Confessions of a researchaholic

April 24, 2022

A dead rat which seemed to be sleeping under a dumpster bin

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:12 pm
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I spotted this little guy on a warm Sunday afternoon, sketched it, and cleaned it up.

April 23, 2022

Bathtub spider

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:20 pm
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I salvaged this spider submerged at the bottom of a bathtub thinking it was dead, but it managed a last jump before its final breath.

April 18, 2022

Unholy weekend

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:16 pm
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Saw this news photo which made an excellent source for gesture drawing.

April 17, 2022

Yellow rose with red tints

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:07 pm
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We know how to represent light and sound but not smell, taste, and touch, probably because the former two involve a small number of physical sensors while the latter a large number of chemical/biological compounds/processes.

April 15, 2022

Drawing a crumpled paper bag

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:43 pm
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A crumpled paper bag caught my attention, which later I found out to be a good drawing exercise.

April 10, 2022

Drawing a sitting dog

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:47 pm
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After several drawings the dog sleeping, I took on a new challenge of drawing it while it was awake (and thus constantly moving).
I made the eyes too human-like.

April 8, 2022

Quick sketch of a sleeping dog

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 2:35 pm
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The pug (sitting for a friend) appears to be sleeping all the time; I don’t know how that is biologically possible but it did make a good deadline companion.

April 7, 2022

Everybody brings their pitchforks

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:25 pm

The reason for my NVIDIA-bye subject line is that my then manager John Danskin once sent out an email with subject everybody brings their pitchforks and content about a team member who broke the code check-in protocol of a chip we were working on, so I thought I should reciprocate with another quote.

John is also a former student of Pat Hanrahan, and one of the smartest people I have worked with.
It appears that he designed not only GPUs but also his own car and home.

April 4, 2022

Mask-lamp motion graphics

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:17 pm

An acquaintance who has known me for a very long time told me that this photo reminded him of me, which inspired me to create a simple motion graphics.

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