Artist of the Day: Jin Kim

Jin Kim

Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day concludes Frozen week with a look at the work of Jin Kim, who was recently written up here for his caricatures of Disney co-workers. Kim drew these expression studies for Frozen:

Jin’s rough pencil drawings reveal his process of discovering the strongest lines to hone in on as he builds up the forms:

Jin Kim

Jin Kim

Jin Kim

Jin Kim

Jin Kim

Jin Kim

See more of Kim’s work on his blog.

Jin Kim


  • Sandro Cleuzo

    Great artist! One of my favorites.

  • Grady Williams

    My goodness! What else can you say!

  • Aaron Blaise

    Jin is absolutely one of the best artists I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. He’s amazing!!

  • Matt

    Jin’s example work above from Frozen clearly shows why the movie should of been 2d. Those drawings have life to them. So much talent yet it is not being shown on the big screen. Al;l that aside, amazing artist for sure.

    • IJK

      And the amazing snow, special effects, lighting, and sets show exactly why Frozen was great the way it was.

      • Luna

        Well, then you should go and see if all the 3D captured all the beauty from Lisa Keene 2D concept art. I appreciate both 2D and 3D, but honestly I think this time 3D limited them a lot.

  • Aaron R.R.R. Nance

    My god those lines.. those !#$%ing beautiful lines.. Fantastic!

    Great choice for AotD Chris.

  • http://the-animatorium.blogspot.com/ Natalie Belton

    So bold and dynamic!