April 19th, 2012 by Sangjun


Hi Everyone,
I just let you know that I have a lecture at New York Society of Illustrators on April 21,2012 2:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M

I hope that you guys can make it~   Here is information NY Society of Illustrators

Careers in Animation
A Panel Discussion with Tom Cardone, Greg Couch and Sang Jun Lee
April 21, 2012  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a look at the art, design and thinking behind the creation of an animated feature film from the perspective of these three veteran artists from Blue Sky Studios. They will share information about their industry experience and careers in this ever changing and competitive field.


Sang Jun Lee received his BFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in California. After graduating, he continued to explore his imagination by specializing in character, costume, and creature design for live action film, feature Animation, commercial and game studios. Such clients include Industrial Light & Magic, Lucas Film, Blue Sky Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Electronic Arts. His film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars Episode III, Men in Black II, Hulk, War of the Worlds, Horton Hears a Who, Rio and Blue Sky’s 2013 release, Leafmen.
Greg Couch was born in Bettendorf, Iowa, and spent the first eighteen years of his life there. This explains many things about him (if you’ve met Greg, you know what I’m talking about). He began his illustration career in 1983. Since that time he has worked on fifteen Children’s books including I Know the Moon and Halloween – both of which received Society of Illustrators Silver Medal Awards. He received an NAACP Image Award his recent picture book, Nothin’ But Trouble. Greg has also worked on six feature films for Blue Sky Studios, including Ice Age, Robots, Horton Hears a Who and Rio. He acted as Production Designer for the upcoming Leafmen and is currently helping to develop future films for them. He is still living, but now he does it in Nyack, New York.


Thomas Cardone was born in Bayside, New York, in 1964. He received a BFA in Design from NYIT and started his animation career at CGL Inc, a computer graphics research laboratory on campus. He was recruited by Walt Disney Feature Animation in Burbank, California in 1990. There he trained as a Background Artist and contributed to such films as The Rescuers Down Under, The Prince and the Pauper, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Chicken Little. He became Head of the Background Painting Department on Hercules, and Co-Art Director on Emperors New Groove.

He returned to New York in 2002 to join Blue Sky Studios on Robots. His Art Direction at Blue Sky can be seen in Ice Age: The Meltdown, Horton Hears a Who and Rio. He is currently in Development on upcoming films for Blue Sky Studios and lives in Roslyn, NY.


If you are interested in attending Brunch before the panel discussion please emailRSVP@societyillustrators.org to purchase the $35 package deal.


$15 Non-member, $10 members, $7 student

Click here to  purchase tickets.


Master Designer Workshop 2012 in Singapore!!

December 5th, 2011 by Sangjun


I’ll attend Master Designer Workshop in 2012.  It’s first time visit Singapore!!!   I can’t wait to see friends and people in Singapore.  It’ll be very exciting thing to do in 2012!!   I hope that Many people show up the day,  Here is more information about this workshop.   http://www.fzdschool.com/2012/   See you guys in Singapore~~

More sketches from Gnomon DVD projects

November 5th, 2011 by Sangjun




Gnomon DVD sketches

October 19th, 2011 by Sangjun

This is one of sketches for the Gnomon DVD.  when I was working on this project. I couldn’t decide what I like to draw.  and I realized that It might be good to draw without any thinking or subject.  so  I can show my thinking process or  foot step of my brain on white blank paper.  I hope that this DVD can help  young students for their journey.   and   Here is more information about this project.  http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/product/941/





October 6th, 2011 by Sangjun


My parent live in Seoul Korea. Last year, I went back home to see my parent. and I saw my father’s tears for the first time. I always look up to him and I always remember he is strong man. He is typical Asian father who never show his tears and his emotion. and I felt really sad because I can see my father is getting old and his mind also.    Here is drawing about my father the day.  He is scarecrow and Looks tired by all the hard work and feeling of Loneliness.I call him once of week these day. and tell him that I love him for the first time. and He paused for a moment, then said “me too”. It was really tough say How much I love him but I hope it’s getting better…^^

작년 한국을 잠시 휴가차 방문했었을때 눈물을 보이시는 아버지를 보고, 많이 놀랬습니다.  항상 강한 모습의 아버지는 사라지고, 허수아비가 되어버린듯한 아버지의 모습이 떠올랐습니다.  집에 와서 스케치를 하고.  지금에서야 올리네요.  누군가 저에게 이런말을 했습니다,  효도는 돈으로 하는게 아니라고…  몇달전, 아버지와 통화를 하고 끊기전에 “아버지 사랑해요!” 라는 말을 평생 처음으로 아버지에게 했습니다.  잠시 정적이 흘렀고 조그마하게 “그래 나도” 쑥스러워 하는 소리가 들렸습니다.   ^^  지금도 사랑한다는 말이 쉽지 나오지 않지만, 자주 하려고 합니다. “아버지 사랑해요!”.


October 1st, 2011 by Sangjun

Hi everyone, Finally I update my website.  I hear a lot about complaining my website.  I haven’t done any update since 2004. so Here you go!!!   It still need some addtional work.   The Purpose of this website is to provide sharing information with students and other professional artists.   I’ll keep update sketches at blog.   so Enjoy it.  Thank you for visiting my website.  May the force be with you~~~~