sketches around Jeongdong, Seoul

[By Lee Yong-hwan in Seoul, Korea]

  a scenery sketched from the Jeongdong-gil street, pen and watercolor, 36 x 51cm/

  a scenery around Seoul Anglican Cathedral, pencil and watercolor, 36 x51cm/

Jeongdong First Methodist Church is under renovation, pencil and watercolor, 

21 x 29.6cm

a quick sketch of buildings nearby Seoul City Hall, pencil, 21 x 29.6cm

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Jeongdong is one of the best places for urban sketching in downtown Seoul. There are a lot of attractive subject matters for sketching such as beautiful Deoksugung Palace, stonewall walkway, various church buildings, museums, modern architectural properties and the traditional festivals for many tourists and visitors. I liked such subjects and enjoyed sketching around Jeongdong for a long time. Every time I sketch, it’s a new experience.

Last Saturday, usk Seoul members including many new comers met together around Deoksugung Palace and had a good sketch time. I painted a buildingscape in watercolors on the Jeongdong-gil street in the morning. After lunch, I went up to the Jeongdong Observatory on the 13th floor of Seoul City Hall Seosomun Annex Building. The beautiful panoramic views of numerous buildings through the window fascinated me. I painted another buildingscape in watercolors looking down from the Observatory inside the building. It was a very pleasant sketch time to paint watercolors.  

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