Kolorful Palette: Confrontation in pink [I Need Romance 3]
Welcome to the first Kolorful Palette, a weekly Dramabeans column that will feature artwork of our favorite dramas. Each week I’ll find a scene that I like and draw it for you. A couple of you may recognize me from my blog (also named Kolorful Palette) but for now I’ll primarily be posting here. This week’s drawing comes from Episode 11 of I Need Romance 3. Make sure to click the image above to see it at full size!
Although this isn’t a happy scene, it’s a scene that made me happy. A moment of sincerity is always a good thing, and although Wan has tried his best to be honest with Joo-yeon, it’s a step forward to see him also being more honest with himself. There’s a difference between caring about someone and actually wanting to fight for them, and it feels like Wan is finally crossing the line into fighting territory. The best part of this scene might be that bright fuchsia coat though. It took me a minute to even register that it was his, and I keep telling myself that he only agreed to wear it because he knew it would look good on her. Or maybe it’s a loaner from Lee Min-ho.
One thing I love about Wan and Joo-yeon is the parallel between their childhood and adult relationships. Both of them have acted as an unlikely guiding force in the other’s life, and they have both been incredibly lucky to have one another. How many neglected kids never get that perfect babysitter to help them grow up right, and how many adults have derailed their lives, but have no one to force them back on-track? As an adult it’s expected that Joo-yeon should be able to take care of herself, no matter how child-like her needs may be. Thankfully Wan is the pushy type, and even his towering height seems like a symbol that he’s the grown-up now. Unfortunately she doesn’t seem to fully comprehend that yet, and I am left agonizing over her obtuse determination to ignore the man right in front of her. Sigh.
It was an unfortunate week for me, where it seemed all the best scenes to draw were non-OTP in nature. I’d be okay with that, but Tae-yoon needs to be waaaaaaaay nicer if he wants to make the cut. My jaw literally dropped when he told Joo-yeon to stay at Se-ryung’s event because of work. Even if he has no romantic feelings for her whatsoever, shouldn’t he have something nicer to say as a friend? Up until this point I’ve actually liked him, and just assumed he was a little clueless when it came to matters of the heart, but now I’m not so sure. I’m starting to lean towards “jerk with a deceptively warm smile.”
There were a couple other scenes that tempted me this week, for all the wrong reasons of course. This first one because it’s grumpy Wan with a giraffe (’nuff said) and this latter one because it reminded me a bit of myself this week. I was besieged by some horrific stomach flu, and if I owned a “PLEASE” shirt I would most definitely have been wearing it while sprawled out on the bed.
Since this is my first Dramabeans art post, it’s a bit of a test. Feel free to sound off in the comments and let me know what sort of things you’d like to see, and what you’d like me to talk about.