Confessions of a researchaholic

January 18, 2022

Bugs jar

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I keep a collection of dried dead bugs for drawing sources.

January 15, 2022

After lunch

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 1:02 pm
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A plate of residual corn cobs, husks, and silks after the seeds were eaten.

January 14, 2022

The curious case of a poisoned dog

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:25 pm
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Living with my grandparents during kindergarten, one day after school, we found the house broken in, with the dog dead on the ground, poisoned, and my grandfather’s books scattered all over the place.

I don’t remember the dog’s appearance, but his dead posture looks like this lying dog drawing by Johannes Tavenraat which I referenced.

January 12, 2022

Sitting belly

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:34 pm
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Depicting a pile of human flesh based on an intriguing character in Dune.

January 11, 2022

Pre-recorded video presentation

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:54 pm
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CHI 2022 provides this medium post about giving a remote presentation as well as different styles ranging from very simple to quite fancy:

Feel free to pick a style you like.
I would do voice over only as I try not to let people know what I look like, or even sound like via synthetic voice over.
But if you like people to know you and/or have the talk video better approximate an in-person conference presentation, consider showing your face.

January 10, 2022

Snowman

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 9:57 pm
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I designed this scene to combine swaying fallen leaves and rippling snows in an interesting way.

January 9, 2022

French easel

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:08 pm
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My first standing French easel drawing was in front of a bathroom mirror, blocking the entrance.

January 8, 2022

Portrait sketches

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:18 pm
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I found that faces with clear features (such as wrinkles and contours) are the easiest to sketch.
I did these during a mysterious internet outage today.


January 6, 2022

Morton salt girl

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 8:09 pm
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This little girl logo on salt containers inspired me to animate it with some dynamic graphical effects (lines for rain streaks, spheres for flowing salt particles and bouncing raindrops).

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