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
( 21 x 29.6 cm sketchbook )
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.
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.

2016년 1월 19일 화요일

sketches in downtown Seoul with Susan

Departure lobby of Seoul Station (서울역 대합실), pen and watercolor
Main concourse of Seoul Station (서울역 중앙홀), pen and watercolor
Antique shops of Seoul Folk Flea Market (서울 풍물시장 상점들),
 pen and watercolor
Food Court on the 2nd floor in the Flea Market (풍물시장 식당가), 
pen and watercolor
Tank motorcycle ( 탱크 오토바이) displayed in the Flea Market, pen
a scenery viewed from Doosan building near Dongdaemun Gate 
(동대문 두타빌딩에서), pen and watercolor
Open Lounge for concert at Seoul Citizens Hall ( 서울청 콘서트 마당),
marker pen and oil pastel
Newspaper publishing companies around Sejong-daero (세종대로) viewed from Jeong-dong Observatory (정동 전망대) on the 13th floor in Seoul City Hall Seosomun Building, pen and watercolor
Sejongno Catholic Church (세종로 성당), pen and watercolor
Figure painting of Susan Robertson (수잔에게 즉석 스케치 선물),
pen and watercolor
( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
Recently Bh Yoo and I met Susan Robertson from Vancouver, Canada. We sketched at some well-known sites in downtown Seoul from Jan 9 to 17 on weekends.
She seemed to be fascinated by colorful attractions in Seoul. We had a pleasant sketch time despite the cold weather.
1월 초 서울 스케치에 관심을 가진 캐나다 뱅쿠버의 스잔님과 함께  2주에 걸쳐 (토 일요일) 주말 도심 스케치를 하면서 서울의 풍물을 소개하는 시간을 가졌습니다.
많은 분이 참여하지 못해 아쉬웠지만 스케치를 통해 국경을 초월하는 교감을 느끼는 것을 체험한 소중한 시간이었습니다.

2015년 12월 31일 목요일

sketches at Uiwang Railroad Museum (의왕 철도박물관)

Steam Locomotive manufactured in 1940  (박물관 입구의 증기기관차)  
 DEC(diesel electric cars) Type Presidential Rail Cars
(대통령 특별동차)
 Section of train tracks in front of the Museum building (철도기점 체험 철로)
Railroad Panorama Exhibition Hall (모형철도 파노라마실) 
 History Exhibition Hall (역사 전시실)
Model train("The Pacific -1" Engine No.4288) is on display in the Main Hall  
(파시 1- 4288 스팀기관차) 모형
pen and watercolor ( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
Last weekend I hopped a train to Uiwang City and visited the Railroad Museum, close to Seoul. The museum,5 to 10 minutes away on foot from Uiwang Subway Station, features various materials and items like artifacts and vehicles from the over 100 years of railroad history in Korea. There were many different types of train cars and engines on display outside. Inside they had model trains displayed, all sorts of train parts and information on the history of trains in our country. It was not a huge place, but I enjoyed it with interest. The highlight was a showing of the model train display where visitors were able to watch them run on the model tracks. I sketched some interesting scenes in and outside the museum with fantastic atmosphere.
100년 넘는 우리 철도역사와 미래상을 보여주는 의왕 철도 박물관
부모들의 어린 시절 추억과 함께 자녀들을 위한 생생한 산 교육장~~
실물과 모형, 영상을 통해 탐구해가며 스케치하는 좋은 장소입니다.
한 해를 마치며 밝아오는 새해를 달려가는 희망의 열차를 그려봅니다.

2015년 11월 27일 금요일

sketches at Korea University, Seoul

 Main Gate of Korea University Campus (캠퍼스 정문)
 Main Hall, landmark of the campus square (본관)
 the statue of Inchon Kim Sung-soo, founder of Korea University and a tiger, symbol of campus ( 인촌 김성수 동상, 고려대 상징 호랑이)
 Central Library of Korea University (중앙도서관)
 Hae-song Law Library (해송 기념 법학 도서관)
 Media Hall (미디어관)
 Business School (경영본관)
KU-Lyceum (Institute for Continuing Education)
(고려대 라이시움-평생교육원) 
 Anam Hospital (의료원-안암병원)
 Main entrance of Anam Hospital
 Hana Square and Science Library (하나 스퀘어 및 과학도서관)
 International Center for Converging Technology (미래융합기술관)
College of Engineering Building #2 (제2공학관)
( pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
Last week for two days, I dropped in Korea University Anam Campus (고려대학교 안암캠퍼스) that is my alma mater. Korea University, established in 1905, is widely known as one of the oldest, largest and top-ranked universities in Korea. The campus is located in Anam-dong near the downtown Seoul, and is well arranged in a colorful and
natural setting of old and new buildings harmonized with the surrounding environment. On entering the campus, I was impressed with its stately stone architecture, new intelligent buildings, sprawling lawns, seasonal trees and natural flora, and so on.
I sketched colorful sceneries here and there around the broad campus, enjoying beautiful fall leaves pleasantly. While sketching some familiar buildings existed from my college days, I was lost in old memories for some time.
푸르른 녹지와 주거단지로 둘러싸인 고려대학교 안암캠퍼스~~
오랜 석조건축물과 다양한 현대식 건물들이 조화를 이루며
접근성과 쾌적성을 고루 갖춘 활기찬 스케치 장소입니다.

2015년 10월 28일 수요일

several sketches at Namsangol Hanok Village, Seoul

Main Entrance of Namsangol Hanok Village (정문)
Yun Family's House in Ogin-dong (옥인동 윤씨 가옥)
Yun Taekyeong's Jaesil in Jegi-dong (제기동 해풍부원군 윤택영 재실)
Min Family's House Sarangchae in Gwanhun-dong 
(관훈동 민씨 가옥 사랑채)
quick sketch viewed from main plaza (천우각 앞 광장)
Taekwondo performance in front of Cheonugak Pavilion (천우각)
a demonstration of smashing pine boards during the jump 
(발차기 송판 격파)
Straw Craft Demonstration Show (전통 짚공예 시연)
( pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook ) 

Last weekend, I joined with World Wide SketchCrawl party on Namsangol Hanok Village at the northern foot of Namsan Mountain in downtown Seoul. This peaceful village is a wonderful spot to encounter traditional Korean culture for Koreans and foreign visitors. The Hanok Village contains many architectural styles of traditional buildings representing different regions and lifestyles across the nation, including thatch-roofed farmer's houses, a mansion for the noble class, a provincial government office and so on. Lots of cultural programs and traditional events including Korean martial art Taekwondo performance were held in and outdoors with crowded citizens and tourists.
I sketched several works here and there in the beautiful village enjoying the autumn festival for two days on October 24 and 25.

남산골 한옥마을은 옛 정취와 삶을 훈훈하게 체험해 보는 도심의 쉼터입니다.
전통 주거와 풍물을 한 곳에 모아 조상들의 모습을 오늘의 일상에 비쳐 봅니다.

5년전 한옥마을 스케치했던 기억을 살려 그때 못 그린 새로운 정경들을 그리다 보니~~스케치크롤 다음날인 일요일까지 이어서 한옥마을 스케치를 하였습니다.

2015년 9월 30일 수요일

Holiday sketches at Cheonggyecheon, Seoul

symbol sculpture, "Spring" (스프링) by Claes Oldenburg and Coose Van Bruggen,  pen and watercolor 
Cheonggyecheon Stream sketched at Cheonggye Plaza, 
pencil and watercolor
 Gwanggyo Bridge (광교), pen and watercolor
 Supyogyo  Bridge (수표교), pen and watercolor
sketched from Beodeuldari Bridge (버들다리), pen and watercolor 
Sewoon Electronics Plaza (세운전자상가), pen and watercolor
Mojeongyo Bridge (모전교), pen and pastel
 Pyeonghwa Clothing Market near Ogansugyo Bridge (오간수교),
 pen and watercolor 
Jogyesa Temple(잠시 들른 조계사) courtyard, pen and watercolor
a handcart on the roadside (길거리 손수레), brushpen
( 21 x 29.6 cm sketchbook )
Last weekend, during the Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving holidays, I visited Cheonggyecheon and sketched the colorful sceneries walking along the stream for two days. The Cheonggyecheon is a stream running through central Seoul from west to east. There are 22 bridges that cross the stream and every bridge has its own historic name and unique form. Until it was restored in 2005, Cheonggyecheon Stream existed only as a neglected waterway hidden by an overpass. Nowadays, it has been transformed into a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle of city life. 
The weather was so fine all through the  Chuseok holidays, I enjoyed sketching several cityscapes from Cheonggye Plaza to Pyeonghwa Fashion Town near Dongdaemun Gate.
1년 만에 다시 그려보는 청계천의 가을 하늘이 새롭습니다..
어두웠던 그림자와 햇살의 눈부심이 겹쳐가며 흐르는 푸른 오아시스~~
다리마다 건물마다 옛과 오늘의 영상이 파노라마같이 출렁거립니다. 
이틀을 그렸어도 소재가 마를 새 없이 넘쳐나는 청계천 풍물입니다.