When Dain Yoon begins her next work of art, she’s locking in for upwards of 12 hours of painting on her own face and body.
The Korean artist, who refers to herself as a “visual illusion artist,” is rapidly gaining fame for her Instagram photos and videos, which are at once confusing, trippy, and altogether very cool. At last count, Yoon had 72.7k Instagram followers.
Yoon uses her face and hands to create optical illusions. At first glance, she’ll appear to have three hands or 10 eyes, but it’s all the work of some masterful painting and a lot of time and patience.
Here’s how Yoon creates her artwork:
Yoon tells Business Insider via email that she’s been a painter since she was young and trained at Yewon Arts University in South Korea.
She finds inspiration for her work through everyday people, objects, and events.
Her drawings can take anywhere from three to 12 hours. This piece, titled “Part of me” took longer, since Yoon painted the background and the teapot, as well as herself.
The paintings are incredibly difficult because Yoon has to draw everything so it can eventually be photographed or captured on video. She paints everything by looking in a mirror, switching back and forth between the mirror and a camera to ensure nothing looks distorted.
All my work is usually done at my home. Among ‘Part of me’, the wall, tea pot and face are all drawn. Ideation, concept development, photographing and editing are done all by myself!! 대부분의 작업은 집에서 모두 혼자 합니다. 이번 ‘Part of me’에서 얼굴은 물론이고 커피 주전자, 벽, 하트 스텐실 까지 모두 그리느라 시간이 많이 걸렸어요. ???????? #illusion#painting#drawing#onface#artwork#makeup#bodypainting #trickart#handwork#teapot#coffee#mua#미술#건조함#수분크림