Confessions of a researchaholic

January 31, 2022

Takeout box

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:02 pm

Before bedtime I
Found this box intriguing and
Gave it a quick draw

January 30, 2022

New car

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 12:46 pm

Unlike most people, buying a new car did not trigger any excitement (or any form of emotion) in my mind, and the decision was based on technology and economics (no emission, available supply, high benefit-to-cost ratio, no middleman).

January 28, 2022

TFG marching band

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:17 pm

The source image is a custom metro card design for my wife’s high school marching band.

January 24, 2022

Straight-edged head relief

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:08 pm
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This straight-edged head relief on a 2016 1-euro coin made for a good quick drawing exercise.

Lip sync a pre-recorded video for live presentation

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:28 pm

In a recent research talk to about 100 people, the host suggested me to pre-upload any video files into the conferencing system to minimize network disruptions during live presentation.
Since my slides contain a lot of videos with a mix of online and local files, it would be infeasible to pre-upload them and then scramble to pick them on the fly.
Thus, I pre-recorded my entire presentation during a practice session, uploaded the recorded video, and played it during the meeting with my camera on and lip sync.
Panopto capture seems to work well for presenting from a Chrome tab (with Google slides).

January 22, 2022

Stray coin relief

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:05 pm

A coin on the ground
trying to tell its story
upon being found

January 18, 2022

Bugs jar

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:05 pm

I keep a collection of dried dead bugs for drawing sources.

January 15, 2022

After lunch

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 1:02 pm
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A plate of residual corn cobs, husks, and silks after the seeds were eaten.

January 14, 2022

The curious case of a poisoned dog

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:25 pm
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Living with my grandparents during kindergarten, one day after school, we found the house broken in, with the dog dead on the ground, poisoned, and my grandfather’s books scattered all over the place.

I don’t remember the dog’s appearance, but his dead posture looks like this lying dog drawing by Johannes Tavenraat which I referenced.

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