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.

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.