When I was traveling, I took a lot of pictures of the city. I want it to be a drawing, not picture. The material I had at the time, was just a note and pen. My name is Seol Dong-joo and I draw the city while traveling with a pen and take pictures. This is a drawing of Myeong-dong.
It’s Namsan N Tower. There is an alley where the tower looks so pretty. It’s a 2017 drawing. There are all the shops then. There’s still a Spicy Stir-fried Chicken restaurant.
A room escape cafe, There’s a lot of other. So when people see it, they think
“I know this place” “I’ve been here” It was really fun for me to be able to create these bond of sympathy. That’s why I’m trying to keep the text and the content intact. (How did you get started?) From the start, My original major is animation. I used to work for the video company. I kept working on my computer, and I thought I wanted to draw by my hands one day. I quit my job. I went to Australia on working holiday and set a goal. The goal was to make a living by drawing for a year.. That’s why I drew caricatures. It was good. It sold really well. But sometimes I don’t have any guests. I can’t stand there when I do that, so I started drawing the landscape around me. This is Moleskin’s note. These are some of the notes I worked on when I was traveling. I take new one when i’m on a trip. Like this, I drew the inside of the bookstore, business cards, and so on. I was drinking coffee at the cafe. “Shall I draw here?”
Then I can draw on tissue like this way. (You don’t use pencils, you draw right away without sketches.) Actually, the reason is when I’m traveling and suddenly I want to draw it, sketch with a pencil, draw with a pen, and then erase a pencil. This is too long. I thought it was okay if it was a little different between drawing and actually seeing. The picture that I took with the camera shows the same subject. But when I’m drawing, I don’t think I should do the same thing. I think it’s more fun to do without sketches. It was fun for me to have some expressions that were different from the real world. It’s a series of squares drawn. So, this is Haebangchon. There’s an old supermarket called ‘KOBAWOO Super’ on the way. There is a bus stop called ‘KOBAWOO Super’ station. People like it so much. And It was a symbolic place.
Now this is a convenience store. It says ‘the store is closed’ ‘Thank you so far.’ I went to take a picture before the shop closed, and then I drew it. This is a drawing book called a ‘Train’. It’s Seoul Station, as you can see. Starting from Seoul Station, the destination is Hamheung and Pyeongyang. It shows what it would look like if the north and south Koreas were connected by a railroad. Through the Demilitarized Zone. Hamheung Station. This is Russia. That’s where we transfer to a cross-country train and get to Paris. Come to Paris. and the final destination is London. If reunification is achieved, this railroad will be opened, Wouldn’t it be possible to see the scenery through it? It’s a picture book made with the idea. (Do you have any future goals?) I’ve been working so hard. I can’t go on travel a bit. I used to go on a trip while I was working on a book. I want to cover the travel destination, and I draw, I think it’s fun. My goal is to make a living by drawing.
Same in Australia. I want to do it until I die. But I don’t know.
Maybe I’ll just be fried chicken later on.