Artists ~ Insil Choi ~ Providence

Artist’s name: Insil Choi
Shop name: Insil Choi Illustration
Online Shops
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Twitter: @InsilChoiArt

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.

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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