an intrusive way. At least that is what I am for – sincere interest without intrusion.

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      • Hehe, no, I’d like to know more about her, but that is just curious me :-D. Same applies to RA – would love to know more, but understand and respect the need for privacy. After all, most of us are pretty anonymous on the internet, ourselves… I think you have put it very well: “interest without intrusion”.

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      • Her work is beautiful and I especially love the pastel on the brown paper bags she uses. )I assume it’s pastel) And your article had a few I had not seen.

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        • Perry, I don’t believe the paper she uses is brown paper bag. One of the things she specifically did not wish to discuss was the mediums she uses, because they are proprietary. However, on one of her blog posts on Tumblr she indicates that the “brown paper” that she uses was “difficult to find” and she had to pause work on some of her pieces for a while. I think she was talking about The Hobbit character pieces, specifically.

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