Fanart Friday: #chae6k_dtiys ‘Interlude: Set Me Free’/’Interlude: Shadow’

#FanartFriday is where I share some of my own fanart (or just art) and/or shout-out some awesome pieces that I’ve spotted recently! Feel free to link/share your own in the comments!

Hello again!! How’s your week been going so far? I’ve been ridiculously busy and super tired as we’ve finally started physically moving things to our next house. I’ve just packed all my books into boxes (good thing that all my current reads are in ebook/audiobook format!) and today I’ve got my second COVID vaccination. So…busy busy busy.

Today I wanted to share a DTIYS I recently painted, inspired by the song ‘Interlude: Set Me Free’ by Agust D and ‘Interlude: Shadow’ (solo song performed by SUGA)!

(Agust D and SUGA are different stage names for the music artist Min Yoongi, so really they’re all the same person.)

[Image description: Digital painting from a bird’s eye view. A Korean boy with dark brown hair floats eyes closed in water at night, with a moon reflected behind his head and feathers drifting away from him on the water. He wears a beige puffer vest and long sleeved shirt on his left side, right is a bluish-green striped shirt and a dark vest with straps and pockets. Top left is a small box painting of his eye reflecting the moon and stars, and bottom right is a small box painting of a black and white feather floating on dark water, viewed from the side. End ID.]

Basically a DTIYS (‘Draw This In Your Style’) is a challenge set by the host artist, where you redraw/paint one of their artworks however you like – they might set rules/features you’d like to keep but you’re usually quite free to interpret things in your own way!

This is the original concept below:

@_.chaekim._ is one of my favourite artists recently so I was super excited to do this DTIYS! I had to hold off for ages because I needed to finish my pieces for the Grishaverse Big Bang event (should be posting on the 6th Sep!) and birthday drawings for Jungkook (1 Sep) and RM (12 Sep), hahaha.

Here are some of the different stages – sketch, lineart, flat colours and fully rendered:

[Image description: Four square images collated of different stages of completion for a digital painting. The painting depicts a Korean boy with dark hair floating eyes closed in water at night, with a moon reflected behind his head and feathers on the water. He wears a beige puffer vest and shirt on his left side, right is a teal striped shirt and a dark vest. In the top left of the painting is a drawing of his eye, and bottom right shows a small drawing of a black and white feather floating on water. End ID.]

Read on if you want to hear the thought process behind each part of the painting…

“One day, I crawl on the floor
On another day, I fly high in the sky”

  • Here with the water/moon/reflection it made me think about Yoongi’s both down in the water and high up in the sky at the same time – and I remembered similar low/high imagery in ‘Interlude: Shadow’ (MV translation):

“The moment I face myself brought lowest
It so happens that I’m flying the highest”

  • So then I wanted to do outfits to link them, and the ‘Interlude: Shadow’ MV had almost the exact pose that I wanted a reference for! (Some things can’t be planned.)
  • I was also inspired by how @averyota uses boxes in their art to show different angles.
  • And finally, I added stars to his eye because BTS and stars are inextricably linked in my head

I also made an art timelapse (my first ever YouTube video hahaha):

Thank you so much if you’ve read up to here! This painting was one of the hardest ones I’ve ever done (lots of new things to try), I hope you liked it 💜 Let me know any thoughts below!

(PS: Don’t forget to check out the new ‘Butter’ remix with Megan Thee Stallion! It’s so good, the flow is amaaazing and I love Megan’s verse)

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