Happy New Lunar Year- 새해 복 많이 받으세요 !
wishing you a Happy New Lunar Year or in korean 새해 복 많이 받으세요 (sae hae bok manhi bah doo seh yo), which roughly means "please receive lots of good luck in the coming year"!
I created a korean girl wearing a hanbok a while ago and wasn‘t really satisfied with the little animation and the texture of the dress, but then decided to post it as a gif on Seollal- Korean New Year:)
The Lunar Year is one of the most celebrated national holidays in Korea. It's a time for paying respect to ancestors, but it is also an opportunity to catch up with family members.
I‘ve celebrated Seollal two years ago with my family in Korea, where we prepared rice cakes and traditional food prior to Seollal. During this time I watched my family perform ancestral rites by offering food, which are placed on a table, as an offering to our ancestors and a deep bow. As kids we also performed a formal bow (deep bow to the floor) and received money on small red envelopes. After the rite, everyone gathered together and ate the ritual food.
Korean New Year generally occurs in January or February on the second new moon after the winter solstice, unless there is a intercalary eleventh or twelfth month in the lead-up to the New Year. In such a case, the New Year falls on the third new moon after the solstice. Korean New Year typically falls on the same day as Chinese New Year.
Every year is represented by one of the twelve zodiac signs, which take the form of twelve guardian animal deities collectively known as Sibijisin. These signs change with every year, rotating over a 12-year cycle. For a fun activity at the beginning of each year, many people analyze the relationship between their birth year’s zodiac sign and the New Year’s sign to find out their fortune of the year.
The year 2019 is referred to as Gihaenyeon (‘Gi-‘ meaning ‘golden,’ and ‘-hae’ meaning a pig) or “The Year of the Golden Pig.” The pig is associated with wealth; this prosperity is doubled by the addition of the golden year. The pig is the twelfth animal deity among the Sibijisin, which literally means "twelve (sibi) gods of the earth (jisin).
Many Koreans dress up in colorful traditional Korean clothing called hanbok. Hanbok are usually worn for special occasions such as weddings, Korean New Year, child's first birthday and for many more formal occasions.
After I sculpted a Maiko, I wanted to create a character in korean traditional clothing using typical korean colors. I used ZBrush and Blender to sculpt, texture and animate the character and rendered the frames with Cycles Render.
Thanks for reading and hope you liked it! Wishing you a Happy New Lunar Year 2019!
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Until next time!