Confessions of a researchaholic

November 9, 2019

Practice drawing from memory/imagination

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:45 pm
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as a next step from drawing with references (including live subjects and captured photographs)

October 27, 2019

Night driver

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:30 pm
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I have been fascinated by the light and shadow effects on a driver’s face at night from the passenger side view.
The stroke textures can influence the perception of the face.

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Night driver- graphite sketch #adobefresco

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Night driver – pencil sketch #adobefresco

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October 20, 2019

Cafe reader

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:04 pm
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I pencil sketched and oil painted this composition based on two reference photos I took two days earlier. (I have yet to try physical oil paint.)
The subject came into the cafe, pretended to look at the menu on the wall, and sat down at a table to read a book.

October 13, 2019

Broken bridge

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While sitting on a tree stump to draw this broken bridge, two deers ran right pass by me.

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Sketching a broken bridge #procreate

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October 9, 2019

Nothing is too easy or too complex to draw

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:02 pm
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A water drop can be plain or intricate depending on how we see it.

October 3, 2019

Sketching refraction from a cup of water

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Outside a company cafeteria someone left this cup of water which produced interesting light refraction in a late afternoon.

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Sketching refraction of a cup of water #adobefresco

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September 22, 2019

Fur shading + texturing exercise

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:15 pm
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A little mouse got trapped a few days ago in the garage.
This is relative easy to draw, as I can easily double the strokes for (fur) texturing and shading.

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Fur shading exercise

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September 8, 2019

Digital oil painting experiment

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:11 pm
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This is a caricature/stylization of a real object.

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Oil painting a flower vase

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