Confessions of a researchaholic

October 22, 2023

There is a piece of mouth inside my desk drawer

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:10 pm

Once, when I was at first grade, there was a homework assignment about filling-in-the-blank for a Chinese language class.
I was short of time and/or patience so I finished it as quickly as possible.
The day after submitting the assignment, the teacher came to me and asked why “there is a piece of [mouth] inside my desk drawer”, which I apparently wrote by looking at only “a piece of [ ]” without the rest of the sentence.

Pumpkins – generative fill experiment

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 11:43 am

I used the same text prompt “pumpkins” to generatively fill regions within the graphical sign on the left and the yard on the right via Photoshop, and the corresponding results faithfully observe the surrounding contexts (graphical and physical pumpkins).
The motion graphics over the white arrow is added via Fresco.

October 17, 2023

Quick finger sketches of public transport passengers

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:31 pm

With fewer strokes it is more important to place them more strategically to depict the essence of the subjects.

October 15, 2023

Face relief on a candelabra

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:35 pm

I noticed this small face relief carved on a candelabra that was meant to be part of Thomas Wolsey’s tomb.

October 13, 2023

Flip hair style

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 10:37 pm
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During a dream on Oct 10 2023 morning I saw a guy with a hair that can flip open from the back like a carpet to reveal his scalp.

October 11, 2023

Bengali fish curry

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:05 pm
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Sometimes I looked at the company lunch menu even when I was not in the office, to feel a sense of connection and anticipation.

October 8, 2023


Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:16 pm
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Inspired by some squash arrangements I saw in a company cafeteria, I realized that I could draw a few individual squashes and rearrange them later for different compositions.

Cafe Zoe

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:55 pm
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Visited this local cafe for a photography exhibition and drew some patrons sitting outside afterwards.

October 6, 2023

Waiting in line

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:14 pm
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As long as I have a drawing surface with me (e.g., a sketchbook or a smart phone with a drawing app), I can observe people around without getting bored during idle times.

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