One of the best and most well-known Korean anime artists alongside Kim Hyung-Tae is the phenomenal KKUEM. With her work in a variety of games (such as the upcoming Blade & Soul), books (Apple Anthology and Poppic), magazines, and advertisements, and as the designer of the Korean Vocaloid SeeU, KKUEM has established herself over the past few years as an extremely talented and professional artist.
The level of detail and quality of KKUEM’s work is astounding. Every pixel of her work is beautifully done, with every line and shadow masterfully painted, giving each picture a masterful solidity and cleanness. She has an excellent ability to light her images with a heavenly glow while composing dynamic, powerful compositions. I personally love KKUEM’s intense perspectives and every strand (or rather chunk) of hair she paints — though, it is really difficult to say I love any aspect of her work more than the next.
- Official Site
- Poppic and Apple Comics (Korean) where art books featuring KKUEM can be found.
- You can also find the Apple Anthology, featuring KKUEM, at Amazon.com
- Original Anime Clay post
Note: I just discovered that KKUEM is married to Kim Hyung-Tae (the previously featured artist on Anime Clay) — which is really blowing my mind. Two of my most favorite artists — married. I guess it makes a whole lot of sense, in a way. Although it is really late, congratulations to those two!