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] I Feel Bad For iKON After Seeing Them At ISAC

Idol star athletic championships is a very fun time and they played like highschool students, however during middle school and high-school they were practising … they couldn’t even practise for the athletic competition and couldn’t go on school trips before.. It’s iKON’s first time and i like it a lot… but i can’t help feeling a little bad for them.

Here’s a picture of iKON sitting in a circle and chatting among each other

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– Oh my God, Chanwoo is 22 years old… t..wen..ty…two…ye..ar..s.. Old…. chanwoo is 22….

– ㅠㅠ you’re so cute, kids

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– Ah.. i feel really sorry seeing this title…i feel sorry that they had to suffer so many hardships at such a young age, but then i saw that it’s about iKON being social with each other ㅋㅋㅋ ahh ㅠㅠ seeing our babies surrounded by each other ㅠㅠㅠ so cute…ㅠㅠㅠ

– Because iKON was practising during their school years, they now live a better life and earn more money than us ㅋㅋ

– They’ve been running around with ikonic at the concert for almost 4 hours… I was worried because I thought they would be tired, but they looked so excited and even won a silver medal ㅠㅠ

– iKON, your reality show with the Japanese students was really funny… it was the first time I had so much fun watching other artists ㅠㅠ

– It’s as if the brothers i go to the same school with are having a competition ㅋㅋㅋ

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Translation: @standonghyuk
Link: https://m.pann.nate.com/talk/344792224

New Kids Repackage Album: “I’m Ok”

At last the details for iKON’s repackaged album have been released by YG Entertainment!

The repackage album comes with a new release title track called “I’m Ok” which is as the fandom expected since the boys have been obliging enough to spoil it for us weeks ago!

The “I’m Ok” announcement was accompanied by a moody and grainy black and white poster featuring the boys in suits posed around a black vintage car and giving off an extremely classy feel. The gorgeousness of the boys have iKONICs asking themselves if they are, in fact, indeed ok.

Interestingly, seeing that the image is located in a tunnel answered one of this year’s fandom mysteries concerning a missing MV with scenes from a tunnel based off posts made by Donghyuk in March. Actually the boys must have been pretty anxious to share this track and MV as they have been providing us with spoilers for months!

https://twitter.com/klngjiwon_/status/1078456196116434944?s=21

https://twitter.com/dongtoppi/status/1078456104818925569?s=21

https://twitter.com/kimhanbintrash/status/1078461631187771393?s=21

Details for the album:

Online Album Release : 2019.01.07

Offline Album Release : 2019.01.08

It looks like iKONICs will be starting 2019 well.

YGE Postpones iKON’s Repackage Album till Uncertain Date.

On Dec 23, a mere week till the formerly confirmed date of Dec 31st for the release of iKON’s New Kids Series Repackaged album, YGE has announced a reschedule.

YGE has cited “distribution” problems and apparently the date is being pushed to “around early January” with an official timeline to be announced at the oh too familiar timing of “soon.”

YG himself posted this information on his personal Instagram along with a screen shot of the album cover and, possibly because there is no material prepared to promote the album, a scanned page from iKON’s recent Arena Homme editorial.

iKONICs have expressed disappointment but have as a whole pronounced themselves far from surprised for the following reasons:

1. No pre-sale or even any details at all have been made available since the announcement 2 months ago till now almost a week to the original release date.

2. This is a repeat offence for YGE who even had to reschedule and delay iKON’s debut album.

3. This is YGE. They kind of have a reputation.

iKONICs have decided to turn their disappointment into proactivity by working on streaming iKON videos, “Killing Me” in particular and voting for iKON on end of year awards.

In the absence of information before now iKONICs have also entertained themselves with what we can now consider a tradition of making fan made promotional material to help drum up awareness for iKON’s incoming work during their company’s habitual delays in giving them adequate publicity. Some have even updated their material to reflect the recent news!

iKON meanwhile were booked and busy marking a 2nd date Dome performance at Japan’s Kyrocera today that was reportedly well attended. The busy boys have already flown back to Korea presumably for the SBS Gayo Daejun to take place on the 25th.

iKON will also be appearing at the V HEARTBEAT Year End Party 2018 in Vietnam on the 28th. Let’s keep supporting our best boys all the way!

[ENG SUB] 181016 iKON – MBC Every1 Video Star Ep.115 + Unreleased clips

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[ENG SUB] 181016 iKON – MBC Every1 Video Star Ep.115

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[Eng Sub] 181016 iKON Unreleased Clips, Video Star Ep. 115

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[Enter-Talk] The most touching stage this year goes to iKON.

iKON’s B.I accepting award speech? He seems like a poet.
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Also this gif is so funny.

Comments:

[+101,-2] I really like iKON’s acceptance award speech this time.
[+98,-2] Tonight’s MMA’s best winner is iKON.
[+96,-6] Even though I’m not a fan, iKON’s daesang acceptance speech was the most memorable in this award show.
[+30,-0] When I listened to Hanbin’s award acceptance speech once again, I had a goosebumps all over my body.
[+33, 0] I was listening the speech live in the venue yesterday.. And after that even when I was riding the bus, entering the house and walking on the road I can’t stop thinking about it. A strong emotion keeps come out. iKON’s fan must have been really happy.
[+11, 0] I’m an army but Hanbin’s acceptance award speech is really memorable yesterday. I’m also speechless at iKON’s stage skill. I personally like Jinhwan and when Jinhwan and Yunhyeong cried, my heart hurts.. Hanbin’s speech is really touching. If I was an iKONIC, I would’ve cried. iKON, let’s grow big again next year.
[+10, 0] I was in the standing section, even though I’m a wannable, I was in army section but when Hanbin did his acceptance award speech, everyone went “Waaah” like that. The reaction from everyone is good.
[+7, 0] The only thing I remember from yesterday’s event is iKON’s acceptance speech.

Watch iKON’s beautiful MMA performance below:

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Translation credit: @hanbinblaze

[Pann] A Letter To iKON, from an iKONIC

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First of all, this is to all the members, especially Kim Hanbin (B.I) that I’m going to talk about.

Fyi except one of two songs that iKON received as gift, for lyrics, composition, producing, recording, album producing, sometimes until choreography are all being taken care of by Hanbin (sometimes making choreo with other members).

Beside that he also participated alot in PSY’s songs, Blackpink’s Whistle, Winner’s Empty, Epik High’s Born Hater, etc.

Hanbin at the age of 12 did his music broadcast with the name of Indian Boy together with MC Mong. And finally at 18 years he got the chance to debut under YG.

I dont know how hard it might have been for Hanbin when joining survival show. How much the pressure when his 18 year self was being told to do song producing, choreography, until recording as the leader of the group. But the debut was failed (After losing from WIN).

After that B.I was afraid of being thrown away from YG. He wrote songs all day long in the basement. He thought that he couldnt let his hard working members down. But a year later, he was shooting Mix&Match. With a new pressure of losing a member who has been training for 4-5 years, a hell like survival started.

And finally, he debuted with iKON.

Hanbin really loves and enjoys music. I can see that. His grades (as in achievements) were good right after debut but got lower after it. People see it positively now but he must have gotten a lot of pressure in front of YG. On his solo song he said ‘I wouldn’t do music if it was only for the charts’. Even though he said that, I know that he has many burdens on him. “I don’t need good achievements and I don’t have music apps on my phone” he said. Especially after the success of Love Scenario, there’ll be more burden.

I can’t even imagine the feelings of Hanbin whose hard work got recognition through song writer award and SOTY.

Rough and free but let’s go slowly and last long. 

I won’t forget that I met you guys [iKON] in my life. I’m jealous of the you who has dreams. I respect the you who tries so hard. It was difficult for me to see you struggling but it is my pleasure to see the bright you now.

Me as a human won’t stop trying. iKON, and then Hanbin, your youth is my youth, I want you to know that you have to have fun with it. We [iKONICs] will stay behind you so don’t worry about falling behind, and freely do your music. I will always support you, and congrats for today.

– From, an iKONIC

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