(Photo credit: Me Kyeoung Lee)

They might be gone someday, so Me Kyeoung Lee preserved them in beautiful sketches.

Retno Wulandari   18 April 2017 14:37

Brilio.net -  People say artists are those who can see beauty in every object, even the most ordinary or most messy ones. South Korean artist Me Kyeoung Lee is definitely that kind of person. She sketched beautiful and intricately detailed traditional convenient stores, and show people the charm of the places they might have passed by all this time.

She has spent 20 years making those sketches, and it pays off.

“There were not many things to see and play like these days,” she said, looked back to her younger years. “But there was a time when I was happy to have a coin in my hands and run to a shop and hang out with friends gathered in front of it.”

All of those convenience stores, drawn in pastel colors with acrylic pens, considered as an integral part of the South Korean culture. Today, there’s no less than 33,000 of such stores across the country.

The details are amazing. Look at how she makes strokes and shadows!

(Photo credit: Me Kyeoung Lee)

(Photo credit: Me Kyeoung Lee)

(Photo credit: Me Kyeoung Lee)

(Photo credit: Me Kyeoung Lee)

(Photo credit: Me Kyeoung Lee)

(Photo credit: Me Kyeoung Lee)

(Photo credit: Me Kyeoung Lee)

(Photo credit: Me Kyeoung Lee)

(Photo credit: Me Kyeoung Lee)

Know more about Me Kyeoung Lee and her artworks on her website, leemk.com.

 

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