Haelee Lim is an illustrator from New Jersey and graduated RISD in 2021 with a BFA. She likes to play video games– particularly FPS, though she’s not great with the controllers– and draws inspiration from the stories she’s encountered through them. Despite her natural propensity to the indoors, Haelee greatly enjoys being outside with a cup of iced coffee and a notebook to people-watch. People and environments are what draw her attention the most and she hopes to incorporate the reality that many experience into the stories she tells. Currently, she works as a freelance illustrator and tutor with hopes of expanding her reach into the narrative world.
This piece is based off of the 1977 game ‘Zork’, which is a text-based adventure game.
Adventures of Scarl
Character designs and studies based off of research I did about mushrooms.
This is from a series of 3 paintings about myself during a timeline of three days during the month of March. This one is about the cold that followed my journey outside.
Introduction page of a 4-koma series about a boy named Tom who befriends a banana spirit.
Romeo and Julien
These are character designs, environmental designs, and snapshots of a short story I wrote about a cockroach that fell in love with a human. I enjoyed drawing this tragic tale in a whimsical style!