Confessions of a researchaholic

October 31, 2018

Practice shading an egg in a small plate

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The drawing process feels gratifying.

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Practice shading an egg in a small plate

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October 30, 2018

Chucky

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I plan to post this on my front door for the trick-or-treats.

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Chucky

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October 29, 2018

Orthodox comrade – portrait practice on a moving train

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I would like to correct the mistake I made earlier about an accidental caricature. I started drawing on the morning train, finished the face and body outlines, and completed the rest on my evening train.
The train movement made it harder to place stable strokes, but overall I enjoy the experience.

Unlike the previous one which I drew from a printed magazine, I drew this one from the digital version which has a more complete photo.



2:46 am dream

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:28 am
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I woke up at 2:46 am to record this dream, from which I plan to draw later before my visual memory fades.

We were attending an eye-brow party but somehow waiting at two adjacent bus stops.
One coming to my stop at 8:10 pm. The next one is 5:10 am the next day, so I hopped on.
You were still sitting at your bus stop bench.
I did not know which station to take off, so I loudly asked you, through the bus window.
You did not respond, so I yelled why you did not answer me.
The person lifted her face and turned to another person who replied that I did not ask a question.

October 28, 2018

Practice drawing a politician

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I got several inspirations from the October 20 2018 Economist issue.
Again, I underestimated the ear size.

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Portrait practice

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Portrait exercise

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I did not draw the eye in the right shape, so I tried to correct it. Unfortunately, after too many alterations, I can no longer erase the iris, which is too wide and looks like a cyclop eye.

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Portrait practice

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Slight change of a previous drawing

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Accidental caricature

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I have placed the eyes too close in the beginning, and plan to do another one with correct composition in the future.

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Accidental caricature

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October 27, 2018

Portrait exercise

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The upper arms are clearly too short because the subject changed posture and I was focusing mainly on the head.

Quick figure sketches

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I was not sure if these informal practices are worth documenting and sharing but realized that everything I do is work in progress.

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Quick sketches of a person sleeping on a sofa

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Quick sketch of a posture sequence

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Academic lineage

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My academic lineage traces to Jung and Freud instead of Gauss, Laplace, Newton, or Leibniz.
I guess this partially explains my research interest and mentoring style.
🙂

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