February 6, 2014

sketches in and out of Jongno Tower, Jongno, Seoul

Jongno Tower building seen from the Seungdong Church, 
sketched on Jan. 24, 2012, 20 x 26 cm

south-east ward scene looking at Samil building(center)
sketched on Jan. 9, 2014, 20x 26 cm

north-east ward scene seen from 18th floor of Jongno Tower
sketched on Jan 14, 2014, pencil, 17.5 x 27.5 cm

east ward scene looking down YMCA building and gymnasium, 18th floor of Jongno Tower,
sketched on Jan. 14, 2014, pencil, 17.5 x 27.5 cm

I sketched the same spot again on 10th floor caught by the contrast of light and shadow.
pen and pencil, 17.5 x 27.5 cm

This was drawn looking west ward on 18th floor.
17.5 x 27.5 cm

Jongno street scene seen through the empty space of the building, on 33rd floor,
drawn on Jan 10, 2012, pen and watercolor, 20 x 26 cm

Jongno street scene around Youngpoong building seen from 33rd floor restaurant "Top Cloud",
drawn on March 8th, 2012, 26 x 37 cm
I drew this one standing near the window. It took long, maybe over 30 minutes to one hour. So the staffs in the restaurant asked me "When do you finish?" I replied "Soon".

Jongno Tower which I borrowed in the website
Restaurant "Top Cloud" locates at 33rd floor. The building locates in downtown of Jongno street. Due to the characteristic style lots of people know. Though the building was outstanding among low buildings years ago, but these days newly constructed buildings become to block the views. I sketched some in women's rest room for nice views. Posting this I felt I had to sketch exterior appearance more. 


Marcia Furman said...

Love all of these. I hope to visit there someday.

Lynne the Pencil said...

Great series - what a fantastic vantage-point!

bh yoo said...

Thanks a lot for your kind comments and the building with good conditions for sketching!