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Gusts Of Popular Feeling: A comic take on Kim Yu-na

For those who haven't read that blog post, I think it's worth while for me to talk about.

Compare the manhwa illustration of Kim Yuna to her real-life photo:



The manhwa version doesn't come close to looking the real Kim! How can the artist justify Kim's green eyes, brown hair, and a Caucasian nose? Indeed such features would better suit the tastes of the average manga/manhwa fans, although a comic like this would be read mostly by kids who will only become confused by this inaccurate depiction of her race. The drawing just looks really annoying to me.

3 comments:

guriguriblog said...

I agree with you, the artist really did not do justice, to either Kim Yu-na or capturing Korean characteristics. Especially, her highlight is that beautiful slanted eyes, why on earth whould someone draw it sparkling and so big?

And sorry if this question is irrelevant, but I guess this is the best time to ask. I was wondering about where to get that Korean animation 'africa A.F.R.I.C.A'. Do you know where to download it? ^_^b

dokebi said...

Yea it's nice to know that someone agrees with me on this.

I might seem hypocritical b/c all of my drawings that I posted (except for the dokebi girl) are Caucasian, but actually I also draw non-Caucasians in anime style. They're just much harder to draw & I'm still working on some of it, but I'll soon post what I have so far.

Paul said...

I agree that it's a terrible depiction of her, but there's no danger of forgetting what she really looks like. She's printed about 4 feet tall on nearly every flat surface in this country. I see her every day on the subway, and once more on the cellphone shop on the way to work.

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