While Alicia Ng’s time at The Wave—which included incredible illustrations both here on her K-Pop-themed Between the Seams column and her wordplay-heavy Here for a Pun Time project—has sadly come to an end, we’ve uncovered one final piece of artwork from the UCSD-bound artist. Above is Alicia’s incredibly realistic rendering of a photo from a recent Marie Claire spread on the beloved K-Pop group, BTS. Compare it to the original below and you’ll likely be just as impressed as we were. (We can also vouch that it took her a good long while to render her illustration in such precise detail.)
Enjoy what is sadly likely to the last piece of Alicia’s artwork we are able to showcase here on The Wave before she ventures off to college, and if that’s not enough, feel free to flip through all of her Wave contributions, just for ole time’s sake.