sketchcrawl



47th World Wide SketchCrawl

Date : April 25th, 2015, 10:30 am- 4:30 pm
Place : Gyeonggi English Village, 경기 영어 마을 (파주)
Meeting spot : City Hall in Gyeonggi English Village, 경기 영어 마을내의 시티 홀 부근

안녕하세요?
이번 47차 월드 와이드 스케치 크롤 행사는 경기도 파주에 있는 경기 영어 마을에서 진행하려고 합니다.
교통편으로는 합정동에서 좌석버스 2200 번을 타고 영어마을에서 내리면 됩니다.
입장료는 5000원(주말)입니다. 입장후 시티홀 부근에서 만나면 좋겠어요.
다소 거리가 있지만 스케치해볼만한 장소같습니다. 많은 참석 바랍니다.

궁금하신 내용은 yoodrawing@gmail.com 으로 연락주시기 바랍니다.

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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