Saturday, January 3, 2015

some sketches around Seoul City Hall

 Seoul City Hall and Seoul Metropolitan Library

Seoul City Hall Seosomun Building (Jeong-dong Observatory on the 13th floor)

a panoramic view of Seoul from the Jeong-dong Observatory

Junghwajeon(중화전) at Deoksugung Palace

a scenery around Seoul Anglican Cathedral (대한 성공회 서울교구)

Newspaper publishing companies around Seoul City Hall

a scene looking at Namsan mountain

a scene around Kyunghyang Shinmun Newspaper Building(경향신문사)

inside view of the Jeong-dong Observatory

a panoramic view through the window
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( pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
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In the year-end holydays, I visited the Jeong-dong Observatory (정동 전망대)on the 13th floor of Seoul City Hall Seosomun Annex Building (서소문 청사), just across the street from Deoksugung Palace(덕수궁). The Observatory itself is rather modest in appearance: just a few chairs, coffee and refreshments and a photographic display of historical landmarks on the walls. The real attraction is outside: the panoramic views spanning from Seoul City Hall to the Ganghwamun Area and beyond, including Inwangsan and Bukhansan, moreover, Namsan mountain. The panoramic views of numerous buildings also reflect the history of Seoul. Many visitors enjoyed the beautiful landscapes and various forms of architecture at Deoksugung Palace and neighboring areas around Seoul City Hall.
I sketched the various compositions from the fantastic panoramas through the window, moving here and there all around the building.
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연말연시 이틀간, 덕수궁 돌담길 따라 서울시 청사 서소문 별관 13층의 정동 전망대를 찾았습니다. 시청 주변의 도심 스케치를 많이 했지만, 고층 실내에서 창밖을 시원하게 내려다보며 파노라마를 그리면서 느낀 점은~~ 시청과 덕수궁, 정동의 조선시대와 근대를 넘어 현대를 잇는 공존의 공간을 한 눈으로 체험하며 다양한 스케치를 날씨에 구애받지 않고 그릴 수 있는 훌륭한 장소라는 것이었습니다.

2 comments:

Sabila Adhaida said...

did you used watercolor for coloring? and did you applying color atone time after doing sketch?

Lee Yong Hwan said...

Thanks your visit Seoul usk blog.
I usually paint watercolors on the spot after sketch. But in an unavoidable case, I paint at home away from the scene once in a while.