Confessions of a researchaholic

February 10, 2020

Caltrain conductor: please don’t put your feet on seats

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Sketching a morning train passenger #adobefresco

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February 9, 2020

Rodin’s hand

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I went to the Cantor arts center an hour earlier than usual, and thus had more time sketching.

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Quick sketch of Rodin’s hand #adobefresco

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February 4, 2020

Unfinished work

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A friendly of mine recently posted on FB that he liked an unfinished drawing perhaps more than had he tried to finish it.

When I started drawing about a year and half ago, I strived to finish works with polished quality.
Later, I found the intermediate progress no less interesting, and showed with the final drawings all intermediate strokes without hiding or even erasing them.

Related: one of my most favorite research papers has never officially been published anywhere.

January 23, 2020

Quick sketch of a wall lamp

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After waking up at 5:30 am today, I tried to catch an earlier train but missed it by a few minutes. The next train took around 40 minutes to arrive; meanwhile I sketched this wall lamp near the platform.

January 17, 2020

Drawing a bowl of fruits and vegetables compost

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I am on a roll of drawing food residues.

January 14, 2020

Drawing a plate of edamame shells

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This is a frequent sight of my family dinner, which I managed to draw when we sat together on the same table after a long while.

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Drawing a plate of edamame shells #adobefresco

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January 8, 2020

Drawing a portly hand

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I felt the need to draw something before going to sleep, and recalled this visual image from a morning news post to spend some twenty minutes.

January 5, 2020

Fountain figure 4

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I saw this sculpture in Anderson collection at Stanford and captivated by its structure.
I started with the contour exercise and still found it hard to coordinate my sight and touch and finished too quickly in about 10 minutes.
I then switched to ordinary sketching for about 30 to 40 minutes.

Because it sat high on a pedestal, it was difficult to photography.

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Fountain figure 4 by Robert Graham

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January 4, 2020

Compensational drawing

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I was frustrated by the hand-eye contour coordination exercise from the natural way to draw, and compensated myself with a normal sketching of the same subject.

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Quick pencil sketch of a small statue #adobefresco

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January 1, 2020

Sidetracked from physical to digital

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I was sharpening a drawing pencil pondering what I should draw, and found the setup intriguing and ended up drawing it on an iPad.

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