Soo Kim - Artist, Painter, Illustrator

Figure drawing on toned paper

I really enjoy drawing on toned paper since I can achieve dramatic contrast between highlight and shade on a pre-set mood. This series of quick figure drawings uses Conte pencils and deep pumpkin colored paper. I chose this particular toned paper to get a warm and...

Audrey Hepburn watercolor illustration

Of all the great movie stars of the '50s and '60s, none seems to resonate quite as potently in our own time as Audrey Hepburn. Her status as an icon of both classic film and contemporary fashion -- where her name is an adjective ("That's...

Lady Gaga – Original Colored Pencil Drawing

Lady Gaga changes her style so much and so often that we don't know what she looks like. But certainly, whether it’s vintage or couture, she has been rocking the fashion world and entertaining public with her outrageous style changes. This look is a little outdated,...

Natalie Portman Black Swan drawing

As a big fan of Edgar Degas' ballerina drawings and paintings, I've always wanted to draw ballerinas or dancers myself. After watching Black Swan recently, I had to do Natalie Portman. I've always thought she has this classic beautiful face. Her as a ballerina...

Elizabeth Taylor – Acrylic painting

Upon Elizabeth Taylor's death earlier this year, I saw her images and tributes literally everywhere -- on the internet and TV, LA times and my weekly/monthly magazines. It was too much, but I couldn't help saying out loud to myself "Gosh, she was so pretty"....

Funny, witty animal portrait illustration

I stumbled upon this shop on Etsy, probably one of the most successful Etsy shops. http://www.etsy.com/shop/berkleyillustration?ref=pr_shop I can't believe this is a marker illustration. I would love to do something like that some day, although I'm not much of an animal person : ) They have a ton...

Marilyn Monroe watercolor

This Marilyn Monroe watercolor painting was the very first listing on my Etsy shop. Once up, it created more buzz than I ever imagined, featured in several treasure lists. I wanted to create her in a different unique style...

Oil pastel painting
Oil pastel painting

My passion for art recently rekindled, I'm so excited to try every medium out there. I enjoy soft pastels, but I am too sensitive to the fine dust I unknowingly inhale. It gives me a scratchy throat. So I decided to try oil pastel which...

Etsy Shop Opened

After months of enjoying my evening doodling, I've opened my own art shop on Etsy. It is not really to make a living out of it. I've known that it is very difficult to succeed in the fine art industry. Glad I have a job...