This is some of the beautiful artwork found throughout The Return of Iljimae. These images are from the beginning and ending of the episodes. At the beginning we would see a book that would flip one page giving us a visual preview of what we would see. Then in the end of each episode, the reality would turn into one of the original drawings by Ko Woo-young. After we would see painted over with brush strokes and ink textured clips of the following episode, that would come to a stop in a final graphic image with titles on the right side. As a graphic designer I relished in all these! I especially loved the endings of the episode and looked forward to seeing how close the images would get to the work of Ko Woo-young.
I loved the play of transparency and color with the photography/cinematography. I also enjoyed the intensity of the color red and purple of the clips and the yellow/brown/olive tones of the final image in the episode. I can only imagine how much fun it was for the graphic artists to create these images and clips… makes me want to play so much with them too! Great work graphic design/editing team!!!
So I’ll start with images from the book at the beginning of the episodes. Then I will follow with photo/cartoon matches and finally I have stills of the clips and the final yellow/olive toned images. Get ready for an absolute visual delight! Image Cr. MBC
Image turned into Ko Woo-young’s Art:
End Art with red/purple hues:
End Art with yellow/brown/olive hues:
What a delight to one’s eyes! I have long admired Asian Arts. Their aesthetics and their ability to turn any process into art is really other worldly! I love the simplicity and lightness of their traditional art, the ability to use a brush stroke to say so much! This is why I enjoy seeing the brush strokes and ink washes and textures at the end of Iljimae’s Dramas. So here one last one to enjoy! What in Venezuela we call “la ñapa” (a little extra gift) and in the USA (a bonus!).