object sketch

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The Art of Me Kyeoung Lee

South Korean artist Me Kyeoung Lee sees beauty even in mundane everyday objects. Her sketches of local convenience stores is a charming and skillful take on what other people might miss out.

Lee has been documenting these little corner shops for the past 20 years. “There were not many things to see and play like these days,” says the artist about her youth. “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.

Visualization Exercise: Memory Sprints (long version)

[read the tl;dr version here]

“Memory sprints” is the term I use to describe this exercise which involves intense focus for short periods of time. It is used for increasing detail and focus in the astral and during spirit communication. This exercise involves no actual magic and therefore does not require protection.

1. Identify some objects around you to practice on.

To begin with choose very simple objects like an apple, cigarette, or empty jar. Later on choose more and more complex objects such as bicycles, computers, an unlocked cellphone, animals, and humans.

2. Try to clearly remember one of the objects. Spend as much time as you like filling in your memory with details. Sketching an object in detail is a great way to do this.

Try to remember all aspects of the object, such as detail, texture, size, and shape. Sketching is a useful tool because then you can literally just compare your version to reality.

For a challenge later on, begin limiting this remembering time. First start timing how long this usually takes, then taking 5 or 10 seconds off that time.

If you choose not to sketch, try remembering all details of the object including if applicable taste, scent, what it feels like to touch, etc.

3. When you are ready, look at the real object and fill in all the gaps in your memory. Focus intensely on the object and memorize every detail.

At this stage, to make your exercise the most efficient learning exercise possible, analyze what went down. What parts of objects do you usually forget? Detail? Form? Do you struggle more with mechanical objects or organic objects? Paying attention to your own memories will help you learn what areas to focus in.

A very common inclusion in this exercise is to limit the viewing portion to a set amount of time, such as 30, 15, or 10 seconds. I have much more fun spending 1-3 minutes focusing on an object and studying it, so do not feel the need to limit yourself to short periods of time. However if you are looking for something more advanced you might like it!

4. Set the object aside and once again try to clearly remember/sketch it. See how much more accurately your drawing/memory has improved.

This is the main portion of the exercise, and the one where you can gauge your improvement. It doesn’t matter how clearly you remember an object the first time you drew it – what matters is how much you improved after a possibly limited viewing of an object.


Try this exercise with one or two objects around you, whenever you are bored. You can do this exercise any time you like! If you do not have a sketchpad ready, just try to use pure visualization and focus in detail.

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Samantha Gray is here! She’s a peppy little dice head who barely breaks 5 feet, but she’ll break her way into your heart. 

 Her voice is very similar to Alison Brie

Also, Damien why didn’t you watch your head? I warned you.

EDIT: I should also mention that she was inspired by this part of this song