Julia Kwon

Sketchbook on Art, Inspiration, and Creative Process
Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2014, ink on paper, 11 in. by 8.5 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2014, ink on paper, 11 in. by 8.5 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2014, ink on paper, 11 in. by 8.5 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2014, ink on paper, 11 in. by 8.5 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2014, ink on paper, 11 in. by 8.5 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2014, ink on paper, 11 in. by 8.5 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2014, ink on paper, 11 in. by 8.5 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2014, ink on paper, 11 in. by 8.5 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2014, ink on paper, 11 in. by 8.5 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2014, ink on paper, 11 in. by 8.5 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2013, ink on paper, 10 in. by 8 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2013, ink on paper, 10 in. by 8 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2013, ink on paper, 10 in. by 8 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2013, ink on paper, 10 in. by 8 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2013, ink on paper, 10 in. by 8 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2013, ink on paper, 10 in. by 8 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2013, ink on paper, 5 in. by 8 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2013, ink on paper, 5 in. by 8 in. © Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2014, ink on paper, 11 in. by 8.5 in. © Julia Kwon
I’m currently reading and researching this and that—what interests me at this moment and what I want my next project to be about—which usually means that I’m in my note-taking mode.  Although it sounds strictly literary and academic, this "pen on paper" mode also inspires me to draw self-portraits that are driven by mark-making!  Free-hand pen drawings are interesting because they’re layered—they’re, in a way, a collection of all of my “mistakes.”

Julia Kwon, Self-Portrait, 2014, ink on paper, 11 in. by 8.5 in. © Julia Kwon

I’m currently reading and researching this and that—what interests me at this moment and what I want my next project to be about—which usually means that I’m in my note-taking mode.  Although it sounds strictly literary and academic, this "pen on paper" mode also inspires me to draw self-portraits that are driven by mark-making!  Free-hand pen drawings are interesting because they’re layered—they’re, in a way, a collection of all of my “mistakes.”