Confessions of a researchaholic

December 30, 2021


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I like to walk in a cemetery; it feels serene, solemn, and prompts me to ponder life from a different perspective.

December 29, 2021

Miner 6748

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:38 pm

One lesson I learned from practicing portrait sketching: start from people we are not personally familiar with and gradually try close friends and family members, so that we can focus more on general practices at the start and consider specific features later on with more skills and experiences.

I spotted this photo in the photography section of SFMOMA and decided to sketch this anonymous person.
With only one device with me I couldn’t really draw from a reference photo, so I drew over instead.

December 28, 2021

Yoshikage Kira sheer heart attack

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:49 pm

This is one of my all time most favorite manga characters.

Back profile of a painter

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This is a digital pencil sketch based on a reference photo which I took on December 26 2019.

December 27, 2021

Candy Counter by Wayne Thiebaud

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This is my favorite painting in the Anderson Collection; RIP.

December 26, 2021

Minna and New Montgomery

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After visiting the photography section of SFMOMA while on the way for dinner pick up at North India, I noticed a street sleeper near the intersection of Minna and New Montgomery. I then spotted two more similarly-shaped entities nearby, which, upon closer examination, were a blanket and a group of trash bags at the back door of Henry’s Hunan.
I took their photos and composited into one afterwards.

December 25, 2021

Pillar of Shame, Christmas variation

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 5:57 pm
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Pillar of Shame, which I frequently walked by during my HKU days, has recently been demolished (CNN, BBC, Reuters).
The vulnerability of the physical sculpture as well as the coincidence of its removal with the Christmas day inspired me to draw a motion graphics that is digital (and thus harder to demolish) and hybrid (heads and bodies as Christmas tree ornaments).

December 21, 2021

Video texture

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I captured this raw video of spatial-temporal light patterns and stabilized it via Ae.

December 20, 2021

Fallen apples

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Apples on the ground
Too many to carry home
Shared on a bench

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