Feb 14, 2012
It can get really cold in Korea. I was drawing on the streets in Namdaemun, which is an enormous outdoor market. There is a tiny alleyway with lots of little restaurants on eiher side. Ladies stand out in front and try to coax people in. A contest of sorts. The ladies can spot tourists and instantly tell if they are Chinese or Japanese. Then the ladies break in to those languages, begging people to come in and eat their food. They were very amused by me. The poor woman I drew was getting her balls broken by everyone else because of the drawing I did of her. We were all laughing. It was cold and I couldn't finish the painting in one shot. So I came back the following weekend to finish it. Lots of laughter when I showed up again. You can see in my 2 paintings how I left off and then how it looks done. All the old ladies on the street know me well in Seoul. Crazy.