Wednesday, April 29, 2015

sketch at the Gwangjin Bridge, Han River

scenery seen from the Riverview 8th Avenue in the Gwangjin Bridge, Han River
39 x 27 cm

The Gwangjin Bridge is loved by people because it's possible for citizens to walk the bridge enjoying riverside scenery sitting on benches while crossing. And there's a nice place, the Riverview 8th Avenue in the middle of the bridge, where various kinds of art programs are held such as movies, exhibits, and lover's proposal events even. I could visit there with MK Kim, Seoul Urban Sketcher for sketching and looking round the gallery. It was very special for the visitors to be able to see the river run under the tempered glass of the gallery floor. I couldn't walk on it for the fear. You can see here. We enjoyed all the time after long time no see. 

김미경샘의 안내로 광진교 8번가에 처음 가보았습니다. 한강에 다리가 워낙 많아 가보지 못한 곳이 많은데 광진교는 죽 걸어가는 도중에 벤치가 놓여있어서 스케쳐들에게는 아주 좋은 장소더군요. 특히나 중간에 위치한 전망쉼터가 일품이었어요.

모처럼 만나서 이야기도 많이하고 편의점에서 라면을 직점 끓여주는 기계도 처음 접하고 놀라고 즐거웠어요. 비오는 날 뜨거운 라면이야 거부할 수 없지요. 맛난 커피마시며 바라보는 한강의 경치는 멋진 추억이 될 것같습니다. 김미경샘께 감사드리며 종종 만나 좋은 시간 가졌으면 합니다. 

at the Gwangjin Bridge

보슬비 내리는 봄날 유병화샘과 스케치 데이트.
광진교에서 스케치하고
한강공원까지 우산 들고 걷고
편의점에서 즉석라면도 첨으로 먹어보고
맛있는 커피 마시며 이야기 나누며
또 스케치하고.
즐거운 하루였습니다~~

I had such a lovely day with Byung Wha Yoo, just walking on the Gwangjin Bridge, sketching, eating Ramen, chatting and drinking coffee.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

47th World Wide SketchCrawl, Gyeonggi English Village, Paju City

Main Gate of Gyeonggi English Village (영어마을 입구), pencil and watercolor, 24 x 32cm

City Hall (시청), pen and watercolor, 24 x 32cm 

a scenery around the main street (시청앞 중앙로), pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

Concert hall(공연장), pen and watercolor, 24 x 32cm

a scenery around the market street (마켓 거리), pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm

Science Safari and Exciting Adventure (체험교육관), pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Last Saturday, It was very fine and clear weather to sketch outdoors. In celebration of the 47th World Wide SketchCrawl, we usk Seoul members met at Gyeonggi English Village (경기영어마을) in Paju City (파주시) close to Seoul. As soon as I entered the village through castle shaped gate, a new world of fantastic atmosphere with beautiful buildings and diverse performances impressed me.
The street is lined on each side with the typical western style buildings where English programs are conducted, with the the restaurants and convenience stores drawing the interested visitors and tourists. All facilities have been newly built to simulate a village in an English-speaking country. Students can learn English by enjoying a cultural experience in an exotic environment. Though it is located near urban areas for easy access, it is a suburban English village in harmony with its surrounding natural environment.
We enjoyed an exciting sketch time across the fantastic village in the outskirts of Seoul.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

47th World Wide SketchCrawl, Gyeonggi English Village, Paju City by Koo Bon-ok

pen, watercolor, 35 x 24 cm

pen, watercolor, 32 x 24 cm

47th World Wide Crawl Sketch Gyeonggi English Village in Paju city

 영어 마을은 학생과 이용자들에게 자연스럽게 영어로 말하도록 환경을 마련한 곳입니다.
건물들이 영국과 미국의 모습을 본떴을 뿐 아니라
곳곳에 외국인들이 있어서 영어를 해볼 수 있는 분위기 였습니다.

                                      18.2*25.7 canson pencel and watercolor

47th World Wide SketchCrawl at Gyeonggi English Village, Paju City

20 x 20 cm

24 x 32 cm

#47th World Wide SketchCrawl at Gyeonggi English Village by Kim Kyung-hee

148 x 210 mm

$47th World Wide SketchCrawl, English Village, Paju city

A 4

A 4

39 x 27 cm

39 x 27 cm

39 x 27 cm

39 x 27 cm

The weather was extremely fine! Though the Gyeonggi English Village locates at Paju city which takes over one hour to arrive at from Seoul, eight sketchers participated in. The village was far better than I expected in scale, quiet atmosphere, and beautiful buildings in rows. The village was established for the purpose of experiencing to speak English or else as living in English using countries by Gyeonggi province on April, 2003. There are various kinds of programs for kids, students, or businessmen, etc.

We enjoyed all the beautiful scenery and spring season sketching here and there.
Thank you all!
Participants : YH Lee, KS Song, BO Koo, KH Kim, JH Han, HI Moon, YS Yun, BH Yoo

Thursday, April 23, 2015

restaurant sketch at Jongno

pencil, A 4

Today I could pass the Jongno police station at Gyeongun-dong, Jongno. Next to the police station I saw a black restaurant building which I didn't see before. I entered the garden where I found a swing bench in the corner. I appreciated the building on swinging bench in sunny afternoon. The small fountain contrasted with the black wall  made me to draw the facade of the restaurant. The right white building is a police building. Pink and green color looked good. The font type of signboard words looked good to me. After I finished the sketch the staff came out and stopped the fountain, so I asked him to run once more for me to take a photo. He did it gladly, for which I thanked him too. He told me he didn't know that I was drawing and he let me know that the restaurant opened last November. Though the colors are pretty in overall black building, I didn't use them for I wanted to leave it as black and white drawing.

오늘 경운동의 종로 경찰서 옆에 있는 검은색 레스토랑 건물을 처음 보았어요. 작년 11월에 열은 이탈리안 음식점이더군요. 마당이 좋아서 들어가서 건물을 감상하다가 검은 빌딩에 대비되어 반짝이며 움직이는 분수의 물방울이 예뻐서 한장 그려야지 하고 시작했어요.
연필로만 그리는 것이 쉬운것이 아니더군요. 수채같으면 면으로 칠해버리면 간단한데 일일이 연필선을 긋는 것이 쉽지만은 않았구요. 그래도 오랫만에 한장 그리고 나니 기분이 좋았어요. 긴 겨울 기침으로 밖에서 못그리다가 따스한 햇살쬐면서 한장 했습니다.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

some sketches of different buildings on the street, Seoul

a scenery around Hansung University (한성대) Station, Seongbuk-gu(성북구)

a part of Wangsimni Station (왕십리역) Complex, Seongdong-gu (성동구)

a new apartment building near Kijach'on Church, Jingwan-dong (진관동), 
Eunpyeong-gu (은평구)

a cityscape viewed from Jungnim-dong (중림동), Jung-gu (중구)
( pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
I usually sketch the various buildings on the street by chance when I feel good composition of the adjacent buildings matching together. Especially old downtown in redevelopment, there are lots of old-fashioned buildings and modern buildings coexist irregularly but harmoniously with each other. Whenever sketching buildings by the roadside, I used to be absorbed in a lively scenery with the noise of the busy street.  
These works are recently sketched on the street here and there in my spare time.
익숙한 거리를 지날 때마다 수많은 빌딩들의 다양한 표정들이 흥미롭습니다.
개개의 건물보다도 서로 어우러지며 섞이는 장면들은 새로운 컴포지션을 끌어 냅니다.
길을 걷다가, 혹은 약속 시간을 기다리다가 인상적으로 다가오는 장면들을 만나면서
도시라는 무한 주제에서 순간순간 아름다움을 스케치로 채워가는 시간이 즐겁습니다.