Confessions of a researchaholic

January 28, 2019

Practice drawing from a sculpture

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I abandoned a few attempts before finally finishing this one.

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Quick sketch of a train passenger from memory

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I spotted this hat-wearer on the lower deck while sitting on the upper deck.

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January 26, 2019

Quick sketch of a hummingbird

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I spotted this little guy outside my window during a computer-reminded eye break. It gave me a few seconds before flying away.

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January 25, 2019

Quick sketches of the day

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I had no more than a few minutes to draw each one of these moving subjects.

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Quick sketch during a discussion session

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Quick sketch of a train passenger

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January 24, 2019

Quick sketches on a shaky morning training

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It was difficult to even hold the pen still; fortunately, there was no time to worry about suboptimal drawings.

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Quick sketch of a sleeper on a shaky train

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Quick sketch of an ebook reader on a shaky train

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January 23, 2019

Doing projects versus developing people

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I like the technical part of Mengqi’s SIGGRAPH 2018 presentation, but even more so at the end when she talked about never giving up.

During the early stage of my research career I focused more on doing projects, but have gradually shifted more towards developing people, which I found to be an even more interesting and rewarding experience.

January 19, 2019

Memories of 4 pm to 8 pm

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Drawing from a sculpture

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Quick sketch of a cafe patron – front view

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Quick sketch of a cafe patron – side view

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Quick sketches of a cafe patron

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Quick sketch of a book reader

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Quick sketch of a diary writer

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Quick sketch of a restaurant patron

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January 9, 2019

Drawing from a head bust

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Without being able to see clear contours from this smooth object, I mis-proportion the first two drawings.

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Drawing from a head bust

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A misproportioned drawing

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This third one is better structured.

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But not so for the next two.

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Quick drawing from a head bust, too wide and too sad

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January 8, 2019

Quick sketches on a morning train

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When there is no time to worry about making mistakes, I act more freely.

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January 6, 2019

Practice drawing over a color background

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This one spanned several days because I had difficulty preventing my facial hatches look like facial hairs and it was in front of the CHI and SIGGRAPH deadlines.
I plan to practice hatching from 3D sculptures (e.g., in museums) next.

The blue/cyan contours are initial layouts but they provide interesting visual effects so I leave them there.

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