Pyongyang, North Korea [RESULTS]

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Pyongyang, North Korea [RESULTS]

Postby Olve » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:16 pm

I didn't get to do many sketches this time.
After one week in North Korea I woke up on the day of the SketchCrawl and had to get a train at 10:10 AM to Dandong on the Chinese side of the border.
We had been drinking a lot the night before and I had gone to bed late. Anyway, I got up early to do at least one sketch from Pyongyang.
So this one was done from my window in Yanggakdo Hotel around 7:30 in the morning. A very rough and compact view of the city done by a tired guy in his underpants to the sound of distant propaganda music...

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We got on the train and I pulled out my sketchbook. But the ride with this Russian train on old and rusty North Korean tracks was incredibly bumpy so it got very challenging to do a good sketch. And since I was sitting in a compartment with three fellow travelers the motifs were limited.

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A last attempt.

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Eventually followed three hours on the border with paper work and baggage checks and when we finally got out in Dandong it was dark and time for a shower, dinner and an early night. So this is all I could manage.

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Re: Pyongyang, North Korea [RESULTS]

Postby silent snail » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:38 pm

Like your sketch on the train! :thumbup:

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Re: Pyongyang, North Korea [RESULTS]

Postby Olve » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:51 pm

Thanks silent snail. :)

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Re: Pyongyang, North Korea [RESULTS]

Postby Kim Mikyung » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:09 am

I looked forward to your result from Pyongyang.
You didn't disappoint me. :thumbup: Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Pyongyang, North Korea [RESULTS]

Postby AVBK » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:37 am

I like the summary view of Pyongyang and the drawings on the train too - no sign of the bumpy tracks.
What a privilege to go to somewhere which has such restricted access. Did you do any more drawings
earlier in your visit that you could show us too?

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Re: Pyongyang, North Korea [RESULTS]

Postby kumi matsukawa » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:51 pm

Thanks for sharing the view of the country as well as the story from your 1 week stay :D What an experience!
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Re: Pyongyang, North Korea [RESULTS]

Postby Olve » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:03 am

Thanks for you comments. :)

AVBK: I didn't get to do any sketching in DPRK apart from this. The schedule was extremely busy with no time for sketching. I took a lot of photos though. :)
Kumi-san: It was absolutely an experience. I guess you've seen my photos on Facebook. A lot more to come. :)

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Re: Pyongyang, North Korea [RESULTS]

Postby bh yoo » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:47 pm

Glad to see the sketch from Pyongyang! We hope to be able to sketch there in the future. Thanks a lot for sharing. :clap:

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Re: Pyongyang, North Korea [RESULTS]

Postby markfletcher » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:26 am

good for you Olve!
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