집에서 그리 멀지 않은 서대문 자연사 박물관에 갔습니다. 입장료가 좀 비싸다 (?) 하며 들어 갔었는데.... 나올때는 응... 받을만 하구나 라는 생각이 들었습니다. 학교에서 이론으로만 배우고 무작정 외우던 돌멩이들, 화석, 실물같은 모형들, 기타등등 볼것이 많았습니다. 그래서인지, 견학온 아이들이 너무 많아 좀 산만한 분위기 속에서 그림을 그려야 했습니다. 그래도 다른곳에서 볼 수 없는 여러가지 소재들을 경험할 수 있어서 좋았습니다.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Last Saturday, l went to the Seodaemum Museum of Natural
history to join the S.U.S.
It was small and complicated. Because the place is for children .
There are so many fossils and bones of animals ,especially
dinosaurs seemed popular with children .
I almost got exhausted by the noise but it was a new experience
to draw fossils and bones ...
안산을 오르락 내리락 하며 익히 보았던 서대문자연사박물관을
서울어반스케츠모임으로 가게 되었다
좁은 공간에 특히 어린아이들의 공부장소이다보니 무척 혼잡하고
시끄러워서 나중엔 쉴 수 밖에 없었다.그러나 화석과 동물의 뼈를
그리는 것은 색다른 경험이었다.
무궁무진한 소재.다양한 표현..스케치의 매력을 다시금 실감!!
Monday, February 26, 2018
Acrocanthosaurus and Sperm Whale on the Central Hall, pen and watercolor, 36 x 51cm
Earth Environment Hall on the 3rd floor, pen and watercolor, 36 x 51cm
Diversity of Terrestrial Life at Life Evolution Hall, pen and watercolor, 36 x 51cm
Central Hall of the Seodaemun Museum of Natural History, pen and watercolor,
36 x 51cm
a quick sketch at the Central Hall on the 1st floor, pen, 29.6 x 42cm
surrounding landscape seen through the window on the Central Hall, pencil, 29.6 x 42cm
The weather became warmer than early February, but it's still cold outside. We usk Seoul members met at an interesting museum for urban sketching last weekend. Seodaemun Museum of Natural History is the first public museum of natural history in Korea, located in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul. Opened in 2003, the museum displays the origins of life on earth through a variety of real specimens of minerals, rocks and fossils, and through models, including life size models of dinosaurs, from all over the world.
A few years ago I visited the famous museum several times and sketched a lot of exhibits in my spare time. The museum was crowded with children, their parents and student group at all time. Most of all, the exhibits of dinosaurs drew attention from visitors overwhelmingly. I sketched and colored the dynamic scenes inside the museum and some exhibits including large dinosaur skeletons with an "inquiring mind".
서대문 안산기슭의 공공 자연사박물관은 산 교육장이자 가족쉼터로서 일품입니다.
지구의 탄생부터 생명체의 기원, 인간과 자연의 관계를 생생하고 실감나게 재현한 모습을
무궁무진하게 스케치하며 탐구할 수 있는 "전천후 소재박물관"이라 하겠습니다.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
We visited Seodaemun Museum of Natural History.
I was a little hard because there were many people on weekend.
The giant sea whales and dinosaur bones hanging at the entrance were interesting objects to sketch.
Still, it was interesting to be able to draw materials that I would not normally draw.
입구에 걸려있는 거대한 바다고래와 공룡뼈는 스케치 하고 싶은 흥미를 돋구는 오브제였습니다.
주말이라 사람이 많아서 조금 정신없었던게 아쉽지만
그래도 평소에 그려보기 힘든 소재들을 그릴 수 있어서 재미있었습니다.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Acrocanthosaurus at center hall, pen and watercolor, 27.5x17.5cm
Ammonite on the ceiling
village scene seen through the window at foodcourt
stuffed roe deer
model of mammoth
Though it goes to March it was not easy to sketch outdoor. The museum was big and easy to go up and down stairs by ramp and elevator. The museum went crowded as time went by with families and students. Years ago I visited there for sketching too. So this time I tried to draw different things. Ammonite on ceiling caught my eye. And the roe deer looked good. To draw the animal was not easy even though they don't move but the visitors passed so often hiding my sight. Benches were helpful. And the volunteers and keepers didn't say any looking at sketchers. It was thankful.
Much thanks for all the participants in spite of cold weather!
서대문 자연사 박물관은 어린이 들이 좋아하는 공간같습니다. 그러나 거대한 공룡의 뼈나 마모스등을 그려보는 좋은 공간입니다. 오늘도 날씨가 차가왔는데 참여하신 스케쳐 여러분들께 감사드립니다!
Sketches by Margo Bartley from Australia
scenery seen from Jongno Tower by Margo
scenery of Deoksugung Palace seen from Jeongdong Observatory by Margo
Korean traditional house with big jars at Kyeongin Gallery garden by Margo
The following sketch was done by Zheng Xiong Xiang from Chine who has met at the observatory. He had shown interest and kept seen our works and had done this being requested. He kept his sketching tools in his sack. We just enjoyed sketching together unexpectedly. I told him about the activity of urban sketchers and city blogs all around the world recommending him to join after visiting the blogs. He visited the place on the way going to the Seoul Museum of Art located nearby.
scenery seen from the Jeongdong Observatory by Zheng Xiong Xiang
portrait of Zheng Xiong Xiang done by Lee Yong Hwan
YH Lee presented this sketch to him. As soon as he got it happily and proposed to draw YH Lee. And he drew the following one and presented it to YH Lee. Both artists were happy of course.
portrait of YH Lee drawn by Zheng Xiong Xiang
The following sketches were done by Lee Yong Hwan.
scenery seen from Jongno Tower.
The building with peaked roof located at center of this drawing is Seungdong Church founded on 1893.
scenery of Deoksugung Palace from Jeongdong Observatory
scenery at Jogyesa(temple)
scenery with Su-un Hoegwan seen at the small garden of Gyeongin gallery
musical instrument shop in Nagwon musical instrument shopping mall
The following sketches were done by Yoo Byung Hwa
scenery seen from the Jongno Tower
I drew Margo while she was drawing her work.
I sketched the scenery at the small garden of Gyeongin Gallery after having dimpling with Margo using sepia conte.
I drew the above three pieces at the observatory with watercolor.
Margo took me to the nearby coffee shop 'Terarosa' and bought me a cup of coffee 'caffe latte'. The cafe was decorated with kinds of tools for making coffee. I tried one within short time. I sketched before having it not to ruin the pretty shape on the surface of coffee.
Zheng Xiong Xiang was drawing with his sketching tools.
Margo Bartley in the garden of Gyeongin Gallery
YH Lee and Zheng Xiong Xiang holding their portraits done by each other
Several days' sketching together was meaningful for all of us. Sharing and encouraging was great. Unexpected meeting with unknown sketcher gave delight especially. We could be friends instantly putting out paper for drawing. Hope to have chances to sketch together later at somewhere in this globe. Thank you all, Margo and Zheng Xiong Xiang! Wish you to keep sketching anywhere!
지난 며칠 동안 마고와 서울을 잠시 방문중이었던 Zheng Xiong Xiang과 스케치를 하면서 짧았지만 그림을 대하는 태도와 문화에 대한 나눔이 있었습니다. 그들에게는 번잡한 명동거리보다는 한국적인 것을 보고 느낄 수 있는 공간이 더 매력이 있었구요. 날씨가 추워서 고궁을 직접 그릴 수 없었던 것이 좀 아쉬웠습니다. 우리의 것을 잘 알고 그려야하겠다는 것을 다시금 느낀 시간이었습니다.