2019년 12월 23일 월요일

Year-end sketches at Mullae Art Village, Seoul

main street scene of old fashioned iron mills at Mullae-dong, 
pen and watercolor, (36 x 51cm)

an alley scene at Mullae Art Village, pencil and watercolor, 
(29.6 x 42cm)

an inside scene of cafe "308 Mohenic Stay", pencil, 
(29.6 x 42cm)

 a bustling landscape of ironworks, pen, (21 x 29.6cm)

street scene viewed from the road adjacent to the Anglican Church of Korea, pen and watercolor, (36 x 51cm)
Last Saturday, we Seoul urban sketchers held this year’s final sketch meeting at Mullae Creative Village(문예 창작촌), Guro-gu, Seoul,. Mullae Village has been famous for its ironworks complex for a long time, but it has recently been transformed into a space of young artists, one by one, where steel mills have left. With modern skyscrapers built around it, the creative village is being reborn as a small attraction in the city where old industry and new art coexist. 
The weather was a little cold and cloudy, and besides, it rained in the afternoon, forcing us to sketch outdoors under the iron factory eaves to avoid it. While sketching from place to place, I thought about the future of the village, looking at the ironworks that are disappearing one by one and the workshops and cafes of young artists that are changing their spaces in various ways. This village, where old and new coexist without destroying the existing facilities, is an interesting and picturesque place for urban sketchers.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all urban sketchers!
철공소단지가 젊은 예술촌으로 변모해가는 문래동...
철판 쇳소리를 용접 불꽃에 녹이던 삶의 현장~~
변해가는 물결에 하나둘 사라져가는 산업시대의 자취들...
속속 고층빌딩들 사이로 쇳가루 골목길엔 향수가 배어있고
둔탁함과 아기자기함이 어우러지며 꽃피는 이야기 속에 
새로운 핫 플레이스~문래동의 스케치꺼리가 넘쳐납니다.
성탄과 더불어 새해 복 많이 받으셔요!

2019년 11월 18일 월요일

Sketches at Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal, Seocho-dong

front view of Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal, pen and watercolor, 
(24 x 32cm)

buses waiting to depart from the Concourse, pen and watercolor, 
(24 x 32cm)

the ticket booth in the waiting hall, pen and pastel watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

a scene inside the building, pen and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

surrounding buildings across the terminal, pen and watercolor, 
(21 x 29.6cm)

a portrait of newcomer Kwon, pencil, (21 x 29.6cm)
Last Saturday, in a late autumn weather, we Seoul urban sketchers gathered at Seoul Nambu Terminal. Seoul Nambu Terminal is an old intercity bus terminal located in Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul. Since its relocation from Yongsan in 1990, it has been operating actively by covering all areas of the country with intercity bus terminals. The buildings are very old and narrow, so it is a little inconvenient, but the transport accessibility is very convenient, so Seoulites use the terminal very often in daily lives. The weather outside of that day was a little cold, and the waiting room was crowded with passengers, but the sketching mood was very comfortable. At first, I sketched the facade of the terminal building and the surrounding buildings outside the terminal, and the waiting room and the ticket booth inside the building. And I sketched a portrait of the new participant Kwon and present it as a gift. After lunch, I sketched buses waiting to depart from the Concourse. I think the terminal is a permanent sketching site, with countless people and buses moving around without staying.

서울 남부버스터미널.... 
조명등 아래 혼잡과 소음이 얽혀 돌아가는 숨가쁜 시간표 속
에서~~ 쉴새없이 들고나는 승객들과 시외버스 무리들 바쁜 
틈사이로 세상살이의 참모습이 보이는 듯 합니다.
스케치를 물상보다는 현장의 분위기를 표현한다고 생각할 때, 
화려함보다는 오히려 꼭 필요한 본능적 요소만 갖춘.... 낡은 
모습의 남부터미널은 소박한 정감을 느끼게하는 좋은 스케치
의 장소라고 생각합니다.

2019년 11월 5일 화요일

Sketches at Da Nang and Hoi An, Vietnam(베트남)

beautiful Da Nang Beach, pen and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

a night view of Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, pen and watercolor, 
(21 x 29.6cm)

Linh Ung Temple(영흥사) in Da Nang, pencil and watercolor, 
(24 x 32cm)

a traditional village in Hoi An, pen and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

Hoi quan Quang Dong(광조회관) in Hoi An, pen and watercolor, 
(21 x 29.6cm)

Japanese Bridge(일본교) in Hoi An, pencil and watercolor, 
(21 x 29.6cm)

fountain square at Bana Hills, pencil and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

fountain square at Bana Hills, pencil and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

Saint Denis Church(성데니스 교회) at Bana Hills, pen and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

a Dan Trung(대나무 실로폰) player,  pen and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

*******************  other sketches  *******************

A week ago, BH Yoo and I could join a group tour going to Da Nang(다낭) and Hoi An(호이안), Vietnam. Tourists were 24. We travelled two cities during three days. Because we visited many places I can't remember well them exactly if I didn't draw the spots even in rough sketches. It was my first visit so I was impressed by the street scenery or colorful cityscapes or various people whom I met.  Especially the Bana Hills(바나힐) on top of mountain and the Hoi An old town gave strong impression to me. We couldn't get rid of raining for the coming typhoon. If not I would have draw more than these. I want to go there again if possible in order to sketch all those memorable features staying for long. Just I hope the weather will be fine!
설레인 마음으로 여행하는 베트남의 인상은 북적거리면서도 신비로웠습니다.
비와 태풍으로 명소 스케치 환경이 열악했지만 좋은 훈련이었습니다.
칼러풀한 호이안 올드타운과 바나힐의 환상적 세계는 동화 속으로 빠져들고,
언젠가 다시 가서 오래 머물며 그리고 싶은 곳~~ 스케치의 보물상자 같습니다.

2019년 11월 1일 금요일

Sketches around Dongdaemun Design Plaza and its surroundings

DDP and the surroundings viewed from the park, 
pencil and watercolor, (36 x 51cm)

main approach way of DDP viewed from the Eoullim Plaza, 
pen and watercolor soluble pencil, (36 x 51cm)

street scene around Sinpyeonghwa Market viewed from Ogansugyo Bridge, pen and watercolor, (29.6 x 42cm)

Dongdaemun Shoes Market, pencil and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)
Last Saturday, for the 65th World Wide SketchCrawl event, Seoul sketches gathered to sketch on the Ogansugyo Bridge around the DDP(Dongdaemun Design Plaza). It was a pleasant but rather chilly day. Although only a few members participated, the sketching subjects were always diverse and rich, so it was a good atmosphere for sketching. DDP is famous for its huge architecture as a new tourist attraction in downtown Seoul. Since I have often sketched here, all the scenes are familiar, but the colorful architecture of various scales and vibrant streets are always renew my mind. I drew various commercial buildings around Cheonggyecheon in the morning. And after lunch, I sketched new scenes with the huge landmark DDP of Dongdaemun. The area around Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, which contains the history of Seoul's life culture, is an excellent place to provide vivid scenes to Seoul sketches all the time. My posting is late because I traveled abroad right after this sketching event.
동대문 주변의 생생한 열기는 사시사철 스케치의 열망을 불러오고
낯익은 곳이면서도 모든 요소가 맞물려 새롭게 보이는 매력적인 곳입니다.
DDP 스케치를 마치고 곧바로 해외여행을 다녀오느라 포스팅이 늦었습니다.

2019년 9월 23일 월요일

Sketches at the Latin American Cultural Center-Museum, Goyang City

panoramic view of the Latin American Cultural Center-Museum, 
pen and watercolor, (29.6 x 42cm)

inide the hall of the museum, pen and watercolor, (36 x 51cm)

inside the religion exhibition hall, pen and watercolor, (29.6 x 42cm)

Gaucho Argentino, traditional costumes, pen and watercolor, 
(36 x 51cm)

museum and art gallery viewed from the entrance gate, 
pen and watercolor crayon, (20 x 30cm)

another sketch near the entrance gate, pencil and watercolor crayon, (21 x 29.6cm)
Last Saturday, it was a fine autumn weather to sketch despite the typhoon forecast. Seoul urban sketches gathered at the Latin American Cultural Center-Museum (중남미 문화원) in Goyang City (고양시) nearby Seoul. Many visitors interested in foreign culture appreciated Latin American history, art, religion and customs, and other attractive works of exotic culture. The elegant red-brick buildings, museum, art gallery and religion exhibition hall combined with outdoor sculpture parks and Mayan murals to brighten the atmosphere of the cultural center.
While sketching the various forms of pretty and majestic buildings, the inside of the exhibition hall and traditional costumes, I thanked the founder of the Latin American Cultural Center. I'm lucky to be able to sketch as much as I like, experiencing various exotic cultures at the museum near where I live.
원색, 토속 예술, 신앙과 풍습의 역사를 담은
신비스러운 중남미 문화원의 가을 스케치~
아담하면서 장엄한 붉은벽돌과 조화를 이루는
조각 공원의 예술품들과 마야벽화의 웅장함...
쉽게 오가기 어려운 이국 문화를 가까이 느끼며
맘껏 스케치할 장소를 설립하신 분께 감사드립니다~~

2019년 8월 11일 일요일

A special exhibition for the Korea Watercolor Festival, Insa-dong, Seoul

From July 17 to July 23, 2019, a watercolor trio exhibition was held at the Misulsegye Gallery (미술세계 갤러리) in Insa-dong, Seoul, as a special exhibition for the Korea Watercolor Festival. These works are my entries for this exhibition, which was held in the Special Invitation exhibition of the  Misulsegye and Korea Watercolor Association.

At the Seoul Station, (21 x29.6cm), 2013.

At the Gaemimaeul Village, (25 x 35.3cm), 2011.

At the Unhyeongung Palace,(25 x 35.3cm), 2012 

At the Incheon International Airport, (21 x 29.6cm), 2017.

At the Forbidden City, Beijing, (21 x 29.6cm), 2017.

At the St. Mark’s Square, Venice, (21 x 29.6cm), 2010.

At the Colosseum, Rome, (21x 29.6cm), 2010.

At the Cathedral of Pisa, (21x 29.6cm), 2010.

Vehicle of Empress Sunjeong (Limousine from Daimler), 
(21x 29.6cm), 2013.

Mun -Bean Pancake shop at Gwangjang Market, Jongno-gu, 
(21x 29.6cm), 2017.

A Zebra at the Seoul Grand Park, (21x 29.6cm), 2010.

At the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, (21x 29.6cm), 2010.

At the Eiffel Tower, Paris, (21x 29.6cm), 2010.

A guitarist at the exhibition hall, (21x 29.6cm), 2012.

A saxophonist, (21x 29.6cm), 2009.

During the three-cushion billiards game, (21x 29.6cm), 2019.

Skating in front of the Seoul City Hall, (30 x 42cm), 2018.

During the pro-baseball game in Gocheok Sky Dome, (30 x 42cm), 2018.

At the old street of Manseok-dong, Incheon, (30 x 40cm), 2002.

At the Noryangjin Fish Market, (36 X51cm), 2011.

 In the heart of Myeong-dong, (36 X51cm), 2017.

The Shilla Hotel viewed from Dongguk University, (53X 72cm), 2013.