Confessions of a researchaholic

March 28, 2020

Social distancing

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I drew this one from a photo (taken during a hike) and a movie still (watched during a long distance flight).

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Social distancing #adobefresco

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March 21, 2020

Watercolor wet spatter a crabapple tree

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I don’t have the skill (or, more importantly, the patience) to draw trees so I just settled for the built-in watercolor wet spatter in Adobe Fresco.

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Watercolor wet spatter a crabapple tree #adobefresco

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March 20, 2020

Shelter in place

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The neighborhood cats came around, probably looking for the recently emerging groundhogs.

I drew these two cats from two separate photos, and found the process a refreshing break from working at home.

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Shelter in place #adobefresco

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March 14, 2020

Drawing a sweetgum seed pod

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I spotted this spiky plant ball on the ground while hiking and brought it back as a drawing subject.

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Drawing a sweetgum seed pod #adobefresco

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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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