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Kolorful Palette: From the shadows [Shine or Go Crazy]

Enough of the lovey-dovey stuff, it’s time for some action! Well…at least for this week. It’s probably only a matter of days before some drama couple supplies me with something adorable to draw. In the meantime, the conniving and scheming of Shine or Go Crazy has finally come to a head, and I smell blood. It seemed like the perfect time to draw Wang So with his game face on, and I always think that Jang Hyuk is at his best when he’s in the thick of things.

For some reason I’ve been watching this show with the impression that it’s only 20 episodes, so I was feeling a little panicked by the end of Episode 18 since there’s still so much more story to tell. I’m sure I’ll still feel that way at the end of Episode 24 but that’s only because there’s always so much more great history (not to mention fake history) to be told. Usually this is the point where dramas start to drag, but thankfully Shine or Go Crazy got any dragging out of its system early on and every new episode seems to kick things up a notch. Every major character is ready to strike and it feels like anything could happen (especially if you don’t know much about the actual history, and lucky for me I don’t!).

This drawing is from Wang So’s run-in with Wook when he infiltrates Shin-ryuk’s evil lair to steal pieces of the incriminating bronze mirror. There’s nothing particularly meaningful about this scene (although I suppose it does mark a key turning point in the plot) but I’ve been wanting to draw Wang So in badass mode since this drama started, and this shot fit the bill. I’m always tempted to keep waiting for something unbelievably epic, but waiting usually doesn’t pan out, and I’m actually pretty happy with how this turned out.

I used charcoal and conte as my mediums, and although I’ve used charcoal before, there are many types of charcoal in Corel Painter and I particularly enjoyed how this one felt to use (Hard Charcoal Stick for anyone who’s wondering). I’m still striving to be looser with my style, and I think it’s finally starting to work. I find it’s been helpful to approach each shot from the perspective of what I want to change, instead of what I want to duplicate. In this case I didn’t think it was important to define every outline of Wang So’s body since blending in with the darkness is a big part of what makes the whole masked ninja thing so appealing (not that he’s an actual ninja of course, but you know what I mean!). Originally I planned to make the entire drawing black and white but it was too bland and felt a bit too much like a screenshot from a Kurosawa film, so I busted out the conte but only added color to his skin. Usually I regret at least some of my artistic choices, but this is a rare occurrence where I’m genuinely pretty pleased with my decisions.

A big part of why I like Jang Hyuk is because of his action scenes. I’ve finally gotten used to his ridiculous laugh and actually find it somewhat infectious at times, but I still wouldn’t call it his selling point. Martial arts though? There aren’t a ton of actors out there who can compare (although he and Lee Jun-ki should pair up at some point). He’s intimately familiar with Taekwondo and Wing Chun, but I think what really makes him shine is over a decade of training in Jeet Kune Do (not to mention his ability to emote while fighting). Jeet Kune Do is basically Bruce Lee’s martial art, and it focuses on combat effectiveness instead of flowery or showy movements. Of course Jang Hyuk still performs all the flowery stuff for the sake of drama, but his movements always seems a little more deliberate and deadly than we’re used to seeing, and I think that comes from his training. I don’t feel like this particular drama is showcasing his skill as well as it could, and the super-duper wobbly swords can be pretty distracting, but I get hyped up anyways. Hopefully they’re saving the best choreography for the end.

Overall, there is a lot to look forward to and even just waiting to see who plays their hand first has me feeling antsy for next week. And then when the drama does come to a close we have Hwajeong to enjoy. I admit that a 50-episode length has always been a deal-breaker for me in the past, but that cast! How could I resist such a cast all dressed up in sageuk clothing? All the modern day dramas are going to have to work hard to get my attention.

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oh, ninja. I havent watched this drama, but you say "martial arts" and give me this ninja picture... keep pulling me closer.... let´s see. maybe.

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Yup, Jang Hyuk is great to watch when in action mode. His earlier duel with Wang Wook at the Princes's contest was even better than the match up in the scene you painted. But here he is in masked mode and that brings it up a notch in terms of coolness! Super intensity in his eyes!

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My sister came to visit me last week. She reluctantly watched this week's SOGC episodes. Afterwards I showed her the first episode. She's hooked.

(Except she's not going to watch it until it's over and I promise her it "ends happily." She is not the addict that I am. Should I lie and tell her it ends well even if it doesn't? Nah.)

Sidebar: I can't believe how much "stuff" the first episode disclosed that I had forgotten!!

It is the only K-drama that is current that I am watching.

And I really REALLY like it.

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It's a sageuk. Ending "happily" is not what they do.

Luckily this is a fusion one, so it's not likely to end with a classic bloodbath with one remaining guy standing there saying "history will always remember you for this valiant but futile attempt to make a better world."

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LOL --> "It's a sageuk. Ending "happily" is not what they do." My first giggle of the day.

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I was loving it, and then thought: It'd better not end like Juno, so I decided to stop in episode 11. I will not punish myself unless it finishes well. No, don't lie to your sis. Tell her the truth lol lol lol

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Okay. I won't lie to her. (But should I message you if it ends happily?)

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Jang Hyuk is just awesome! I've loved him since Thank You and his melo skills were always fab. Of course Chuno came along and since then, I don't think anyone has or ever will top that kind of acting performance. No one can even come close.

But before Fated, I did not know he had it in him to be such a great comedic actor. In Shine, he's hilarious at times, heartbreaking at others. I love how bad-ass he is and then goofy-lovable the next. He converts with such ease too.

This drawing is so kick-ass and just... accurate! I mean, everything about it is spot-on... keep it up Fanderay! So jealous of your skills!

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Does anyone know where to find the OST played in episode 13. Its the scene where WS carries YW to bed in their consummation night. The lyrics are great.

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Beautiful. And now I have a new dream: seeing Jang Hyuk and Lee Joon Ki in a saeguk together. Oh my goodness, we would get some amazing fight scenes with actual emotions. I'm going to have sweet dreams tonight:)

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With Lee Jun-ki being the bad guy, who´s kind of a good guy, but mostly a bad guy? And they´d have some epic bromance along the way? I say bring it!

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+1

Both in a Sageuk, modern action drama, or even in a romantic comedy together would be such a treat for us.

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Oh boy this drama is beyond awesome! Even 24 eps is not enough to tell this amazing story. Janghyuk is just awesome as Prince Wangso and idk how perfect the female lead is. Oh Yeon Seo as Shinyool is another plus point for this drama. Her acting, voice , and beauty is shining here. Totally love how spunky, fierce, smart , and elegant she is.

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Janghyuk action is always on point!! Compared to Im Joo Hwan who i thought doesn't fit his role at all.

I seriously don't knoe ehat to do when this drama ends. It only get more and more intense as every ep goes by. The couple chemistry is killing it as well!!
Who knows that Ohyeonseo and janghyuk pairig can be this good. I'm new to ohyeonseo but she should consider leading more saeguks. These two are gems~

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I am so in like with Jang Hyuk, he continues to improve like a fine wine! He goes from a I-will-stomp-your-face-to-chuckles-and-grins in such a seamless motion, he is just great to watch.

When he is in the stomp your face mode, you can feel the ghrrrrrrr so strongly channeled towards the other character. You cannot help but cheer for him, and hope the other slips on his wobbly (literally in this kdrama!) sword and hurts themselves. When he goes into clown mode, you cannot help but smile with him, and love the irony he may be throwing out at the same wink and nod time.

As with some others, I am not well versed into the actual history of this time, but am enjoying this none the less. Perhaps not knowing the actual facts in a production such as this is nicer, as the make believe is more plausible, and maybe more enjoyable in my mind. I hope Wook comes to his senses before he runs out of time, and really gives up his now ill fated path.

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Jang Hyuk is fantastic (and smexy!) - as always. He does the vulnerable, naive yet smart-witted and righteous prince with brilliance. I find his character throughly realistic and inspiring. In contrast, Wang Wook is a horribly written second lead and is equally horribly acted by Im Ju-hwan. His one-track mind rots my brain a little every episode. I thought I was tired of sweet, giving, caring second male leads. But if the other option is obsessive, possessive lunatics like WW, then I'll pass, thank you very much.

I feel SOGC could've been 30 episodes and they'll still have lots of narrative but I'm also confident 6 episodes is enough to get us to a satisfying conclusion for my fav drama of the year.

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Yes WW is a terrible 2nd male lead and badly acted by Im Joo Hwan. He falls really bad compared to Janghyuk and even other small supporting roles.
The two leads are too outstanding in this drama. Shinyool is a character that i'm rooting so much and i just want her to be happy in the end. It's been so long since a kdrama makes me so addicted every week....

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I agree that WW is badly written, but I completely disagree that he's being poorly acted by Im Joo Hwan. I think he's doing the best he can with a sucky character. He deserves an awesome leading role, not terrible 2nd lead roles like this one.

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You are so talented..... I love all your artworks. Janghyuk is so fierce in his role as WS but he can be such a loving guy towards SY. Yes... some people complained about his laugh but i find it contagious esp when he is laughing like a fool whenever he is with SY. This otp is so beautiful... Their relationship is not so formal like the usual saeguk. They compliment each other well as SY is so smart and wise. She is like a lover, wife, cute little brother/sister, motherly , best friend and everything to him.
I also love how WS is the only person she can lean on for the first time as she is used to be the one protecting and leading her people. It's like they share each other burden.
24 eps is def not enough for me. I'm gonna miss it so bad but i can deal with 6 more eps as long as i can have less WangWook, Yeo Weon, and Wang Sik Ryeom.

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SOGC is absolute perfection! It has been forever since I've seen a sageuk that I love with such vigor and dedication. The story telling is fluent and fast paced, the acting is mostly fabulous and the direction is just gorgeous. The unpredictability is probably its best asset along with intriguing, multi-layered characters. I love sageuks much more than modern dramas when it clicks on all departments and this one is such a shining example of that.

I've never seen Oh Yeon Seo before and quite loved her initially. But as the drama went on, I realized how limited she is range; sweet and all, but very meh with her few repetitive facial expressions. She does however have fantastic chemistry with Jang Hyuk. He, on the other hand, is simply delightful to watch. The intensity, controlled emotions, range, comedy and stunts are such a treat. He really shines in scenes where he so desperately tries to reel in his emotions even if its so obvious how he feels. Like with the Dowager Queen or in scenes with Wang Wook or Yeo Won. Absolutely love this guy!

Lee Honey is also hitting it out of the park; I can't quite get myself to hate her even if I know I shouldn't love her either. The little outburst recently was just nailed to perfection. Regal and absolutely convincing in parts, even if has her obvious limitations. All in all, SOGC is all heart though. I'd take this cast and drama ten times over anything that has aired in the past year or so - excluding Punch (and only Punch).

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Oh I thought I was the only one who found OYS so flat and one-dimensional! She's good with romance and incredible with chemistry but I find her very lacking with her abilities specially with actors like Jang Hyuk and Ryu Seung-soo surrounding her. She either has the steely look or the happy smile but really nothing in between. I suppose it's not a wonder she was over shadowed by Lee Yuri in Jang Bori.

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This drama is perfection and i actually love how expressive Oh Yeon Seo in this drama. Her intonation, voice, and expressive eyes are amazing. She cried like no other actresses...so much emotions . She has different method of crying in every scenes.
I even find her the best as a female dressing up as a guy without being over the top and hit everything on the right spot. Being feisty, cute, brave, feminine, poise, and boyish...i can see her as being a character who is smart and bring light on every scene.

Lee honey was great at some scenes but then her portrayal of villain start to get boring . She keeps smiling and relying on her voice. I literally don't care about her anymore after WSR being the bad guy. She is indeed very limited in her role to being the pretty 2nd femme fatale. Modern farmer shows she is nothing without all the beautiful costumes

Im joo hwan is actually good with his saeguk tone and emotion but his looks def ruin whatever he does in this drama. He should consider complaining to the stylist. More over with his corwardly pathetic obsessive

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The poster of this drama doesn't interest me at all but i was looking for a good drama after KMHM including good saeguk which have been missing since last year.

I was surprised! I marathoned this drama in 4 days. Now totally can't get enough of it. The first few eps have some weird editing but then it gets better and better every ep.

I thought no one can beat JH and JNR chemistry in FTLY but this pairing blew me away With almost 11 years age gap their chemistry is incredible Now i have to look for some other OYS dramas. Her as Gaebong made me fangirl so hard ^^ . Those dimples are so adorable.

Janghyuk is of course as expected. I find him more attractive in saeguk than usual dramas. His experience in martial arts made every scene of him looks so smexy.

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Fantastic art work! Has the feeling of our prince assassin

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Always love Jang Hyuk. He comes across great in the painting also as a tiger.

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why did i start watching this drama not waiting till it finishes
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now i have to wait crazily every week.
I'm in love with the story but i wish they would give me more of Jang Hyuk and Oh Yeon Seo couple scenes.
Their romance is written so well that i can't help wanting them to have an absolute happy ending.
I've seen Jang Bori but never knew that Oh Yeon Seo can be this beautiful with such great acting skills.
I can't wait for Jang Hyuk's character to become king.
On a side note, the guy acting as Se Won is gorgeous too. He is so handsome even with the ninja outfit

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Eeek totally love your painting!!! Love this drama too. It deserves more love. Jang Hyuk and Oh Yeon Seo are nailing their roles. They both fit well into the novel character, moreover adding more depth into their roles. Hope these two love birds will have a happy ending.

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SOGC is driving me crazy. There are so many story that ca be unfold (although the otp is my main reason for watching).
Oh Yeon Seo serms to be a rare case, with such a beautiful face, she has a very solid acting skill too. Looking forward to her future works.

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You are sooooooooooooooooooo good! Now, pretty please, pleeeeeeeeeeeease draw a pic of Wang Uk. And/or of evil Sis/Queen. They hve such gravitas and carry a real aura of fairytale tragic royalty. I would so love to see you interpret our tragic confused second-lead prince.

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Love love love SOGC!! Incredible talent yiu have there. I also love your artwork for KMHM. Can you draw more of Shinyool and Wang So together especially the feather scene. I find it very beautiful like a painting.

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Jang Hyuk have been the real star in this drama. He is shining and gas been shinning since the beginning. I was hooked from episode one, even though it was a bit muddled. But I'm going to starting watching it from episode 1 next week so that I get the entire story in sequence and ready for the ending. Deep down I hope he gets the girl. Because he never gets the girl in the sageuk.

I'm also happy with the acting of both females. I'm going to starting looking into their previous work especially Lee Hon Na. What excellent acting. Especially when she confronted him about her treatment as a child. Excellent scene.

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Ahhh just watched episode 20 :_(. Somebo

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Somebody please steal that bride!!!!!

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Im joo wan was the perfect nobleman in tamna island! I believe it's just the writing of wang uk and his hair that fell flat :,(

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