Sun and Moon
My interpretation of this theme was the
gods of Olympia. The god who represents
the sun - Apollo and the moon - Artemis.
This is a series where the theme is based on various fairies and folklore.
It is also a hashtag challenge that me and other artists on Instagram
participate in in the Spring. (A hashtag started by Pinktofu and me)
For this theme, I thought the Korean goddess Mago (마고신) was appropriate. She has been seen in numerous Korean tales where she moved mountains and walked upon seas as a giant to help the people but also has been depicted as an old woman who was buried alive in the grave. Thus, representing both
rise & fall.
Rise and Fall
When I heard the word Monochrome, I immediately thought of the nine-tailed fox also known as the Guhimo(구미호) in Korea. A being who eats human
liver at night.
Rather than focusing on folklore I focused
on what I found beautiful and magical.
And it was nature itself.
With this theme, I drew a Korean Yokai called the Geusendae (그슨대) that appears at night and grows while absorbing people's fears.