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!)
a scenery of Bukchon Hanok Village at Gahoe-dong, pen and watercolor, 24.5 x 35.2cm
a traditional Korean house at Gahoe-dong, pen and watercolor, 24.5 x 35.2cm
the distant view of Inwang Mountain from Samcheong-dong, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.5cm
a scenery of Bukchon Hanok Village at Samcheong-dong, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.5cm
a scenery harmonized with the modern architecture, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.5cm
a small shop and vintage cafe in an alley, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.5cm
Bukchon Hanok Village where traditional Korean houses called hanok form a group, which encompasses Gahoe-dong, Hwa-dong, Jae-dong, and Samcheong-dong in Jongno-gu. This village has been a traditional residential district for more than 600 years of the history of Seoul. The day for the 35th World Wide SketchCrawl, we faced up to an unexpected difficulty.The stormy weather went on all day. In spite of the wet conditions, we had a pleasant sketch time enjoying cultural walks around Bukchon Village. Bukchon particularly, is my birthplace where I was born. While sketching some familiar sceneries lasted a long time, many memories of my childhood were brought back in rapid succession.
Today was the worst day as far as I remembered in my outdoor painting. Windy, rainy, cold.... But new comer, Lee Mi-na, made us delighted. She came from Daegu city located nearly 300 km far from Seoul by KTX train to participate in this sketchcrawl in spite of bad weather. We were glad to meet her and hoped to come as often as she could. She would send her nice drawings with colored pencil for posting. We couldn't sketch much though the Bukchon Hanok Village was very beautiful in Spring. Welcome and thank you all!
viewed from the approach, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
a scenery around the church, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
a complete view of the Korean Orthodox Church, pen and watercolor, 24.5 x 35.2cm
a near view of the church, pen and watercolor, 24.5 x 35.2cm
a Russian cute girl, pen, 21 x 29.6cm
The Korean Orthodox Church (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church) is an Eastern Orthodox church in Korea. Built in a Greek style, although not that big, the church’s oxidized copper-green dome and matching cross are easily noticeable from the approach and the surroundings. Though it was a bit cold and windy on the street, inside the courtyard of the church it was shiny and seemed to be so peaceful. I sketched the elegant and beautiful church here and there in earnest.
New participants are welcome to join our Seoul urban sketchers! Thanks.