Confessions of a researchaholic

August 8, 2020

Bud pair

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This is a very quick oil painting. I plan to draw a time lapse of the flower life cycle.

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Bud pair – quick oil paint with #adobefresco

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August 4, 2020

Morning energy

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Bananas probably have one of the highest benefit-to-cost ratios among all food: nutritional, healthy, easy to consume, and low cost, despite their lack of genetic diversity and (like other fresh produce) perishable for storage and transportation.

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Morning energy – oil paint with #adobefresco

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July 20, 2020

Road roller

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I saw this road roller parked at the corner of a nearby fire station, which has a nice low wide stone wall for me to sit comfortably while sketching.
The connectors between the wheel/drum axes and the body seemed obstructive while on site, so I skipped them but found them pivotal for the structure and composition after the first drawing.
I came back to add the connectors the next evening.

July 13, 2020

Pencil and pen sketch of an unlit corner after sunset

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I went out after 8 pm to this interesting and yet unlit corner of my neighborhood, to force myself to either draw quickly before it was too dark and/or finish the rest from visual memory back home.

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June 23, 2020

Anniversary dinner

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The appetizers (corn mezzaluna, Spanish mackerel) and entrees (striped bass, duck breast) were pretty light until the chocolate souffle, which was much more fulfilling than the size would suggest and continued to roll in my stomach until deep into the night.

Drawing helped me to not only remember the experience (than, say, photography) but (counter-intuitively) also better engage in conversation.

This is my last celebratory meal before I manage to regenerate a losing body part considered to be irreversible by all doctors I have consulted so far.

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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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