Confessions of a researchaholic

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.

December 27, 2019

A shrimp dish

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Someone commented that the shrimp doesn’t seem very appetite, but the lemon is crisp and eye-catching.
Then I realized that I should add more highlights to the shrimp to make it appear fresher and oilier.

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A shrimp dish – watercolor #adobefresco

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December 25, 2019

Portrait painting from memory

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I saw this face sitting opposite to me on a metro train, and drew it from memory after coming home.

Drawing from memory is the next step after drawing from sighting, with the additional involvement of (long term) visual memory.

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Oil painting a face from memory #adobefresco

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December 14, 2019

Drawing a dessert from photo

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The transparency is not quite right.

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Sorbet raisin white wine dessert #adobefresco

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December 10, 2019

Quick sketch of a break-away body part

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while I can still feel it.

I need to be gentler to my own body, which no longer heals like the Wolverine.

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Quick sketch of a break away body component

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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)

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