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.
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.
Zigzag memories on steps of steel
Looking not so cold in the weathered light.
철 계단에 누운 지그재그 기억들
바랜 빛에 비치어 덜 추워 보이는
Photo by YK in NYC, 2018
Sunlight in winter, landed on the street,
outlines what’s ahead, bleaches the rest;
its gossamer hand
repels inspection, but reaches close.
겨울 햇빛, 거리에 내려와
앞길의 윤곽만 그리고, 나머진 지운다.
눈길은 밀어내도 가까이 닿는다.
I’d like to release the image under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. It has a resolution suitable for a background for phones or tablets (1536 x 2048 pixels; click for the high-resolution image), if you don’t mind being dazzled at the top:
이미지는 CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 라이선스에 따라 사용하실 수 있습니다. 핸드폰이나 타블렛 바탕화면으로 적합한 해상도입니다 (1536 x 2048 픽셀; 클릭하시면 고해상도 이미지가 나옵니다. 화면 윗부분 음영이 조금 눈부실 수는 있습니다):
Happy new year, everyone!
새해 복 많이 받으세요!
Photo taken at Barnard College, Columbia University by YK, 2017