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Thursday, May 12, 2016

sketches on spring days

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
( pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
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.
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
( pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
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.
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!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

flower vases at the corner of the church

pen and watercolor, A 4

I saw this scene this morning at the Sejongro catholic church. The flowers will be used for the praying meetings of Legio Mariae(Legion of Mary). I felt those flowers so beautiful with attractive figure of shade around the desk. I enjoyed the sweet fragrance while sketching.

오늘 아침 세종로 성당 로비에서 아름다운 꽃을 보고 그렸어요. 풍성한 꽃에서 나는 향기를 맡으면서 즐거운 시간을 가졌습니다. 꽃도 꽃이지만 그림자의 모습이 매력적이었구요.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


cherry blossom season has become and people are out in droves taking 벗꽃 selfies. much as i could manage of the changing of the guard before they all took off again.

Monday, March 28, 2016

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 couple's parents and 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
( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
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.
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 한 번인 결혼식의 스케치는 진정 값진 선물일 것입니다.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Suwon premium outlet - 수원 프리미엄 아울렛

오랜만에 글 올리네요~

수원 프리미엄 아울렛에서 어반스케치 했던 그림 올립니다~

수원 프리미엄 아울렛에서 작품 전시회를 가졌습니다.
전시회 하는 곳에서 어반스케치 하고 놀았어요~

어반스케치 하고 나서 인근 카페로 이동해서
커피 한잔 더 하면서 그림 그렸어요...

이건 프리미엄 아울렛 안에 있는 카페 입니다.
작년 싱가폴 어반스케쳐스 심포지엄에서 샘플로 받았던 수퍼5 잉크를
이제야 좀 써보고 있네요..ㅎㅎ

인근 아동복 매장..
French Cat 이라는 옷가게였는데요.
딸래미가 입혀주면 공주님 될 것 같더군요~ㅎㅎ

커피와 마들렌~