sketching plan




일시(Date) : 2014년 4월 19일(April 19, 2014), 오전 10:30 - 오후 3시 30분
장소(Place) : 인사동 쌈지길 주변, 천도교회, 운현궁 (Ssamziegil building, Chundogyo church, and Unhyeongung)
만나는 곳(meeting place) : 쌈지길 빌딩 옥상 벤치 (rooftop of Ssamziegil building)

쌈지길 빌딩에서 만난 후 주변과, 천도교회등을 스케치한 후, 인근 '지리산' 식당[Tel : (02)723-7213]에서 1시경 점심 식사후, 운현궁 및 낙원 상가 주변을 스케치할 예정입니다. (We begin sketching after meeting on the rooftop of Ssamziegil building till we have lunch at the restaurant "Zirisan" on 1 o'clock. After lunch we move to Unhyeongung. Sketchers may sketch the nearby Nagwon shopping mall or street scene. We'll have time of appreciation of sketches in the Unhyeongung on 3:30 pm.)

그날 그리신 스케치를 스케치크롤 사이트에 올리기 위해 스케치크롤 사이트에 아이디를 만드시기 바랍니다. 자세한 내용은 추후 알려드리겠습니다.

관심가지신 분들은 간단한 스케치 도구(종이, 필기류) 지참하시고 용기내어 참가하시기 바랍니다. (Hope you to join us if you've interest in sketching together!)

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...

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