Saturday, May 28, 2011

at Joonggye-bondong 104 village, Seoul

scenery from the bench set on hillside of the village which will be redeveloped soon, pen and watercolor, 17.5 x 27.5 cm

scenery of the village, pen, watercolor, chalks on packing paper, 21 x 29.7 cm

a singing-begger performer pen and watercolor, 19.5 x 25.5 cm

Entering the village I went to the restaurant which opened very today. To gather customers and advertise its opening was there a show performed by singing-begger performer. People were enjoying by his comic gags and dance. I sketched him after having lunch at that restaurant. The village is said to be receveloped soon. I've plan to go there again before the demolishment begins. The village was beautiful surrounded with woods and hills.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

backside of the building 'MESA'

27 x 38 cm, chalk, charcoal

Passing the Namdaemun street I saw this building next to Saerona Department. A lot of air conditioner outdoor units on the backside of the building "MESA" caught my eye. I tried. But it was hard to draw stairs and units. I'd like to draw with watercolors next time.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

sketches while walking Namsan Circuit Road

Huam-dong village from Namsan Circuit Road

view at Huam-dong, Namsan Circuit Road

two girls having lunch at Namsan Library restaurant

view toward Namdaemun from Namsan Circuit Road

32 x 44 cm

How exciting to find nice views for sketching in the center of Seoul! Walked from the middle level of Namsan Circuit Road down to Namdaemun(South Grand Gate). Hope to sketch all together next month there! Though I've been living in Seoul over 50 years I'm surprised at finding the hidden places here and there. Very thrilling like a treasure-hunting game!

Urban Sketches @ Ttukseom/Ddukseom

자벌레관 일부

자벌레 전망대에서 본 철교

Saturday, May 21, 2011

sketchcrawl at Doogsum Resort, Han River

What a wonderful scenery it was! Cloudy weather added some points on the riverscape. Sketchers were fascinated by the picturesque scenes formed by bridge, overbridges, new buildings, beautiful lawn, and people full of energy on the open flea market held on the ground. After sketching and having lunch at the nice restaurant 'Soman' located inside the so-called 'Looper' exhibition building, we went to the appointed frame shop and decided each frame and cost. Thanks all for participating and cooperating for the successful exhibitions!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

sketching the wall painting students

It was on the spring festival on campus of Sejong University. Lots of parasols and tents were set up here and there on campus. On the wall of the playground were the art college students painting. I couldn't pass the spot without sketching them. Colorful sunflowers painted on wall were beautiful too. They would be proud of the mural painting when they pass it. It was a very special experience to me too. ( 30 x 40 cm, pen and watercolor)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

discarded home appliances at A/S center

Yesterday my mobile phone showed some error message when I tried to take photo with it. I went to A/S center near my village. But the engineer said 'what matters?' handling it. No message was there any more and the camera worked well in his hand. I found this piled appliances at the corner out of the repairing room. I felt interest and drew this one.

Monday, May 16, 2011

sketches on a fine Sunday

motorbike & Namsan at Chungpa-dong, Seoul

at Sookmyung Woman's University, Seoul

at Manri Market, Manridong, Seoul

It was a fine day. I started from Sookmyung Woman's University where located near Seoul Station. The campus was neat and occupied with new buildings built recently. Having lunch at drivers' restaurant located across the Hyochang Park I headed on to Chungpa-dong for a better view. I sketched a motor bike with the Namsan at a long distance. On my way to Son Gi Jeong Park I stopped to capture the sunlit awnings at Manri Market. The Son Gi Jeong Park was a good place to sketch surrounded by old houses and new buildings under construction. I could rest for a while under the big trees of the park hearing the merry sound from playground.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


다음 스케치행사 장소인 뚝섬 한강공원에 다녀왔습니다.

자벌레건물에서 한강 풍경이나 공원을 전망하기가 좋고 내부에 쉴 수 있는 공간도 넉넉해서 좋았습니다.

강물 위에 떠있는 절을 한 장 그리고 돌아왔습니다.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

sketches at Ewha Womans University

'Areum Teul' Restaurant on campus, conte, 44 x 31 cm

right side of Music Hall on campus, pencil, watercolor, 44 x 31 cm

The campus was very quiet and beautiful with flowers. Old and new buildings in campus seemed balanced well. Many families enjoyed the sceneries taking photos.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

sketches on May 7, 2011 at the Anglican Church of Korea

Jung Kyoung-won

Jung Un-ja

Koo Yoon-kyung

Yoo Byung-hwa

Lee Yong-hwan

How nice the weather was after raining all the night! We enjoyed sketching and having zazangmyun at the corner of the church by the kind consideration of the staffs. The young priest of the church liked the sketches and suggested to inform on the church weekly about this sketching and our exhibit at the Songpa Library Gallery on June 26, 2011. We thanked for all the atmosphere of the church.

Monday, May 2, 2011

at a buckwheat noodle restaurant

I went to a famous buckwheat noodle restaurant located at Gwanghwamoon with my son during his army vacation. We had cold noodle dipping in delicious soup mixed with sliced green onion, grinded white radish, and sliced black laver, adding drops of vinegar and mustard. (12 x 19 cm)