Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content.
For quite a while I’ve been hearing my illustrator friends sing praises of Kim Jung-Gi’s astonishing sketches, and anticipated him to be good, but I honestly didn’t expect him to be THIS good. As far as draughtsmanship skills are concerned, he is as good as I have ever seen, right up there with renowned manga artists like Otomo Katsuhiro, Katsuya Terada, Tatsuyuki Tanaka.
Really, this dude can draw pretty much everything. Caricatures, realistic, stylized, you name it. The numerous colored works will also give you a good idea of how well he can paint. His understanding of the human anatomy is beyond expert; the same goes for his ability to render spatial form and perspective.
(above left ) Tribute sketches of some familiar characters from another kickass artist.
The hard cover book is huge at 686 pages, and comes with a cardboard case. ( see above )
Kim Jung-Gi 2011 Sketch Collection Art Book details :
- Dimensions – 21.5 x 25 x 3.8 cm
- Hardcover, 686 pages
- Color and Black and white, select color works
- Comes with card board case
A note of warning : There’s quite a fair bit of nudity in the book, including realistic and very graphic depictions of intercourse, as well as bondage, so keep this book clear of children if you intend to get a copy.
Availability – Amazon does not carry this book (yet) unfortunately; it can be purchased directly from the artist’s website at http://www.superani.com.
If you’re from Singapore, the book is available from Basheer as well as the Kinokuniya main store in Orchard Takashimaya.