Mikyung Lee is a Seoul based Korean illustrator. Her works have been published in diverse publications such as The New Yorker, The Guardian, and Penguin Random house. Her works focus on poetic and emotional visual essays from relationships between people and objects, situations, and space.
Penguin Random House
The New Yorker
The New York Times
First I catch the key points and emotions of a brief. When I get some ideas I quickly doodle on paper. Then, I normally do research and look for references to spice my ideas up. After that, I sketch roughly 2 or 3 ideas and send them to the client for review. Once a sketch is accepted to go for the final and I refine the sketch by adding details and do a rough color process until I’m satisfied with it. The pre-color process can be skipped if the project is in a very tight deadline or simple work. At other times, I typically prefer to do this step. This process helps me to develop the mood and overall concept of the illustration. After discussing some details and revisions with the client back and forth, I finish up the illustration.