21 Fantasy Pin-Ups Of the Korean Designer Kyu Yong Eom
Kyu Yong Eom is a gifted and resourceful digital artist and character designer who lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. He was born in 1979 in a small town outside Seoul, South Korea. Because of his introverted personality he spent a lot of time alone at home as a child.. At that time, there was not much cultural media in Korea through which to enjoy foreign culture.
Fig.1. 'The Red Throne '(2022)
For most Korean families, foreign movies on TV on weekends were one of the biggest entertainments, so Kyu always enjoyed those times very much. He loved the films of the big directors, such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, James Cameron or Ridley Scott, and he would always draw scenes from those films during their broadcast. The influences acquired then helped him much later as a professional. When he was 12 years old, his father bought him a Japanese 8-bit console, and he dreamed of one day making a game based on a movie.
At 18, his parents' business wasn't doing well, so he couldn't attend professional art education classes. From then on, he was working at various part-time jobs during the day to earn a living, while self-taught art studies at night.
PC Game Development
In 2004, at the age of 26, he got a job at an online PC game development company as an artist in charge of concept art. There he started an internship and participated in the development of numerous games with different companies.
Finally, after serving as an art director at Netmarblea large game development company in Korea in 2017 he left the company to work as a professional freelance illustrator. Currently, Kyu is making various figures based on his illustrations and actively working on movies, comics, and novels. He also worked on the Kingdom Death* board game.
Below a collection of the artist's busty fantasy pin-ups...
In the Premium edition you can explore 48 of Kyu's fantasy pin-ups and cover girls
Sources: Twitter, ArtStation
* Kingdom Death: Monster is a strategy board game designed to be played by four players who take on the role of adventurers having barely survived an attack by a monstrous lion.