iKON fan art – the youngest iKON fanartist

Love for iKON is not limited by age, we saw entire families, from grandparents to tiny little kids, attending iKON concerts in Japan and it is time to let one of those young fans say a thing or two about their love for iKON. As last for this year in our iKON fan art series we bring you the youngest iKON fanartist, Soki.

Tell us  a bit about yourself?

Mom you know me.

We are doing an interview, pretend I am not your mom. Just tell me your name and stuff. 

My name is Sonja, everyone calls me Soki. I am 11 years old. I go to school and I draw comics just like my dad.

How did you become an iKONIC?

Because of you.

Say a litte bit more about it.

My mom and dad listen to lot of music and I listen to it too. I like Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age and iKON. I  also really, really like BIGBANG and 2ne1 since when I was a child because you listened to them.

You are still a child. 

When I was a little child. I especially liked Taeyang because he looks like my dad.

He really does not (unfortunately).

He does too. I also love 2ne1 and I was really sad when you told me they broke up. Their last song was very sad and I cried. I don’t like sad songs, they make me cry. Than you started to listen to iKON and they have puppies in their videos and I like that a lot, and they love animals and Bobby is a bunny and they are very funny…

Easy there tiger, slow down. I need to write all this down.

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What?

I want to be a puppy not a tiger.

OK?! What is your favorite iKON song or a moment? 

Dumb and Dumber is the best song ever  but I am not allowed to play it more than five times in a row. I like also Bomb with Psy, Bobby and Hanbin but it does not have a video and that makes me sad. They should make a video and have puppies in it. Dumb and Dumber video has two puppies in it, TWO!! Also B-day!

Anything else you specially love about iKON, like something they did and said?

I like that TV show Hanbin and Jinhwan did with animals, that was the best. Bobby said he is iKONs bunny there, that was funny. You should buy me a goat.

Yes, Mari and I was great. I am not buying you a goat. We are over the goat discussion. 

Then bunny, I should have a bunny and his name would be Bobby. You would like that too. Right, a bunny Bobby. I really need one.

No bunny. We have a mental cat that would give that bunny a heart attack in 5 minutes tops. No more animals in this house. You have a dog and a cat enough is enough. 

…but Bobby bunny…

No!

Ok. We can talk about it later…

Why do I have the feeling I lost all control of this interview. How did you become an iKON fanartist?

What’s a fanartist?

Someone who draws iKON like you. When did you start drawing iKON?

I’m a fanartist. Cool. I started drawing iKON when I was a child.

You are still a chil….yeah . You were 9 when you started  drawing iKON OK.

Yes, when I was a child. I was not good then as I am now. I am better now at drawing.

Why did you start to draw them?

Because they are funny and I like them, and you like them, and we like them together.

Oh, baby!

I am not a baby mom, you are embarrassing.

You haven’t been doing a lot of iKON drawing lately, why is that?

I am very busy with school. You make me do all this hard work, like do my homework, brush my teeth and all that… I just don’t have time for my art. Stop laughing mom,  it is really not that funny, it is sad, and it is all your fault you make me do all that homework… STOP LAUGHING!!

Ok, ok. Is there a particular member, ship or a theme you love to draw?

Why are you talking about ships? I don’t like boats. Why are you so weird?

Who in iKON do you like to draw the most?

Ohhh, Hanbin and Bobby. Bobby is Hanbin’s bunny. That is so funny, I love that. You love Bobby and Hanbin too mom, right? You have all these photos on your computer of them shirtle…

Yeah OK. We don’t need to share everything. 

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Also June, cause he is very funny, and Chanwoo because he is cute and has a Husky in Dumb and Dumber video, and Jinhwan because he is small, and Dong because he is pretty and Yoyo cause he cooks and is pretty too…

 

Is there a favorite drawing of iKON you did and why is it your favorite.soki153

It is my drawing of iKON as My Little Pony characters. I got to give them all a beauty mark. That was fun and then your friend,  made me a pencil bag out of it. She draws Jinhwan very pretty, your nice friend and made stickers too. He looks so cute and he is shorter then me.

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No he is not, and yes @icelycheetea spoiled you with that bag. 

Well, he will be.

..probably..

I was talking mom, stop interrupting me. Than your super nice friend made me my pencil bag and I keep all my drawing stuff in it, and I took it to school and everyone was all oooooooooohhhh. You should buy me a konbat.

Wait what, no. I am not buying you a konbat so you can hit your friend in school. No, we are not discussing this again. 

Konbat is all red, and pretty and shiny and he touched my pencil bag and deserves to be hit.

Konbat is not for hitting people, we had this talk before.

It looks like a bat mom, really (insert eye roll).

Do you publish your work anywhere?

You put it on that iKON place (OneHallyu) when I do something and send it to your friends. You do not let me go on line alone because you said “it is full of nasty people that want to talk to little kids and shouldn’t”.  I am not a little kid but I still don’t want to talk to nasty people so you just show it to other iKONICS, OK.

Thank you for talking to me!

You are my mom , not like I can say no. Duh…

Anything to add?

iKON will come back soon (my mom said) and I hope they have more puppies in their videos or bees, I like bees and that dinosaur dance was amazing!!! waengwaeng

Enjoy more of Soki’s  drawings

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Oh, mommmmm I was little when I drew this, it is not good. Why are you so embarrassing.

 

 

 

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iKON fan art, the gorgeously sensual

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This time we have a Japanese iKONIC and a Donghyuk stan @IKCO1D. She draws some of the most sensual and downright sexy fan art of IKON that is at the same time completely children appropriate. That is a rare talent indeed. She also has quite a unique story of how she became an iKONIC. Curious? Read on.

How did you become an iKONIC?

The reason how I got to know about “iKON” was through “Mix and Match”. Actually, my mom (she was a fan of Big Bang) recommended the TV program. I didn’t know much about K-POP then, so at first I didn’t have a lot of interests in it. But my mom didn’t give up lol. She bulldozed me into watching it! Oh, I should tell you guys why I was not interested in K-pop then. I actually was biased against K-pop idols. I mean I thought that there’s too much of a gap between how they really feel and the facade they put out. I felt that they only showed us  a “fake” image  you know. Also I thought only teenagers were allowed to be their fans ha-ha-ha. Now I know they’re not true and I had big misunderstanding about them. As you know, they have all kinds of emotions and show us everything about them. They have love and respect for their songs and performances and always have a dream. It’s really attractive! (Maybe Japanese idols are not). That’s how I got hooked on “iKON”.

Basically you became an iKONIC because your mom told you so! LOL!! Good job your mom. Tell me, what is your favorite iKON song or a moment?

Oh…It’s so hard for me to choose one!!! I like “LOVE ME” “JUST GO” and all of the songs on their new album “NEW KIDS”. “Mercy” and “Eyes, Nose, Lips” that they sang in “Mix and Match” were awesome! I felt a personal attachment to these performances in the show. That’s because I could see  how  attractive they were from watching the show. “Mercy”…I got to know what a beautiful voice Junhoe has! “Eyes, Nose, Lips”… Oh! God! That performance just killed me!! Especially DK! I got hooked on his voice! And that was one of the reasons why I became “iKONIC”. I love DK because he is honest and pure. Especially I like his face from the side! It’s like a work of art!

How did you become an iKON fan artist? 

Thanks for asking me this question! When I watched “Mix and Match”, I thought “Wow I want to draw them!” just like that! I got motivation from JAY! His beautiful nose! So my first fan art was JAY’s face from the side. At first, I just enjoyed my drawings for self- gratification. But day by day I couldn’t progress with my drawings ( I just thought they were not good) and I started to think “I want to improve my art skills”. Then one idea came up! Yes! I decided to show everyone my drawings and I made my twitter account. I think that “RT” and “Like” is kind of a reaction from people. And also these reactions and feedback can be like carrot and stick approach for me.

Is art something you do just as a hobby or are you a professional artist?

Oh! It’s just a hobby! Definitely hobby! Lol. I went to art school when I was a teenager. But I didn’t get any skills there. It’s like a bad chance to give up on being an artist. However, to work as an artist is kind of my dream but I think I don’t have enough skills to be one yet. I’ll keep trying to improve my skills.

What inspires your fan art?

From their variety of expression, costumes and hair styles! Also women fashion models and actresses! They have good posing expression and know clothes, loveliness. I like the atmosphere that they make. Reading fashion magazines makes me to draw something.

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Yes, I can see fashion as inspiration in some of your art! I love how you incorporated it but still retained the feel of iKON. Is there a particular member, ship or a theme you love to draw? 

As I told you, I’m really into DK, so naturally I draw him a lot!I like all of the members. But my love to DK is soooooo strong! And I like BOBBY and SONG (95’s members) so these 3 members are frequent models for my art. What I always try to express is to be conscience of their “sexiness”. I think it’s my policy for drawing.

I can tell you that you are really, really good at expressing their “sexiness”! Your art really captured my attention because it is so viscerally sensual. Now, to get somewhat technical; what is your favorite technique/medium to work in? 

I like the to use digital  medium (PC) but to look as if I drew it using pencils, or like a watercolor painting or an oil painting. I love the atmosphere of analog art. Equipment that I use most are “CLIP STUDIO” and pen tablet (WACOM). I prefer to arrange my drawings using camera applications than using paint softs. I use them for finishing processing. Actually sometimes it degrades the image quality but If I don’t print the drawings it’s OK. To be honest I wanted to keep it as a secret ha-ha-ha. That’s the very important work.

Thank you for sharing your craft secrets with us.  You get a lot of reaction and feedback for your work from other fans. Was there anything someone said that stayed with you as special? 

Yes! To see other iKONICS enjoying and liking my drawings is the one of the reasons why I draw. I really am grateful to people who send me comments because to write comments takes a lot of time I think. They spend their time on me. It’s so awesome.

One iKONIC sent me such an awesome comment→“Your drawings are not kind of graphic but I can feel their (models) breathing. It seems like the models in your drawings are going to blink in the next moment so I can’t take my eyes away from them.”

I was really happy to get this comment.

Also I feel happy when people to do something using my drawings such as standby screen or put my art on the wall in their rooms.

Is there any particular illustration or comic you drew that is special to you and that you would like to share with us? Tell us why is it special?

Basically, There are no favorite drawings.
I really like my drawings the next day after I drew them but in a week, I feel an impulse to delete them. To draw one picture, there is no goal. It depends on the artist to finish it. May be I am a person who is not careful enough.
When I come right down to it, I like the illustration that I drew SONG and DK two together in Japan tour costumes. I didn’t get a lot of feedback but I like it because
I always draw emotionless faces so it’s very flesh to me to draw their smiling faces and I take pride in expressing their “sweet and gentle” atmosphere.
The drawing that spent most of my time on  in recent days is BOBBY and SONG in a fan sign event.

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I especially like how you draw Bobby. It is not only that it looks like him but it feels like him when I look at your art. Is there a particular feeling you are trying to get across when drawing?

Woah! Thank you so much!!!!! I’m so happy to get such a nice comment!Without modesty, I’m good at drawing BOBBY lol. When I draw the other members, I draw a rough sketches again and again and change their expression. I do not need time for the work drawing BOBBY. I use the first rough sketch that I draw with my feelings and image in my head. So it takes only one third of the time. I don’t know there are some reasons but my habit (the way of drawing) blends well with his atmosphere. I just feel strong sexiness from his expression. For that reason I want to draw him so bad.

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This illustration of Yoyo and Bobby is amazing! It is both sexy and soft, really beautiful. Was your art ever used without your permission or plagiarized? How do you prevent things like that from happening.

Ah…without my permission……Yes a lot.

But fortunately as far as I know they didn’t use my drawings  for their business or plagiarized them . That’s why I don’t take any measures. I always put my twitter account on my drawings at all expense.

I think that when they repost my drawings this means that they like my arts. I’m happy to get their request but about 90% of people won’t do it. I’m so sad. I want them to contact me in a friendly manner.

Have you ever thought of making fan merchandise using your art or publishing it? And if you did, tell us where we can get our hands on it.

I designed SONG and DK dolls. It is pre-release but we are planning to sell them overseas. Please check this twitter account →@aiKONbaby7

I also give postcards or stickers using my art for free at Japan tour.

You can get more information about it from my twitter →@IKCO1D

I’m looking forward to seeing you guys in Japan!

You guys read it!  You lucky ones that get to see iKON on their  Dome Tour in Japan look for @IKCO1D and let her know how much you like her art. Now enjoy more of it!

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Bling Bling brought a talented fan to the iKON yard

We are branching out people. This time on iKON fan art we have a lovely new iKONIC and fan artist @namekyu0726 from China. Her art ranges from gorgeous realistic paintings to most adorable chibi art. But we shall let @namekyu0726 and her art speak for themselves. 1

How did you become an iKONIC?

Bling Bling is such a good song, and B-DAY makes me feel happy. iKON’s music style is my type! So i searched for iKON videos, such as their concerts, DVD, M&M. In the end, I fell for BOBBY who is my type!!!! I think I fell in love with iKON. And I love Double-B getting along with someone. So I become an iKONIC.

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Everyone falls in love with Bobby at least a little bit; he is a huge stan attractor. Tell me; what is your favorite iKON song or a moment?

Bling Bling & B-day are my favorite songs, because through these songs I got to know iKON. I love boys love them, I really like Double-B having fun with each other.kkkkkkkkkkkk  But I know they are best friends. kkkkkkkkk

When news report good news about them, I feel so happy!!I am proud of iKON.

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A new fan and such a talented one, I am so happy you joined our fandom. How did you become an iKON fan artist?

I am majoring in painting, because I like iKON I wanted to draw their life by my hand.

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And you are doing such a great job. Is art something you do just as a hobby or are you a professional artist?

Since I was young, I began to learn painting. So painting is not only my work, but it is also my hobby.

What inspires your fan art?

People loving my artwork, this is the best way to inspire me!

Is there a particular member, ship or a theme you love to draw?

In iKON, my favorite member is BOBBY, so BOBBY often appears in my artwork.

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A fellow Bobby stan. I love your cute drawings of Bobby and so does my daughter who is another Bobby/DoubleB stan. You appeal transcends age! Where do you usually publish your work and where can we look you up?

Because I am Chinese, so my favourite network medium is Weibo , but i also have twitter & ins.

My Weibo ID is :@你里kim大爷

My twitter ID is:@namekyu0726

ins ID:@namkyu19980726

I often put my artwork in Weibo and Twitter,but some artwork only put in Weibo.

You get a lot of reaction and feedback for your work from other fans. Was there anything someone said that was negative? I think everyone loves fan art and fan artist, I never saw anything negative ever said under a fan art post. Is my impression right?

No one said anything that really stayed with me, but I don’t care this. I think everyone has their life, they are transient visitors in my life. But I have received some negative comments under fan art post. In this world, there are kind people but also hateful people. So, we should keep in our mind not to become the bad people.

Oh, wow! I did not expect this answer. I guess miserable people can hate even something as cheerful and positive as your fan art. Is there any particular illustration or comic you drew that is special to you and that you would like to share with us? Tell us why is it special?

This picture is special to me, because this picture is my first time to draw fanart. This boy is Infinite leader SungKyu.

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This is another special picture for me as it is the first time I drew BOBBY.

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Was your art ever used without your permission or plagiarised? How do you prevent things like that from happening.

Yes, my artwork was used without my permission and plagiarised.

I am a rational person. I will look for them to explain their reasons.

Your art has a chance to reach iKON members or people close to them, thus giving you the satisfaction of reaching your idol in a way most of fans can only dream off.

I don’t think I am closer to iKON than any other iKONIC, we are all in it together equally.

My artwork can make people happy, and this is my dream.

I am positive that your art has made many an iKONIC happy! How could it not, as it is downright adorable. 

This was @namekyu0726, a talented new iKONIC with a soft spot for Double B, give her a lot of love and enjoy more of her delightful art.

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iKON fan art, breathtakingly beautiful

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Do I have a treat for you guys! This time our fan art series has an honor to introduce Yokogamasy, the author of some of the most emotionally charged fan art out there. I remember when I saw her fan art for the first time; it literally took my breath away. After that I saw she had a collaboration with a favorite fan fiction writer of mine in the plans and I just had to get my hands on it. Let me just say this, if you are a DoubleB shipper you need their comic book “Ghost Inhale” in your life. She manages to capture the feel and atmosphere of iKON boys to such perfection that you feel like you are privy to a private moment between them.

How did you become an iKONIC?

I became iKONIC while I was painting “Ghost Inhale” comic; I became attached to these guys a lot and began to follow their activities.

Oh, wow! That is different. Usually fangirling comes first than the art, but for you it was the other way around. Now that you are a fan what is your favourite iKON song or a moment?

All of their songs are so nice and my most favourite is B-Day. This song cheers up me a lot.

How did you become an iKON fanartist?

During my work with fan fiction writer ZombieCheeze I found a great muse, ZombieCheeze! She really loves iKON and arts and always gives huge support to all my iKON artwork. And of course all of the guys are very beautiful and aesthetic so it’s a pleasure for me to paint them.

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ZombieCheeze’s fanfiction is amazing and I can easily see how her writing could get someone interested in iKON.  I can say the same for your art. It is very engaging and sensual. Is art something you do just as a hobby or are you a professional artist?

Well….I’m a professional artist. I paint almost all the time.

What inspires your fanart? Is there a particular member, ship or a theme you love to draw?

Yunhyeong, beautiful art and ZombieCheeze. Yeah, i really love to paint Yunhyeong! I find him so interesting to paint. Also I love all iKON ships as a theme.

Yunhyeong is a beautiful subject that is for sure, and you managed to capture his essence. To produce such an amazing art what is your favourite technique/medium to work in?

I prefer digital painting. It’s most comfortable for my realistic art style.

You get a lot of reaction and feedback for your work from other fans. Was there anything someone said that stayed with you as special?

I think no. Mainly, fans being grateful that I share my artwork.

Is there any particular illustration or comic you drew that is special to you and that you would like to share with us? Tell us why is it special?

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Yes. This Yunhyeong art is special to me. After painting this I finally found the way and theme that I wanted to paint the most.

Was your art ever used without your permission or plagiarised? How do you prevent things like that from happening?

Yes, usually it is just stealing and posting without credits, than I or Zombiecheeze ask them to remove post or put credits.

I especially enjoyed your collaboration with fanfiction writer ZombieCheese on “Ghost Inhale” comic book. Your artwork there managed to convey feelings so well I felt like a voyeur reading it. It felt as if I was spying on an intimate conversation between two people. I loved it. Tell me, how did your collaboration come about?

For me this is the greatest praise! Thank you! Before I did some commissions for ZombieCheeze and during a conversation with her I mentioned that I want to paint a comic somehow and she said that she wants to see her story as comic somehow too. So we chose ‘Ghost Inhale’ for start.

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Was it difficult working in a comic book format?

Yeah, it was a little difficult because it was my first comic making experience and I simplified my art style just a little so it took less time.

I saw you are planning to do another project. Is this something you two might consider doing on a regular basis? Please say yes.

Yes, we’re working on this project now. Hehe, it is going to be perfect! We have some further project plans but I’m not sure what will happen in future.

Have you ever thought of making fan merchandise using your art or publishing it? And if you did, tell us where we can get our hands on it.

Yes, I thought about it but I still don’t understand how to make it right.

This was the amazing Yokogamasy. I would tell you guys to purchase the “Ghost Inhale” but I believe it is sold out, but DM @zombiecheeze if interested; maybe there are some copies left. Trust me it is worth an effort to get your hands on it. Stay alert for the second project to come from the amazing tandem of ZombieCheese and Yokogamasy by following her on twitter @yokogamasy.

And now enjoy more of her amazing art.

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iKON FAN ART – Thalia, a fan artist with a slight Junhwan obsession

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More glorious fan art coming your way and this time the wonderful artist is versatile Thalia @H0EBABY! Thalia can go from adorable chibi illustrations to breathtakingly beautiful realistic work. But best thing would be to let Thalia tell you about herself.

First things first. How did you become an iKONIC?

I knew Bobby and B.I from SMTM, yeah I’m a big fan of K-hiphop back then. And it was months before iKON debut and I wasn’t into Kpop. One of my friends showed me a funny clip from Mix & Match (she said they were funny and that I’m going to like them) and she was right, I couldn’t stop watching it. They were so hilarious and it made me want to watch them more and more. That is the first time iKON hooked me. And it continued until now haha. They are hilarious.

I couldn’t agree more, they are a funny lot. Do you have a favorite iKON song or a moment?

For songs, absolutely Climax and Long Time No See, because both have deep meaning. I cried a lot during iKONCERT when they were performing these songs. For Climax, okay who doesn’t love and get emotional when it comes to Climax? No one I bet lol. For Long Time No See, I fell for the lyrics. It feels like they were thanking us for waiting. Even though they were gone for a long time, they promised us that they’re coming back so we don’t need to worry. It’s my healing song every time I feel down, every time I miss the boys.

Other than Climax and LTNS, it’s Friends (they sang it on The Remix), I don’t know why but I just love it so much. The remix between Friends and Canon is gooooodd! Also they infused classical music into dance.

I loved the Remix and “Friends” performance was meaningful in so many ways, as it represented iKON and their relationship so well. So, tell us how did you become an iKON fan artist?

I drew iKON a lot but I didn’t call myself “iKON fan artist” back then because I did it for my college assignment only (used iKON as my inspiration lol). Months before iKONCERT, I was wondering what to give for freebies on the D-Day (the iKONCERT), and I decided to try making chibi sticker (first time lol) and yeah it was the start. I enjoy drawing iKON and I think it became a habit now haha.

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Is art something you do just as a hobby or are you a professional artist?

It wasn’t my hobby and I’m not a professional artist either. Since I’m majoring in art and design (and I couldn’t draw and got no sense in art), my college forced me to lol. But it’s kind of a hobby now.

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Yeah, I think you can no longer say that you cannot draw. What inspires your fan art?

iKON? Yeah I think they’re my one and only inspiration since I began to love drawing because of them. (I didn’t enjoy drawing back then, hated it a lot lol). And my fan art comes mostly from the real things they did.

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Is there a particular member, ship or a theme you love to draw?

I draw all iKON members but since I’m a Junhwan shipper/trash I draw Junhwan the most. They’re both cute ;-;

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What is your favourite technique/medium to work in?

Mine is digital. Since I suck at doing manual, so let me just do digital haha. I usually use Adobe Photoshop and SAI to draw (both realism and chibi). Maybe I’ll start learning manual soon haha.

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You get a lot of reaction and feedback for your work from other fans. Was there anything someone said that stayed with you as special?

When they said that they love my art so much and or using it as his wallpaper and else. Oh I’ve done a prank once (it was during April Mop) that I’m going to stop drawing and close my account. And the feedbacks were sweet (why people are so sweet, I’m weak ;-;). They gave me motivation to keep drawing ;-; I love y’all.

And fan art helps me make new friends! With the same hobby (drawing iKON) I met lots of cool fan artist out there.

I think everyone loves fan art and fan artist, I never saw anything negative ever said under a fan art post.

Yesss! It’s because iKONICS are sweet, aren’t they?! The sweetest fam I’ve ever met!

We love you too! Is there any particular illustration or comic you drew that is special to you and that you would like to share with us? Tell us why is it special?

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Ok this is a collab art but this is the special one for me. It’s the first time (some of) Indonesian iKON fan artists collaborated together (I drew Hanbin). Glad to know that iKON has many talented and lovely fan artists!

That is amazing! You guys are like a cool clique. Was your art ever used without your permission or plagiarized? How do you prevent things like that from happening?

Yes. They were selling my art without permission. I asked them to take it down and they did (gladly).

Your art has reached iKON members or people close to them, thus giving you the satisfaction of reaching your idol in a way most of fans can only dream off. How did that make you feel?

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I (once) drew Junhwan doing jiujitsu and tagged Hwangssabu-nim on Instagram. I don’t expect any respond from him but he did comment on my drawing “where is me?” lol. So I made another fan art including him on it. He liked my drawing and used it as his display picture. It was so unreal for me and of course I was excited. Few days after he noticed my drawing withikonic (Junhwan) posted a selca with Hwangssabu-nim in their jiujitsu outfit. I draw it once again (well since I’m Junhwan shipper, i always draw anything related Junhwan), tagged Hwangssabu-nim again. And he did repost it and used it as his DP once again. It was (once again) unreal, It’s the most amazing feel I’ve ever felt and I feel thankful to him.

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You have a fan in Hwangssabu for sure. Have you ever thought of making fan merchandise using your art or publishing it? And if you did, tell us where we can get our hands on it.

I sold many things lol. The first one is notebook. Actually I made the notebook for my personal use only but people were asking how to buy it so, yep it was the start from me (selling lots of stuff lol). I sold key chain before (attached the photo), and going to release one soon. Here’s the preview (attached the photo). Please wait for it, I’m going to release it soon on my twitter @H0EBABY or simply click bit.ly/h0ebaby (shameless promotion lol)

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That was Thalia, one with a direct link to Hwangssabu’s fan art loving heart. There is still more to come to quote the immortal worlds of Bobby “It ain’t over yet!”. Now enjoy more of Thalia’s fan art.

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iKON FAN ART, Confession of a DoubleB Trash

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We are continuing our iKON fan artist series and with absolute pleasure I get to present to you a fellow DoubleB trash and probably a closeted fujoshi, Yoye of @Yo_BiBob.  I have been following Yoye for quite some time and her art always brings smile to my face and often makes me giggle.

The crucial question first. How did you become an iKONIC ?

I asked a friend to give me something to watch. Among other things she recommended WIN and Mix n Match. At that time I was not into kpop, but my friends kept talking about it and I thought survivals were interesting, so I gave it a try. After watching it, I found myself liking iKON and I searched about them. I was upset that hadn’t yet debuted at that time. I searched for updates and found it on twitter. I waited for their debut but didn’t plan to join the fandom, Ii was just lurking around. But idk how, I ended up an iKONIC and join the fandom. It’s the first fandom that I joined. hhhhh.

What is your favorite iKON song or a moment?

My first fav iKON song is SINOSIJAK SHOWTIME!! But now i have too many fav songs hhhh. It’s hard to choose a moment. My fav moment is every time iKON performs on stage all sweaty and singing with passion, all crazy smiles, and hyped up doing adlibs to enliven the stage.

iKON on stage is wild! How did you become an iKON fanartist ?

I have this drawing account where I post random drawings. After watching WIN i started drawing Bobby then B.I then DoubleB then i keep drawing only DoubleB to the point i change my username into @yo_BiBob which means Yoye draws B.I BOBBY. After drawing DoubleB for quite long, I gathered some confidence to draw the other members. Then I started to draw iKON.

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As a DoubleB trash myself I applaud your choice of subject. Is art something you do as a hobby or are you a professional artist?

I am a hobbyist artist. Not a professional at all. XD. I love to draw since I was a kid. I used to draw girls, clothes, animals and food when I was a kid, but now i only draw men. LOL.

Good choice! But, tell me what inspires your fan art?

Love. I rarely draw something that I hate, but i drew a chibi YG on a swing once. I also draw human beings who are aesthetically pleasing to my eyes. Also warm or cute relationships (family, lovers, bros, or sis and bro), cute stuff, cool stuff, bunny smile, plump lips, or jawline XD. Also talking with my iKONIC friends gives me ideas or sometimes I just draw their creative ideas.

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Although I already know an answer to this question, I am going to ask anyway. Is there any particular member, ship or a theme you love to draw?

I am a DoubleB trash. I always start everything in my art with DoubleB. I’m trying hard to draw them clean okay. it’s Really hard. XD. For short comic i love a cute but ridiculous theme. We call it receh.

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That was pretty hilarious!  What is your fav technique/medium to work in?

I love my traditional art more than my digital. Digital gives me hard times. For traditional art I’m using watercolor (Sakura Koi) and Color pencils (Polycromos). For digital I’m using Paint tool Sai and a wacom Pen tablet.

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As a fan artist you get a lot of reactions and feedback for your work from other iKONICS. Was there anything someone said that stayed with you as special? 

I really love and appreciate all the encouraging comments. Since I’m kind of depressed with my art style, I really need those encouraging comments ahahah I sound so desperate. I love iKON and I love to draw. I show them my love through my drawing since I’m no good with words also i typo a lot. XD So it really make me happy when people like my fan art and support it.

A picture is worth a thousand words. And your art is very expressive so we can feel your love for them through it. Is there any particular illustration or comic you drew that is special to you?

That one drawing of Hanbin smiling with eye patch.. I cried a little while drawing it. A lil bit dramatic :v it’s kinda embarrassing to admit. ahahahahahahahhahahahhahahashut.

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Awww! That is actually really sweet.  Was your art ever used without your permission?

It was once. Maybe it was partially my fault because I didn’t write anything on my bio about using them without permission.

Your art has reached iKON members or people close to them, thus giving you the satisfaction of reaching your idol in a way most of fans can only dream off. How did that make you feel?

I was really happy. I hope the boys can see how much they are inspiring me and many other iKONICS out there :”

Have you ever thought of selling your art?

I’m starting to do it. I usually sell it on my IG account only, since I have problem managing things XD. For now I only sell stuff to local iKONICS. I’m still new at this thing and don’t know much about international shipping and payment.

Where can we enjoy your art?

My handle on twitter is @Yo_BiBob.

This was the amazing @Yo_BiBob! Make sure to follow us because there is more to come! Now enjoy more of Yoye’s art and great sense of humor.

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iKON FAN ART, LABOR OF LOVE

I love fan art and iKONIC fandom is chock full of talented people who give us endless cheer and pleasure with their humorous, cheeky, cute and occasionally downright hot art. Being married to a comic book artist I see first hand how much, time, work and dedication it takes to produce such artwork and fan artists do it for free, out of love. I think it is only fair that we give some of the love back. This is the first in a series of articles on KONY’S ISLAND blog presenting iKONIC fan artists, some of the nicest, sweetest people in our fandom.  So without further ado let me introduce the first in the series, the lovely @icelycheetea of undeniable cuteness and dreamy watercolor art.

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How did you become an iKONIC?

I’m a HUGEEE Bigbang fan hehe so when I found out that GD and Taeyang are gonna be on WIN as mentors I decided to watch the show. Team B caught me off guard with how genuine and desperate they were about fulfilling their dreams. Their actions and words were just so honest imo, pure kids who wanted to be successful in things they love. Also their team work was just amazing. The rest was history. Never thought I was going to fall for another boygroup, but here I am, happy and thankful that I found iKON.

What is your favorite iKON song or a moment?

Songs you mean? lol. I love every song that they’ve released so far tbh, but if I have to pick one..….. Rhythm Ta Rock ver. !! WE GON GET IT POPPIN’ WE GON WE GON GET IT POPPIN’ !! lol I’m a sucker for hype song. The fanchant during Rhythm Ta at their concerts will always be an iconic moment. Loveeee ❤

Rhythm Ta Rock ver. is undeniable bop! Do you mind telling us how did you become an iKON fanartist?

Hmmmm by accident? Hahah. One day I decided to make a twitter acc just for my fangirling purposes, it was Donghyuk’s birthday iirc, I was so bored then I uploaded my drawing to wish him a Happy Birthday. I felt good after that hehe I felt like I spent my time wisely by drawing. After that I just kinda continued with it since it makes me happy.

Is art something you do just as a hobby or are you a professional artist?

I’m nowhere near professional lol but I do crafty stuffs hehe 😀  Drawing has always been a hobby since I was a kid.

What inspires your fanart? Is there a particular member, ship or a theme you love to draw?

Beautiful things, greenery, flowers, colors. Since iKON IS beautiful, they also inspire me a lot.

**Bias Alert** Jinhwan in particular, always makes me want to draw him lol but I love drawing iKON in general, everything about them.

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Your love of Jinhwan is known far and wide.😀 I was wondering, what is your favorite technique/medium to work in?

Watercolor allll the waaay! Hehe I’m a manual person who always flops with digital related stuffs, so I mostly use watercolor. I am trying to learn digital art, still in the process of trial and error hehe

You get a lot of reactions and feed back for your work from other fans. Was there anything someone said that stayed with you as special?

Every time someone says my drawing makes them happy, or how by seeing my drawing it made their day better. (Aren’t they so sweet?) I just never thought that what I did can actually make others happy ;;____;;;;  I mean, I draw because whenever I draw it makes me happy, and to know that what I draw also makes others happy…. Just the best feeling in the world. (lol sorry that I used a lot of ‘happy’ in this answer)

Also, I met a lot of cool people and other fan artists online who gave me lots of amazing motivation and inspiration. You guys rock!

I think everyone loves fan art and fan artist, I never saw anything negative ever said under a fan art post. Is my impression right? Please tell me it is, so I can retain my faith in humanity.

Yeeesss, everyone is so nice, iKONICS are so nice ❤

*P.S : You can hold on to your faith in humanity. It exists 😀

That is a relief! With my faith in humanity intact let me ask is there any particular illustration or comic you drew that is special to you and that you would like to share with us? Tell us why is it special?

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When Hanbin hurt his eye but still managed and insisted to perform, and how the other members were so worried about him and they’re always there to assist him. I….. My hearteu, my shimjang and kokoro O<-<

Was your art ever used without your permission or plagiarised? How do you prevent things like that from happening?

Afaik, nope, Thank God hehe.

Your art has reached iKON members or people close to them, we saw it displayed in Jinhwan’s mom coffee shop, thus giving you the satisfaction of reaching your idol in a way most of the fans can only dream off. How did that make you feel?

When I first found out, I couldn’t believe it. Like.. How? Who am I even? Amazing feelings. It kinda motivated me to draw better too heheh. It also showed me how iKON and people who are close to them all appreciate fans. Which makes them even more lovable in my eyes.

Have you ever thought of making fan merchandise using your art or publishing it?

Yeeess so many times, but since I’m bad at organizing things I only manage to do it now hehe.

So tell us where we can get our hands on it.

(Shameless promotion, but since you asked)

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Anything else you wish to share with us?

You can find my work both on Twitter and Instagram. My twitter handle and Instagram is the same : @icelycheetea

Here are some other works of mine 😀

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Thank you @icelycheetea for talking to us and for sharing your art with us. 

I hope you guys will enjoy this series and feel free to suggest fan artist you would like to see featured here. If you are a fan artist and would like to be part of this series please contact us. We would love to have you!

iKONICS be sure to follow us as there is more fabulous fan art to come!

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