Confessions of a researchaholic

May 11, 2022

Squeezed toothpaste tube

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:48 pm
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I was trying to throw away this toothpaste tube after it couldn’t be further squeezed any more before spotting it as an interesting drawing subject.

May 6, 2022


Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 10:50 pm
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The curvy soft form seems intriguing.

April 24, 2022

A dead rat which seemed to be sleeping under a dumpster bin

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:12 pm
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I spotted this little guy on a warm Sunday afternoon, sketched it, and cleaned it up.

April 23, 2022

Bathtub spider

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:20 pm
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I salvaged this spider submerged at the bottom of a bathtub thinking it was dead, but it managed a last jump before its final breath.

April 18, 2022

Unholy weekend

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:16 pm
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Saw this news photo which made an excellent source for gesture drawing.

April 17, 2022

Yellow rose with red tints

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:07 pm
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We know how to represent light and sound but not smell, taste, and touch, probably because the former two involve a small number of physical sensors while the latter a large number of chemical/biological compounds/processes.

April 15, 2022

Drawing a crumpled paper bag

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:43 pm
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A crumpled paper bag caught my attention, which later I found out to be a good drawing exercise.

April 10, 2022

Drawing a sitting dog

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:47 pm
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After several drawings the dog sleeping, I took on a new challenge of drawing it while it was awake (and thus constantly moving).
I made the eyes too human-like.

April 8, 2022

Quick sketch of a sleeping dog

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 2:35 pm
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The pug (sitting for a friend) appears to be sleeping all the time; I don’t know how that is biologically possible but it did make a good deadline companion.

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