Monday, November 19, 2018

Sketches of colorful scenes around Insadong, Seoul

panoramic scene sketched at the 5th floor of Insa Art Center, 
pencil and watercolor crayon, (36 x 51cm)

sketched at the Maru building (마루빌딩), pen and watercolor, (36 x 51cm)

scene of the alley viewed from the Insadong-gil, pencil, (33.5 x 48.5cm)

scene of the alley by the side of the Nagwon Musical Instrument shopping mall 
(낙원 악기상가), pen and watercolor, (33.5 x 48.5cm)

Last Saturday weekend, usk Seoul members met at Ssamziegil building (쌈지길 빌딩) which is well-known as one of the famous tourist attractions in Insadong, downtown Seoul. There are lots of sketching subject matters such as art galleries, characterful tea houses, restaurants, cafes, and small shops selling arts and crafts. So I used to sketch this familiar hot place many times before.  A crowd of people including foreign tourist surged toward the Insadong street from morning. At first I went up to the rooftop terrace on the 5th floor of Insa Art Center (인사아트센터) across from Ssamziegil building, and sketched the panoramic scene around Sueun Assembly House Building (수운회관) and Chundogyo's Central Headquaters (천도교 중앙대교당). Two historic buildings surrounded by irregular buildings are well-matched together harmoniously.
After lunch, I sketched some attractive scenes with crowded people, walking along the streets and narrow alley around Insadong and Nakwondong. It was a very nice day for urban sketching together in an attractive place. Insadong and surroundings are so impressive and the most perfect location for urban sketchers in various ways.
쌀쌀한 날씨임에도 인사동 거리는 따스한 분위기입니다.
전통문화와 예술, 독특한 먹거리와 관광객들로 인산인해를 이루고~
사라져가는 고풍스러움이 현대식 빌딩과 다문화 거리로 바뀌어가는
인사동 주변은 다채로운 현재진행형 스케치의 명소라 하겠습니다.


한정선 said...

인사동을 둘러싸고 있는 빌딩들이 파노라마처럼 펼쳐지네요
언제봐도 멋진 뷰. . 그림에서도 빛을 발하네요^^

Lee Yong Hwan said...

인사동 주변의 인간미 넘치는 낯익은 분위기가 차근차근 도시재생을 통해 변화해가는 모습이 매력적입니다. 운현궁, 탑골공원, 수운회관이나 낙원상가...실핏줄 같은 골목길들은 마치 "세월 문화재"같은 느낌이 들어요~~