Monday, November 18, 2019

Sketches at Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal, Seocho-dong

front view of Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal, pen and watercolor, (24 x 32cm)

buses waiting to depart from the Concourse, pen and watercolor, (24 x 32cm)

the ticket booth in the waiting hall, pen and pastel watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

a scene inside the building, pen and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

surrounding buildings across the terminal, pen and watercolor, (21 x 29.6cm)

a portrait of newcomer Kwon, pencil, (21 x 29.6cm)
Last Saturday, in a late autumn weather, we Seoul urban sketchers gathered at Seoul 
Nambu Terminal. Seoul Nambu Terminal is an old intercity bus terminal located in Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul. Since its relocation from Yongsan in 1990, it has been operating actively by covering all areas of the country with intercity bus terminals. The buildings are very old and narrow, so it is a little inconvenient, but the transport accessibility is very convenient, so Seoulites use the terminal very often in daily lives. The weather outside of that day was a little cold, and the waiting room was crowded with passengers, but the sketching mood was very comfortable. 
At first, I sketched the facade of the terminal building and the surrounding buildings outside the terminal, and the waiting room and the ticket booth inside the building. And I sketched a portrait of the new participant Kwon and present it as a gift. After lunch, I sketched buses waiting to depart from the Concourse. I think the terminal is a permanent sketching site, with countless people and buses moving around without staying.
서울 남부버스터미널.... 
조명등 아래 혼잡과 소음이 얽혀 돌아가는 숨가쁜 
시간표 속에서~~~ 쉴새없이 들고나는 승객들과 
시외버스 무리들 바쁜 틈사이로 세상살이의 참모습
이 보이는 듯 합니다.
스케치를 물상보다는 현장의 분위기를 표현한다고 
생각할 때, 화려함보다는 오히려 꼭 필요한 본능적 
요소만 갖춘.... 낡은 모습의 남부터미널은 소박한 
정감을 느끼게하는 좋은 스케치의 장소라고 생각


Charlie Lee said...

글도 그림도 너무 좋습니다

Lee Yong Hwan said...

스케치는 자유로운 표현의지가 우선이라고 볼 때, 우리가 머물고 스쳐가는 모든 곳이 훌륭한 스케치의 장소라고 생각합니다.