Wednesday, January 31, 2018


그동안  못올린,  여기 저기에서의 그림들을 한꺼번에 올려 봅니다. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Homeless in the slience at the Seoul citizens hall ホームレス

Homeless man at the citizens hall of Seoul city 13.3*21 oil pastel, fountain pen 

A sitting man at  the citizens hall of Seoul city 13.5*22 oil pastel, fountain pen 

Fast drawing with the acoustic band  13.5*21 pencil, fountain pen 

Landscape from the observatory on the 13th floor of Seoul city hall Seosomoon Annex .
A tourist attraction unknown to foreigners
You can see the entire view of beautiful  Deoksugung palace 
and the surrounding areas of Seoul city hall.
13.5*21 pencil, fountain pen  


서울시청 서소문분청 13층전망대 카페 '도락' 에서 본 풍경
아름다운 덕수궁 전체풍경과 서울시청 주변풍경이 내려다 보이는 곳 

JANUARY 27th, 2018
Around the Seoul  city hall for worldwide sketch crawl with urban sktechers .

I tried to capture the homeless man in a sketchbook.
The dark and impassive man was in the long silence.
The small old man with a long face was  sobbed quietly holding his cup noodles in his hands.
As the music concert began, they disappeared into the crowd.
It was a harsh winter day with a temperature of minus 15 degrees.

The Seoul citizens hall provides a complex cultural space for citizens.
It's a warm place that is always open to everybody .
You can see performances,exhibitions,movies  and use libraries any time.
There are a bookstore, a fair trade store also cafes.
It's a very stylish and modern interior that stands out.

서울시청 시민청 안
노숙자들의 모습을 그려보았습니다.
어둡고 무표정한 남자는 긴 침묵에 잠겼습니다.
외소한 체구의 노인은  울음을 터트립니다.
그의 손에는 사발면이 들려있습니다.
음악 공연이 시작되자 그들의 모습은 사람들사이에 섞입니다.
밖은 영하 15도 잔인하게 춥습니다.
시민청안이 따뜻해 꽤 긴 시간 그림을 그릴 수 있었습니다.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Drawing in the Citizens Hall of Seoul City Hall

Resting people in the front of caricature exhibition for five hundred citizens
41*13 cm, pen & colored pencil)
 Entrance of Citizens Hall in Seoul City Hall (28*21 cm, pen & colored pencil)
 Old man wearing red-blue checkered clothes is dancing during playing panflute ensemble
(25*14 cm, pen & colored pencil)
Guitarist, singer, and audience (20*25 cm, pen)
Acoustic band consisting of drummer, singer, guitarist and keyboardist (25*20 cm, pen)
지난 주 토요일, 어반스케치 모임에 참여하였습니다. 매우 추운 날씨에도 불구하고 그림을 좋아하시는 스케처분들을 서울 시민청에서 만나뵈었습니다. 추운 날씨라 시민청 안 곳곳의 모습을 스케치 하기로 하였는데, 마침 다양한 분야에 재능을 가진 시민 아티스트들이 연주하는 활력콘서트가 열리고 있어 주로 그 곳의 모습을 그려보았습니다. 멋진 음악을 들으며 스케치를 하니 참으로 근사한 하루였습니다.  
Last Saturday, I participated in the meeting of Seoul Urban Sketchers. Despite the very cold weather, we met at the Citizens Hall, situated on the 1st basement level of Seoul City Hall. We was supposed to sketch all over the place inside of Citizens Hall. Since Energy Recharging concerts were performed by civic artists everyday at noon, I have mainly drawn the performers, the audience, and the surrounding figures.  It was fun to sketch while listening to music.

#58th World Wide SketchCrawl around Seoul City Hall

Seoul Citizens' Hall in concert, (29.6 x 42cm), pen and watercolor

Fair Trade (공정무역) Store, Doran Doran Cafe, (29.6 x 42cm), pen and watercolor

Pan Ulim Ensemble (팬울림 앙상블), (21 x 29.6cm), pen and watercolor

Pan flute player, (21 x 29.6cm), pen and watercolor

another Pan flute player, (21 x 29.6cm), pen and watercolor

band Hanultari(통기타밴드 한울타리), (21 x 29.6cm), pencil

an acoustic guitarist of Hanultari, (21 x 29.6cm), pencil

a singer of Hanultari, (21 x 29.6cm), pencil

camera woman of band Hanultari, (21 x 29.6cm), pencil

a sketcher MJ Kang(new comer), (21 x 29.6cm), pencil

Hotel President, Seoul, across the road, (29.6 x 42cm), pen
The weather has been bitterly cold the past few days. Last Saturday for the 58th World Wide SketchCrawl, it's hard to sketch outdoors, Seoul urban sketchers met at the Seoul Citizens' Hall(시민청) inside Seoul City Hall building. Seoul Citizens' Hall is housed in the two basement levels of Seoul City Hall. The hall has been renovated as a public area for citizens and visitors. Exhibition, performances, seminars, concerts, special events, and wedding ceremonies take place here all year round.  
It's a great place for sketchers to draw a lot of the amusing scenes regardless of weather. I sketched the vivid interior scenes including some musical performances with other sketchers. in an enjoyable atmosphere. We had a pleasant SketchCrawl in an enjoyable atmosphere!
어디라도 가서 스케치하고 싶은날~~
얼어붙는 추운 날이건, 눈비 오는 날이건,
서울 시민청은 언제나 모두에게 열려 있습니다.
교통 편한 곳에서 갖가지 공연과 퍼포먼스, 홍보와 전시, 
어린이 행사, 지구마을 카페, 도서관과 쉼터....
한 장소에서 골고루 그릴 수 있는 생생한 스케치 마을입니다.  

On the first basement of Seoul City Hall

  A newspaper reader (21*29cm, coloured pencil)
Newspaper or cell phone readers (21*29cm, coloured pencil)
A sleeper (21*29cm, coloured pencil)
Resting people (21*29cm, pen and watercolor)
pan ulim Ensemble and Dancer  (21*29cm, pen and watercolor)
sound engineer (21*29cm, pen)
People watching the show (24*64cm, watercolor and pen)
Jongno 2-ga from Jongno Tower (24*32cm, mixed media)
It is hard to draw in the outdoors because of the cold weather.
So this time, we sketched on the first basement of Seoul City Hall.
There was a music concert every weekend.
I have sketched performers,viewers and many others.
어반스케치 시작하면서사람많은 곳에서 그림도구 꺼낸다는게 쉽질 않았는데...몇번하다보니 이젠 익숙해졌는지 주변 시선에 별루 신경 쓰지 않게 됩니다...특히 이번엔 사람들이 많은 장소에서 그리다보니...옆에서 힐끗힐끗 보는 사람들... 자기 딸도 미대 진학했다는 어르신...나도 그림 그리고 싶은데 이젠 나이가 너무 많다는 할머니..그림 그리는 우리들 보고 자기도 시작해보고 싶다는 자원봉사하시는 분..그렇게 그들의 인생이야기 들으면서 공연 음악들으면서 스케치했습니다...

Saturday, January 27, 2018

#58th World Wide SketchCrawl sketchi meetup around Seoul City Hall

Kids were writing the texts after hearing from their teacher.

In the B1 there locates shop and cafe where people can buy organic goods imported from east Asian countries for fair trade. 

In same floor we can meet Seoul book shop where citizens or tourists can buy books or magazines related with Seoul. 

When the flute players "Pan Ulim Ensemble(팬울림앙상블)" began to play an old man started to dance. People enjoyed the music and his dance too.

Pan flute players, Choi Jeong Sook and Kim Soon Hee.

I sat near the sound engineer and drew him.

A singer and a acoustic guitarist 

camera woman and a singer of band Hanultari(통기타밴드 한울타리) 

performance of K-Crew

camera man and a piano member of K-Crew

sound engineer

audience dancer

I used 30 x 21.5 cm sketchbook with pastels, pencil, pen, conte, and charcoal. Hearing nice music all the while sketching was great. We were glad to be inside on cold winter day. In the newly built Seoul city hall there are enough space for exhibiting, performance of music or dance, and educational purposes, etc. Office workers or old people gather to hear music at noon. Especially on weekends four times' different programs are played. We enjoyed sketching and healing ourselves through performances with people. 
While I stayed inside the city hall other passionate sketchers went to other places nearby. We shared all the works done at the same floor after finishing on 4:30 pm. 
Participants : YH Lee, JE Choi, MO Kim, HS Lee, EJ Kang, MJ Kang(new comer), BH Yoo

Thank you all!

오늘 여전히 추운 날씨에 참여하신 분들께 감사드립니다. 장소 미확인으로 인한 감작스러운 스케치 장소 변경에도 불구하고 허탕치신 분이 안계셔서 천만 다행이라고 생각하며 감사드립니다.  시민청의 음악 공연 프로그람이 있어서 이색적인 스케치 기회를 갖게 되었고 아름다운 음악을 들으며 저절로 드로잉이 되는 듯한 착각도 들 정도였어요. 자주 공연자들을 그려야겠다는 결심을 했습니다. 오늘 두번째 순서에 댄스 공연 예정이었으나 팀원이 입원하시는 바람에 취소가 되어 좀 아쉬웠어요. 빠른 쾌유를 빌었구요. 정동 전망대와 종로타워로 스케치 나가신 분들의 열정에 감동했어요. 물론 멋진 작품들을 가지고 돌아오셔서 함께 감상하는 시간을 갖고 스케치를 마쳤습니다.

이번 행사는 제58차 월드 와이드 스케치크롤이니 그림을 올리시는 분들은 블로그 오른쪽에 있는 스케치크롤에 그림 올리는 방법을 참고하셔서 그곳에도 올려주시기 바랍니다. 좀 어려울지도 모르겠으나 한번 해보면 반복되는 것이라 할만 합니다. 외국의 여러 스케치도 감상하고 나누는 좋은 기회가 되리라고 생각합니다. 

참여하신 분들 : 이용환, 김미옥, 이현숙, 강은정, 최정은, 강미자(새로오신 분), 유병화