Korea’s Quest Illustrations

Here’s a compilation of some quick illustrations I did for Korea’s Quest. Includes commentary.

New Illustrations (not featured in the stories)

kq_russia
Russia’s armor is a fusion of Nicholas II’s uniform and a piece of gear from Final Fantasy XIV. I know that I usually draw her with platinum blonde hair, but I thought she’d look nice with dark hair for a change.

phoenix_dragon
“I’m striking a cool pose; it’s modest, but it has the powerful forces of charm and confidence behind it! China’s there too, but who cares?”

 

kq_japan
Inspired by Emperor Meiji’s uniform, it’s Japan with her hair up. Buns may sometimes convey seriousness and a lack of empathy.

Featured Chapter Illustrations

Illustration for the story
Korea in a hanbok.
illustration of Japan for the story
Japan is holding the sword out here. I realize that might not be obvious because I can’t art.
Featured illustration for the story
China is unimpressed. With what? Probably the fact that I can’t pick just one painting style and stick with it… 😦
phoniex1
I decided to use the symbolism of a phoenix because Korea uses fire magic and phoenixes embody the idea of new life/rebirth.
an illustration of Korea's stone: Taeguk
Taeguk; the design on the Korean Empire’s flag looks slightly different from this.

 

Author: Allison Black

Allison is an international relations major who likes exploring politics through fiction. Besides writing, she enjoys video games, graphic design, and crying.

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