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[Jobs in culture] Illustrator Wooh Na-young: Reinterpreting Western fairy tales with Asian look




When people think of "Alice in Wonderland," they naturally envisage a girl in a puffed sleeve sky-blue dress as Alice.


Illustrator Wooh Na-young, also known by her pen name "Obsidian," changes the popular image of the protagonist of Lewis Caroll's novel. Woo presents something unique in Alice falling down the rabbit hole ― the girl is in "hanbok" or traditional Korean costume.

Her unique style ― Western animation and film characters in hanbok and oriental drawing ― started going viral online, which led to her numerous collaborative projects with Netflix, Marvel, and Disney, including the recent cover for "Maleficent 2."

FULL ARTICLE AT: https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/culture/2019/11/145_279168.html





When people think of "Alice in Wonderland," they naturally envisage a girl in a puffed sleeve sky-blue dress as Alice.


Illustrator Wooh Na-young, also known by her pen name "Obsidian," changes the popular image of the protagonist of Lewis Caroll's novel. Woo presents something unique in Alice falling down the rabbit hole ― the girl is in "hanbok" or traditional Korean costume.

Her unique style ― Western animation and film characters in hanbok and oriental drawing ― started going viral online, which led to her numerous collaborative projects with Netflix, Marvel, and Disney, including the recent cover for "Maleficent 2."

FULL ARTICLE AT: https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/culture/2019/11/145_279168.html


Lee Min-young minlee@koreatimes.co.kr


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