Women who were wearing colorful Korean clothing for the parade celebrating the birth of Buddha by BH Yoo, A 4
Foreground scenery of the temple, Jogyesa, Jongno by BH Yoo, A 4
pen sketch of the foreground by Lee Yong Hwan, A 4
portrait sketch of Henry Aansten from Los Angeles
By Lee Yong Hwan, pencil, A 4
Sketcher and model
Yesterday YH Lee and I visited the temple, Jogyesa to look around the beautiful scenery and a parade for the Buddha's birthday, May 3rd(April 8th in lunar calendar). All the ground was busy with visitors and believers preparing the street parade. We were excited together though we didn't walk in that parade. While sketching some I could see a couple of American man and Korean woman who left soon to the temple for praying(I guessed). The man looked like the actor "Richard Gear". Nobody would deny that as you can see in the photos. YH Lee agreed. I began to talk with him. He arrived at the day before yesterday. Sharing some talks we asked whether he would leave soon or not for the chance to draw him. He was pleased with the suggestion. While YH was sketching him in pencil roughly I kept talking with him. Some minutes later YH showed the drawing to him. Receiving the present he said "Wow, it looks better than I!" He liked and we took some photos. Though the time was short we could share the nice moment through sketching on the spot.
어제 저녁시간에 조계사에 가봤어요. 부처님 오신날 기념 시가 행진은 참여하지 못하더라도 리허설이라도 보며 스케치라도 했으면 했습니다. 조계사에서 운영하는 '승소'에서 맛있는 국수를 먹고 가니 이미 행진 준비가 거의 완료되어 스케치는 많이 못하였어요.
그런데 옆에 앉은 외국인이 리차드 기어와 많이 닮아서 아니 그리고는 후회할 듯하여 이런 저런 인사와 더불어 시간있으면 스케치 좀 할 수 있느냐고 하니 쑥스러워하면서도 흔쾌히 허락을 해주셔서 이용환 샘께서 그릴 수 있었어요. 선물로 드리니 좋아하셨어요. 지나가는 분들도 다들 '리차드 기어'같다고 이구동성이셨구요. 짧았지만 즐거운 시간이었습니다.