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.

2015년 9월 15일 화요일

sketches around Jeong-dong, Seoul

The of Korea (대한성공회), pencil and watercolor
Society of the Holy Cross (성가수도회) detatched from the Anglican Church, pen and watercolor
another drawing on the same place, conte
Chungdong First Methodist Church (정동제1교회), pen and watercolor
Seoul Museum of Art (서울 시립미술관 SeMA), pen
Seoul Child-care information center building(서울시청 직장어린이집),
brush pen and watercolor
( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
Last Saturday, the weather was fine to sketch. Seoul urban sketchers met at the Anglican Church of Korea and sketched various scenes around Jeong-dong street near Deoksugung Palace. I sketched lovely buildings in historic downtown Seoul reminiscing about the good old days.
덕수궁 주변의 성공회와 정동 일대는 도심의 보석과도 같은 곳입니다.
역사와 애환과 낭만의 추억이 깃든 우리 시대의 자화상을 보면서~~
도시의 물결과 유유한 옛 문화가 함께 숨쉬는 스케치의 매력에 빠져듭니다.

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
( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
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.
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
( 21 x 29.6cm  sketchbook )
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.
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.