One Of Korea's Most Talented Game Artists Leaving NCsoft

One of Korea's Most Talented Game Artists Leaving NCsoft

After eight years, illustrator Hyung-Tae Kim is leaving NCsoft. Earlier today, Kim confirmed the departure on his blog.

Known for his work on the Magna Carta series (and more recently, Blade & Soul), Kim is perhaps the most well-known Korean game illustrator in the West.

Korean fans might have felt something was up when Kim's name didn't appear as Art Director in the latest Blade & Soul trailer, which was released yesterday. Instead, Jeung Young Chea is credited.

On Kim's blog (via tipster Sang), he writes, "I don't know which path I'll take in the future but I want to find a way to go back to my roots and reach you guys through my illustrations again. Please give me your attention and support regardless of what I decide in the future."

Kim included the illustration below:

One of Korea's Most Talented Game Artists Leaving NCsoft

If you are not familiar with Kim's work, have a look at the images below (courtesy of his unofficial fan site):

One of Korea's Most Talented Game Artists Leaving NCsoft
One of Korea's Most Talented Game Artists Leaving NCsoft
One of Korea's Most Talented Game Artists Leaving NCsoft
One of Korea's Most Talented Game Artists Leaving NCsoft
One of Korea's Most Talented Game Artists Leaving NCsoft
One of Korea's Most Talented Game Artists Leaving NCsoft
One of Korea's Most Talented Game Artists Leaving NCsoft
One of Korea's Most Talented Game Artists Leaving NCsoft
One of Korea's Most Talented Game Artists Leaving NCsoft
One of Korea's Most Talented Game Artists Leaving NCsoft

We wish Kim luck in whatever he does next.

Team Bloodlust와 모든 블소 유저분들께 깊이 감사드립니다! [Kim HyungTae's Blog]


Comments

    Cool illustrations, but I dont get why its necessary draw the nipple outline..

    Last edited 10/01/14 6:16 am

      Because human anatomy?
      Fan Service?
      Or might not consider it crude/sexual/offensive, to some people nipples are just nipples.

      Awesome illustrations, but I don't get why it's necessary for people to ask why it's necessary to draw the nipple outline. Is it necessary to find one way or another to put everything down?

      If you cant show it, imply it

    The people at VanillaWare would be happy to snatch this guy. Or not, since he's Korean :/

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