Confessions of a researchaholic

September 28, 2020

Books-round-over-table-corner dream

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 10:43 pm
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Around 6 am September 26 I recalled this dream about a bunch of books circling over the edge of the kitchen table without falling over.

September 26, 2020

A day of several drawings

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:29 pm
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I remembered 3 weird dreams earlier at around 4:30 am and 6:00 am this morning, and decided to draw them out.

Before that, during an eye break, I spotted a rooftop worker.

This is the first dream, about an eel tank.

This painting is inspired by the name of a prior intern who is still collaborating with me.

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橙一藍 orange one blue #adobefresco

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September 21, 2020

Resting excavator

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:05 pm
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After focusing on the claws in the previous sketch, I felt more comfortable drawing the entire excavator.

I misplaced a rod in my first pencil-and-pen sketch, which I fixed, and then proceeded to produce a color version.
I ran out of patience after oil-painting the yellow components and thus water-colored the rest gray, and completed oil-painting the body two days later.

September 19, 2020

Excavator claws

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:20 pm
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Initially I was trying to draw the entire excavator but found particular interests in the two claws.

September 12, 2020

Quick sketch of a cat on a fence

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:04 pm
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The cat allowed me only a quick glimpse before jumping away.

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Quick sketch of a cat on a fence #adobefresco

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September 8, 2020

How to deal with shit in life

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:06 pm
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Remove it before it can further pollute the mind and the environment.
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September 4, 2020

Digital charcoal drawing of physical colored pencils

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:31 pm
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Late at night spotting
colored pencils for charcoal
digital drawing

September 2, 2020

Vertigo ceiling

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:07 pm
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During vertigo, the eyes can spin around following the incorrect signals sent from a faulty vestibular system.
The effect can be reduced by VR: track the eye movements, classify whether they are caused by vertigo, and adjust the display accordingly (e.g., move the visual field with the spinning eye gaze).

August 28, 2020

Side wing of a Buddhist church

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:27 pm
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There are many interesting architectural and religious constructs inside and outside this Buddhist temple converted from a Christian church.
I was attempting to capture its entire front side, but soon realized that it won’t fit well into a square canvas.
So I ended up drawing only one side, and plan for other outside and inside views in the future.

August 24, 2020

Farm Hill

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:09 pm
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This intriguing hill-corner-top view is part of my routine walks around the neighborhood.

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