Confessions of a researchaholic

May 8, 2020

Drawing a fox pack

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:04 pm
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A pack of foxes were videographed in my neighborhood a few days ago. The captue was quite blurry, so I decided to create a new composition.

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May 4, 2020

Evening moon

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 7:55 pm
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During an evening walk, the moon caught my eye.
I came back to draw it, sitting at the front of my home.
The neighborhood black cat came rubbing.

May 3, 2020

Sketching the portrait relief on a one-dime coin

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:50 pm
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The physical coin is quite small and thus challenging to sight the very detailed relief pattern.

May 1, 2020

Morbius

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 5:14 pm
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Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but when his experiment goes wrong, he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

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Morbius – oil painting with #adobefresco

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April 27, 2020

Sketching the portrait relief on a 50-TWD coin

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:14 pm
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Coin reliefs are usually shallow and thus contain intricate shading variations.

April 26, 2020

Sketching the portrait relief on a 5-CHF coin

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:01 pm
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The Rodin sculptures in Stanford have been my favorite portrait-drawing subjects but they are less accessible during the current lock-down.
Today I realized that we all have some mini portrait sculptures around us: the head reliefs on the obverse sides of the coins.

PS: I obtained this coin from Hallenbad City in Zurich for the swimming pool locker room.

April 25, 2020

Drawing a tree stump

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:33 pm
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This is an exercise for me to see and draw the relevant visual cues (such as the signature tree rings) without being distracted by extra details (such as the complex bark patterns).

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Drawing a tree stump #adobefresco

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April 22, 2020

Experiment with painting mediums

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:30 pm
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I drew a plate of grapes in different mediums: oil, watercolor, graphite, vector, to explore their varying visual effects.
The process took longer that I thought, so at the end of the night I was too sleepy to remember signing the paintings, which I did the next morning.

April 18, 2020

Oil paint a resurrecting lemon tree

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:06 pm
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This lemon tree seemed to be dead for a few years, but this morning I found out that it just grew some leaves, greened some branches, and even sprouted a pink bud.

Yet another thing in my life which seemed to be dead and then came back to life.
(If you know how to determine if a plant is dead or alive biologically, ping me.)

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April 17, 2020

Oil paint a spillover

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:29 am
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Never waste a disaster!

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Oil paint a spillover #adobefresco

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