This is me as a child. Growing up, my mom would make my sisters and I wear hanboks, traditional Korean dresses, which we wore on special occasions and totally dreaded. It was probably the most uncomfortable, most itchy, yet most beautiful dress I ever wore. It's just too bad I never appreciated it and unfortunately, gave it away when I grew out of it. Sigh. Regrets.
A Japanese friend asked if I could draw a traditional Japanese girl for her soon-to-be-born daughter. I call this piece, "Megumi" and I'm reminded as to where my style derived from. In college, I studied different types of art and I came to admire the simplicity and balanced nature of Japanese art.