sketchcrawl



#52nd World Wide SketchCrawl :
Time : 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, July 30th, 2016
Place : Techno Mart, Gangbyeon Subway station(Line 2, Exit 2)
Meeting spot : Sky Garden - Haneul Park (Techno Mart, 9th)
더운 여름에 안녕하세요? 제 52차 월드 와이드 스케치크롤 날이 7월 30일 토요일로 정해졌습니다. 강변역에 위치한 테크노 마트에서 스케치합니다.
9층 하늘 공원에서 10시 30분에 만나서 4시까지 그리며 시원한 강바람을 맞으며 밤 풍경을 그려도 좋겠습니다. 관심있는 분들께서는 그날 도구 지참하시고 오시면 됩니다. 감사합니다.
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

#52nd World Wide SketchCrawl

Time : 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, July 30th, 2016
Place : Techno Mart, Gangbyeon Subway station(Line 2, Exit 2)
Meeting spot : Sky Garden - Haneul Park (Techno Mart, 9th)

더운 여름에 안녕하세요? 제 52차 월드 와이드 스케치크롤 날이 7월 30일 토요일로 정해졌습니다. 강변역에 위치한 테크노 마트에서 스케치합니다.
9층 하늘 공원에서 10시 30분에 만나서 4시까지 그리며 시원한 강바람을 맞으며 밤 풍경을 그려도 좋겠습니다. 관심있는 분들께서는 그날 도구 지참하시고 오시면 됩니다. 감사합니다.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

병실에서

아들이 축구를 하다가 다쳐서 무릎 수술을 하였습니다.
병실에서 내가 할 수 있는 일은 조용히 지켜보는 것 뿐이 였습니다.
염려나 안쓰러움을 말로 표현하는 것은 혼란스럽기만 합니다.
차분이 옆에서 아들을 그리다 보니 불안한 마음이 가라앉았습니다.






Monday, June 6, 2016

sketches at the Guui subway station


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A 4








I visited the Guui subway station to pay my condolence to the young man(19 years old) who died just a day before his 20th birthday while repairing the screen door at that station. Cup-style instant ramen found in his bag with other tools aroused people's sympathy. Lots of sticky notes, flowers, ramen, bread bags and other heartfelt presents were laid on the desk. At first the shrine was on the place where the accident happened(9-4, Guui station), but the station office moved it to the passage under the scene of the accident, which caused people's fury. And the officials set the shrine at the first place as before. People could visit and leave notes at two places. 
After finishing several sketches I heard some noise at the passage and found a press interview was going at the passage. I stood near the post line to sketch more. The guard near me seemed to think of me as a reporter. Related officials announced some plans to prevent recurrence and responsible steps about the accident. Lots of questions continued by the journalists and social welfare persons. 
Today some related officials' resignation was accepted. While sketching the interview scenes I heard the statements of the officials. I felt same emotion as the reporters. 

Deep condolences,
Rest in peace.

지난 1일에 구의역을 방문하고 구의역에서 스크린도어 수리중 사고로 사망한 김모군의 추모 장소에 다녀왔습니다. 많은 분들의 쪽지에서 어린 나이에 힘들지만 희망을 잃지 않고 살아가려는 이 땅의 한 젊은이의 꿈이 무참히 부숴진 것을 애도하며 그의 명복을 비는 글이 대부분이었어요. 아마도 많은 분들이 이 사고에서 느끼는 것이 각별하지 않았을까 싶었습니다. 일면식도 없었던 중년 부인께서 눈물을 흘리며 다음생에는 대한민국에서 태어나지 말고 좋은 나라에서 태어나라고 말씀하시더군요. 다리가 아파서 파스 바르고 오셨다고요.  거칠게 한 드로잉들에 집에서 색칠하여 몇장 올립니다. 

삼가 고인의 명복을 빕니다.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

sketches at Gocheok Sky Dome

a panoramic view of Gocheok Sky Dome, pen and watercolor

the front of Gocheok Sky Dome, pen and watercolor

the baseball game playing in the stadium, pen and watercolor

the baseball game playing in the stadium, pen and watercolor

 outfield stands in the stadium, pen and watercolor

a playing scene viewed from infield stands, pen and watercolor

an exciting scene on the 1st base, pencil and watercolor

a cameraman, pen and watercolor
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( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook ) 
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Gocheok Sky Dome(고척 스카이돔) 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 스케치 장소입니다.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

sketches on spring days


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Back garden of Sejong Center, Gwanghwamun is always crowded with citizens. Especially the place is loved by nearby working office men and women for chatting after lunch.
pen, watercolor, A 4

The garden of Guui catholic church is next to the east gate of Children's Grand Park. So the scenery was very beautiful. The place seems very good for sketching and relaxing after walking all the ways in the park. 
pencil, watercolor, A 4

요즘 비도 내려주고, 바람은 세게 부는 날도 있지만 녹음 우거진 경치는 매우 아름답습니다. 어디를 가도 그림 소재가 많아 좋습니다.



Sunday, May 8, 2016

Very sad news from Germany

I am very sad to post the news that the German Urban sketcher Florian Afflerbach died by accident on May 5th. We will miss him so much. Please visit here for more.

Rest in peace, Florian.
Sincere condolences.


5월의 연휴를 마치는 즈음에 매우 슬픈 소식을 전하게 되어 안타깝습니다.

어반 스케쳐로 활동하시던 Florian Afflerbach님께서 지난 5월 5일 사고로 돌아가셨습니다.
갑작스러운 비보에 전 세계의 스케쳐들이 깊은 슬픔에 잠겨있습니다.

삼가 그 분의 명복을 빕니다.

이곳을 방문하셔서 애도의 글을 남겨 주시면 유족분들께 큰 힘이 되겠습니다.



Monday, May 2, 2016

푸른 순록이 있는

건물앞에 우뚝 서있는 푸른 순록 조각상이 도시를 내려다 보는 모습이 인상 깊었습니다.
마치 깊은 산속에서 막 서울 도심 속으로 내려와 각지고 네모난 건물과 복잡한 차들을 보다가 자신도 모르게 각지고 푸르게 굳어 버린 듯 합니다.
Mecenat polis Mall은 미로 같은 동선임에도 불구하고 곳곳에 시원하게 휴식공간이 있어서
답답하지 않았습니다.
직선이나 직각이 아닌 둥근 곡선이 이곳 저곳 의 가게들이 언듯 언듯 보여서 발길을 이끕니다.



Friday, April 29, 2016

sketches at Deoksugung Art Museum

 the panoramic view of MMCA, Deoksugung

the front view of MMCA, Deoksugung 

viewed from the Deoksugung square

the museum lobby 

art shop on the 1st floor

visitors in the exhibition hall

visitors appreciate the articles left by the artist

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.

Monday, April 25, 2016

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.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

#51 World Wide SketchCrawl at MECENATPOLIS MALL

sketch at courtyard, pen, watercolor, A 4

elevator building at back garden, pastels, A 4

pen, watercolor, A 4

pencil, A 4



Lee Yong Hwan

Lee Yong Hwan and Don Yang from USA

sketch of Don Yang who had to leave at noon for his busy schedule

T-Shirt presented by Don Yang
Thank you so much for your participation and memorable present.

Im Bo Young(임보영) was selling succulent goods at the 2nd floor corridor mall. I talked with her after sketching about the raising cactus and her family farm. She wanted to present a small one which could be attached on refrigerator. I declined gently because of my poor ability to raise plants.  

Yun Young Sook arranging sketches



It was not fine by severe yellow dust. Six sketchers including two newcomers(Kim Ji Hyun and Kim Eun Ji) and Don Yang. The place was very good with various views it possessed by itself and selling events on weekends. I tried pencils(2B and 5B) together and it inspired me to do more often.
Much thanks for all the participants in spite of bad air and busy schedule.

연일 황사로 많이 힘든 가운데 여섯명의 스케쳐들께서 모였어요. 멀리 미국에서 화가로 활동하시는 돈 양님께서 29년 만에 한국을 방문하여 짦은 시간이라도 스케치하려고 오신 것에 감동받았습니다. 시카고 어반 스케쳐에서도 활동하시며 티셔츠를 선물해주셨어요. 기념으로 간직하겠습니다. 사정이 생겨 일찍 귀가하신 새로 오신 분들께도 감사를 드립니다. 평소 잊고 지냈던 맑은 공기의 고마움을 다시 느낀 하루였습니다. 감사합니다!