A series of illustrations by Korean artist Jungho Lee inspired by books. The drawings are part of 21 images for a book entitled Promenade published by Sang Publishing in April 2016. The theme was to create surreal images of books to highlight the endless imagination they provide for the reader. Each work is hand-drawn using charcoal, watercolor, and gouache which are then scanned into the computer, digitally colored and layered.
I am usually interested in surrealism of visual language so I tried to study again a kind of surrealism artists such as René Magritte for my project. Especially, I have inspired from German artist Quint Buchholz because he already had worked many paintings about the theme of 'book'. I tried to study his works deeply because I had to avoid same composition when I compared with his works. The most important thing was to find a good composition for a good matching with message through each illustrations, so I tried to throw a light on a book with many angle for observation and to compose with many kind of books as standing, folding and opening a book.Jungho Lee recently won the 40th annual World Illustration Awards in the Professional Category.