2016년 4월 29일 금요일

sketches at Deoksugung Art Museum

the front view of MMCA, Deoksugung
the panoramic view of MMCA
viewed from the Deoksugung square
another sketch of MMCA
the museum lobby 
another sketch on the 1st floor
viewed from the lounge on the 2nd floor
art shop on the 1st floor
visitors in the exhibition hall
another sketch in the exhibition hall
visitors appreciate the articles left by the artist
a docent and visitors
docent tour in the exhibition hall
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( pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
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Deoksugung Palace is famous for Korean traditional palace with history in busiest downtown Seoul. The palace sits alongside a series of western style buildings that add to the uniqueness of the surrounding scenery. A fascinating mix of traditional Korean and Western-style neoclassical structures and nearby areas are very popular for visitors for the beauty and tranquility. Inside the palace, the museum building, connected with beautiful bright colored neoclassical-style Seokjojeon(석조전), was constructed in 1938. It's now the MMCA (National Museum of Modern Contemporary Art) Deoksugung,with a collection of permanent and temporary contemporary art. 
Last week, a sunny spring day, I visited the museum and enjoyed the exhibition of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Korean Modern Masters, Pen Varlen(변월룡 1916~90). Pen,Russian-Korean artist, is an important figure in Soviet socialist realism art. I appreciated his impressive masterpieces and sketched in and outside the museum with picturesque surroundings.
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덕수궁 미술관은 도심 궁궐속의 아담한 서양식 건축입니다.
서울 대표적인 명소이자 쾌적한 고궁 분위기와  편리한 접근성으로
시민들과 관광객들에게 낯익는 국립현대미술관 분관으로서
명화 전시회를 통해 예술정신을 심어주는 아름다운 샘터입니다.

2016년 4월 25일 월요일

51st World Wide SketchCrawl at Mecenatpolis Mall, Seoul

the front view of Mecenatpolis Complex building
main central plaza at  Mecenatpolis Mall
a scenery looking for the entrance of Mecenatpolis Mall
selling clothes event on the central square
viewed from the sunken plaza connected to main gate
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( pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
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Last Saturday, in celebration of the 51st World Wide SketchCrawl, we Seoul urban sketchers met at Mecenatpolis Mall near Hapjeong Subway Station (합정역). Mecenatpolis (메세나폴리스) is one of the well-known landmarks of Seoul's Mixed-Use residential building. Mecenatpolis Mall on the lower level of the building embraces popular fashion brands, beauty shops, and a large grocery store, as well as various restaurants and coffee shops. There are also often performances held at Mecen Garden and the central square.
The weather was not fine by yellow dust for sketching outdoors, so I couldn't help drawing under the lee of the building and the surroundings. But it was useful experience under unfavorable conditions.
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어반스케치 장소로 두번째 방문한 메세나폴리스는 역시 매력있는 곳입니다.
다양한 외관과 쇼핑 몰 분위기, 각종 이벤트 행사와 끊이지 않는 인파들~~
안과 밖, 위 아래를 넘나들며 스치는 장면들은 모두 스케치 소재들입니다.

2016년 3월 28일 월요일

sketches of two wedding ceremonies in different cities

 Wedding Hall in Haeundae Grand Hotel, Busan, pen and watercolor
the bride and groom, Busan, pencil and watercolor
singing a nuptial song to the accompaniment of soft music, Busan, 
pencil and watercolor
reception hall for wedding, Busan,  pen and watercolor
lots of guests filled the main hall, Busan, pen and watercolor
Crystal Ballroom in Hotel ICC, Daejeon,  pen and watercolor
officiator's message, Daejeon, pencil and watercolor
the groom sang a nuptial song for his bride, Daejeon, 
pencil and watercolor
the couple's parents and guests, Daejeon,  pen and watercolor
main hall was crowded with guests, Daejeon,  pen and watercolor
the facade of Hotel ICC, Daejeon,  pen and watercolor
the guests got on the chartered bus for wedding hall, Seoul, 
pen and watercolor
at Oksan Service Station,  pen and watercolor
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( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
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This month I attended the wedding of my college friend's son two times in different cities far from Seoul. The first place was Haeundae Grand Hotel in Busan City on 5th March, and the second was Hotel ICC in Daejeon City on 26th March. The wedding party including our alumni started from Seoul and moved on the chartered buses. Both wedding halls were crowded with guests and we congratulated wonderful wedding enjoying reception in celebration.
I sketched several scenes of wedding quickly among the guests. After leaving the wedding hall, I added colors and presented the sketches to my two friends for wedding gift. They were grateful to me for the sketches.
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예식장 스케치는 우아하면서도 축하의 분위기 속에 활기가 넘칩니다~~
식순은 같지만 식장마다 다른 공간 분위기와 색다른 프로그램이 흥미있고
덕담과 즐거운 만남속에 정이 넘치는 정경들이 아름답습니다.
일생 한번인 결혼식의 스케치는 진정 값진 선물일 것입니다.

2016년 2월 26일 금요일

sketches of local church buildings

 Nokbeon-dong Catholic Church, Eunpyeong-gu, (녹번동 성당)
 Munhwachon First Presbyterian Church, Seodamun-gu, (문화촌 제일교회 )

 Seoul Hongsung  Community Church, Seodamun-gu, (서울 홍성교회)

 Eunpyeong Methodist Church, Eunpyeong-gu, (은평교회)


 Yeonhui Methodist Church, Seodamun-gu, (연희 감리교회)
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(21 x 29.6 cm sketchbook, pen and watercolor)
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Many kinds of churches bring neighborhood to life showing various forms and symbolic images. In a residential area, the church is often the focal point for the local community. Every church usually is a great place for sketchers to explore a number of drawing subjects.
For the last several days, I've sketched some church buildings located in Seodamun-gu and Eunpyeong-gu, northwest Seoul near my village.
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교회건축은 종교시설이지만 지역사회 공동체 역할도 합니다.  
크고 작은 개성있는 형태의 교회는 주민들에게 편안함을 제공하며~~
건물 이미지와 내부공간, 각종 행사들은 훌륭한 스케치 소재입니다.

2016년 1월 26일 화요일

50th World Wide SketchCrawl at Myeong-dong, Seoul

street scene of  Young Plaza(영플라자) and Lotte(롯데), Avenuel(에비뉴엘) Department, pen and watercolor
buildings on Myeong-dong street viewed from the bridge on the 6th floor of  Avenuel Department, pen and watercolor
 another view of the buildings on Myeong-dong street, 
pen and watercolor
 
Westin Chosun Hotel (웨스틴 조선호텔) viewed from the bridge on the 6th floor of  Avenuel Department, pen
mannequins on display inside the department, pencil and watercolor
Myeong-dong Cathedral(명동성당), pen and watercolor
Myeong-dong Cathedral and nearby Catholic Building(카톨릭회관), pen and watercolor
annex buildings in the Cathedral, pen and watercolor
Seoul YWCA(서울 YWCA) and the surrounding buildings, pen
The Virgin of the Rocks(성모 동굴) in Myeong-dong Cathedral, 
pen and watercolor
small sanctuary (소성당) on the basement floor of the cathedral, pen
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( 21 x 29.6 cm sketchbook )
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Last Saturday, It was very cold weather to sketch outdoors. For the 50th World Wide SketChcrawl, Seoul sketchers met at Myeong-dong, which is one of the busiest places in Seoul. Myeong-dong is a Mecca of commerce and finance, shopping and culture, arts and fashion of Korea and a very popular tourist destination of Jung-gu in downtown Seoul. 
In the morning, I sketched some streetscapes and mannequins in and outside of Lotte Department building. After lunch, I moved to Myeong-dong Cathedral, and sketched colorful sceneries around the quiet cathedral and the bustling streets.
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서울 최고의 번화가~~ 명동은 번쩍거리며 춤추는 관광명소입니다.
패션과 금융, 예술과 낭만, 젊음과 상인들의 행렬은 그칠 새 없고
외국인과 뒤섞이는 인파와 온갖 빌딩속으로 덮인 열정의 거리는 추위도 잊은채
휘황한 간판들은 장엄한 성당 종소리와 어우러져 환상의 스케치에 빠져듭니다.