2016년 6월 30일 목요일

sketches at Noksapyeong Station, Seoul

the glass roof dome of Noksapyeong Station 
a scene on the top floor inside the station
another view on the top floor
a scene of the transparent stairway and escalators
viewed from ticket barrier(개찰구) on the middle floo
lounge on the top floor
main stairway and escalators viewed from the top floor
main stairway and escalators viewed from the lower floor
waiting area(대합실) on the lower level
subway platform(승강장) on the lowest level  
the view of Yongsan-gu Office(용산구청) from the station
surrounding scenery viewed from pedestrian overpass nearby the station 
distant view of Namsan Mountain(남산) from the station
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( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook.  pen, watercolor )
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A few days ago, I had a chance to sketch a beautiful subway station located near Yongsan-gu Office. Noksapyeong Station(녹사평역) on line No.6 is known for having the most beautiful interior and a spectacular underground space for a subway station. The glass domed roof allows plenty of natural light into the station. Inside the station, the crisscrossing escalators and stairs traverse the spherical space that runs through five levels. Especially on the main stairway, it was very impressed to hear Korean traditional music when people go up the step with shining light. Because the American Army base(미군부대) locates nearby, I could see occasionally foreign passengers while sketching. Among them, some people showed interest in my sketches with favorable comments. It was very exciting sketch time trying to draw various forms and movements.
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남산과 미군기지, 신청사를 둘러보는 용산의 중심지
작은 유리돔 아래 아담하고 스펙타클한 지하철 공간
다이나믹한 직선들과 동심원 곡선들이 교차하면서
천창의 빛과 색색의 조명아래 오르내리는 인파들~~
녹사평 역사는 작은 보석과도 같은 스케치장소입니다. 

2016년 5월 31일 화요일

sketches at Gocheok Sky Dome (고척 스카이돔)

the baseball game playing in the stadium, 
 another sketch of playing scene in the stadium, 
 a panoramic view of Gocheok Sky Dome,
 the front of Gocheok Sky Dome,
 the entrance hall inside the stadium,
 outfield stands in the stadium, 
 a playing scene viewed from infield stands,
another scene of infield playing, 
 an exciting scene on the 1st base, pencil and watercolor
a cameraman,  
 cameramen for TV broadcast
 side view of Gocheok Sky Dome, 
Gocheok Sky Dome viewed from the pedestrian bridge, 
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( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook, pen and watercolor) 
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Gocheok Sky Dome is Korea's first domed baseball stadium located in Gocheok-dong, Seoul. The stadium replaced Dongdaemun Baseball Stadium (동대문 야구장) and opened on 15 September 2015. It has a capacity of about 20,000 people and is home to the Nexen Heroes (넥센 히어로즈) baseball team. When the professional baseball season is over, the stadium can be hired as a concert venue and other events with capacity for around 22,000 spectators.
Last week I went to the new Sky Dome to sketch several times .Though the stadium was relatively small compared to other countries' ones, I was impressed by the futuristic exterior and the fantastic atmosphere.  I enjoyed the baseball game sketching some dynamic and colorful scenes in and out the stadium. It was very pleasant and exciting sketch time without worrying about weather conditions.
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국내 최초의 현대식 돔구장 고척 스카이돔~~
동대문에서 잠실로 이어온 야구역사와 함께
스포츠의 역동감과 이벤트의 즐거움를 담아
수많은 소재를 제공하는 스케치장소입니다.

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.