Dec 18, 2014  •  In Art/Design, Books, Entertainment, Geek, Korean, Movies

Illustrator Gives Western Fairy Tales a Korean Makeover

Korean artist Na Young Wu has recently unveiled a series of illustrations which combines well-known western fairy tales with the Korean manhwa (the equivalent of manga in Korean) as well as the traditional Korean drawing style! They’re quite stunning, to say the least.

The Princess and the Frog:
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The Little Mermaid:
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Snow White:
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:
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Little Red Riding Hood:
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Beauty and the Beast:
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The Wild Swans:
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The Snow Queen:
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And because you probably thought of Elsa (of Frozen fame) when you saw the last drawing…

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They’re gorgeous, aren’t they? I took a peek over at the artist’s blog to discover many other treasures. These two are my favorites:

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Be sure to check out her website and Twitter feed for more goodies!

Via IAmKoream.

4 Responses to “Illustrator Gives Western Fairy Tales a Korean Makeover”

  1. Mina:

    those are beautiful, definitely going to check it out.

  2. Asha:

    That is STUNNING!

  3. Wow! These are so gorgeous!

  4. how pretty! My favorite picture books when I was little were always fairytales – especially the ones that were set in different countries. I remember being OBSESSED with an Egyptian cinderella book.
    xox
    giedre

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