2018년 2월 8일 목요일

Sketches at the Starfield Library in Starfield COEX Mall

Starfield Library(별마당 도서관)  seen from the upper floor, 
(29.6 x 42cm), pen and watercolor


Starfield Library seen from the lower floor, (29.6 x 42cm), 
pen and watercolor

open hall connected to the Starfield COEX Mall, (29.6 x 42cm), 
pen and watercolor

a convenience store in the library, (21 x 29.6cm), pen and watercolor

a display stand in the hall of the library, (21 x 29.6cm), pen


annex buildings seen through the window inside the library, 
(29.6 x 42cm), pencil
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It's been very cold and windy for several days this February. Yesterday, avoiding outdoor sketch in cold weather, I joined Seoul urban sketchers for indoor sketching at Starfield Library, newly opened in Starfield COEX Mall last year. Starfield COEX Mall not only is the largest underground shopping mall in Korea, but also is a shopping mecca for global luxury brands in fashion, beauty, accessories, and so on. Besides, the mall contains a lot of popular attractions including fantastic Starfield Library. The two-story library consists of three 13m tall giant bookshelves packed with countless books and magazines, and offers a pleasing environment for visitors to relax or to enjoy reading with its stylish reading tables and chairs. This place certainly is the new hot place for citizens and visitors to spend their free time. It's very fantastic subject to sketch diverse scenes through a huge space.
I sketched in and out the interesting library with various points in the crowd of people entering and leaving the Starfield COEX Mall. I had a valuable sketch time exploring various scenes of the open library.
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별마당 도서관(Starfield Library)은 코엑스 몰의 핵심공간입니다.
높고 넓은, 거대하고 투명한, 별무리 장식의 아기자기한 도서관~
단일공간 속에서 큰 덩어리와 작은 선들, 빛과 색의 하모니...
그 속에서 마음과 정신을 가다듬으며 휴식하는 침묵의 소리들....
도심속의 허파처럼 신선하면서 동심같이 따스한 스케치 장소입니다.

2018년 1월 28일 일요일

#58th World Wide SketchCrawl around Seoul City Hall

Seoul Citizens' Hall in concert, (29.6 x 42cm), pen and watercolor

Fair Trade (공정무역) Store, Doran Doran Cafe, (29.6 x 42cm), 
pen and watercolor

Pan Ulim Ensemble (팬울림 앙상블), (21 x 29.6cm), pen and watercolor

a flute player and a dancer, (21 x 29.6cm), pen and watercolor 

Pan flute player, (21 x 29.6cm), pen and watercolor

another Pan flute player, (21 x 29.6cm), pen and watercolor

band Hanultari(통기타밴드 한울타리), (21 x 29.6cm), pencil

an acoustic guitarist of Hanultari, (21 x 29.6cm), pencil

a singer of Hanultari, (21 x 29.6cm), pencil

camera woman of band Hanultari, (21 x 29.6cm), pencil

a sketcher MJ Kang(new comer), (21 x 29.6cm), pencil

Hotel President, Seoul, across the road, (29.6 x 42cm), pen
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The weather has been bitterly cold the past few days. Last Saturday for the 58th World Wide SketchCrawl, it's hard to sketch outdoors, Seoul urban sketchers met at the Seoul Citizens' Hall(시민청) inside Seoul City Hall building. Seoul Citizens' Hall is housed in the two basement levels of Seoul City Hall. The hall has been renovated as a public area for citizens and visitors. Exhibition, performances, seminars, concerts, special events, and wedding ceremonies take place here all year round.  It's a great place for sketchers to draw a lot of the amusing scenes regardless of weather. I sketched the vivid interior scenes including some musical performances with other sketchers. in an enjoyable atmosphere. We had a pleasant SketchCrawl in an enjoyable atmosphere!
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어디라도 가서 스케치하고 싶은날~~
얼어붙는 추운 날이건, 눈비 오는 날이건,
서울 시민청은 언제나 모두에게 열려 있습니다.
교통 편한 곳에서 갖가지 공연과 퍼포먼스, 홍보와 전시, 
어린이 행사, 지구마을 카페, 도서관과 쉼터....
한 장소에서 골고루 그릴 수 있는 생생한 스케치 마을입니다. 

2018년 1월 22일 월요일

Sketches at Jongno Tower building, Seoul

a cityscape viewed from the 20th floor, (29.6 x 42cm), 
pen and watercolor

a scene of Insa-dong viewed from the 20th floor, (29.6 x 42cm), 
pen and watercolor  

a scene of Jongno Bookstore, basement 2nd floor, (29.6 x 42cm), pen and watercolor

a street scene  in front of  the Jongno Tower, (29.6 x 42cm), pencil

a scene around Bosingak Pavilion viewed from the 8th floor, 
(21 x 29.6cm), pen
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Last Saturday, it was cold weather for sketching outdoors. Besides the fine dust has covered Seoul in recent days. Seoul urban sketchers met at Jongno Tower, a landmark building in downtown Seoul, and sketched comfortably inside the modern building. It was a weekend, so the office floors of the building were vacant and quiet to sketch without interruption. I sketched the spectacular scenes looking down through the window on the 8th and 20th floor inside the 33-story glass building. After lunch, I sketched an interior scene of the Jongno Bookstore, basement 2nd floor, and an outdoor scene in front of  the Jongno Tower. 
Thanks all participants for having a pleasant sketch time!
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새해맞아 여러날 추위와 미세먼지가 도시를 덮었어도
종로타워의 내부공간은 스케치의 온실 같았습니다.

창밖으로 내려다보는 도시경관은 방향과 높이에 따라서 
천양각색의 형태와 색조의 흐름이 다양하게 전개되고

하루하루 조금씩 변하면서 투명하게 다가오는 모습들이 
서울의 살아있는 모습을 비추는 거울처럼 느껴집니다~~ 

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.