Artists ~ Insil Choi ~ Providence

Artist’s name: Insil Choi
Shop name: Insil Choi Illustration
Website: www.insilchoi.com
Online Shops
FineArtAmerica: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/insil-choi.html
Society6 : http://society6.com/insilchoi
Blog: insilchoi.blog.com
Twitter: @InsilChoiArt
Facebook: www.facebook.com/heyinsil


1. Tell us about your work
I create science inspired, medical illustrations and children’s book illustrations. I am passionate about science subjects to create my work like human/animal anatomy, neuroscience and zoology.


 2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
I studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design, graduated with BFA in 2014. I got a wonderful change to take my life-changing class called Scientific Illustration, taught by Jean Blackburn at RISD. The course includes some field studies to Audubon, drawing technics focusing on details and a cadaver study at Brown Medical Center. It was amazing and the reason I took this career path. Since my graduation, I started my freelance work with some medical illustration projects depicting human brain and neurons from Brown University and MIT. Also, I got the great change to work on a children’s book, Balloon Boy, written by Otis Warren.

3. Where do you draw your inspiration?
I love to look at the medical illustrations in Atlas written by Eduard Pernkopf. It has the most accurate and amazing illustrations. When I want to see some life reference, I go to the RISD Nature Lab on Waterman St., Providence. They have some beautiful collections of human anatomy, animals, birds, insects and an access to microscopes. In addition, I have some the science inspired children’s book, Dinotopia series by James Gurney that I never get tired reading them. Also, I enjoy reading National Geographic magazine and some other online science journals to learn and get inspired.
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4. What’s your favorite item to create?
Detailed and realistic animal and medical illustrations are my favorite to create. I enjoy observing and drawing complex structure like animals’ fur, feathers and human anatomy. My Favorite mediums are pen & ink, gouache and digital software.


5. What’s your best seller?
The two sleeping chipmunk and dormouse in leaves are the most popular ones.
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/1-chipmunk-hibernation-insil-choi.html
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/dormouse-hibernation-insil-choi.html


6. How long have you been in Rhode Island?
Almost 3 years so far since I studied at RISD from 2012!

7. What do you {heart} about Rhode Island?
Rhode Island is a small, quiet, artistic and nature loving state! I love some tiny parks like Roger Williams park/zoo and Prospect Terrace where I can see the amazing Providence city view, the canal, water fire the ocean. I like the flea market on the S Main St. and some street art sales on Thayer and Benefit time to time. Great restaurants in New Port and Providence and of course the gentle, warm-hearted people.

8. Please include anything else you’d like to add:
I welcome any questions or talk about my work if anyone interested. J Don’t hesitate to contact me. I am open for projects and shows!

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