Jinyoung Shin is a young NYC-based illustrator who is influenced by Japanese Manga but has managed to construct a vivid dreamlike style out of that influence. Her work has been compared for obvious reasons to artist Aya Kato but in the world of ‘love to hate’ hater artists and designers I think the comparison is unfair. If you have a look at Kato’s work it is lush and dense with vivid colors but the characters and environments are very different from Shin’s. I think it’s Shin’s subjects that set her apart with their long, lanky and overlapping limbs.

Comparisons aside, she is very talented and I do like what she is laying down.

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