Saturday, December 31, 2011

sketches at Seoul Folk Flea Market(서울 풍물 시장) and at Seoul Dongmyo(서울 동묘)

Lee Yong-hwan, Seoul Flea Market building located at Sinseol-dong, Dongdaemun-ku, Seoul
pen and watercolor, 25 x 35.2 cm

Lee Yong-hwan, Donggwanwangmyo(동관왕묘), Soongin-dong, Jongno-ku, Seoul
pen and watercolor, A 4(21 x 29.7cm)

Yoo Byung-hwa, statues at Seoul Flea Market, pencil and watercolor, 30.5 x 22.9 cm

Yoo Byung-hwa, back of the above statue through the window, pen and watercolor, 30.5 x 22.9 cm

Yoo byung-hwa, At wine shop in Seoul Flea Market, pencil and watercolor, 30.5 x 22.9 cm

Yoo Byung-hwa, At Dongmyo located at Soongin-dong, pencil and watercolor, 30.5 x 22.9 cm

Lee Kyu-hwang, At Seoul Flea Market, pencil, A 4

Lee Kyu-hwang, At Dongmyo, pencil, A 4
Though we've plan to sketch at Seoul Flea Market building, we visited there with KH Lee during his holidays in army. On the way coming home we dropped in the Dongmyo for drawing some. Due to the cold weather we just finished one for each. All the street from the Seoul flea market to Dongdaemun Gate was busy with customers and merchants. And we found a good place for sketching, the Dongmyo which was built in honor of the 3rd century Chinese military commander, Guan Yu on 1601, among flea market on street of Soongin-dong.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Farewell to Dream Cinema!

the facade of the theater, pen and watercolor, 20.8 x29.8cm

across the street from the theater, pen and watercolor, 20.8 x29.8cm

Seodaemun intersection looking over the window of the theater, pen and watercolor, 20.8 x29.8cm

while a movie was showing on, pen and pastel, 20.8 x29.8cm

overall view in the dark theater, pen and watercolor, 20.8 x29.8cm

another view in the dark theater, pen and watercolor, 20.8 x29.8cm

viewed from the second floor, pen and watercolor, 20.8 x29.8cm

at the lounge, pen and pastel, 20.8 x29.8cm

barefooted youth (맨발의 청춘) -sketched looking at the movie poster, pen and watercolor, 20.8 x29.8cm
Dream Cinema is a Korean movie theater located in Seodaemun, Seoul. Originally called Hwayang Theater(화양극장), it opened in 1964 and is today the city's last remaining single screen theater. In recent years the theater has been limited to screening free previews or films that are long past their opening dates for old aged audience.
Unfortunately this theater building would be closed December 31, 2011 on account of redevelopment plan for a major hotel. But this spot will always remain a pleasant memory for us.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jongro 2ga sketch

at Seoul Zoo, Gwacheon City

lift car building near the entrance
It passes over a lake. In winter season people wouldn't like to use it, perhaps. I couldn't see people in lift cars while I was drawing this one. Snow on southern side of the roof was melted to show the original color.

Snow remained on shade roofs and ground.
Animals such as gemsboks, zebras, and giraffes were in interior cages due to cold weather.

inside the botanical garden
It was so warm that I had to put off my long winter jacket.

charcoal, pastel, sepia conte, 25.7 x 35.7 cm sketchbook
I could see them inside the tropical animal building through the pane glass very closely.
I feel fully refreshed when I come home after staying all day in park despite of cold weather.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

some sketches at Oksu-dong

a scenery near Oksu station, pen and watercolor, 25 x 35cm

Han River viewed from  KW Jung's house, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.8cm

another sketch viewed from the same spot, pastel, 21 x 29.8cm

looking down the riverside, 4B pencil, 21 x 29.8cm
A few days ago I had a good chance to sketch around Oksu-dong, but it was awfully cold outdoors. At first I sketched a scenery near Oksu subway station looking out of the window at the platform by the railroadside. And then I made some sketches of Han River inside KW Jung's house to which I was invited lunch. Oksu-dong is one of the most suitable places for urban sketchers in Seoul.

Friday, December 23, 2011

pencil sketch

 Christmas tree at Seoul city hall square

Oksu subway station

sketches on canvas

a view seen from Oksu subway station, acrylics on canvas, 45 x 53 cm

Han River seen from an aparatment at Oksudong, oil pastels on canvas, 45 x 53 cm
Needless to say it was an ice-cold day. But the view from the station and apartment was fantastic.
Thank you all for participating and the wholehearted hospitality of KW Jung at her village!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

two sketches in/out on a bitterly cold day

charcoal, A 4
After swimming I walked down to Gwanghwamun to buy some art material at Namdaemun market. On the way at Naejadong, I saw this scene. I couldn't pass over and in the middle point returned to the pedestrian road for sketching across this street. It was so cold that my fingers got numbed. But the shiny light was there contrasted by the vertical dark lines of the Integrated Govermental Building in back.

pen, charcoal, A 4
I had lunch at the Melodies, large scale food court of Kyobo Book Center. After having deliciously I sketched the bustling scene inside of the kitchen. I planned how to capture them while having Gimbab(rice wrapped with black laver within which kinds of vegetable were put in the center) with hot soybean sauce soup.

at the parking lot of Seungdong Church, Insa-dong from archive

pencil & watercolor
Sketched on March, 2009. I was caught by the dark space of the 2nd floor of parking space contrasted by the Jongno Tower Building. Only sketches could make remind me of the air at that time as for me.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sketch at Yongmun Market

yongmun market

cyclers at subway

sketches at Yongmun Five Day Market, Yongmun, Kyunggi Province

cyclers at subway

bikes of cyclers

Yongmun church
The following pieces were drawn at Yongmun Five Day Market.

charcoal, pencil, pastel, A 4

It took one hour from Oksu Station to Yongmun Station by subway. KW Jung, HS Song and I kept sketching people in subway. We had hot soup and rice as lunch in temperorary snack booth and had other delicious snacks of course in the afternoon. We bought cheap and fresh vegetables after sketching. Thank you!

In the table, waiting for friends

                                                        In the table, waiting for friends
                                                              size : A4 , only pen
                                                                by park ji woong

Monday, December 19, 2011

sketches from a bus window going to market

at Kyungdong Market, Jegi-dong, Dongdaemun-ku, Seoul
pencil, market, 10.5 x 18 cm sketchbook
I kept sketching vehicles on streets. The market was lively with customers and merchants as always. Capturing the sceneries with withered awnings in old markets was very exciting too.
경동시장으로 가는 버스의 앞자리에서 창으로 보이는 자동차 오토바이들의 재미난 모습을 내내 스케치했어요. 참으로 역동적이지요. 쉴새없이 움직이며 다양한 모습이 연출되는 것이 사직동에서 제기동까지 도착하는 40분 가까운 시간이 전혀 지루하지 않았구요. 시장...더 말할 필요도 없는 삶의 원천같은 곳이구요!