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.

Continue reading iKON fan art – or in this case just ART

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, 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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