Warnemünde – multiple points of view / 다각도로 본 바르네뮌데

The area had a lively but relaxing atmosphere. I kept doodling on the same page as I visited different places, while trying to fit them together into one scene. Then I colored in digitally, trying to keep the feel of the pen strokes.

생기 있으면서도 편안한 느낌을 주는 곳이었다. 장소를 옮겨가면서도 같은 페이지에 낙서를 추가해 나가면서 한 장면으로 만들어 보았다. 나중에 디지털 채색을 하면서 낙서의 볼펜 자국 느낌을 살리려고 해보았다.

YK 2020.

Friday after Friday / 월화수목금금금

On trying to be productive during lockdown. How is it going for you?


코로나 기간의 효율 내기, 어떠신가요?

(See Instagram for the process video.)

YK 2020.

Perspective

YK 2019.

Life drawing

Life drawing at ARCSOC. It was hard for me to render my own perspective as I was busy trying to capture the individuality of the model and the pose. I often feel similar trade-off between the artist’s style and the uniqueness of the object. (Compare, for example, Picasso’s early, realistic paintings vs. his late cubist paintings.) I wish I could find a way to capture both. Do you feel such tension when you draw? If so, how do you deal with it?

Memory of an early morning / 어느 날 이른 아침

I sketched this one on site with pencil, but inked it only yesterday. I savored the memory of the rugged interior of the cave illuminated by the waves as I filled it in with hashes.

An Unexpected View (+ Ink)

I added ink to the original pencil drawing. I wasn’t sure how to deal with the complex lines of the trees – if I were to draw them all with pen, they would have overshadowed the church. So I tried wash and exaggerated the contrast. The moleskin paper was too thin to take the heavy wash but I was happy with the depth from the wash. The drawing started unexpected anyway.

Sketched on site. Pen and wash afterwards. YK 2019.

Little My on a Swing

I made my first drawing with the Duke 551 Confucius Fude Nib Fountain Pen (which I got inspired by Ed’s drawings), and wondered how Little My (from Moominvalley) would like it.

After reading the comparison of Fude Nib fountain pens, I decided to get the one with the widest nib. I used to think pen strokes are too dry, and brushstrokes too wet, and this one seems to strike the right balance for me. It’s stiffer than I expected, but I like it since it gives a clean edge at the tip and a rough edge on the other side, which feels like carving.

Then – although I love admiring everyday objects, one point of drawing them is to see them from fresh angles, so I let My in.

YK 2019.

An Unexpected View

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The city center of Cambridge is usually busy with tourists and shoppers during weekends, so if I have to shop, I usually scramble to get out of the center as soon as possible. But this time I decided to take my time and check out a cafe my friend recommended. The inside was full and steamy, so I had to take a seat outside, and funny enough, only then I noticed the view of The Round Church, the 800-year-old church that I have long wanted to visit.

The air was hazy and cool, and as I drew, someone knocked on the cafe window behind me. An elderly couple smiled and raised their thumbs. It was a sweet unexpected excursion in the middle of the busy city.