Confessions of a researchaholic

January 5, 2022

Twisted red bell pepper

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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.

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

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:39 am

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

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 12:36 pm

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

December 26, 2021

Minna and New Montgomery

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:23 pm
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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.

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