#38 Monthsary – 낯가림이 심한 태연 / Shy Taeng

“It’s like I want you to look at me. But I turn my head every time you do.”
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“I’m insecure and shy, so when I first meet you I probably won’t say much and quite likely you will think that I don’t like you. But I do. God I honestly do.”
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The idea for our 38th monthsary drawing came as early as 8th March when I posted about the following video on instagram. It was a clip from the Happy Together episode where SNSD were the guests of the show. The hosts asked Taenggu to come up with a nickname for herself and she ended up introducing herself as the Shy Taeyeon.

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When the hosts on Happy Together asked Taenggu to come up with a new nickname to introduce herself, she said she is the shy Taeyeon. I love how shy she looked when she introduced herself that way too. The nickname suits her indeed. Is it true that only opposites attract? But I feel like people with similar personalities can be attracted to each other too. I feel like I can understand and empathise with Taenggu better because I'm also a shy, quiet and lonely person like her too. What will happen when 2 shy persons meet each other?? 😶😶 ㅋㅋ Nowadays, I kept seeing a blushing Taenggu in my head. Hehe shy Taenggu is so cute! 😍 (💡Ding! Here comes a new idea of a possible piece of drawing for her ㅋㅋ) #taeyeon #taenggu #태연 #탱구 #太妍 #泰妍 #shytaenggu #shytaeyeon #낯가림이심한태연 #happytogether @taeyeon_ss

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Those days, I often saw an image of a blushing Taenggu in my head too. Coincidentally on that same day and the very next day after I revealed my intention to make a new drawing of a Shy Taenggu in the above instagram post, I happened to come across a couple of the following fan edited photos of a shy blushing Taenggu shared by fellow sones on instagram too, which became good samples for me when I worked on my actual drawing later on. 😍

I chose the following picture as my reference for the drawing as I thought Taenggu looked really shy here as she smiled and made eye contact with her fans during a fansign in Seoul.

My actual reference picture I had chosen for the drawing

So I did a sketch of Taenggu’s face based on the reference photo and added 2 pink blushes on her cheeks based on the “fan-contributed” samples for me. Then, I changed the original Brown and Choco (characters from LINE) headband that she was wearing to my own Bobo and Bun Bun one. (You may refer to my #37 MONTHSARY: REMINISCENCE OF K-WAVE 2 to recall who Bobo and Bun Bun actually are. 🐰🐻)

It was fun doing this drawing. While drawing, I kept seeing a blushing Taenggu in my head which was really cute. When my drawing was completed, I closed my eyes and gave her a peck on her cheek in my drawing. I opened my eyes and saw her blushing immediately on the paper as if it really happened for real. Hahaha. Nice effect of my artwork.

I feel like I can understand and empathise with Taenggu better because I’m also a shy, quiet and lonely person like her too. What would happen when 2 shy persons meet each other?? Would it be awkward or would the silence between us actually be a comfortable one? 😶😶


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