The Drawing Book - Paik Sae Hyun

The Drawing Book

By Paik Sae Hyun

  • Release Date: 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Art & Architecture
Score: 4
From 66 Ratings


The Drawing Book is a sketch collection of New Yorkers created by Paik Sae Hyun during Winter 2011. A Brooklyn-based artist Saehyun Paik captured dozens of people on the train, and sketched them as well as her portraits on the MOLESKINE Notebook.


  • Awesome book.

    By Charley Feher
    I love the illustrations.
  • Observational drawing

    By SantaBarbaraBarbara
    This book is a good example of quick sketches of life happening around the artist. Very gestural, not intended to be finished drawings-just what the artist is observing at that very moment.
  • The Drawing Book

    By Bcatanza
    I love this idea. It is a series of sketches of New Yorkers and it has the feel of people in the big city. Some sketches are incomplete, missing eyes, or either features adding to the feeling of the indidvidual getting lost in the ciy of 9 million people. It has inspired me to want to create a similar project in my hometown of Dundalk, Maryland. I think if I pick subjects at random, I can relay the blue-collar struggle of a drug infested working class town, with a bad reputation, but a good heart. This is my favorite sort of sketch diary that I’ve ever seen. Enjoy it.
  • Captures the Vibe

    By HeraldDave
    As a native New Yorker, I'm impressed by how well these sketches evoke the feel of the city, and accurately portray the eclectic styles and moods of the populace.
  • Fresh!

    By koostudio
    Urban atmosphere drawing. Cool works!
  • Solitude and the city

    By DEFAULT Films
    I love the subtle solitude in these drawings... It seems that the drawings genuinely portrait the artist's state of mind. I highly recommend this book.
  • Simple and Stunning

    By Newcing
    I love this book because it basically transfers the feeling of artists on the drawing book into the digital canvas. Also, it's awesome to see people in New York through the artist's view. No words describe but all figures every page contains their own story. Thanks!
  • great work

    By gatherandspread
    This book contains art sketches of various people. The drawing is detail enough to catch imagery of person's face and attitude. great work!
  • Thanks!

    By paik sae hyun
    Thank you for everyone. And thanks for 2011.