scenery seen from the 5th floor terrace of Insa Art Center
street shops seen from the entrance steps of Insa Art Center
young couple taking picture at Insadong Maru building
pastels, pen, colored paper 26 x 37 cm
William, JH Yi, and YH Lee
It was cloudy a little. I kept pastels instead of watercolor worrying about rain. Tourists and visitors made the street lively even it was 10 am. Insa-dong is one of the historic and cultural town around Gyeongbokgung(palace). The area is mixed with newly built low buildings and old Korean traditional style houses. I drew the irregular features compared to the high-risen buildings in rows at planned area of Gangnam. The Insa street is full of tourists and visitors always. The main street is blocked off from traffic. So people walk freely visiting galleries and enjoying shopping.
After having lunch I went up to the Insadong Maru building which opened two years ago. In the middle space to 2nd floor there were colorful benches and an upright piano for the visitors to play. I chose red color bench to sketch. And a young couple sat for taking picture.
The Ssamzie building was full of visitors. So many kinds of shops caught my eye. I enjoyed looking at goods. It became somewhat windy in the afternoon. We moved to McDonalds to see our works. There YH Lee sketched William and presented him. He liked so much. We shared opinions about sketching and art too.
William, JH Yi, and YH Lee, thank you very much for sharing nice time!
오늘 오전중에 비가 온다는 예보에 수채보다는 마른 재료가 좋을 듯하여 파스텔만 챙겨갔어요. 조용한 인사아트센터 5층에서 그림 한장 하고 내려와서 한장 더 하고 점심 후에 마루빌딩에서 한장 했습니다. 언제나 생동감 넘치는 인사동은 스케치 거리가 넘칩니다. 아침에 감기약까지 먹고 간지라 몇장 못그렸어요. 그림도 체력이 많이 필요한 작업입니다.
윌리엄이 내년 2월에 한국을 떠나기에 이달 마지막 토요일인 11월 26일(November 26th, Saturday)에 서울역 3층 후드코트(3rd floor Food Court of Seoul Station)에서 그리기로 했습니다. 오전 10시 30분부터 그림 시작합니다. 관심 있는 분들의 많은 참석바랍니다.