Confessions of a researchaholic

May 27, 2021

Timed flow

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:14 pm

I followed another video for the first lesson of the timed model drawing. The quality is not like the one done by Vilppu, but the video made an instrumental point about not thinking about time pressure or completing/perfecting the drawing and instead just flowing with the subject.

This could also apply to other (timed) activities in our lives?

May 23, 2021

Sketch from Rodin sculptures

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:46 pm
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It was nice to visit a museum since the covid lockdown last year.
Unlike human models, Rodin’s sculptures remain stationary and thus have been perfect drawing subjects.

May 21, 2021

Vilppu drawing

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:53 pm

I have had some difficulties with the Vilppu drawing manual about depicting dynamic actions instead of just static shapes, as the book shows only final drawings but not the intermediate workflows.
Fortunately, I found some of his online videos so that I can see his drawing sequences and also to practice along with him, without leaving my desk.

May 18, 2021

Nickel coin relief

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:15 am
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I have a few more (unique) coins left for drawing.

May 14, 2021

Crouching mouse

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:09 pm
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I plan to focus more on pen/pencil illustrations.

May 9, 2021

Wooden slippers

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:02 am

Draw something every day.

May 6, 2021

Contented mallard duck

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:53 pm
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A pair of mallard ducks have been wandering around the neighborhood recently, but I saw only the male one this day.

May 4, 2021


Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 4:44 pm

The best in show in SIGGRAPH 2018 electronic theater is now available online:

May 3, 2021

Spiral tower dream

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 9:42 pm
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One main reason I wanted to practice drawing is to show you my (often vivid and unusual) dreams.

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