Friday, September 30, 2011

one sketch at Gongdeok-Dong, Mapo-Ku, Seoul

pen, soft pastels, A 4
It was terribly windy. I had to get on a bus at Gongdeok-Dong across the Mapo Police Station.  Before walking across the road I saw the vine wrapped the street tree to the sky. The traffic light, street light pole, and electric pole created a scene worthwhile to be drawn. Because I didn't keep the mat I borrowed some paper box to sit in the very shop where I sat under the window. After finishing I got on a bus. The skyline of Mapo-ku looked so different a lot from the shapes of 10 years ago that I felt as if I were in a foreign land.
(오늘 볼일이 있어 마포 공덕동쪽에 갔다가 많이 달라진 거리 모습에 낯설었습니다. 버스를 타려고 길을 건너기 전에 오후의 햇살에 환한 녹색잎 덩어리를 보고 그림을 시작하였습니다. 전깃줄, 신호등, 가로등들이 엉켜서 한 풍경되더군요. 깔개를 안가져갔길래 가게(그 가게 창 아래에서 앉아 그리려고 했던) 안에 들어가서 종이 박스를 얻어 요긴하게 쓰고 다시 드리고 감사를 표했습니다. 얼른 보니까 복사지 박스같았는데 주는 것도 모자라 펴주려고까지 하시더군요. 말없는 친절덕에 잘 마쳤습니다. 바람이 굉장했다는.... )

Thursday, September 29, 2011

sisters arranging flower at church, Seoul

pencil, A 4
Years ago when I visited a church I could see sisters who were busy with arranging flower at an altar. They didn't have noticed that I was sketching them. I sketched several ones successively. The gesture of picking, cutting, and setting the beautiful flower in vase was so calm and touching. I was lucky to catch the scenes. Though I feel some guilty to post these ones without permission.....
(몇년전에 어느 교회를 방문했는데 제단에서 수녀님께서 제단 꽃꽂이를 하고 계셨습니다. 조용히 꽃을 다듬고 꼽고 하시는 모습이 참 아름다왔고 감동적이었어요. 그 장면을 놓치기 아까와 매우 조용히 스케치를 연속적으로 했어요.  그동안 화일에 보관만하다가 이제 여러 해가 흘러 올려봅니다.  그런 현장에 있게 된것은 행운이었어요. )

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Anglican church


약속전 잠시들러 급하게라도 스케치하길 정말 잘 한거 같습니다

sketches at downtown of Seoul

decorated recess of OLIVA restaurant located at Tongeuidong, Seoul, pen and watercolor, A 4
I sketched this one before getting on my bus to home because the scene was attractive.

new city hall under construction, soft pastels(square), charcoal, A 4

at the Anglican Church of Korea, Jeongdong, conte sepia pencil, A 4

HS Song and I took a photo after sketching the new city hall.
KW Jung while sketching at the church
We had a joyful sketching though the weather was not fine, somewhat windy and cold. Even at the same place we could see the different sides of the subjects and try the various mediums, which brings the valuable results unexpectedly. Thank you for the sketching together and delicious sandwich prepared by HS Song!
(어제에 이어 성공회에서 즐거운 스케치를 했어요. 같은 장소라도 정말 다양한 면을 볼수 있어 그곳은 매력이 있습니다. 다른 재료도 써보면서 기대밖의 수확을 얻기도 하지요. 오늘 날씨도 산산한데 함께 스케치할 수 있어서 좋았습니다. 송선생님 샌드위치를 성당 뜰 까페에서 먹는 분위기는 멋진 가을의 서곡이었습니다. 감사합니다.)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

in botanical garden at Seoul Zoo from archive

near the entrance of the botanical garden of Seoul Zoo, pencil and watercolor

cactus inside the botanical garden, pencil and watercolor

 inside the botanical garden, pencil and watercolor

inside of the botanical garden, pencil and watercolor

These were drawn years ago. At winter I often went inside the botanical garden for the warmth.
Sizes of all are about B4.

Monday, September 26, 2011

sketches on small pad(12 x 16 cm)

at Kukidong, pen and watercolor

at Sajikdong, pen & watercolor

at Naejadong, pen and watercolor

at Jeoldusan Martyr's Shrine, pencil and watercolor
When I don't have enough time I use small pad. It's easy to carry and finish in a short time.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

at Seoul Zoo from archive

2006, pencil and watercolor, B 4
Years ago I sketched a lot at Seoul Grand Park(Seoul Zoo). This drawing is one of my favorites.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Seodaemun Prison History Hall from archive

pencil & watercolor
I sketched this one while I was caring my mother in law at the Seran Hospiral located across the Independence Park next to the Seodaemun Prison History Hall on 2001. The scenery was beautiful with colored leaves. It would be same as before if I could see through the windows of the hospital.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

at the Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine, Habjeongdong, Seoul

pen and watercolor, 24.3 x 35cm

pen and watercolor, 24.3 x 35cm

pen and oil pastel, 21 x 29.5cm

pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.5cm

pen and oil pastel,  21 x 29.5cm

pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.5cm

sketched a panoramic view looking at the sign board, oil pen, 21 x 29.5cm

pen and watercolor,  21 x 29.5cm

pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.5cm

pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.5cm

Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine is one of the famous historical sites remaining in Korea. It's located on the banks of theHan River on the east side of the Yanghwa Ferry Point crossing, the top of a small cliff rises high. The construction of the Shrine began on 1966, the 100th anniversary of the Pyong-in Persecution, and was completed in 1967. 103 Saints were canonized on 1984.
A few days ago, I visited the Shrine and drew some sketches with a reverential attitude.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A fine day

   The Anglican church at Jung-Dong,Seoul

    The Cheonggyecheon

candles of the prayers at Jeoldu Martyr's Shrine, Habjeongdong, Seoul

32 x 24 cm, pen & watercolor

feature of the church looked upward from the passage, A 4, charcoal

So many candles were lit by the prayers beside the Saint Maria. The Jeoldu Martyr's Shrine was originated by the intense persecution on 1866. The martyrs died at the place for the belief. The church building was constructed on 1967. 103 Saints were canonized on 1984. Now many descendent believers go on a pilgrimage to remember the saints' martyrdom. . It became a season of entrance exam for university. Many of the flaming candles might be for the examinees, I guessed.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Some sketches at Gaemi Maeul, Hongjedong in Seoul

pen and watercolor, 24.3 x 35cm

pen and watercolor, 24.3 x 35cm

pen, soft pastel and watercolor, 21 x 29.5cm

pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.5cm

pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.5cm

pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.5cm

oil pen, 21 x 29.5cm

4B pencil, 21 x 29.5cm
The Gaemi Maeul(Ant Village) is famous for the beautiful village located on the hillside of Mt.Inwang. What is more, this village is favorably situated in downtown Seoul, so it's possible to sketch frequently for us. The weather was so fine, we could be enthusiastic over sketching all day with a rural atmosphere.