iKON fan art – or in this case just ART

Hello our lovely subscribers and readers! We are back to doing interviews with the talented and creative members of our fandom, and we have a real treat for you.  An amazing fanartist @milkyopi whose work looks like it should live in prestigious art galleries and not just our browsers. I also have to thank our own @icelycheetea  for making this interview possible.

How did you become an iKONIC?

Well, I knew them since their debut basically when I didn’t even know what kpop was. Then when they had a comeback with Bling Bling I started to listen to them more and I also first stanned Bobby when he released his solo album. When Return was released I said “that’s it, you need to stan them” and here I am.

A very good advice you gave yourself there. Now I am curious, what is your favorite iKON song or a moment?

At this point I don’t think I have a favorite song or a moment from them if I’m being honest. But if I have to mention one, than the first moment that comes to my mind would be when they won SOTY at MMA last year.

Oh, a grand moment for our fandom for sure. Now you are exceptional artist, how exactly did you become an iKON fanartist?

I don’t really know, when I first joined the fandom all I wanted to do was draw them and it’s weird because I never really enjoyed doing fanart before them.

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

Started as a hobby and now it’s like in between but I want to become a fully professional artist in the future!

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Well, looking at your work I believe that you will achieve that dream for sure. What inspires your fanart?

Music/videos, photoshoots, movies.

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

Favorite members to draw would probably be Hanbin, Donghyuk and Jinhwan. My favorite ships are Jundong and Bobdong, but haven’t draw them yet.. And for themes I totally looove dark/badass/royalty/gangsta themes.

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Oooooohhh, I love those themes too and I always felt iKON fits them really well. Now, I am sure that the more technical minded and artistic among us wish to know what is your favorite technique/medium to work in?

Digital!

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

Every sweet encouraging message stays with me, I even took screenshots and have a folder full of them! Haha

Do you hear this guys? Do not be stingy in praising our fanartists!! I think everyone loves fanart and fanartist, I never saw anything negative ever said under a fanart post. Is my impression right? 

I didn’t got so many negative ones since i’m a pretty small artist but sadly there is, the most common one might be “it looks like {insert another person}”

Everyone’s a critic 🙄. 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?

All of my drawings are really special to me but I have two that are more important, my ‘goodbye road’ ot7 painting because it was the first time I make such a big piece and it’s them so that makes it instantly special. And the second one would be my ‘ocean eyes’ portrait of Donghyuk inspired by the song ‘ocean eyes’ by Billie Eilish. Some parts of the lyrics reminds me of him, like “Can’t stop staring at those ocean eyes” and “I’ve never fallen from quite this high, falling into your ocean eyes”. For me Donghyuk’s eyes are deep, i lose myself in his eyes every time I see him. I love all of the iKON members as if they were my friends my entire life, I’ve never felt this way for an idol before and with Dong as the bias it is even more special because all of a sudden he stole my heart so it really fits him.

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

Sadly yeah I’ve seen people editing it into videos, using it for freebies, some using my work as profile pics and they didn’t credit or didn’t even retweeted my own post! You can’t really prevent that, people don’t care about watermarks or the time you took into that drawing.

That is  a shame. We must respect artists’ work and credit at all times. 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. How does that make you feel?

Ohh I always think about this, even tho i never got a real response from them knowing that they might have seen at least one of my drawings makes me the happiest person in the world.

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, all the time! In the meantime I have two online shops (Society6 and INPRNT) because I can’t produce and ship it myself but I would love to start my own shop this year ♡

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and art with us! 

You can find and follow the lovely and talented Opi on following social media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/milkyopi

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/milkyopi/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXiPixpZX-O25I4dchnYBtg

Society6: https://society6.com/milkyopi

INPRNT: https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/milkyopi/

 

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[enter-talk] WOAH THIS IS FREAKING FUNNY OF iKON. YOU HAVE TO SEE

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Im a fan of another group but i saw a video of this group called iKON at isac and captured it kkkkkk

On twitter people suddenly talking about iKON when they scored a goal, some members that were sitting going down the stairs didn’t pay attention to the stairs kkkkkkk

So I watched the video and they were really going down like that kkkkkk they couldn’t hold the excitement and fell but they crawled on their foot coolly kkkkkk ah so funny.

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[+34,-0] ㅠㅠㅠ they didnt get hurt rightㅠㅠㅠㅠ ah seriously its funny but it doesnt seem right to laughㅠㅠ cute but im worried
[+30,-0] such a fan kkkkk why is it so funny seeing them fell kkkk
[+21,-0] it feels like they have four legs but you dont have to roll like that kkkk
[+15,-0] kkkkkk so funny kkkk iKON x iKONIC kkkkk what is a joint strength kkk at first when they went june disliked it but after actually went he was so happy
[+10,-0] they’d get hurtㅠㅠㅠ it was so dangerous ㅜㅜ

Trans : @Jinnani_
Link : https://m.pann.nate.com/talk/344793710

[NAVER] iKON ‘GOODBYE ROAD’ gets 1st place, will repay with humility + hard work

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Source: Naver
Article Translation: @ikonmypride

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[+654, -55] Good job.. We will always be by iKON’s side
[+496, -13] Thank you for the good music.. I’ll look forward to your cool stage too.
[+446, -12] The song is really good.. ㅎㅎ Listening to it makes me happy to go to work thank you ㅎㅎ iKON let’s go and only walk on a flower road ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
[+349, -12] Let’s go slow and last long iKON ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
[+336, -6] Congratulations on being #1 I’ll look forward to your good music stage in the future!
[+80, -4] Our LeaderBin really worked hard ㅠㅠ I like the song so much ㅠㅠ
[+70 -4] Since ‘Goodbye Road’ is a masterpiece it can be #1 again. iKON I love you. B.I Thank you, i love you..

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Translation credit: @ikonphile

[NAVER] iKON’s victory streak and being named 2018 digital kings

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Article: iKON gained the title of 2018 Digital Kings; released “Goodbye Road”

The article explain how iKON will be remembered as a Digital King with their hit releases from January’s Love Scenario, August’s Killing Me ended with a shot of October’s Farewell song “Goodbye road” this year. Also explains iKON’s achievements in both Korea and Worldwide, especially China and Japan.
Source: Naver

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[+581, -34] This time’s album is a masterpiece!! Because the song is so good, I’ve been continuously listening to it.
[+440, -10] Not even removing any song from the tracklist, I keep on listening to them all. iKON i will always support you~
[+337, -5] iKON’s goodbye road is really good.
[+313, -5] iKON’s song this time, even all the tracklist is good! It’s a masterpiece.
[+294, -11] This farewell song seems unique.
[+64, -4] It’s just iKON that does well in any genre. Goodbye road is really daebak. This is the song that’s made by a 20 year old Hanbinnie.
[+60, -4] B.I’s songs are really well-made. It’s really good..

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Article: iKON’s victory streak

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Credit: @syh_bae
Source: Naver

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[+557, -35] I like the song soooo much ♡
[+453, -8] I really like ‘Goodbye Road’ All the tracks are title-worthy. The melody is good but the lyrics are art.
[+350, -10] iKON let’s release a lot of good songs in the future, i like ‘goodbye road’ a lot ~♡♡
[+290, -7] The song is the best, iKON is the best
[+283, -7] I really like iKON songㅜ Track list is also the best
[+47, -2] 2018 is iKON’s year
[+38, -0] Thank you, reporter ^^ we have increased from #1 in #25 countries to #1 in #28 countries, please change it
[+38, 0] Every song is good
[+37, -0] iKON let’s hit it big and thank you for the gift sandwich. It was delicious, i love you
[+18, -0] iKON is the best
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Translation credit: @ikonphile, @Jinnani_,  @standonghyuk

 

[NAVER] YG X Academy, Donghyuk’s 2nd Dance Teaser to be Revealed… Intense Energy

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X Academy posted the 2nd video teaser, featuring iKON’s Donghyuk on the official blog and sns. On the video, Donghyuk showed his free and flexibel movements with intense energy. The video shooting took place at one of the X Academy main studios, Street Hall.
Source: Naver

Screen Shot 2018-10-03 at 2.31.30 PM[+214, -4] Donghyuk dance moves are so dope ㅠㅠ very cool.. very passionate..
[+139, -1] Donghyuk…. ah what a great main dancer
[+115, 0] Donghyuk dance moves are the best ㅠㅠ
[+88, 0] Thankyou for dancing and singing (for us) on stage
[+22, 0] Donhyuk i really want to see you do dances ㅜㅜㅜㅜ lovely dongie, sunshine donghyuk just do everything you want
[+15, -0] Donghyuk let’s go!!!💛🔥
[+13, -0] As expected from dong dongie
[+12, -0] ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Donghyuk you’re really awesome ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ 👏👏👏
[+11, -0] I love you Kim Donghyuk 😚💕
[+6, -0] Donghyuk fighting i’ll support you forever

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Check out the dance video below

Credit : @Jinnani_

 

New Kids:the Final is available for pre-order

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New Kids: the Final  is now available for pre-order. Release date for the physical album is 04.10.2018 on Thursday.

Pre- order is open  from 27.09.2018 until 03.10.2018.

YG SELECT Price : ₩ 16,300 (Includes VAT)

Includes : CD + BOOKLET (112PAGES) + RANDOM SELFIE PHOTOCARD (1EA/1 OF 7) + SPECIAL STICKER (1EA) + FOLDED POSTER (1EA) BLACKOUT VER. / REDOUT VER.

If you wish your purchase to be counted on Hanteo you can order at following retailers:

YESASIA

KPOPTOWN

KPOPMART

GMARKET

KTOWN4U

SYNNARA 

KPOP PLUS

CATCHOPCD

MWAVE

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Yunhyeong reaffirms position as iKON’s visual with new teaser

With his signature pose, Yunhyeong effortlessly reminds us all he’s iKON’s main visual and there’s no arguing against it (not that anyone’s trying to).

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New Kids: Continue will be released this August 2nd at 6PM KST, containing a total of 5 songs with Killing Me as the title track, and Freedom as the sub-title.

Continue Countdown Live

For the New Kids Continue comeback at 6PM KST on August 2nd iKON will hold iKON Continue Countdown live on VLive starting at 5PM KST where iKONICS will have a chance to hear about the songs and get to see the “Killing Me” MV behind the scenes for the first time.

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Don’t forget to turn in and wait for the comeback in the company of iKON and iKONICS!