2017년 7월 15일 토요일

sketches at Bukchon village, Jongno-gu, Seoul

a streetscape of Samcheong-dong Street of Culture, 26 x 37cm

the Dongsipjagak(동십자각) intersection viewed from the 3rd floor 
in Beomnyeonsa Temple(법련사), 36 x 51cm

a scenery seen from the hillside of Samcheong-dong(삼청동), 36 x 51cm
( pen, pencil and watercolor )
It rained off and on yesterday. We Seoul urban sketchers met on Sagan-dong(사간동) near Gyeongbokgung Palace and sketched around Bukchon Hanok Village(북촌 한옥마을), where lots of traditional houses and new buildings coexist side byside harmoniously and has become a major tourist attraction. Despite the badweather, the rainy sceneries of the beautiful village seemed like an atmosphere of "Watercolors in Rain". I couldn't but sketch inside building or take shelter from the rain under the eaves while painting watercolors. It was a very exciting sketch time practicing finish the sketches within a short period of time on rainy days.
경복궁과 주변의 북촌마을은 잘 정돈된 전통한옥과 고궁, 문화시설들과 카페거리...  종로 스케치에서 빼놓을 수 없는 다양하고 무궁무진한 소재를 지닌 명소입니다.
온종일 장마비로 인한 애로가 많았지만, "비오는 날의 수채화"를 그리면서 색다른 분위기를 느끼고 또한 악천우에 대처하며 그리는 실전 경험도 큰 소득이라 생각합니다.

2017년 7월 13일 목요일

sketches around Jongno-gu office

a streetscape in Susong-dong(수송동), 29.6 x 42cm

Jongno-gu office(종로구청), 29.6 x 42cm

installing signboard in new office building(간판설치중), 26 x 37cm

Sejong Center for the Performing Arts(세종문화회관), 29.6 x 42cm

a street scene of Anguk-dong(안국동), 26 x 37 cm

a scenery of Insa-dong (인사동) viewed from the Nagwon building, 29.6 x 42cm

( pen, pencil and watercolor )
For the last few days, I kept sketching various scenes in the center of Jongno to prepare for the exhibition. The colorful streetscapes around Jongno-gu office attracted my attention. I sketched some buildings along the old streets in Jongno, downtown Seoul. 
I was absorbed in midsummer sketching and cooled off from the heat with a cup of iced coffee. 
주중 며칠간 점심시간 이용해서 뜨거운 종로 한복판에 그늘과 시원한 곳을 찾아
펜대와 수채물감, 연필가루 날리며~ 냉커피 한잔에 땀을 식히면서 
새로운 소재들과 마주하며 "스케치 피서"를 즐겼습니다.

2017년 7월 10일 월요일

weekend sketches at Jongno

Topgoal Art Center in Seoul Senior Welfare Center  (29.6 x 42cm)

a scenery of Insa-dong viewed from Anguk-dong Mcdonald's 
(36 x 51cm)

an old street scene near Tapgoal Park viewed from inside the Nagwon building (36 x 51cm)

indoor scene of the senior movie theater located at 4th floor of Nagwon building (26 x 37cm)

a scenery of Jogyesa Temple (26 x 37cm)

street scene of Gongpyeong-dong (26 x 37cm)
(pen, pencil and watercolor)
The rainy season began. Last weekend, despite the bad weather to sketch outdoors, I tried to draw new subjects I didn't sketched before around Jongno. 
During rains, I sketched some old street scenes and an indoor scene inside the Nagwon building and the Mcdonald's. And after rain, I sketched outside the Topgoal Art Center where we'll exhibit next month. I'll continue working on my sketches around Jongno in my spare times.
무더운 날씨에 여름장마까지 겹쳐 온갖 시끌버끌 북적거리는 종로이지만, 
소재를 찾아 탐구하며 그리기에는 잘 정돈된 시가지보다 참으로 매력있는 장소입니다.
그동안 도심을 수없이 그렸지만 안그린 장면을 찾아보면 볼수록 소재가 무궁무진합니다.
이번 전시회는 무심히 스쳐버리는 주변을 소중히 챙겨보는 좋은 계기가 될 것 같습니다. 

2017년 7월 7일 금요일

Travel sketches of Beijing(북경), China

seen through the window waiting for departure in Incheon Airport (인천공항)

Pailoo(Chinese monumental gateway 패루), entrance to Eatery Alley

Chinese circus show (서커스쇼)

circus performers (줄타기 곡예사)

The Great Wall of China (만리장성)

entrance of The Great Wall

entrance of Longqingxia (용경협)

a scenery of Longqingxia

Yiheyuan (The Summer Palace in Beijing 이화원)

at the lobby of Sheraton Langfang Chaobai River Hotel (쉐라톤 호텔 로비)

Huang qiong yu(황궁우) in the Temple of Heaven (천단공원)

 Hall of prayer for Good Harvest in China (기년전) in the Temple of Heaven

a sketch seen from the precincts of the Temple of Heaven 

an old fashioned village nearby The Forbidden City 

Dien Thai Hoa (태화전) in The Forbidden City (자금성)

the musical "Golden Mask Dynasty"(금면왕조)

Hyatt Regency Tianjin Hotel (천진 하야트 호텔)
( pen, pencil and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook ) 
At the beginning of July, I took a four-day trip joining a package tour to Beijing with BH Yoo for urban sketching. Beijing, the capital city in China, is larger than Seoul, both by area and by population. There is a lot of most popular attractions, historic sites, iconic valleys and lakes and other tourism resources. Despite the scorching sun and busy schedules of sightseeing for three days, I sketched everything continuously as much as I could everywhere we went.
It was an invaluable travel sketch time and a good opportunity to improve my drawing and to overcome difficulties. 
역사도시 북경의 스케일과 명소들, 생활상을 체험한 소중한 여행이었습니다.  
처음 가는 북경여행이라는 설레임 속에 스케치도구를 많이 준비했지만,
3박4일 관광투어의 빡빡한 일정에 숙소가 멀고 자유시간이 너무 짧아서 아쉬웠습니다.
수많은 인파속에 가이드 따라다니랴 주마간산식으로 스케치하랴, 공연장 관람석 여건등...
현장에서 물감칠을 못해서 아쉬웠읍니다만, 내공을 쌓아가는데 크게 단련이 되는 
값진 어반스케치 여행이었습니다~~

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

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.  
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)
( pen and watercolor, sketchbook )
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.
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.