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South Korean Illustrator Wooh Nayoung, aka Obsidian, created a beautiful series of reinterpretations of Western fairy tales in the in the style of traditional Korean animation. Despite all the wonderfully different cultural and stylistic details, each story is immediately recognizable. Pictured here are scenes from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, “The Little Mermaid”, Beauty and the Beast, “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Snow White”, and “The Frog Prince”:

Click here to view the entire Fairytales series. Visit Wooh Nayoung’s website to check out more of her amazing digital illustrations. You can also follow her here on Tumblr at woohnayoung.

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Obsidian Sword 

  • Medium: Black Obsidian
  • Dated: late Pre-Classic to Terminal Classic Period (250 BCE - 900 AD)
  • Provenance: Central America
  • Measurements: 35.5 cm x 4.7 cm

This obsidian sword is made on a very large and narrow struck flake that has a rounded edge. The integral handle that might have been wrapped in leather for a better grip. This weapon would have been employed in a stabbing attack rather than slicing.

Source: Copyright © 2016 World Museum of Man

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Obsidian and pearls fusion dance into snowflake obsidian! 💕💕🌙⭐️ Obsidian would love to fuse with Pearl because she likes to feed on that insecurity and lonliness Pearl has inside! Snow is a big pessimist and pretty mentally unstable but pearls insecurities and obsidians controlling nature keeps them together and makes for a strong fusion! (Not a very healthy one tho!) 

Snow White
Digital drawing, 2014.

There is this one memorable e-mail from one of the foreign fan, may be a Korean resident in America. She said that she grew up as imagining herself as a princess from a fairy tale. But one day, she realized that she couldn’t be a princess because she was an Asian. Eventually she stopped imagining being one.

So when she saw my pictures which Asian princess were wearing Hanbok, she started to cry. :’-( She was pregnant when writing this e-mail, and she thought this baby will not have to stop imagining being one of the princesses after she comes to world. Ever since that day, I think of this episode occasionaly and realize that it was a great thing that I started drawing pictures.

그러고보니 또 하나 당시에 동화시리즈 보신 해외 분이 보내온 메일중에 기억에 참 남는 게 있다.
미국 교포이신 것 같은데,
어릴 때 자신이 동화 속 공주라고 상상하면서 놀았지만
어느순간 ‘나는 동양인이라서 공주가 될 수 없겠지'하고 그만두셨다고…

그래서 내 그림 속의 한복입은 동양인 공주들을 보고 우셨다고 한다 ㅜㅜ
메일 쓰실 때 임신중이셨는데,
태어날 아이는 더이상 상상을 멈추지 않아도 되겠구나,하고 생각하셨다고 한다.
그 얘기를 떠올릴 때마다 그림을 그리길 참 잘했구나 하는 생각이 든다.

Homepage : Woohnayoung.com
Contact : woohnayoung@gmail.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/woohnayoung
Twitter : twitter.com/00obsidian00
Tumblr :woohnayoung.tumblr.com/
Pixiv : pixiv.me/obsidian24
Deviantart: theobsidian.deviantart.com/