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Minjae Lee – Colorful Illustrations

Minjae Lee is a young South Korean artist whose work is filled with powerful colors, aggressive scenes and a clever blend of  beauty, innocence and fragility.

At just 22 years old, he’s a self-taught artist, that uses old-fashioned tools, such as markers, pens, crayons, acrylics, to create his illustrations. His dramatic works are all about pattern and texture that just add more authenticity to his illustrations. You can check out more of his fantastic works on his DeviantArt profile.

For purchasing his canvas prints and other products, check out the artist’s website.

I have loved color since I was 7 year old. Not many people accepted me using colors this way, including a few teachers.. so. I’ve always drawn by myself. One day, I found markers, and loved them because of the vivid colors they produce. So I always use markers now.

I find inspiration in human face. and abstract movement and COLOR! When I draw people, it’s on the spur of the moment, very spontaneous. I’m always experimenting with new materials, and ways to do things.


(All images via  Minjae Lee)

23 Responses to “Minjae Lee – Colorful Illustrations”

  1. Job Den Haan

    Lovely work Minjea, too bad your drawings are all on relative small size i would’ve love to purchace ‘mixed media’ (the kissing couple) if it was A2 or even better a a1

  2. Collin Segura

    its great there’s a lot there, but you can go further! Your work seems to break away from the typical strictures of portrait painting, with color placement that is sometimes fluid and sometimes chaotic. But the people painted are still so harshly bound by shape, in most cases to the point that there seems to be an unsavory contrast that makes me think I’m looking at a regular portrait with additional painting over it. Maybe you like that contrast, but I would advise experimenting with altering the subjects shape. You might like it!! But yeah i do really like this collection

  3. Nicholaka

    tech-psy… i dont know how to describe it other than fucking awesome. first original stuff i have seen in a while

  4. jsghsfk

    Some jerkoff stole the first image in this gallery and sketched it out and put it on the yearbook cover for our school and took all the credit for it. It distresses me to see amazing artists getting their art stolen.


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