|world-building and visual storytelling are my thing|
Wow, this was a test of patience. But I learned a lot, which is always good. And at least it’s better than the previous ones, technically, haha. I hope I can do much better next time!
Haha, this doesn’t look like it’s done by me because the color palette is so light and fluffy. But I’m quite happy with it because the final outcome was close to what I planned. And I was able to light it better. There are things I would still improve upon like the bench I didn’t spend too much time on haha. Plus could’ve added more background shrubs, but I’m letting this go and will just do better next time.
Hmmm what else…I’ve always wanted to style No-rae with nicer clothes, but I kept in mind that the aesthetic should stay true to her personality.
Also, I only realized afterwards that I could have posed Seol-a’s hand on top of No-rae’s head! Would’ve been funnier to show that she put the bread crumbs on No-rae’s head hehe.
For the nth time, everyone should read this manhwa and get yourself a cardiac arrest. Lol. But seriously, it’s really well written and you do not have to be a fan of manga/manhwa to like it.
Original series by ssamba at: comico.toast.com/titles/85
And just so you know, it’s ranked #1 amongst other manhwa over there ok!!!
But it’s in Korean, so rough English translations can be read HERE.
Long overdue. I am pooped from all the things going on in this painting! Calling this done and hoping I can do better on the next one.
Big thanks to war-studies because my plan of doing these post-war paintings was inspired by her fic, Memento Mori. It’s not an exact scene there but the treatment and creative decisions on the Earth Kingdom exile really stuck with me. Especially how demeaning yet inevitable it is for a character’s growth to go from royalty and military high command to doing mundane tasks and being mocked and jeered by peasants (whose parents she killed in the war, anyway, so you can’t blame them entirely). Even the franchise side characters are given a lot more complexity that makes me care enough to want to draw and paint them in challenging scenes. And I am somebody who does not read fanfic because of a lot of negative stereotypes within the genre creating this perception in my head that it’s mostly absurd and juvenile. Memento Mori is one of those works that are value-adding to canon and so intelligently written that I just had to make an exception!
The story is on hiatus as far as I know, but damn, the material is rich. You can read it here if you’d like:archiveofourown.org/works/3152…