Confessions of a researchaholic

May 31, 2019

Quick sketch of a patting head

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:44 pm

On the evening train I saw a woman caressing the head of a man who slept on her shoulder.

May 29, 2019

Two views of a back bench train passenger

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:50 am
This passenger tended to alternate between two configurations, which I sketched back and forth accordingly.

May 26, 2019

Experiment with rough/scratch pencils

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:26 am

I found a cigar butt on the ground around the San Fernando light rail station on Friday May 24. It still smelled strongly 2 days after. I tried to draw the smell, but I am not sure if you can also smell it.

Chewie is visiting for the weekend, and spent most of the time napping as usual.

May 23, 2019

Hair eye cover

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:37 pm

After boarding the train at the Santa Clara station, this girl settled to sleep with a bundle of her hair acting as an impromptu eye cover.

May 21, 2019

Quick sketch of a back head

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:35 pm

I saw this guy sitting at the lower deck of an evening train.
The time lapse has been lost in the test app.

May 20, 2019

Quick sketch of a hat

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:33 pm

I saw a similar hat on a cafe table on Friday May 17 2019, and decided to draw a similar one back home.

May 17, 2019

Quick sketch of a train conductor from memory

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 7:55 pm

The jaw bone is clearly non-anatomical, but here it is.

May 15, 2019

Too late to learn?

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:20 pm
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Today during a computer eye break I went to a high school art show hold inside the company. Some of the works are impressive, especially given that they were made by high school students.

I skipped almost all my art and music classes as a kid as I thought they were useless. Experimental results indicated that drawing is not too late to pick up later, even though I wish I could have spent more time on music and physical training earlier in my life.


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:02 am

Sleepers tend to be good drawing subjects because they are more likely to be in a natural state and less likely to move or notice my presence.

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