Confessions of a researchaholic

May 16, 2020

Oil paint construction workers with a shovel and a wheel barrel

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This is a starting point for further variations to come.

May 15, 2020

Hair dye as a drawing medium

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There was some left over hair dye made from natural material which I experimented for painting medium before its oxidation.

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Quick painting with ✏️ and leftover hair dye

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May 11, 2020

Drawing a rainbow from memory

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I saw a beautiful rainbow while walking outside in a sunny drizzling evening.
I did not bring a camera for photograph, but drew a quick watercolor from memory afterwards.

May 10, 2020

Redirected drawing

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I was planning to draw something else but somehow redirected my attention to these nearby construction signs.

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Drawing some construction signs #adobefresco

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May 8, 2020

Drawing a fox pack

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A pack of foxes were videographed in my neighborhood a few days ago. The captue was quite blurry, so I decided to create a new composition.

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Drawing a fox pack #adobefresco

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Deep journey and genuine experience

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There are these tourists who just want to visit as many places as possible to take (or even fake) photos without spending enough time experiencing the local life and culture with sufficient depth.

Researchers who abuse authorships are like such tourists.
They pretend having all the fun without actual experiencing much.

Life is a deep journey, and genuine experience is what matters the most.

May 4, 2020

Evening moon

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During an evening walk, the moon caught my eye.
I came back to draw it, sitting at the front of my home.
The neighborhood black cat came rubbing.

May 3, 2020

Sketching the portrait relief on a one-dime coin

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The physical coin is quite small and thus challenging to sight the very detailed relief pattern.


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A few days ago I read an article about an open-source ventilator that can be built with $400 in readily-available parts.
Today I saw a Facebook post discussing an article titled “Do top conferences contain well cited papers or junk?”.

Our impact is measured more about what we do for others (e.g., solving a social issue, curing a disease, saving the environment) than for ourselves (e.g., ego or career).
I would care much more about developing useful products or services than counting the number of papers or citations.

May 1, 2020


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Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but when his experiment goes wrong, he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

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Morbius – oil painting with #adobefresco

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