Saturday, 27 August 2016
Drawing figure with imaginary story. Story is from Korean myth. Once upon a time, tiger and bear wanted to become a human. Upon hearing their prayers, Hwanung, son of Lord of Heaven, gave them 20 cloves of garlic and a bundle of mugwort, ordering them to eat only this sacred food and remain out of the sunlight for 100 days. The tiger gave up after about twenty days and left the cave. However, the bear persevered and was transformed into a woman. Bear-woman became Hwanung's wife and soon she gave birth to a son named Dangun. He is the legendary founder of Gojoseon, the first ever Korean kingdom.
This is very first drawing of mine with charcoal. This drawing is about the best things that happened in my life. Meeting the love of my life and finding my path as an artist is the things that I appreciate every day.
I am posting assignments from the Spring semester 2016. This is the second piece of a 3 portrait series. The goal was to draw exaggerated face expression and with a focusing on light rather than shadow. During the assignment, April 16th was 2 year anniversary of Sewol Ferry Tragedy. In order to support victims of the tragedy, drawing ribbon was at least I could do.