Meeting spot : 지하철 1호선 4번 출구에서 나와 청사 입구 옆에 있는 쉼터 (small resting place out of exit 4 in Seoul city hall station, subway no. 1, near the entrance to city hall)
서울 시청사 건물이 새로 지어진지도(2012년) 여러해가 되는데 청사 건물 안팍을 함께 스케치하지 못하여 이번 여름 스케치크롤 장소로 택해보았습니다. 한국의 중심을 본격적으로 그려서 소개했으면 합니다. 관심있는 분들의 참석 바랍니다.
(Since new city hall had been built on 2012 it's first time for us to sketch together. Inside the hall there are lots of interesting spaces for concerts, cafe, exhibition including observatory hall on 8th. As a capital city building surrounded with historical palace, churches, and business buildings we may find nice subjects in and out of city hall with citizens. Hope you to join us and enjoy the sketching together!)
In our city life, a lot of campus buildings around us are very interersting subjects for the urban sketchers. On the campus everywhere, we come to meet not only plenty of objects of drawing, but of architectural various types.
When I crossed the Sajik road I could see the blue building with irregular windows. A man seated on a red chair looking at the street. I began to sketch him at first because I was not sure that he'd stay long there.
at Naejadong, charcoal, 30 x 40 cm
I was walking down to Gwanghwamun. These days there are so many glass wall buildings that the reflected image on walls made attractive focus in street scenery. In the small resting place I could sketch this thankfully. It seemed to rain soon getting darker.
at Gwanghwamun, pen and watercolor, 30 x 40 cm
Arriving at the Gwanghwamun, Sejong Street, I tried to sketch the Gwanghwamun at first, but I changed my mind looking back. The bridge between the Integrated Government buildings seemed worthwhile to draw. After finishing this I took a bus coming home. At last it rained heavily while my being at bus. But finishing sketches gives energy in spite of being caught in the rain without umbrella.
Nagwon Musical Instrument Arcade viewed from left side
frontal view of the Arcade from Chongro 2-ga street
grand piano on 2nd floor of the Arcade
drum shop on 3rd floor of the Arcade
guitar shop in 2nd floor of the Arcade
brass instrument in shop on 3rd floor of the Arcade
The Arcade a long history over 40 years where more than 230 musical instrument shops sell all kinds of musical instruments. I sketched the features of the building at first. And after that I enjoyed sketching the musical instruments with other sketchers.
frontal scene of Nagwon Musical Instrument Arcade located at Chongro
23 x 39 cm
drawing viewed close to the steps leading to the 2nd floor of the arcade
shop selling kinds of guitar inside the arcade
a girl and her father trying guitars to buy
inside the string musical instruments shop
at drum shop
at Susongdong on the way of coming home
passengers looking at sketches at the arcade
I took a photo at the guitar shop.
Though it was a humid, hot day 11 participants came for sketching including three new comers, Kim Sang Deuk, Kim Kyung Min, and Park Ji Woong, who were greeted warmly by all other sketchers. Inside the arcade it was cool by air-conditioning; so we could enjoy sketching on 2nd and 3rd floors. The arcade locates near Insadong, the traditional cultural street where many galleries are clustered. And close to the arcade locates Tapgol park where the Independence Statement was announced on March 1st, 1919. Thank you all the participants!