You Byun

04 Feb 2017

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Today’s Korean proverb: “Even when the sky is falling, there is a hole where one can spring up”
하늘이 무너져도 솟아날 구멍은 있다
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The world seems falling apart and there are so many depressing news every day, so today’s pick has to be this one. This proverb means there’s always a way for anything. This is one of my favorite✨ hopeful✨ old saying of all — firstly because it says the sky can fall down (how abstract yet illustrative concept is that!) and secondly it encourages to find a solution for a difficult task.
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Similar english saying was suggested to be: “Every cloud has a silver lining” . I think it’s (yet again) slightly different, because it’s not about finding a positive side from the negative event, it’s more about changing the bad situation to a something hopeful.
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🐾Some korean old saying is so cute and insightful, so I decided to illustrate them.🐾
More to come! #koreanoldsaying #Sokdam #adage #saying #proverb #oldsaying #korenproverb #illustration #cartoon #cartoons #comic #comics #illustrator #drawing #ink #inkdrawing #art #pen #idiom #sky #hope #clouds #solution #way (at Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

04 Feb 2017

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Today’s Korean proverb: “Doing it like a cat washing its face"
고양이 세수하듯 한다
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I picked a cutest #cat related proverb I know. Cats are scared of water, right? So the meaning of this old saying is “Pretending to do something without really putting an effort”. However, with a modern #2017 approach, I think now is the time to #change its meaning to something positive. How about “Doing things with all your heart”? If you have seen how cats groom themselves, you will know they actually try their best to do so. ❤️🐱❤️
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Similar english saying would be (for the original meaning)… “Give it a lick and a promise”.
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🐾Some korean old saying is so cute and insightful, so I decided to illustrate them.🐾
More to come! #koreanoldsaying #Sokdam #adage #saying #proverb #oldsaying #korenproverb #illustration #cartoon #cartoons #comic #comics #illustrator #drawing #ink #inkdrawing #art #pen #idiom #cats #grooming #womensmarch #nastywomen (at Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

04 Feb 2017

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Today’s Korean idiom: “A sound of catching a floating cloud”
뜬 구름 잡는 소리 ☁️☁️☁️☁️
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When someone is talking about something that has 0% chance of success, you can say “That is a sound of catching a floating cloud”. (뜬구름 잡는 소리 하고 있다) This idiom stimulates my imagination and makes me wonder ‘what could be the sound of floating cloud?’ - I guess it won’t make any sound and maybe that’s why the cloud is used for this idiom, not the stars or the sun!
Although, I often daydream and am surrounded by lovely friends who encourage me to make the sound of catching the cloud. Would it be impossible though? Really?
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Similar english saying was suggested to be: “a wild goose chase”.
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🐾Some korean old saying is so cute and insightful, so I decided to illustrate them.🐾
More to come! #koreanoldsaying #Sokdam #adage #saying #proverb #oldsaying #korenproverb #illustration #cartoon #cartoons #comic #comics #illustrator #drawing #ink #inkdrawing #art #pen #idiom #sky #hope #clouds #cloud #woman #women #girl #girls #fashion #fashionillustration #dream #dreams (at Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

04 Feb 2017

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Today’s Korean proverb: “Even when the sky is falling, there is a hole where one can spring up”
하늘이 무너져도 솟아날 구멍은 있다
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The world seems falling apart and there are so many depressing news every day, so today’s pick has to be this one. This proverb means there’s always a way for anything. This is one of my favorite✨ hopeful✨ old saying of all — firstly because it says the sky can fall down (how abstract yet illustrative concept is that!) and secondly it encourages to find a solution for a difficult task.
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Similar english saying was suggested to be: “Every cloud has a silver lining” . I think it’s (yet again) slightly different, because it’s not about finding a positive side from the negative event, it’s more about changing the bad situation to a something hopeful.
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🐾Some korean old saying is so cute and insightful, so I decided to illustrate them.🐾
More to come! #koreanoldsaying #Sokdam #adage #saying #proverb #oldsaying #korenproverb #illustration #cartoon #cartoons #comic #comics #illustrator #drawing #ink #inkdrawing #art #pen #idiom #sky #hope #clouds #solution #way (at Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

04 Feb 2017

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Today’s Korean proverb: “Doing it like a cat washing its face"
고양이 세수하듯 한다
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I picked a cutest #cat related proverb I know. Cats are scared of water, right? So the meaning of this old saying is “Pretending to do something without really putting an effort”. However, with a modern #2017 approach, I think now is the time to #change its meaning to something positive. How about “Doing things with all your heart”? If you have seen how cats groom themselves, you will know they actually try their best to do so. ❤️🐱❤️
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Similar english saying would be (for the original meaning)… “Give it a lick and a promise”.
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🐾Some korean old saying is so cute and insightful, so I decided to illustrate them.🐾
More to come! #koreanoldsaying #Sokdam #adage #saying #proverb #oldsaying #korenproverb #illustration #cartoon #cartoons #comic #comics #illustrator #drawing #ink #inkdrawing #art #pen #idiom #cats #grooming #womensmarch #nastywomen (at Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

18 Jan 2017

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Today’s Mysterious Korean proverb: “You will know 10-gil* under the water, but you won’t know 1-gil under the person"
열길 물속은 알아도 한길 사람속은 모른다
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I love this old saying that how it’s describing our mind as something measurable. Gil* is an old measurement in Korea, it’s about a height of a man(about 6ft). 10-gil is about 20 yards. It’s typically hard to know what’s under the water (even when it’s 20 yards down), and minds are even harder to read. This saying helps me not to determine what other people might be thinking.
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Similar english saying would be “Man and melons are hard to know”.
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🐾Some korean old saying is so cute and insightful, so I decided to illustrate them.🐾
More to come! #koreanoldsaying #Sokdam #adage #saying #proverb #oldsaying #korenproverb #illustration #cartoon #cartoons #comic #comics #illustrator #drawing #ink #inkdrawing #art #pen #idiom #한길 #사람속 #water #underwater #mind #psychology #secret (at Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

18 Jan 2017

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Today’s Korean proverb: “The bowl leaks inside the house also leaks outside the house"
집에서 새는 바가지 밖에서도 샌다
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I heard of this saying for the first time from my mom. My mom told me off for being naughty, which I don’t remember what exactly it was😜, so I told her confidently “Don’t worry, I only do this at home. I behave well front of others”. Then when my mom said this old saying. I asked her what does it mean, then she explained that it means my bad habits will eventually ‘leak’ front of people, so it’s important to act(talking/thinking/behaving) right even when no one is watching me.
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Similar english saying would be … I couldn’t found. Maybe something similar is “What’s learned in the cradle is carried to the grave”, but korean one is more about “being secretive will not work”. (Scary!😱)
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🐾Some korean old saying is so cute and insightful, so I decided to illustrate them.🐾
More to come! #koreanoldsaying #Sokdam #adage #saying #proverb #oldsaying #korenproverb #illustration #cartoon #cartoons #comic #comics #illustrator #drawing #ink #inkdrawing #art #pen #idiom #바가지 #bowl #그림 #water #face #girl #hanbok #한복 #소녀 #속담 #leak #leaking #secret #hide #hiding


(at Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

18 Jan 2017

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Always nice to receive the final result in the mail… My illustration printed in the beautiful #PLANSPONSOR magazine. Art directed by @sbuzelli 💕 (at Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

18 Jan 2017

youbyun-instagram:

Today’s Mysterious Korean proverb: “You will know 10-gil* under the water, but you won’t know 1-gil under the person"
열길 물속은 알아도 한길 사람속은 모른다
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I love this old saying that how it’s describing our mind as something measurable. Gil* is an old measurement in Korea, it’s about a height of a man(about 6ft). 10-gil is about 20 yards. It’s typically hard to know what’s under the water (even when it’s 20 yards down), and minds are even harder to read. This saying helps me not to determine what other people might be thinking.
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Similar english saying would be “Man and melons are hard to know”.
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🐾Some korean old saying is so cute and insightful, so I decided to illustrate them.🐾
More to come! #koreanoldsaying #Sokdam #adage #saying #proverb #oldsaying #korenproverb #illustration #cartoon #cartoons #comic #comics #illustrator #drawing #ink #inkdrawing #art #pen #idiom #한길 #사람속 #water #underwater #mind #psychology #secret (at Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

18 Jan 2017

youbyun-instagram:

Today’s Korean proverb: “The bowl leaks inside the house also leaks outside the house"
집에서 새는 바가지 밖에서도 샌다
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I heard of this saying for the first time from my mom. My mom told me off for being naughty, which I don’t remember what exactly it was😜, so I told her confidently “Don’t worry, I only do this at home. I behave well front of others”. Then when my mom said this old saying. I asked her what does it mean, then she explained that it means my bad habits will eventually ‘leak’ front of people, so it’s important to act(talking/thinking/behaving) right even when no one is watching me.
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Similar english saying would be … I couldn’t found. Maybe something similar is “What’s learned in the cradle is carried to the grave”, but korean one is more about “being secretive will not work”. (Scary!😱)
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🐾Some korean old saying is so cute and insightful, so I decided to illustrate them.🐾
More to come! #koreanoldsaying #Sokdam #adage #saying #proverb #oldsaying #korenproverb #illustration #cartoon #cartoons #comic #comics #illustrator #drawing #ink #inkdrawing #art #pen #idiom #바가지 #bowl #그림 #water #face #girl #hanbok #한복 #소녀 #속담 #leak #leaking #secret #hide #hiding


(at Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

18 Jan 2017

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Always nice to receive the final result in the mail… My illustration printed in the beautiful #PLANSPONSOR magazine. Art directed by @sbuzelli 💕 (at Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

05 Jan 2017

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The original ink drawing on watercolor paper for @sbuzelli is featured in the beautiful #PLANSPONSOR Magazine December issue, the article is about what women want from financial advisers. Final artwork is colored digitally. Thank you SooJin for the fun project! #ink #drawing #comic #comics #cartoon #cartoons #illustration #editorial #surreal #conceptual #floating #floatighead #head #woman #clouds #cloud #stars #star #universe (at London, United Kingdom)

05 Jan 2017

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Remember me 🐻
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#illustration #illustrator #cartoon #cartoons #comic #comics #ink #inkdrawing #drawing #art #originalart #teddybear #blindfolded #blindfold #hope #memory #곰 #곰인형 #그림 #그림스타그램 #일러스트 #일러스트레이터 (at Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

05 Jan 2017

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My new editorial illustration for @nytimes Book Review, Art Directed by @matt.dorfman -illustrating a man in his 50’s gradually going blind. (Thank you Matt!)

Review by Roy Hoffman about Edward Hoagland’s new book “IN THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND”

#newyorktimes #editorial #illustration #cartoon #comics #comic #cartoons #illustrator #eye #eyes #book #review #bookreview (at London, United Kingdom)

05 Jan 2017

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I tried to draw something cheerful image about “happy new year” and this came out. 🤔 #illustration #uncertainty #comic #comics #ink #cartoon #cartoons #happynewyear #blindfold #blindfolded #vision (at New York, New York)

05 Jan 2017

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I made this cover art for the elegant and sophisticated magazine The Cleverness. Thanks @dangerlam for the art direction. Love the embossing and the gold lettering. Available in bookstores including @happyvalleyshop #illustration #cover a#cover art #cartoon #cartoons #comic #comics #hermes #universe #magazine #editorial #illustrator with @repostapp)
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The Arrival.
Print direction c/o the legends at @morganprinting. Cover by @youbyun.
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#magazinecover #morganprinting #issue0 #firstissue #independentmagazine #cleverness #theclevernessbiannual #percolate (at London, United Kingdom)

05 Jan 2017

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Behind the sweet face
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#Cottoncandy #girl #face #illustration #cartoon #comic #comics #ink #drawing #illustrator #그림 #일러스트 #일러스트레이션 #드로잉 #만화 #웹툰

01 Nov 2016

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🍭🍰🍦🍧🍡🍪🍩🍮Sweet Waves, Ink on paper, 22Hx30W inches. Selected original art works will be available soon in my webstore this weekend, just in time for Christmas. Stay tuned! 😊 #original #gallery #christmas #artforsale #shop #shopping #art #drawing #ink

01 Nov 2016

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🍭🍰🍦🍧🍡🍪🍩🍮Sweet Waves, Ink on paper, 22Hx30W inches. Selected original art works will be available soon in my webstore this weekend, just in time for Christmas. Stay tuned! 😊 #original #gallery #christmas #artforsale #shop #shopping #art #drawing #ink

30 Oct 2016

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What’s your plan for the weekend? ⛵️🏝🍦🍭☁️☁️☀️☁️☁️ #inkdrawing #illustration #ink #comic #drawing #cartoon #boat #ocean #paperboat #paper #papership #fox (at New York, New York)