Epik High painting etc 에픽하이 그림 등

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge Epik High fan. 😀 I’ve started a painting (well, the drawing part) of them. I’m working on translating an article and revising for my exams too so this painting might take some time. ^^

I tried to make a painting of them for their 11th anniversary in 2014 when Shoebox came out and I went to their concert with my friend during my year abroad in Seoul. But it didn’t work out. Mainly because there was something wrong with the watercolour paper I bought – it was thin/maybe even expired (I didn’t even know about watercolour papers expiring until Valerie Chua’s post on Instagram 😮 ). Anyways, it’s 2016 and I thought I’d try a second time.

My photos of the 2014 November concert in Seoul:

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The progress so far:

 

 

낮에 뜨는 달 웹툰 Daytime Moon(?) Webtoon

I was thinking about webtoons lately and so I decided to check out the webtoons that I’d bookmarked on Naver (only the ones with art I like haha). I’ve finally gotten really into a webtoon and it’s 낮에 뜨는 달  (Daytime Moon?). It’s really good. It’s different from when I first tried to read it (2 years ago) and it makes much more sense though that could be due to me improving my Korean since then haha. It’s suspenseful and awesome – go read it~ It’s a good break from exam revision. There are some historical parts though which are harder to understand. I try not to search in the dictionary and just read though. Maybe I can reread it some day and search up all the words I don’t know like I do with novels… maybe.

낮에 뜨는 달 Daytime Moon

I need to read Korea Old + New/ Samguk Yusa to brush up on my three kingdoms + Gaya knowledge. 😮

 

Some of the comments are really funny. My favourite:

(jh32****) 2013-08-29 23:27: “준오보다 과거 청년이 더 잘생긴듯… 도대체 저런 미남을 왜 죽였지…?” The guy from the past seems more handsome than Juno… Why would you kill a handsome guy like that…?

And more: chapter 29: Last dialogue: “…준어 너. 영화 쓰러진 거 너떻게 안 거야?”

(fudd****) 2013-11-28 23:21: “사랑의 레이더니까 알수있죠 형님.”

(wkdd****) 2013-11-28 23:23: “왜냐하면 우린 커플이거든.”
ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ. Just what I needed for the exam period. :’D
It’s my favourite mix of genres: historical (+ modern day), romance, fantasy and thriller/mystery. 추천해용~ ㅎㅎ

 

 

 

Six Flying Dragons and spring semester madness

I feel like I saw Six Flying Dragons ages ago. It’s about the end of Goryeo and the start of Joseon. It was quite amazing at the end when you saw how the characters change so gradually.

I wanted to do something for Six Flying Dragons so I quickly sketched Yoo Ah In as Lee Bang Won with the quote “이제 놀이는 끝났어” (The time for having fun has ended – not quite a good translation but you get the idea). I wanted the sketch to convey the despair that these words convey.

I started using a book I bought whilst I was in Korea called Learning Hanja the Fun Way. Now I’m just trying to memorize (hahaㅜㅜ) for the exam on Friday.

Facebook has been reminding me of posts from last year in the hospital in Korea. I’m glad it’s over. But I still don’t regret my year abroad. Okay so it went terribly wrong in the end but the rest of it increased my confidence (which took a plunge in the hospital and the aftermath), and it really does change and mature you so much. I’ve spent a year with this and I’m ready to move on. 🙂

I have 4 exams still do but I have some artwork that I’m working on so hopefully I’ll get to share them soon. 🙂 Happy spring/winter! (yes winter… there was rain, hale and snow…)