Thursday, April 26, 2018
안녕하세요! 2018년 5월 26일 모임 안내입니다.
장소 : 대학로 마로니에 공원
만나는 장소 : 아르코 미술관 앞
그림 그리는 시간 : 오전 10시 30분 - 오후 4시 30분
토요일이라 복잡하리라고 생각합니다. 그러나 낭만과 문화가 살아 숨쉬는 도심을 그려보는 기회가 될 것입니다.
관심있는 분을의 용기 있는 참여를 기다립니다.
We sketch on May 26th (Saturday) at Maronnier Park located at Daehangno where to be arrived from exit 2, Hyehwa station, Subway line no. 4. We meet in front of ARKO Museum on 10:30am and will continue to 4:30pm. And at same place we'll have an on-spot exhibit with all the works we've done.
Hope all the sketchers to join us with great courage and interest!
See you there! Thanks!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Sketches by Shi Zhi Fang
Shi Zhi Fang
Sketches by Ying Meng
Thank you so much for sketching together and sharing your great works!
Please visit here for more works done on 59th World Wide SketchCrawl.
Monday, April 23, 2018
We had the meeting of Sketch Crawl in Okcheonam.
It is a smart temple on the roadside .
I thought the temple would be crowded, because
the Buddha's day is approaching, but the temple
was quiet and comfortable as if l were in the
The colorful lotus lamps were in harmony with
the spring flowers and trees.
The weather was best for drawing .
It's been a long time ,i had a hard time to sketch ,
but my mind was easy...
옥련암은 생각과는 달리 산이나 언덕위가 아닌
도심속 도로변에 위치한 조그마한 암자였다.
석가탄신일이 다가오고있어 많이 붐빌거라 생각했는데
마치 산속인양 고즈녁했다.
색색의 연등은 활짝핀 꽃과 더불어 봄의 정취를 더해주고
홍제천의 물소리,살랑거리는 바람,햇살에 어른거리는
스케치하기엔 최적의 날씨였다~
panoramic view of Okcheonam Temple, pencil and watercolor
looking up the temple complex inside the gate, pencil and watercolor
Rock-carved Seated Bodhisattva in Bodogak Hall, pen and watercolor
approaching the One Pillar Gate of Okcheonam Temple, pen and watercolor
a colorful scene of the neighboring village, pen and watercolor
distant view of the temple under the overpass, pen
(29.6 x 42cm sketchbook)
It was a little windy but pleasantly sunny and warm last Saturday. For the 59th World Wide SketchCrawl, USK Seoul members met at Okcheonam Hermitage, a small and peacefull temple in Hongeun-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul. Okcheonam Temple located at the foot of Samgaksan Mountain, and beneath the precinct Hongjecheon stream that flows throughout the year. The Temple dates back to the 14th century during the Goryeo dynasty. Lots of colorful Lotus Lanterns are beautifully embroidered on the temple and the street around the surrounding residential village. It was to celebrate the Buddha's Birthday on May 22. The temple buildings are built on narrow and steep bedrock linearly, and the natural combination of different architectures seems very interesting and beautiful features harmonized with the natural landscape. Especially the Rock-carved Seated Bodhisattva of Okcheonam Hermitage (Designation: Treasure No.1820) is famous for a large Buddhist image over five meters tall. The granite carving is concave and painted in a lovely seashell white, and so called "The White Buddah". Though the site of the temple is long narrow and rather small but the the precincts was crowded with Buddhists and visitors for lanterns ceremony to celebrate Buddha's Birthday.
On entering the temple, I was fascinated with the panoramic scenes of the temple and the neighboring village, including access bridge over the stream and curved overpass, apartment buildings, etc. I enjoyed sketching several colorful scenes around the small and peaceful temple at the foot of the mountain nearby downtown Seoul.
석탄일을 앞두고 거리마다 연등으로 수놓은 신록의 새봄~
삼각산과 홍제천을 따라 도심속의 시골내음이 배어나오고
쉬지않고 달리는 고가도로 밑의 다정한 "하얀 부처님"
일상의 소재가 구석구석 담겨있는 명품 스케치의 장소입니다.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
pencil, pen, watercolor, 25 x 25 cm
Shi Zhi Fang(left) and Ying Meng(right)
The weather was really fantastic. The temple was decorated with colorful lotus lamps all around it. We enjoyed the beautiful scene hearing the Buddhist service while sketching. We had lunch served at the temple dining room. Two Chinese sketchers who were staying for study in Korea liked Korean temple food too. In the afternoon a family came for visiting the temple showed interest in art so much. I talked them about our activity and asked them to join next month. Different from the downtown temple like Jogyesa the temple was very quiet so we could spend a nice day drawing those great scenes.
Thank you all the participants!
오늘 날씨가 너무 좋았습니다. 옥천암 분위기도 아름다왔구요. 그동안 저는 여러번 그렸지만 계절에 따라 다른 모습을 보여주는 곳입니다. 흐르는 홍제천의 맑은 물과 산책로도 좋고 내부순환로의 육중한 모습이 주변의 산과 도회적인 모습을 이루며 그림거리를 제공한다고 생각합니다. 그리며 만나는 여러 관객과의 대화도 즐겁고 스케쳐님들과 오랜만에 만나서 즐거운 시간 보냈습니다. 옥천암 보살님들의 맛있는 점심 공양도 너무 감사했습니다.
참가하신 분들: 이용환, 한정선, 백경원, 최정은, 정초혜, 변석현, 시지황(Shi Zhi Fang), 응몽(Ying Meng), 이미영, 유병화
서울에서 오랜 시간 살았는데도 아직 모르는 명소가 많이 있네요.
마을버스를 내리고 도착하고 마주친 풍경이 저를 설레게 했습니다. ^^
얼마 전에 외국에서 온 친구를 데리고 서울 구경을 시켜 주었는데,
옥천암을 미리 알았다면 여기를 데려왔을 텐데 하는 마음이 들었습니다.
옥천암 주변으로 고가도로와 골목골목 사람 내음 나는 집들이 정말 다정하고 예뻤어요.매우 좋은 날의 스케치였어요. 오랜만에 참여했습니다.
늦게 참여해서 그림 그리느라 식사를 거르는 저에게 옥천암을 오고 가시는 분들이 공양 하시라고 계속해서 권해 주시는 마음도 너무 감사했습니다.
앞으로 시간 될 때마다 꾸준히 참여하겠습니다~!
It was great day for sketching scenery. The sky was clear, condition of the air was terrific. I had been in Seoul most of my lifetime so I thought I've known Seoul well but every time I participate in USK Seoul, I'm always impressed by the site.
When I encountered Okcheonam, those colorful lights and friendly houses and alley was really nice.
If I had chance to know Okcheonam before I showed around my foreign friend who visited Korea 1 month ago, I could've taken him to there. Maybe next time. :-)
Monday, April 16, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
pencil, 13 x 17.5 cm
Last month I dropped in the Nagwon Music Arcade, Jongno-gu. On 3rd floor I found a piano shop where lids of grand pianos were open. The angle made by lids, piano planes, and prods looked good to me. I drew it looking through the window standing there. Maybe the features those grand pianos made if one is to be sold and new one to be set. I would like to visit there again to see new scene those pianos would create.
지난 3월 낙원 악기 상가를 들러 이리 저리 둘러 보며 스케치 해보다가 3층의 그랜드 피아노 가게에서 열려진 피아노 뚜껑과 지지대가 이루는 멋진 모습이 눈길을 사로 잡았습니다. 종이가 좀 작아서 아쉬웠지만 연필로 그려 보았어요. 멋진 물건이 이루는 풍경을 보러 가끔 들러야 겠습니다.