Jerry Yan and Barbie Hsu

Each piece completed is a labor of love.

Long before Korean drama craze spread in Asia (yes even before Winter Sonata), I think many girls of my generation relates to having Dao Ming Si as their first tall-dark-and-fictional first love. Meteor Garden (MG) paved the way to us girls realizing that yeah Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp were pretty but these Asian hunks were better. It was immensely popular back then that people literally stop what they were doing to get giddy-ish about the love-you-hate-you relationship between Shan Cai (Barbie Hsu) and Dao Ming Si (Jerry Yan). The absurdity of their relationship was so commically and painfully endearing.

It has been 16 years since MG first aired in Taiwan and across Asia but this couple still occupies a space in my heart.

On the 16th anniversary of the series, it was announced that Meteor Garden fresh remake is slated to air in 2018; new casts of course to cater to the new generation of viewers (the original casts and most fans are in our 40s now…just saying XD).

I completed this portrait of Jerry Yan and Barbie Hsu within a week, as a tribute to the original series. I used 2 reference photos and Photoshopped them together.

Media: graphite and charcoal on A3 paper.

Please ignore the grid marks. This portrait is for practicing and my personal collection. Grid marks are not visible on commissioned portraits.

Note: I am taking portrait commission (A4/A3 size for pencil/marker/watercolor stencil portrait), PM me for details. You can see some of my work here Portfolio

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