2018년 1월 18일 목요일

sketches at Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink

panoramic scene of the ice rink with a background of The Plaza Hotel Seoul, (21 x 29.6cm), pen and watercolor

viewed from Seoul Metropolitan Library, the old Seoul City Hall, 
(21 x 29.6cm), pen and watercolor

viewed from the Jeongdong Observatory, located on the 13th floor of Seoul City Hall Seosomun building, (29.6 x 42cm), pen and watercolor

Seoul Plaza Ice Rink in front of Seoul City Hall, (29.6 x 42cm), 
pen and watercolor

a scene of outdoor skating and rest area, (21 x 29.6cm), 
pen and watercolor

a broadcasting reporter is interviewing a skater, (21 x 29.6cm), 
pen and watercolor

kids learn to skates from their parents, (21 x 29.6cm), 
pen and watercolor 

citizens enjoy skating excitingly, (21 x 29.6cm), pen and watercolor

putting on the skates at the waiting area, (21 x 29.6cm), 
pen and watercolor

the long line of people outside the ticket office, (21 x 29.6cm), 
pen and watercolor

.a cafeteria for skaters and visitors, (21 x 29.6cm), 
pen and watercolor
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Seoul Plaza is located by Seoul City Hall near the gleaming skyscrapers and the old palace.  Every season, Seoul Plaza hosts a lot of cultural events including concerts and exhibitions for the citizens and visitors. The plaza transforms into an outdoor skating rink every winter, a popular attraction in the city. The facility houses one rink for beginners and one for advanced skaters, and also hosts various events during its operating hours. There are also convenient facilities like skate rental, outdoor rest area, and outdoor standing area for ice skaters and spectators.
Seoul’s popular winter attraction Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink was opened last December 22. The rink will remain open until February 25, 2018 in accordance with the closing ceremony of  2018 Olympic Winter Games. 
As most of you would know the Pyeongchang 2018 and Paralympic Winter Games will be on from Feb. 9 to Feb. 25 in South Korea.  Recently I sketched above scenes of the ice skating rink at the center of Seoul despite the cold weather. While sketching, I prayed for the success of the world festival in Korea. 
Wishing all the global people to enjoy the winter sports games sharing friendship!

2018년 1월 12일 금요일

winter sketches at the National Museum of Korea


front view of the museum on the Open Plaza, (36 x 51cm), pen and watercolor

Great Hall on the 1st floor inside the museum, (36 x 51cm), pen and watercolor

an outdoor scene viewed from the lounge of museum shop, (26 x 37cm), pencil 

Great Hall viewed from the 2nd floor, (21 x 29.6cm ), pen

an interior scene viewed from the 2nd floor with part of Gyeongcheonsa Pagoda, 
(26 x 37cm), pencil
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It is very cold weather throughout the week. Despite the violent winter wind, Seoul urban sketchers met at the National Museum of Korea for sketching on Wednesday this week. The panoramic scenes of the grand museum were exceptionally beautiful in harmony with a background of the snowy landscape. The museum were fulled with visitors including lots of students as a group, kids and their parents during winter vacation season. I drew a few sketches in and out the museum with a new feeling.
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엄청난 양의 우리의 역사문화유산과 다양한 프로그램을 담은
국내 최대의 국립중앙박물관은 스케치 소재의 박물관이기도 합니다.
칼바람 추운 날씨 속에 열정을 발휘하신 스케쳐님들께 성원을 보냅니다~~

2018년 1월 6일 토요일

sketches around the Seoul Station and Seoul City Hall

panoramic view from food court inside the Seoul Station, 
(26 x 37cm), pen and watercolor,

a scene at the food court, (21 x 29.6cm), pen and watercolor

Seoul Plaza Ice Rink, (29.6 x 42cm), pen and watercolor

viewed from the Jeongdong Observatory, (29.6 x 42cm), pen and watercolor
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Yesterday, we usk Seoul members met at the Seoul Station for the first sketch meeting this year. It was a bit cold to sketch outdoors from morning, we sketched around Food Court on the 3rd floor inside the Seoul Station. After lunch, I moved to the Seoul City Hall and the Jeongdong Observatory nearby. I sketched the fantastic scene of the ice rink in front of the city hall and the panoramic scene looking through the window on the 13th floor of the Jeongdong Observatory. It was a good sketch time in familiar places despite the cold weather.
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새해를 맞아.. 서울역의 분주한 모습과 활기찬 아이스링크처럼
서울 어반스케쳐님들의 왕성한 스케치의 한해를 기원합니다~~

2017년 12월 10일 일요일

some sketches at the Incheon International Airport

Incheon International Airport building, (36 x 51cm), pen and watercolor

an interior scene inside the airport, (26 x 37cm), pen and watercolor

a large airliner with the runway, (36 x 51cm), pencil and watercolor

another sketch of the runway scene, (26 x 37cm)
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Incheon International Airport(인천국제공항), located west of Incheon nearby the Seoul Capital Area, is the largest airport in Korea, and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. It was a bit cold yesterday, we Seoul usk members met at the lounge of the passenger terminal on the 3rd floor inside the large airport building, and sketched the various spectacular scenes in the crowded passengers.
At first I sketched the large airliner connected to the passenger boarding bridge with the runway in the background looking through the glass window on the 4th floor's lounge. After lunch, I moved to the passenger bridge connected to the subway station and sketched the huge and spectacular airport building over the glass window inside the bridge. By the time we finished sketching, I drew an interior perspective scene leaning over the railing on the 3rd floor.
It was a very exciting and enjoyable sketch time inside the airport despite the cold weather.
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인천공항은 세계적으로 알려진 자랑스런 국제허브 공항입니다.
공항은 첫 스케치 모임이지만 어반스케치의 으뜸가는 소재입니다.
넓은 공간, 큰 스케일, 복잡하게 얽혀있는 웅대한 구조물과 빛의 율동,
쉴새없는 물동량과 인파들, 각양각색의 언어와 다문화적인 풍물들..
서울어반 스케쳐스의 영역이 원심적으로 확장해가는 좋은 날이였습니다.

2017년 11월 25일 토요일

sketches at Seoul Folk Flea Market, Sinseol-dong, Seoul


a scene of antique shops on the 1st floor, (36 x 51cm), pencil and watercolor

food court on the 2nd floor, (29.6 x 42cm), pen and watercolor

rear side entrance of the market building, (26 x 37cm), pen and watercolor

a scene of small shop on the 2nd floor, (26 x 37cm), pencil
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The Seoul Folk Flea Market is the largest flea market in Korea. It is a place alive with typical Korean folk items, souvenirs, traditional food, everyday goods and many others. Those are very interesting subject matters for sketchers.
It was a little cold and rainy yesterday, so we usk Seoul members sketched together enjoying the various kinds of interesting things inside the market building during the day. I often visited to sketch the marketplace many times, so I drew some new scenes which I didn't before in and outside the crowded market.
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우리 주변의 일상생활이 모두 스케치 소재라면 
서울 풍물시장의 매력은 빼놓을 수 없겠습니다.
삶의 흔적들이 묻은 골동품과 생활도구들 속에서
사계절 만물상같이 넘쳐나오는 스케치꺼리가 일품입니다.

2017년 11월 13일 월요일

#57th World Wide SketchCrawl and USK Global 24hr Sketchwalk around Myeong-dong


the Bank of Korea Money Museum(한국은행 화폐 박물관), (36 x 51cm), 
pencil and watercolor

Namdaemun Market, (29.6 x42cm), pen

a scene of Myeong-dong street, (25 x 42cm), pen

a scene of the colorful buildings, (36 x 51cm), pen and watercolor

at Myeong-dong Cathedral, (29.6 x42cm), pencil

a quick sketch of the rear side of the cathedral, (29.6 x42cm), pencil
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Last Saturday, the 57th World Wide SketchCrawl clashed with USK Global 24hr Sketchwalk, celebrating 10 years of Urban SKetchers. The weather was fine to sketch the hustle and bustle of Seoul. We urban sketchers promised to have free sketch time for themselves around Myeong-dong and the surroundings. All the sketchers dispersed and drew here and there from morning to the afternoon. Then we met at 4:30 pm at the main hall on the 1st basement floor of Myeong-dong Cathedral, and appreciated many of our works, sharing pleasure with one another. 
I've sketched a lot of the scenes around Myeong-dong and the surroundings long before, so I could easily sketch the scenes of the famous places which are familiar to me. I started sketching the Bank of Korea Money Museum, Namdaemun Market and Myeong-dong street, looking down from the 7th floor of Lotte Young Plaza department. After lunch, I sketched the colorful buildings in the heart of Myeong-dong street viewed from the Baerongnamu Cafe on the 12th floor rooftop garden of UNESCO House building. Then I moved to Myeong-dong Cathedral and sketched evening scenes of the cathedral building. We had a good sketching celebrations at Myeong-dong Cathedral!
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명동에서 남대문을 잇는 서울 100년사의 발자취를 따라 걷는 
스케치로의 여행은 차곡차곡 새롭게 쌓아가는 시간의 비망록입니다.
발딛을 틈 없이 그리다 보면~ 한도 끝도 없이 나오는 새로운 그릴거리들.....
쏟아져 오는 인파들과 요란법석한 빌딩 사이사이로 비치는 햇살처럼 
틈틈이 따사로움과 고요함이 깃든 공간들은 명동만이 갖고 있는 낙원입니다~~

2017년 10월 30일 월요일

sketches around Seoul Station and Seoullo 7017

the panorama of Seoul Station seen from Seoullo 7017, (25 x 42cm), pencil

a scene viewed from the old Seoul Station Square, (25 x 42cm), 
pen and watercolor

Shuttle Bus Boarding Area of Seoul Station, (25 x 42cm), 
pen and watercolor

a quick sketch of the cityscape focusing to the Namdaemun Gate seen from Seoullo 7017, (29.6 x 42cm), pencil

a quick sketch of railways of Gyeongui Line and the 
surrounding buildings, (29.6 x 42cm), pen
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Seoul Station is one of the most favorite sketching subjects for me. I often sketched the famous historic station several times including the 30th Worldwide Sketchcrawl on April, 2011. It was very fine last Saturday, we Seoul urban sketchers met at Food Court on the 3rd floor inside Seoul Station building for sketching around the station building and Seoullo 7017, new attraction for citizens and tourists. The Seoullo 7017 project is completed five months ago, that promotes the regeneration of Seoul Station area by remodelling the old Seoul Station overpass construction into pedestrian walkaways. There are a variety of facilities along Seoullo 7017, including an information center, cafes, gardens, and stages. Seoullo 7017 itself is open all day, every day for many visitors to enjoy at their leisure.
At first, I began sketching here and there in and out of the station building from a new perspective, looking for the new scenes I didn't draw before. After lunch, I walked up to the Seoullo 7017 walkaways and enjoyed sketching the attractive panoramic scenes of downtown Seoul. Many pedestrians and children came up to me and were very interested in sketching on the spot quickly in the crowd. I was attracted by the colorful buildingscapes and enjoyed the lively sketch time as if I were floating in the air. 
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서울역과 그 주변은 명실상부한 어반 스케치의 중심부라 하겠습니다.
구역사(문화역서울 284)와 현대식 복합민자역사 컴플렉스 하모니~~
날로 치솟는 주변 고층빌딩들과 대비되는 철길 주변의 근대 모습들,
고가도로를 개조해 Seoullo 7017로 새로 태어난 명물 공중보행로는
어반 스케쳐들의 꾸준한 작업을 위해 마련된 공간이라고 생각합니다.