BEAUTY the Guide - April 2018

COLLECTION FASHION BEAUTY BAG FASHION ILLUSTRATOR: JaeSuk Kim CITY: Sydney, Australia SIGNATURE CHARACTER: Susu Girls, delicate pen drawings out- fitted in haute couture gowns. BACKGROUND: Kim is one of the most sought-after illustrators on the planet having collaborated with Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier and Bvlgari HOW HE WORKS: “I use a bunch of different mediums. I start with pen and pencil, more of the traditional mediums, and then I play with paints like watercolour and acrylic,” he explains. “I like to use digital tools, because I like to get a really crisp edge and line on some of the shapes.” He says he starts by drawing by hand, then scans it to sharpen the lines. He prints the girls on paper and then paints their dresses by hand. “It’s all done very quickly — I have to work fast before the watercolour dries.” THE COLLABORATION: “Lancôme approached me to say they had been following my work and wanted to work together. They said the girls I draw are a great fit for their brand as they pair well with the Parisian elegance.”