Confessions of a researchaholic

January 27, 2023

Mr. ???? walking

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 9:41 pm
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Mr. ???? was introduced to me during an early morning dream on January 23 2023.
I forgot his name after waking up but still remember his face and his motion on an elliptical machine.
This is an exercise of recording (the vibe of) his face with a walking body motion.

January 22, 2023

Stick caterpillar dream on January 18 2023

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 8:24 pm
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I dreamed about a caterpillar crawling with its front part sticking up stiff due to fungal infection, which I captured by a physical acrylic painting on the evening and digitally drew and animated a few days later.

January 21, 2023

Dream on January 19 2023

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 5:02 pm
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This is the second dream I had (or remembered) after 4:40 am and I already forgot the first one.
Found myself sweating and heart pumping fast both times.
Seeing this Behance project for images and captions, or the Instagram link below.

January 15, 2023

Calm temple calf

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:48 pm
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After this image from this article.

January 14, 2023

Contented wild boar

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:02 pm
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After this image from this article; the boar seems more contented in print than in digital.

January 13, 2023

Acrylic pointillism experiment

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:01 pm
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Physical paints can be more challenging to mix than digital paints due to complex chemical reactions leading to the combined colors.
Inspired by artistic pointillism and digital halftoning, in this experiment we stipple original acrylic paints to achieve color mixing effects.

January 10, 2023

River bank tree

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 1:40 pm
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January 9, 2023

Man above shop

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:48 pm
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I took a quick finger sketch on my moto-x4 phone of this guy (likely the proprietor) taking a smoke break above a cafe, which formed the basis of the upper half of the eventual drawing with the bottom half of the first floor based on a reference photo.

January 2, 2023

House over a hiking trail entrance

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:27 pm
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I saw this residence straddling over the top of a hiking trail and drew what is in my mind’s eye based on reference photos.

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