Confessions of a researchaholic

July 31, 2021

Manga within manga

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:59 pm
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Boingo’s Tohth has such a unique drawing style that I hope it can be spawned into a manga/anime series.

Flower head baboon face

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:15 pm
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I am starting to experiment with augmenting sketches with real objects.

July 29, 2021

Old tabloid

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:04 am

Flipping through an old issue of a tabloid that I stumbled upon a few nights ago transported my memory back in time and also made me realize that how transient are position, power, and fame that people tend to chase at the present moment.

July 28, 2021

California summer rain dream

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:35 pm

During the early morning on July 26 2021 I dreamed about raining outside.
I couldn’t figure out exactly how to visualize the dream until I recalled an earlier conceptual depiction of the inner yard right outside the window where I slept, and simply added the raindrops via an experimental motion brush feature of Adobe Fresco.

I thought about what the shape of the raindrops should be; streamlines for motion blur? According to this article, raindrops are spheres or buns but never teardrops.

July 27, 2021

Neon office sign

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:15 pm

I drew this based on a street sight in my mind.

July 25, 2021

Baron of Dune

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 9:09 pm
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If I ever go to a movie theater this year it would be for watching this one on a giant screen.

July 24, 2021

AR face/body filters

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:02 pm
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When one day AR glasses become as ubiquitous as smart phones under shared platforms like Android/iOS, AR face/cloth filters could supplement or even replace our physical makeup and attire, as already happening with virtual cameras during virtual meetings that I have been experimenting with recently.

Beach chairs cloth bag dream

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 10:58 am
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I was sitting alone among rows and columns of chairs on a beach, with only a sling bag of cloth with me. The sky was grey, the air had a gentle breeze, and I felt very calm.

July 22, 2021

Corn and cigarette

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:49 pm

I did this quick motion experiment while working on a Fresco prototype, inspired by this source image.

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