Youngchae Lee’s illustrations are pleasing to the eye. Using colored pencils, the Korean illustrator captures tiny scenes that are cinematic in nature. “I make stories, set the scene and bring out characters that are either still-life or animal,” explained Lee in an interview with It’s Nice That.
“I think my work reaches out to viewers whole-heartedly because it’s easy to empathize with the stories in the images that viewers may have also experienced,” she added.
Youngchae had taken to drawing from a very young age, and later studied graphic design at university. “I made up my mind to become an illustrator when I designed a book of my own illustrations for my graduate show,” she recalled. “After my graduation, I spent more of my time drawing pictures and posting them on the internet and luckily, this led to several commissions a year later and since then, I’ve been working as an illustrator.”
Take a look at some of her beautiful creations.