Anna built a snowman and Elsa formed her ice castle in an unnamed Nordic country. But what if the story of Disney’s Frozen took place on the Korean peninsula?
Korean artist and illustrator Na Young Wu, who goes by the handle Obsidian (@obsidian00) on Twitter, recently unveiled a series of illustrations depicting Western fairy tales as if they had taken place in Korea. Elsa’s glittering dress, for example, would look more like a hanbok, like so:
간만에 개인작업… 한복엘사! 겨울이 왔으니 엘사를 그려야죠 엘사는 사랑입니다♡ 올해 초에 스케치해놨던건데 그래도 해 바뀌기 전에 완성하네요 ㅎㅎ pic.twitter.com/b4daphTzmC
— 흑요석 (@00obsidian00) November 14, 2014
Check out the rest of the artist’s Korean-Western fairy tales series below. You can click on the tweets to view each image separately. The Frog Prince, The Little Mermaid and Snow White:
Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood and Beauty and the Beast:
<한국판 서양동화 시리즈>올려봅니다. ‘이상한 나라의 앨리스’ ‘빨간두건’ ‘미녀와 야수’. 앨리스그림의 마작패로 보이는건 트럼프대신 넣은 우리고유의 놀이 ‘골패’입니다. 가끔 궁금해 하시는 분들이 계셔서ㅎㅎ pic.twitter.com/mDNzJfPBWP
— 흑요석 (@00obsidian00) December 10, 2014
More Hans Christian Andersen: The Wild Swans and The Snow Queen with Chinese and Japanese influences, respectively.
–STORY BY JAMES S. KIM
This story was originally featured on iamkoream.com