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!)
I was walking from Jongno 5-ga street to Jongno 1-ga. Though the weather was still cold, the bunches of colorful flower caught my eye. I walked into the narrow alley. The shop had no space but was attached on wall of the building. A nice looking old man kept carrying flower from other place to display. 'What are you doing?" he asked. "I'm drawing your beautiful shop." I replied. Fragrance of small shop spreaded all around the streets.
I saw these trees on pots which were decorated with Korean National flags. When I passed the place by bus I thought they're national flower, the hibiscus, Mugunghwa. The pots located in front of Samilmun of Seoul Tapgol Park, where the Statement of Independence was announced on March 1st, 1919.
view seen from Samsung Tower Building locates at Jongno 1-ga crossroads
View seen from Samsung Tower Building, Bosingak locates left.
19 x 26 cm sketchbook
Jongno streets have been carrying important roles in political, economical, social sides in Seoul since Lee Dynasty. The streets keep developing endlessly preserving tradition and accepting changes. I love Jongno!
a complete view of Hannam Saemal Cafe, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
a scenery from beneath the bridge, pencil and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
a scenery of the supports for the bridge, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
a panoramic view over Hannamdaegyo in front of the cafe, pen, 21 x 29.6cm
a panorama of Hannam-dong village viewed from the cafe, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
a panorama of Sinsa-dong viewed from the cafe, pen and watercolor, 24.5 x 35.2cm
another sketch at the same spot, pen, 24.5 x 35.2cm
Hannam Saemal Cafe, which was the first completed Hangang viewing cafe, and is the ideal place to rest on a river walk. The cafe building is four-stories high with public spaces on the first two floors and the cafe itself on the third and fourth floors, the latter of which is an indoor viewing deck affording wonderful views of the Han River, Hannamdaegyo Bridge and Namsan Mountain.
The weather was so good, and I sketched a lot of attractive sceneries around the cafe here and there excitingly. Welcome to new participants and hope to continue seeing!