Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sketches at billiard club

It was a rule that the player who lost in previous game should be a judge in next game.
And the winner was to clean the table. 
pencil, watercolor crayon, 18 x 25 cm

Last Sunday the 120th Seoul Billiards Federation President's Cup game was held at the SL billiards club located at Nonhyeon-dong. The atmosphere was very quiet compared to the senior game which I participated in last winter. Young players were sincere and their poses looked smart. I began sketching from 1 to 5 am. From time to time I watched their nice game fascinated by the players' strokes. Just looking those high level plays gave me a great deal of learning. And I felt that I should keep drawing more and more for better lively lines and impressive description. There will be a big game there on March 31 too. I hope to go there again!

배운지 얼마 안되는 당구에 매료되어 당구장 드나들면서도 정작 스케치는 하기 어려웠지만 큰 대회에서 경기하는 선수들을 보면서 스케치 할 수 있어서 좋았습니다. 그들의 정확한 포즈와 점수 내는 것을 보며 감동했습니다. 시니어 당구 대회는 푸근하고 자유로운 분위기이지만 젊은이들의 당구는 조용히 승부하는 모습같았습니다. 결승까지는 못보고 왔지만 높은 수준의 비슷한 실력의 선수들이 그 한 판의 운으로 승패가 갈리지 않나 싶어서 아쉬움을 달랬습니다. 나중에 결과를 확인하고 관람한 선수들이 입상해서 기분 좋았구요. 한없이 많이 경기 드로잉을 해야 보다 자연스러운 좋은 드로잉이 나오겠다하는 마음으로 당구장 문을 나섰습니다. 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

2019 Taiwan bicycle touring

2019 4th Feb ~ 7th March in Taiwan bicycle touring for 32days.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Sketches in subway

pen, pencil(6B), 18 x 25 cm

pencil, 18 x 25 cm

Two days ago I got on a subway no. 3 at Bulkwang station. As soon as I took a seat I could see a young family (from China, maybe) with a kid on a pram. Instantly I took out my sketch paper and started to draw them wishing them to go together at least for several stops. They did as if they heard my wish. I began with a gel-pen and finished with pencil. Because babies move fast in usual cases I captured her at first after drawing her mother's contour. After minutes she moved into her mother's lap and his sleepy brother could have a sweet sleep in the pram. Subjects with kids must be drawn rapidly for their incessant movements. It gives tension to a sketcher compared to the sketching old people. On the coming home I drew the three women who seemed to be friends. Similar clothes, scarves, hair styles, and bags may look somewhat monotonous, But I could feel comfortable in their round personalities who've been living with their utmost efforts. 

지난 수요일에 전철을 탔는데 바로 앞 좌석에 중국인으로 보이는 절은 가족이 앉아 있더군요. 마침 자리가 하나 비어서 앉아서 바로 그리기 시작했습니다. 요즘 어린아이 만나는 일도 드문 일이 되어가는지라 놓칠 수 없었어요. 아이들은 움직임이 빨라 참 어렵습니다. 반면에 집에 오는 길에 그린 노부인 드로잉은 좀 여유를 가지고 그렸구요. 언제 내릴지 모르는 승객들이라 항상 긴장감 속에 그려내야하기에 대상을 단순화시키는 훈련이 되는 듯합니다. 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Sketches at Geumsunsa Temple, Seoul

Monks and congregators starting the service in praying hall, pen and watercolor, 
(21 x 29.6cm)

Scene in the process of the rite, pen and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

After the first(symbolical washing the late souls and making them to hear the Buddha's words) and second(paying respects and praying to Buddha) procedure the chief monk, Buban, thanked for the cooperation of the believers for the new painting and other projects in the temple. pen and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

The third step was undergoing. Participants prayed eternal peace in paradise of their ancestors, family members, friends or anonymous, nameless souls bowing and devoting with clean water. pen and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm) 

Another scene of the third step of the rite, pencil and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

The last step of the rites for the deceased. pencil and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

Yeonhwadang(연화당) in the temple for the deads. The burying tradition was changed into the cremation one. Families visit there from time to time missing them. pen and watercolor, (29.6 x 42cm)

I sketched the scene of the cinerarium outdoor. pen and watercolor crayon, 
(29.6 x 42cm) 

Banyajeon(praying hall /반야전) where the service was held on, under which on first floor there are rooms for the temple stayers. pencil and watercolor, (29.6 x 42cm)

Entering the temple people could meet the two story Bell tower building(범종루), 
pencil and watercolor, (29.6 x 42cm)

Mokjeong cave(목정굴), a historical space for praying. The stone cave has been loved by people since the King Jeongjo(1752-1800) of Joseon dynasty, pen and watercolor, 
(29.6 x 42cm)

Last Saturday, I visited Geumsunsa temple to join the Cheondo-jae(천도재) that is a ceremony offered for the deceased. 
 At the time of the founding of Joseon dynasty royal monk Muhak established this temple, Geumsunsa, nearly 600 years ago. The temple locates in Gugi-dong, Jongno-gu, in front of the beautiful Bukhan mountain not far from downtown Seoul. So some climbers drop in to take rest having lunch and noodle served by the temple on Sundays except cold days. 

In old days Korean people had been paying services for their ancestors on their anniversary annually and on the new year day and thanks giving day. Though it's symbolical for the descendants to spread foods and fruits on ceremonial table for their ancestors we've been remembering them through generations. These days some families substitute the service with paying mass or christian service. And the new generation changes the food or fruits according to the present popular ones. In the service the names of the late ones are set on table. The names written on paper are substituted with photos nowadays. 
On the wall over the painting lots of names are attached on a panel. At the last step the monks and congregators walk all around the praying hall together in a row and move to the furnace. We burn the names of the late souls wishing them to go to paradise. Participants bow praying their favorites' eternal peace. 

Hearing that there would be a special service for the late ancestors. I decided to participate in it and to draw the process. It was not easy to see the process in detail because I had to take seat back of the room not to hinder others. I could get several by others' generous understanding about sketching but I added watercolor at home. If I had known about the process well enough to capture more in detail other scenes would be drawn in different views. 
In spite of the difficulty of the environment for sketching it was worthy to be in the process of rite for parents and to draw at the same time.
서울 도심 속 자연친화적인 600여년 사찰 금선사~
솔내음 가득한 북한산 정기와 청정샘 약수를 머금고
조상을 기리는 합동 천도재의 장엄한 예불과 함께
반야전, 극락전, 연화당, 범종각, 목정굴, 템플 스테이....
산세따라 흐르는 아기자기한 소재를 벗삼아 가는
심신수양과 더불어 스케치를 통한 힐링의 장소입니다.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

북한산 금선사

도심에서 가까운 곳에 아담하고 예쁜 금선사 라는 절이 있었다
번개로 스케치도하고 조상님들 영가제를 지내는 천도제가 있어서
좋은 마음으로 ~~~~
발걸음 가벼웁게~~~~
봄날의 따스한 볕이 함께하니 베리 굿~~

Sketches at the Geumsunsa(북한산 금선사)

sketch in the process of ancestral rite, brushpen, pastels, A 4

right side of the praying room, charcoal, A 4

outdoor scene of two buildings in the temple, pen, watercolor, A 4

Yesterday there was a special praying event to pray the peaceful rest of the ancestors. It was held to celebrate the finishing of the new big painting of seven buddhas at Banyajeon(praying hall). Lots of believers participated in the ceremony. It kept for three hours. During the service I drew two between bowing and reading ceremonial texts. 

After having delicious lunch I did one seated on bench under warm sunlight. The air was really fine. I could feel the coming of spring. Though I didn't much I enjoyed the most wonderful atmosphere of the temple in Bughansan.

Thank you, Leeky, for joining to such special event! We were pleased so much by your being together. 

Because I didn't draw many yesterday taking rest I add the previous drawings I'd done before as follows.

Every temple would be decorated by colorful lanterns on Buddha's birthday. I go there to celebrate and enjoy the beautiful scenery in spring season.

Ansimdang under construction

Though the scale of the temple is not big the nice features of big and small rocks make great scenery. I did this one with pencil.

I drew these ones during the ritual ceremony for my late father.

pencil sketch with lotus lanterns

There is a space under big rock where water springs. 

When water flows enough scenery is good too. 

Thank you!

Friday, February 22, 2019

북한산 금선사 번개 스케치 제안

2월 모임 후 벌써 일주일이 가는군요. 내일 (23일) 토요일에는 북한산 작은 절 금선사에 가려합니다. 얼마 전에 법당에 새로이 탱화 불사를 하고 점안식을 마쳤어요. 그리고 내일 감로탱화의 칠여래불을 모시고 합동 천도제를 지낸다하여 돌아가신 양가 부모님의 천도를 기원할 겸해서 참석하려고 합니다. 예불 진행되는 중에 조용히 뒤켠에서 스케치를 할 요량이구요. 전에 부모님 천도제시에도 종종 스케치를 해왔습니다. 비디오 찍으나 조용히 스케치하거나 같은 맥락으로 제재는 없었어요. 하여 내일 시간 되시는 분은 북한산 계곡에 예쁘게 자리한 금선사 스케치 할 기회로 삼으시면 좋겠어서 말씀 올립니다.

예불은 10시에 시작되고 예불 후 공양간에서 절밥을 드시면 됩니다. 조용히 차 공양도 즐길 수 있습니다. 경복궁역 3번 출구에서 나와 7212 버스 타고 이북오도청 하차후 큰길로 죽 올라오면 청운 양로원 지나 좀 더 올라오면 왼쪽으로 연화사가 있고 오른쪽의 금선사 주차장 사이의 등산로로 접어 들어 10여분 오르면 도착합니다. 도심에 이런 절이 있을까 싶으리만치 좋습니다. 저희는 예불 참석 후 바깥 풍경을 더 그리려합니다. 올라가면 내려오고 싶지 않은 곳이구요. 무엇보다 금선사 주차장에서 빨리 오르면 5분이면 다다르는 산사입니다. 이번 기회가 아니더라도 한번 방문하시면 좋으리라 생각합니다.

행사가 있을 때에는 대중 교통을 이용하시는 것이 좋을 듯합니다. 감사합니다!

Thursday, February 21, 2019


두번째로 참가하게 되었다
고양시에있는 이케아~
가깝기도하고 무엇보다 다양한 그릴것이 풍부했다
온갖 기물들 카페  쇼핑객들 ~
매장 어느곳을 그려도 멋진 작업이 될것 갔다
앞으론좀 더 다양한 재료로 구도도 다양하게 폭 넓게 그려 봐야겠다
유병화샘 덕분에 그림 올렸어요

cafe Grit 918 / pen, pencil and watercolor (280x216mm)

며칠간 눈이 내리긴 했지만,
이제 햇살 속에서 조금씩
새로운 계절이 느껴지는 듯 합니다 :)

얼마 전 교대역 인근에 있는 카페인
<그릿 918 베이커리 카페>에서
그려본 교대역 사거리의 풍경입니다.

인근의 카페들은 거의 1층에 입점해 있어
좋은 전망을 기대하기가 어려웠는데,
이곳은 실내외를 함께 그리기에
적당한 카페였습니다.

공간의 확실한 구분을 위해
카페 내부는 펜으로, 외부는 연필 스케치로
마무리 했습니다.

12월 모임 때 처음 뵙고
한동안 나가지를 못했습니다.
다가올 봄에는 좀 더 많이 뵐 수 있도록
부지런히 움직이겠습니다.

늦겨울 감기조심하세요 ^^