Confessions of a researchaholic

November 21, 2022

Sketching a museum visitor from visual impression

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:28 pm

You froze in front of
Lutz Bacher’s shattered mirror
cool like an angel

November 20, 2022

Bring-your-kids-to-work day

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:05 pm
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I wonder what kinds of father-daughter conversation topics they had during these visits.

November 19, 2022

Almaden construction site

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:38 pm

The connecting structure between these two towers is a great curiosity.

November 18, 2022

Security kids

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:59 pm
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When we grow older others will seem younger, and one day everyone will look like a toddler.

November 16, 2022

Ants crawling over a crushed soda can

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:57 pm

Animating ants
no longer crawling over
this found soda can

It is much easier to animate the ants than to paint the metallic appearance of a crushed thin sheet object.


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:34 pm
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Short walk and quick sketch
helped me relax after all
these meetings before

Why you should write your own paper, at least the first draft

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:38 am
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Writing is an important skill for not only publishing and communication but also other career tasks. If you cannot do it for whatever reason (language, habit, psychology, etc.) it is better to learn as soon as possible.

Nobody else knows your ideas and thoughts better than yourself. Writing by someone else is not very likely to accurately reflect what you have in mind.

If you find it difficult to express your thoughts, it can be a sign that the thinking is not clear enough and writing can help refine it.

Do whatever to come up with a first draft. Do not worry about nitty gritty details like grammar as long as your collaborators can understand what you are trying to say. We can iterate the paper draft together to improve the not only the writing but also our thinking and execution of the project.

November 13, 2022

Rodin garden

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:23 pm
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After museum
closing drew sculptures to
kill non-extra time

November 12, 2022

Autumn maple in a windy day

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:31 pm
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Fall maple in a
sunny afternoon made a
good drawing session

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