Works

Child Portrait – Watercolor Illustration

One of my recent commissioned work. Isn't she sweet? I love painting children, since their eyes are so clear and innocent. The client will be using this art as the main branding image for her hair accessory business;  her website, brochures and store decoration. This is...

Rihanna – the Sexiest Woman Alive

Rihana like Mermaid - Pastels on Canson paper (Original photo credit: Vogue April 2011 cover) Rihanna in an almost transparent Chanel floral dress, topped off with her flame-red tresses reminds me of a fairy or Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Rihanna has been named the Sexiest Woman...

Happy Family Portrait

Recently I was commissioned by a friend for his family portrait. It was fun but challenging at the same time. Drawing three faces in one artwork is much more difficult than three faces in separate pieces.  Because if I screw on the third face, the...

Audrey Hepburn art – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Here's another Audrey Hepburn art. Yes, I did it again. Not only is she my favorite actress of all time, but also Audrey Hepburn portraits are the best selling items on my Etsy store. I'm so itchy to create more of her, but I need...

Romantic Louis Vuitton – Pastel pencil drawing

This drawing was inspired by Louis Vuitton ad campaigns from 2007 (I believe). The model was Scarlet Johansson holding a shopping bag, but I decided to make the face sort of anonymous and replace the bag with a famous everyday shoulder bag, Neverfull MM.  For...

Lucille Ball – Watercolor painting

The world honored Lucille Ball, the face of I Love Lucy, on her 100th birthday on August 6.  60 years since "I Love Lucy" first aired, her legacy remains remarkable. I think she has to be one of the most long lived Hollywood TV stars. Honestly,...

Audrey Hepburn Art Drawing
Audrey Hepburn at Tiffany’s

Hard to believe Breakfast at Tiffany's is 50 years old. It is probably one of the most beloved movies by women. Why do we love this movie so much? I think both fashion and New York scenes earn points from female fans. And Audrey Hepburn...

Ballerina – Soft pastel drawing

Ballerinas were the favorite theme of the French impressionist artist, Edgar Degas. If that's not an accurate statement, at least he's famous for painting and drawing a lot of them. His works definitely inspired me to try a ballerina. I wanted to get a very...

Britney Spears pastel drawing

I've been drawing famous celebrities, like Lady Gaga and Modonna. I guess I shouldn't leave Britney Spears out of my collection. This circus girl look caught my attention, because it is very whimsical and classic...

Comic book style marker illustration

There is a big party going on in San Diego from  July 21st through 24th. It is called Comic-Con 2011. Originally showcasing comic books, science fiction/fantasy and film/television, and related popular arts, the convention has expanded over the years to include a larger range of pop...

Lady Gaga vintage style illustration

Out of all the outrageous and amusing styles Lady Gaga has tried in the past 5 years or so, I have to say that my favorite is the vintage style. Very famine, elegant, glamorous and mysterious...

Marilyn Monroe in Chanel No 5

One of the good things about doing art as hobby is I can create whatever I'd like. I could draw Marilyn Monroe forever. She looks amazing in all of her pictures. So, here I go again. This time, my rendering style is different than my...

Acrylic painting - trees 2011 Soo Kim
Acrylic or Oil Paints?

I prefer acrylics due to its convenience: easy to clean and no toxicity. But all the famous paintings are done in oils, and they really shine under good lighting. While there’s a certain prestige commonly associated with oil paintings, I don't think it does really...

Another fashion illustration – Chanel

I started off drawing and rendering this gorgeous Chanel sunglasses model. It looked good as it was, but I wanted to somehow incorporate the famous Chanel branding into the image more boldly, not subtly. I ended up throwing a backdrop of Chanel's classic quilted panel...

Fashion Illustration – Gucci

This illustration is the second one I did as part of my favorite fashion brand series. I stumbled upon a picture of this cool model in a 60's style wig and funky glasses. I colored her hair with red instead of blonde, which was the...

Fashion Illustration – Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is one of the the most beloved high fashion brands. Whether they can afford real expensive items or just knock-off purses, most women in the world are crazy about the timeless classic LV monogram canvas.  Crazy enough to wrap their bodies with LV...

Lady Gaga, the most influential artist

Lady Gaga managed to beat Oprah Winfrey by becoming the most popular and influential artist in the world, according to the latest top created by the famous Forbes magazine. The eccentric Lady Gaga came in first in the Top 100 Most Popular and influential artists in...