2017년 6월 26일 월요일

sketches around Jeongdong, Seoul

a scenery sketched from the Jeongdong-gil(정동길) street, pen and watercolor, 36 x 51cm

a scenery around Seoul Anglican Cathedral(대한 성공회 서울교구), pencil and watercolor,36 x51cm



Jeongdong First Methodist Church(정동제일교회) is under renovation, 
pencil and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

a quick sketch of buildings nearby Seoul City Hall(서울시청), pencil, 21 x 29.6cm

The Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Korea(주한 러시아 대사관), pencil and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

distant view of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Korea(주한 러시아 대사관), pen and pastel, 21 x 29.6cm

Centennial Hall of Ewha Girls’ High School(이화여고 백주년 기념관), 
pen and brush, 21 x 29.6cm

Simpson Memorial Hall of Ewha Girls’ High School(이화박물관), and Centennial Hall of Ewha Girls’ High School(이화여고 백주년 기념관), pen and pastel, 21 x 29.6cm

a pencil sketches of the Jeongdong-gil streetscape, 21 x 29.6cm
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Jeongdong is one of the best places for urban sketching in downtown Seoul. There are a lot of attractive subject matters for sketching such as beautiful Deoksugung Palace(덕수궁), stonewall walkway(돌담길), various church buildings, museums, modern architectural properties and the traditional festivals for many tourists and visitors. I liked such subjects and enjoyed sketching around Jeongdong for a long time. Every time I sketch, it’s a new experience.
Last Saturday, usk Seoul members including many new comers met together around Deoksugung Palace and had a good sketch time. I painted a buildingscape in watercolors on the Jeongdong-gil street in the morning. After lunch, I went up to the Jeongdong Observatory (정동 전망대) on the 13th floor of Seoul City Hall Seosomun Annex Building (서소문 청사). The beautiful panoramic views of numerous buildings through the window fascinated me. I painted another buildingscape in watercolors looking down from the Observatory inside the building. It was a very pleasant sketch time to paint watercolors.  
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고풍스러운 전통 분위기와 현대도시의 북적거림이 어우러지며
관광객들과 각종 행사 인파로 넘쳐나는 도심의 명소~~
덕수궁과 정동 주변의 풍물은 한없이 그려도 마르지 않는 
서울도심 스케치의 오아시스같은 장소입니다.....

2017년 6월 10일 토요일

sketches at Starfield Hanam (스타필드 하남)

a colorful scene viewed from the 2nd floor lounge (21 x 29.6cm)

main entrance hall of Starfield Hanam shopping mall (21 x 29.6cm)

a fruit stand at the PK market on the B1 floor (21 x 29.6cm)

a clothing shop on the 1st floor (21 x 29.6cm)

an electromobile showroom on the 2nd floor (21 x 29.6cm)

ticket box lounge of multiplex theater on the 4th floor (21 x 29.6cm)

main Food Court on the 3rd floor (21 x 29.6cm)

open restaurant outside the Food Court on the 3rd floor (26 x 37cm)

panoramic view of Starfield Hanam Complex (20 x 37cm)

another sketch on the same spot (26 x 37cm)

main entrance of Starfield Hanam shopping mall (26 x 37cm)

main entrance of Shinsegae Department Store (26 x 37cm)
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( pen and watercolor, sketchbook )
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A few days ago, I visited the Korea's largest shopping mall recently opened, located in Hanam City, Gyeonggi-do, southeast of Seoul. Starfield Hanam, anchored by retail giant Shinsegae Department Store, is a unique shopping theme park that provides the experience of shopping, leisure, entertainment, and healing all in one place for families, teenagers, and Korea’s most discerning buyers. While sketching I was impressed by the long facade of the massive building composed of various forms, and inside building the curvilinear formed interior designs including the wonderful skylight shaped like the biggest whale. 
I drew colorful scenes here and there going up and down the huge shopping mall in the crowd of visitors. It was very exciting sketch time trying to draw various forms and movements on such a vast place.
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국내 최대 규모의 단일 쇼핑몰~
길고 다양한 형태의 복합 디자인 외관
자유곡선이 물결치는 드넓은 옥내공간
거대하고 환상적인 곡선 천창과 온갖 실내조명
수많은 방문객의 천차만별한 움직임과 행태들...
단일 장소로는 마치 스케치 소재의 천국 같습니다.

2017년 5월 29일 월요일

sketches at Ewha Womans University campus

ECC(Ewha Campus Complex) building and open square

Main Hall and annex building
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pen and watercolor (36 x 51cm, watercolor paper)
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Ewha Womans University is one of the most favorite places for urban sketching in Seoul. I've sketched the charming campus for a long time, which has a good combination of the old and new buildings harmoniously. 
Last Saturday, the weather was so fine, I painted with watercolors around ECC( Ewha Campus Complex) with Seoul urban sketchers including Somali Roy, William Brearley, and many new comers. It was a very pleasant sketch time in the beautiful campus.
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근대화의 역사와 더불어 온 아기자기한 이화 캠퍼스~ 
전통방식의 석조 캠퍼스 건축과 초현대식 건축의 하모니.. 
사이사이로 신구 조화를 이루는 절충식 건축과 숲속의 정경들.
아담한 교정에서 느껴지는 모든 장면들은 주변 도시풍물과 어우러져

무한한 스케치 소재가 넘치는~~ 항상 새로운 장소같이 느껴집니다.

2017년 4월 25일 화요일

55th World Wide SketchCrawl at Buam-dong(부암동)

Changuimun Gate (창의문)
Mugyewon 무계원 (Former Ojinam 오진암)
 the front view of Jahamun Tunnel scene (자하문 터널) 
the panoramic view of Buam-dong village
Buam-dong street scene viewed from Seoul Museum
Seoul Museum (서울미술관)
Whanki Museum (환기 미술관) in Buam-dong residential neighborhood 
Yoon Dong-ju Literary Museum (윤동주 문학관)
seen from Bugaksan Seoul Fortress Wall (서울성곽길)
a village scenery viewed from Changuimun Gate Pavilion
the cityscape viewed from the hillside of Buam-dong
a scene of Buam-dong village over the roof of Changuimun Gate
a street scene of Buam-dong village
a sketch around Buam-dong Comunity Service Center
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(26 x 37cm sketchbook, pen and watercolor)
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Last Saturday, it was fine to sketch outdoors. For the 55th World Wide SketchCrawl, we Seoul urban sketchers met at Buam-dong, Jongno-gu in Seoul. Buam-dong is a charming village in central Seoul that was once occupied mostly by artists and writers. 
Today, modern galleries, coffee shops, and restaurants stand side by side with old mills and barber shops on the narrow alleyways. The historic village harmonizes with Bugaksan Mountain and Inwangsan Mountain, and is famous for various tourist attractions.
On the morning of SketchCrawl day, for some unavoidable reasons, I couldn't help
joining with sketchers in the afternoon. The day before, I visited for preliminary survey and drew some sketches in advance. I was absorbed in sketching colorful sceneries of important places here and there around Buam-dong village till late in the afternoon. It was very pleasant sketch time in the beautiful village with Seoul usk members.
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인왕산 기슭의 아름다운 동네~~
서울 한복판의 전원마을엔 역사의 향기가 감돌고...
예술과 멋과 맛의 흥취를 담고 자연속에 건강함을 선사하는
부암동의 다양하고 재미난 요소들은 스케치 소재로서 일품입니다.

2017년 3월 3일 금요일

sketches at Gwangjang Market(광장시장), Seoul

cooking scene of Korean traditional Pan Cake (빈대떡)

entrance to the Food Court

scene of the market crowded with people

scene of Korean traditional clothing shops

Underground Shopping Center connected with Gwangjang Market

the main gate of Gwangjang Market (정문)

the north gate of Gwangjang Market (북문)

the south gate of Gwangjang Market(남문) near Cheonggyecheon Stream
( 21 x 29.6 cm sketchbook, pen and watercolor )
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북적거리는 종로의 새로운 관광명소...
110년 세월의 광장시장은 서울시민의 역사~
삶의 희로애락의 사연들을 쉴새없이 쏟아내며
발디딜 틈없이 바쁘게 돌아가는 먹거리 장터는
삶의 역동적인 풍물을 담는 좋은 스케치 장소입니다.

2017년 2월 3일 금요일

sketches at Seran General Hospital, Seoul

the front view of the hospital ( 병원 건물 전경)
 main hall on the 1st floor ( 1층 대기홀)
 blood test room on the 2nd floor(2층 채혈실 )
Radiology on the 1st floor (1층 영상 의학과)
mother and daughter at lunch time (간병 식사중)
 nurses station on the 6th floor (간호사실)
 Seodaemun Independence Park seen from the 6th floor 
(서대문 독립공원, 병원 6층에서 봄 )
patients at roof garden on the 9th floor ( 옥상정원)
 a distant view seen from the corridor on the 9th floor (남산쪽 원경)
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( pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
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My close relative was hospitalized by pneumonia at Seran General Hospital in January. The hospital is located at Muak-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. There is a famous Seodaemun Independence Park across the Tongil-ro street. Though the hospital is middle scale with 250 beds founded in 1987, it is always busy with lots of patients and visitors by the traffic convenience of subway and bus transportation.
I visited my relative several times and sketched in and out of the hospital. At first I began to capture the whole figure of the hospital and the surroundings. Inside the hospital I drew some scenes such as waiting room, administration, blood test room, nurses station, etc. Staying at the hospital and drawing them, I felt warm relationship between patients and nursing people. And I wished their getting well too.
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지하철 3호선 독립문역 가까이 세란병원~
구도심의 원활한 교통과 주민 접근성이 좋고
대형병원과 달리 지역 서비스 편리한 소형병원 
자연스럽고 인간적인 느낌의 좋은 스케치 장소입니다.