2012년 2월 4일 토요일

some sketches around Unhyeongung Palace, Seoul

 Irodang viewed from the rear garden at Unhyeongung, 25 x 35.3cm
 the Neo-Baroque style 'Yanggwan' beyond Norakdang at Unhyeongung, 25 x 35.3cm
 a complete view of Noandang at Unhyeongung, 25 x 35.3cm
 KH Lee, sketching the precinct buildings earnestly, 25 x 35.3cm
 'MONATEA' Cafe located on 2nd floor of Nagwon Musical Instrument Shopping Arcade, 24 x 34cm
the owner of 'World Sound Instrument Shop' located on 2nd floor of Nagwon Musical Instrument Shopping Arcade, 22.8 x 30.5cm
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Unhyeongung Palace,designated as Historic Site No. 257 of the City of Seoul, is located in Uni-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. There is the palace that King Gojong lived in before he acceded to the throne. The palace was built in 1864 and in 1869 more buildings were added. Unlike the other main palaces Changdeokgung and Gyeongbokgung, Unhyeongung is simple in design and use of colour for a palace. 
Yesterday It was so cold and windy for sketch, but snow-covered traditional buildings harmonized with the surroundings looked very beautiful. I sketched these elegant and lovely buildings at Unhyeongung Palace,thougtless of the time. After sketching at Unhyeongung Palace, on my way home, I dropped in the Nagweon Musical Instruments Arcade and drew some sketches in a melodious atmosphere.

댓글 2개:

Sue Pownall :

I can't believe you sketch outside in Seoul's winter. When I was there all I could do was take a few quick photos.

YOur results are lovely and you have captured both the atmosphere and structures so well.

Lee Yong Hwan :

Thanks a lot.
I was impressed by the snow-covered historic site contrasted with the harmonious surroundings.