2015년 8월 24일 월요일

some sketches at Petite France, Gapyeong (가평), Korea

Main entrance viewed from the opposite side of the village, 
pencil and watercolor
scenery of a cluster of buildings over Amphitheater, 
pen and watercolor
another sketch on the same place, pen and watercolor
Antique Gallery, Studio and Shops, pen and watercolor
Marionette House and adjacent buildings, brush pen and watercolor
Observatory and Petite Terrace with Han river viewed from Maestro 
Gang Cafe, pen and watercolor
Maestro Gang Cafe, pen and watercolor
diverse suits of amour, pen and watercolor
Dolls, clowns and a witch in Antique Gallery, pen and watercolor
a street musician playing the accordion, pen and watercolor
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( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
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A few days ago, in a hot summer weather, I visited a beautiful exotic village and had a lovely sketch time in the outskirts. Petite France (쁘띠 프랑스) in Gapyeong County (Gyeonggi-do, Korea) is a famous French culture Village and it is only an hour drive from Seoul.
Petite France consists of 16 French style buildings where the visitors can experience French food, clothing, and household culture. Entering the gate of the village, I came across a few European style architecture, colorful buildings on the low hill. Inside, there are paintings, dolls, live band performance, souvenirs shop, convenience store and what most valuable is the view of Han river with colorful panoramic landscape of countryside.
I sketched some exotic buildings and antique exhibits feeling like a child for a while. It was a fantastic sketch time.
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쁘띠 프랑스 (프랑스 문화전시관)~~
청평댐을 지나 북한강과 호명산의 수려한 주위 배경과 함께
마치 알프스 산록의 전원마을 같은 유럽 느낌의 아름다운 경관
생텍쥐베리..인형극장...앤티크 유럽골동품...곁들이는 공연과 마술~~
프랑스 문화와 함께 즐기는 생활주변 가까이에 살아있는 스케치 현장입니다.

2015년 7월 27일 월요일

48th World Wide SketchCrawl at Seoul City Hall


 Seoul City Hall, pen and watercolor
 Seoul Metropolitan Council (서울시의회) across the road, pen and watercolor
 entrance to the Seoul Citizens' Hall, pen and watercolor
 Seoul Bookstore at Citizens' Hall, pen and watercolor
 a moving performance at Citizens' Hall, pen and watercolor
 Jazz Harmonica player, Jeon Jae Deok Band, pen and watercolor
 Base player Jeong Yong Joon of Jeon Jae Deok Band, pen and watercolor
 Base player and Drummer of Jeon Jae Deok Band, pencil and watercolor
Jazz Harmonica player, Jeon Jae Deok (전재덕), sepia conte
African dance player of FONIKE, sepia conte and watercolor
African dance player, sepia conte
African dance players, pencil and watercolor
African dance players, pen and watercolor
Drawing Show with music and dance performance, Female artist, pen and watercolor
Drawing Show with music and dance performance, Male artist, pen and oil pastel
all artists participate in Drawing Show, pen and watercolor
beautiful announcer Moon So-Ri and FONIKE drummer, pencil and watercolor
a scenery at Citizens' Hall, pen and watercolor
meeting after sketch time,  pen and watercolor
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( 21 x 29.6cm  sketchbook )
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Seoul City Hall is one of the most favorite place to sketch in downtown Seoul, so I posted some sketches on usk blog several times. The old city hall building and newly built city hall show not only combination of the architectural style, but historical change of the modern Seoul.
Last Saturday, for the 48th World Wide SketchCrawl, Seoul usk members met at the Seoul Citizens' Hall that is located on the basement floor of Seoul City Hall. The Citizens' Hall serves as a courtyard where Seoulites share their creativity and individuality while participating in various programs such as discussion meetings, workshops, seminars, concerts, exhibitions, special events, and wedding ceremonies.
The day was wet weather with the rainy season, so at first I sketched city hall buildings and streetscape outdoors between rains in the morning.
After lunch, enjoying various kinds of performances at Citizens' Hall, I drew some colorful and fantastic sceneries with excitement.
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서울시청은 서울의 근대사와 오늘을 이어주며 내일을 그려보는 타임 캡슐입니다~~
소리없는 변화 속에 그릴 때마다 숨어있던 장면들이 되살아나오는 듯 새롭게 다가옵니다.
스케치의 소재가 주변 가까이, 가는 곳마다, 갈 때마다 다르게 펼쳐있는 것이 
서울 스케치의 매력입니다.

2015년 6월 29일 월요일

some sketches at Seodaemun Museum of Natural History, Seoul

Acrocanthosaurus on the Central Hall, pen and watercolor
Central Hall of the Seodaemun Museum of Natural History, pen and watercolor
another sketch viewed from the 2nd floor, pencil and watercolor
Earth Environment Hall (지구 환경관) on the 3rd floor, pen and watercolor
Allosaurus at Dinosaur Park (공룡공원), pen and watercolor
Woolly Mammoth (맘모스), at Life Evolution Hall (생명진화관),
pencil and watercolor
Triceratops at Life Evolution Hall, pencil and watercolor
 Human & Nature HAll (인간과 자연관) on the 1st floor,
pen and watercolor
 Sharks of Korea (한국의 상어) at Life Evolution Hall on the 2nd floor, pen and watercolor
Diversity of Terrestrial Life (육상생물의 다양성) at Life Evolution Hall, pen and watercolor
 front view of the Seodaemun Museum of Natural History,
pen and watercolor
another sketch on the same spot, pencil and pastel
 rear view of the museum, storage and parking area,
pen and watercolor
 resting area beside the main entrance of the museum,
pen and watercolor 
neighboring buildings of the museum, pen and watercolor
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( pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
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Seodaemun Museum of Natural History is located in Seodaemun-gu in Seoul, Korea. The museum was planned and constructed by the Seodaemun District Office. After 6 years of planning and construction, the museum opened on July 10th, 2003. The purpose of the foundation is to preserve, to study and to exhibit geological and biological records about the local environment.The museum is organized around three main themes over three floors, and displays the history of nature and life vividly through various real specimens of minerals, rocks, and fossils (including dinosaurs, animals, and insects from all over the world), but also displays them with up-to date display technologies such as models, dioramas, and stereopsis displays.
These days I visited the museum with pleasant surroundings and enjoyed exciting sketch time in and out of the museum, appreciating the precious natural assets.
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서대문 자연사 박물관은 도심 주변의  안산 기슭에 위치한 쾌적한 시민 휴식처입니다.
자연사의 문화체험과 교육을 통해 생명의 소중함과 함께 변화해가는 지구환경의 모습을 
생생하게 드로잉하며 입체적으로 느낄 수 있는 스케쳐들의 좋은 작업현장이라 하겠습니다.

2015년 5월 26일 화요일

some sketches at the Seoul Forest Park

a peaceful scenery in the Seoul Forest Park, pencil and watercolor, 24 x 32cm 
Visitor Center and Management Office(방문자 센터 관리사무소), 
pen and watercolor, 24 x 32cm 
Community Garden, pen and watercolor, 21 x29.6cm (시민참여 텃밭)
Insect Garden and Butterfly Garden (곤충식물원과 나비정원),
pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Outdoor Stage for culture and art (가족마당 야외무대),
pencil and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm 
Mirror Lake and Sculpture Park (거울연못과 조각정원), 
pencil and watercolor,21 x 29.6cm 
                   
Giant Statue for playing new types of creativities (거인상), 
pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
                    
Children's Sand Playground (어린이 전용 모래놀이터), 
pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm 
Deer Corral in the Eco Forest (사슴 우리 생태숲), 
pencil and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Foot bridge over the forest park(공중 보행가교), pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Miss Anna from Germany joined Seoul sketchers, 
pencil and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm 
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Seoul Forest is a large park in Seongdong-gu, Seoul. The park is an eco-friendly zone appreciated not only by the people of the city but also those visiting Seoul. Seoul Forest Park (서울숲) is rapidly developing into the premium city-park of Korea like Hyde Park in London and Central Park in New York. Seoul Forest Park  was opened in June 2005. The park has a long and diverse history over the years. A water purification plant was established here in 1908 to provide water for the royal family and citizens. Another area of the park was turned into an industrial area in the 1950’s. Seoul Horse Race Track, a golf course and a sports park were built here. In the early 2000’s the area was developed into a park. It consist of five parks : a Cultural Art Park, an Ecological Forest, a Nature Experience Study Field, Wetlands Ecological Field, and Han River Waterside Park. There are many people enjoying their weekend with friends and children all over the forest park.
Last Saturday, the weather was very fine, we Seoul sketchers met at the park and enjoyed sketching  in a very friendly atmosphere. I was excited by the colorful sceneries and sketched rapidly here and there in the pleasant park.
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서울숲...뚝섬 경마장과 골프장이던 곳이 한강변의 생태공원으로 되살아나서
시민들의 레저와 문화 예술을 즐기는 복합공간으로 자리잡아 가고 있습니다.
시원한 강바람과 울창한 초록빛 자연속에 스케치의 새로운 마당이 펼쳐집니다.