Behinds the Scenes at ‘Seolmundae Studios’

As I get deeper and deeper down the rabbit-hole of production on ‘The Legend of Seolmundae Halmang’, my home office has evolved into a proper little studio. I thought it would be cool to show it off 🙂

046_02My animation desk.

046_03Brainstorming: How would and old lady carry a mountain?
046_04Muji drawers from Singapore for my pens!


The ‘Seolmundae Wall’.

046_06References from Naewatdang, an old shamanist shrine on Jeju.


046_08To ground the story visually, I started the concept art stage by drawing Seolmundae Halmang into photos I took while in Jeju.


A tiny Seolmundae maquette!


Printouts of some watercolours I painted in Jeju for reference.

046_11Watercolour studies for Jeju.

046_12Studies for jeju Sky and Snow … I even tried painting with eyeshadow to get ultra-soft blends.

046_13Storyboard ideas for the scene when the villagers admit they cannot finish Seolmundae’s dress.

046_14Seolmundae Halmang wades into Muljang Ori.


  • YouNa

    My name is YouNa, and I have BIG interest about your work of Seolmundae Halmang, because I’m working on buiding Seolmundae Halmang’s Convention Center in Stone Park in Jeju.

    How’s it going?
    I’d like to know if i can see this as a moving film.

    Thank you so much.

    • Lucas

      고맙수다! 🙂

      설문대 할망 애니메니션에 흥미 느껴 주셔서 감사합니다.

      즉시 이메일로 대답하겠습니다.

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