Confessions of a researchaholic

January 12, 2022

Sitting belly

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:34 pm

Depicting a pile of human flesh based on an intriguing character in Dune.

January 11, 2022

Pre-recorded video presentation

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:54 pm
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CHI 2022 provides this medium post about giving a remote presentation as well as different styles ranging from very simple to quite fancy:

Feel free to pick a style you like.
I would do voice over only as I try not to let people know what I look like, or even sound like via synthetic voice over.
But if you like people to know you and/or have the talk video better approximate an in-person conference presentation, consider showing your face.

January 10, 2022


Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 9:57 pm

I designed this scene to combine swaying fallen leaves and rippling snows in an interesting way.

January 9, 2022

French easel

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:08 pm
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My first standing French easel drawing was in front of a bathroom mirror, blocking the entrance.

January 8, 2022

Portrait sketches

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:18 pm

I found that faces with clear features (such as wrinkles and contours) are the easiest to sketch.
I did these during a mysterious internet outage today.

January 6, 2022

Morton salt girl – dogfooding with a can of salt

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 8:09 pm

This little girl logo on salt containers inspired me to animate it with some dynamic graphical effects (lines for rain streaks, spheres for flowing salt particles and bouncing raindrops) enabled by some experimental features I have been working on for Fresco motion.

January 5, 2022

Twisted red bell pepper

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:22 pm
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I drew this digital oil painting on an iPad supported by a (newly purchased) French easel, with which I plan to try physical (pencil, oil, and acrylic) medium next.

January 3, 2022

House scientist

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:28 am

Sewing is physics.
Cooking is chemistry.

January 2, 2022

Footprints in the yard

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:22 pm

Some contractor left in the yard a trash bag containing some food, which was then attacked by some wild animal, probably raccoon(s) based on the damage and the footprints which in turn inspired this motion graphics.

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