Confessions of a researchaholic

October 28, 2019

Evening train sleeper

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 7:00 pm

This dude sat across the aisle on the train. I pondered a bit whether he is interesting enough to draw as I brought my iPad to work for charging.

October 27, 2019

Night driver

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:30 pm
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I have been fascinated by the light and shadow effects on a driver’s face at night from the passenger side view.
The stroke textures can influence the perception of the face.

October 20, 2019

Cafe reader

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:04 pm
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I pencil sketched and oil painted this composition based on two reference photos I took two days earlier. (I have yet to try physical oil paint.)
The subject came into the cafe, pretended to look at the menu on the wall, and sat down at a table to read a book.

October 13, 2019

Broken bridge

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:39 pm
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While sitting on a tree stump to draw this broken bridge, two deers ran right pass by me.

October 12, 2019

Taking comments

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:38 am

I guess the key challenge for taking comments/suggestions from others is being rationally open and yet emotionally close, to make positive improvements without negative feelings.


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:31 am

I installed and drew with Procreate last night.
In the background story, the founder said about their process of setting up Savage Interactive and developing Procreate:
“I grew up quite poor, so for me risking everything was a very natural thing. I thought, well, if it doesn’t pay off, I’ve been here before and I’ll be fine.”
(You might need to read that story from the App store as the web version might not be complete for some reason.)

October 9, 2019

Nothing is too easy or too complex to draw

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:02 pm
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A water drop can be plain or intricate depending on how we see it.

October 6, 2019

Drawings over a previous sketch

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:22 pm

The joker is easier and more fun to draw than the batman.

October 3, 2019

Sketching refraction from a cup of water

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 3:46 pm
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Outside a company cafeteria someone left this cup of water which produced interesting light refraction in a late afternoon.

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