sketchcrawl



Sketching meetup :

Date : May 23, 2015 from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Meeting spot : Visitors' Center near Gate 1 which can be arrived at by 5 minutes' walk after coming out of Exit 3 of Seoul Forest Station, Subway Bundang line (분당선 서울숲역 3번 출구에서 우회전하여 쭉 나가면 1번 게이트가 나오고 근처의 2층 건물의 1층 편의점옆에 방문자 센터에서 만납니다.)

지난 4월 25일의 스케치 행사가 끝나고 한국에서 일하는 외국인 두분이 함께 스케치하고 싶다는 메일을 보내오셔서 5월에 모임을 가지려고 합니다. 많은 참석 바랍니다.
(After the last sketchcrawl two foreigners who work here in Korea sent mails with messages to sketch with Seoul Urban Sketchers.
We would like to have May sketching meetup on May 23rd, 2015 at Seoul Forest. Hope lots of sketchers to join us!)


Seoul Urban Sketchers의 활동에 대해 알고 싶은 분은 seoulurbansketchers@gmail.com 으로 연락주시기 바랍니다.
(Please send e-mails to seoulurbansketchers@gmail.com if you want to know about the activity we do.)

지난 4월 25일에 열린 47th World Wide SketchCrawl 페이지를 방문하시고 세게인들의 스케치를 감상하시기 바랍니다.
(Hope you to visit the 47th World Wide SketchCrawl page and enjoy all the sketches from the world including ours.)

Monday, June 18, 2012

sketches at Son gi-jeong Memorial Park, Malli-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul

 Statue of Son gi-jeong, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm 

 Statue - running with all his might, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

 construction field around the Memorial Hall, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

entrance of the Memorial Hall under remodeling, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

 playing soccer at the lawn ground inside the Memorial Park, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

 Pin Oak tree was planted in memory of Son, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

 old fashioned Yangchung High School buildings with a history, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

 Son gi-jeong Cultural Sports Center with creepered bricks, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

 control office viewed from the Gate of Memorial Park, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

 control office of the Memorial Park, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

neighbouring village viewed from the hill inside the park, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm 
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This Memorial Park was prepared in memory of Son gi-jeong (1914 -2002) who was the gold medalist in 11th Berlin olympic marathons establishing a new world record on 1936. Therefore Son gi-jeong became the first gold medal-winning Korean Olympian, so he continued to have his pride as a Korean until his last days. 
He was born in Sinuiju, and was educated at Yangchung High School with a history of 100 years in Seoul. Some time ago the school was relocated to Yahgchon-gu, and the site was transformed into Son gi-jeong Memorial Park. Recently, before the 100th anniversary of his birth, Son's Memorial Hall building with red bricks is under remodeling for better than ever. 
Last Saturday I visited the Memorial Park with our USK Seoul sketchers.  While sketching, I looked back upon the history of 1930s and his outstanding achievement in enhancing the national prestige.

4 comments:

nabirani said...

You captured his facial expressions so well! Now i could know how he looks. Great as always!

Lee Yong Hwan said...

Thanks. Son gi-jeong is praised as one of the greatest heroes in modern Korean history. I sketched statues of Son respectfully as if he is alive.

Nicholas Hong said...

you capture the atmosphere and how you felt. Beautiful sketches!^^

Lee Yong Hwan said...

Thanks for your visit our blog and a favorable comment.