It’s funny that both of these images seem incredibly romantic on their own, and yet they’re barely romantic at all within the context of the show. In the first drawing Eun Seol isn’t even real, and in the memory that Ji Heon flashes back to she is merely taking care of him like a child. That being said, how cute is that entire scene? And how much do I love that it is revealed to us via flashback, which basically makes it like a surprise present? Thanks to feima and Softy for suggesting it 🙂
I love how much this show messes with our emotions. As soon as it starts to get mushy and sweet it throws in some awkward hilarity. I’m glad that I’m watching this show as it airs rather than marathoning it because I think I would have a heart attack if I was watching all the episodes back to back.
As far as the drawing itself goes, I felt the original shot was a bit busy and I wanted to focus on the OTP, so I deleted a few items and left quite a few bits unpainted. Part of me just feels like I left it unfinished, so I’ll have to think about it and decide if I want to add anything else. Also, does anyone know if this is green guy is from a real cartoon? Poor JH, busted by the presence of his stuffed animals (even though I’m sure he secretly adores the boxers).
Most people probably aren’t thrilled about my second image choice, but that whole scene was gorgeous, and it gave us some extra insight into the minds of Na Yoon and Ji Heon. It’s clear that Ji Heon is no dating expert, and his “wooing” of Eun Seol is all the sweeter knowing that it’s his first time taking charge in a relationship (not that he’s all that good at it). This scene is also the one that cemented NY in my mind as an endearing and interesting (albeit crazy) character. Lets be honest. Other than his wealth, JH isn’t exactly an obvious catch, and it’s sweet that NY genuinely loves him despite the fact that he’s so dorky and child-like. While I was drawing their faces I realized that they’re creating that classic optical illusion of a vase, like so:
That makes the scene even cooler IMO, not that it needs help being memorable. Can I please go on a picnic there? And yes, NY is holding her hands against her cheeks like a Disney princess in love.
I don’t want to talk tooo much about this episode since it’s no longer current, but it certainly revealed to us the immaturity of all the characters. First we have JH hiding behind ES at work and telling MW that he spent the night with her, not that MW takes him seriously enough to care (which of course causes JH to act even more like a lunatic). Ji Sung is fantastic at hamming it up, and he reminds me a lot of actors we used to study back when I was doing animation training. Even in close-ups you can feel every shift of weight, and he adds little details that make his actions unique (like having his hands in his pockets when he shoves through into the elevator).
Later in the episode we have JH screaming at ES over the phone, followed by her virtually beating him up (love her dad’s location btw, so pretty!). ES has one good stank-eye.
We also have MW and JH fighting over ES’s resignation letter, MW showing off his phone accessory, and ES stapling her hem together (with NY looking horrified).
As if that’s not enough, MW and JH body check each other in the halls, JH plays with his straw like a toddler, and NY is secretly a weepy mess.
I realize at this point that I’m pretty much just posting screencaps for the sake of it, but how can I resist when the characters are all so ridiculous? I think this was the episode when I realized that PTB is not your average kdrama, and started to get hooked. I also really liked the final scene where JH is valiantly trying to be grumpy, but can’t help but enjoy watching ES. I think it’s hilarious that she first set him up with a “buddy” because she’s scared to leave him a alone. The colors are great too, and I’m sure the person in charge of JH’s wardrobe got some sadistic pleasure out of dressing him in a pink suit with a Mickey Mouse t-shirt.
Lastly I will post my favorite images from this episode, even though I didn’t choose to draw them for various reasons.
Just so everyone knows, my fall schedule is probably going to be a new post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday – in the evening (PST). I’m sure there will be some variance, but that should at least roughly be the norm.
I’m not a crazy Jang Geun Seuk fan, but I outright disliked him when I first saw him, and he gradually won me over with his charisma and warmth (other than his sneering in YaB, he seems like a very natural actor). I am super excited about his next drama (Love Rides the Rain) because it is directed by the same man who did Spring Waltz (my favorite color palette ever). I hope the drama itself isn’t terrible, since I’ll be sticking it out no matter what!
Anyways, I thought that in honor of this future drama the videos of the day should be JGS related. Both videos are by queencofbrooklyn on youtube, who happened to also make my favorite Spring Waltz MV 🙂