Soo Kim - Artist, Painter, Illustrator

LA Art Show 2012

I recently went to the LA Art show at the LA convention center, which was great. I liked the carefree atmosphere where you can take pictures of anything no matter how expensive it was  and enjoy the top notch artwork with a cocktail glass in...

Charcoal Portrait Drawing

Just finished a commission work. It took me about one week from sketching the initial outline to spraying final fixative.  For any artwork no matter how simple it is, I need extra time to sit on it. Even if I’m happy with what I’ve drawn...

Spanish art in La Rambla, Barcelona

La Rambla is a famous pedestrian oriented boulevard running through the heart of Barcelona. A bustling area of commercial and cultural activity, La Rambla is itself one of the city's most famous attractions. It is lined with businesses of all types and famous landmarks, including...

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...

The Cosmopolitan hotel – cool art museum

I love to get away to Las Vegas once or twice a year. I enjoy playing video slot machines a little bit and having nice dinners, but what I appreciate the most is great architecture and interior design of the hotels and shops. Las Vegas...

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,...

Uffizi
The Uffizi Gallery

One of the main reasons people add Florence to their Italy trip itinerary is the great museums the city offers. Besides the Uffizi Gallery,  Galleria dell'Accademia is another place to go to see David by Michelangelo. Today, the Uffizi is one of the most popular tourist...

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...

Musée d’Orsay – Paris museum

Musée d'Orsay is one of my favorite museums. It is housed in an impressive Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900, which is  large enough to see many great master pieces and small enough to walk through it all. Since it used to be...

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...

Fashion doll
Fashion dolls

Some people might say it is kinda creepy. But I love these dolls! They are like Barbies with much more sophisticated details. Photography makes it look much more realistic and beautiful. I couldn't find much about the artist, but I can tell that he is a...