"What do you want to be in you next life?"

IN MY NEXT LIFE submissions are open.

-Witty answers accepted
-Inanimate objected accepts
-Hashtag #inmynextlife in Instag
-Hopefully someone sponsors me to print 400 copies when I’m done, and we can turn this into a satire book!!!

Feeling depressed about my own capabilities.

Emerging artist Jo In Hyuk's dream-like illustration Emerging artist Jo In Hyuk's dream-like illustration Emerging artist Jo In Hyuk's dream-like illustration Emerging artist Jo In Hyuk's dream-like illustration Emerging artist Jo In Hyuk's dream-like illustration


Jo In Hyuk (South Korea)

Using the simplicity of finely-traced lines and solid colour palettes, South Korean artist and art director Jo In Hyuk explores a range of emotional states with striking portrait illustrations that are as beautiful as they are thoughtful.

Jo’s digital work revolves around the values of youth, sexuality and vulnerability – complex themes that he approaches with awe-inspiring ease, as he represents suffering and grief with a quiet, heavy and almost disturbing dramatic feel. The level of the emotion within Jo’s work is made all the more mesmerising by the deep and enigmatic expressions of the subjects he paints, that one cannot help but feel connected to and struck by.

Although his pastel-coloured illustrations immerse the viewer within dream-like narratives, they are also convincing takes on the raw and real emotions, secrets and states of mind that we hide away from the world – characteristics which ultimately lend his work a particularly magical appeal.

With their fragility and finesse, Jo’s illustrations are subtle echoes of sadness, nostalgia and pain and appear incredibly discreet; yet, beneath their soft appearance, they also contain powerful messages that each of us could identify with and that won’t fail to stun the unsuspecting viewer. Jo speaks with clarity and confidence through his illustrations which, even if developed around more mature themes, always remain innocent and deeply touching.

Our sincere thanks to Abbie Cohen from NeverLazy Magazine for this Art review for Artchipel’s Art Writer’s Wednesday #19.

[more Jo In Hyuk | Art Writer’s Wednesday with Abbie Cohen]


No More Black and White - by Will Kim
Animated with Watercolor on Paper


Grimes by Ralph Mecke


Tree Of Life Necklaces

Crafted out of copper and gemstones, these wire-wrapped necklaces feature amethyst and cherry quartz leaves, respectively. Each of these necklaces are hung on 18” copper chains. Sold on Etsy.


To promote his upcoming solo show at G1988 (East), Andrew DeGraff has created a second edition of his wildly popular Star Wars inspired maps. These giclee prints are smaller than the first edition at 15 x 18 inches. Each are signed and numbered and $60. As you may know, each map represents the entire film, with each line representing a different characters’ movements though out (color coordinated). The work of accuracy and detail that goes into this paintings is almost unbelievable. 

You can purchase the prints here:

giclee print
15 x 18 inches
signed & numbered edition of 50

Paths of Empire: http://nineteeneightyeight.com/products/andrew-degraff-paths-of-empire-15x18-print

giclee print
15 x 18 inches
signed & numbered edition of 50

Paths of Return: http://nineteeneightyeight.com/products/andrew-degraff-paths-of-return-15x18-print

giclee print
15 x 18 inches
signed & numbered edition of 50

And stay tuned for more information regarding Andrew’s solo show coming up at G1988 (East)!!!


No sketch on Wednesdays, but here’s a really old front and back cover I did for Bluebeard.
It doesn’t quite come together as a whole, but there are some good bits. I’ve been telling myself for years that I’ll rework it at some point.

I’m honestly scared. I don’t want this to end just like that. I was really ready to sell my ass off for money for this project. I’m honestly really scared. I’m not prepared to face rejection. I’m not prepared to return to the internship pool. I’m not prepared to go for the presentation.

I feel that we are made more than this, but I just can’t see how to explain it to you. We’re obviously never given the opportunity to handle such projects of such scale in our lives.


It’s funny, how much I wanted to prove myself over the years, because I thought I’m made more than this. Well, many doors closed and yet, I’m still finding that door that will open. If this door closes, haha, I don’t know if anymore will open in awhile. I want to make my mark, I want to have something to call my own, but I’ve yet to really get it, even though I fight so hard for it.

Garota De Ipanema (Original)


Lisa Ono - Garota De Ipanema (Girl From Ipanema)

I love love love this song. However, I came across Humming Urban Stereo’s Cover first which is just as harmonious, just in a different way <3