I’m not totally sold on the directing of this drama (too much jerky slow-mo, and some poor lighting and camera-work that makes some shots feel flat) but it does have a lot of epic scenery and some great colors (as so many sageuks do).
I really like Jin Ju, and enjoy the fact that even though she’s technically a badass tomboy, she still acts girly, and hilariously asks Dong Su to marry her. That whole scene in the courtyard is extremely pretty, and I had lots of shots to choose from.
I’m not going to lie. I pretty much just chose the second scene because of the horse. I was one of those little girls who was always drawing horses, although back then I was actually good at it and could do it from my imagination (now I can’t draw ANYTHING from my imagination). I predict that there are many great horse scenes in WBDS’s future.
I’m still experimenting with different approaches to doing these sketches. Some are “sketchier” than others, and sometimes I do multiple washes, or just go over the picture with one layer of paint. I purposely kept the first image of DS and JJ simple and light because I thought a more washed-out look would match with the scene better, but I’m not sure if it was successful or not.
One mistake I tend to make is that if one painting is successful, I feel like I should use the same method for all future paintings. I’m trying to remember that I should approach each scene with a totally open mind, since I think it will give me much better results.
I’m eagerly waiting for the episode 5 subs (I’m not quite ambitious enough to watch this show sub-less) so I can see the adult cast. I hope they don’t let me down!
My dog has recently become afraid of the laundry machine (worst fear ever) so I’m going to go sit in bed with him and read Dance with Dragons. You win a prize if you know what book I’m talking about without Googling!