I was born in Seoul in 1971 and majored in architecture. As an architect, my passion for cities, architecture, roads, and squares stems from my academic background. Although I initially aspired to be a cartoonist, I am primarily self-taught and started honing my architectural sketching skills during college.
Identifying myself as an urban traveler and nomad, I have authored two books showcasing my city and architecture-related drawings. Over the years, my work has been featured in newspapers, magazines, broadcasts, and advertisements. I have also conducted numerous workshops at Urban Sketch events in various cities across Korea, while continuing to give lectures through my travel and drawing experiences.
The workshop focuses on teaching participants how to create urban sketches using dry tools such as pens, pencils, and markers, instead of using wet tools like paint. The objective is to convey the desired lines and complete the picture without relying on coloring. Participants will learn techniques such as increasing line density, effectively using exaggeration, distortion, or omission to highlight the subject, and applying hatching and shading to achieve a three-dimensional effect and enhance overall quality.
Pens: Fountain pens, ballpoint pens, or Pigment liners. (0.8 to 1.2 thickness)
Paper: Thick paper (over 200g) or cold-pressed watercolor papers