Confessions of a researchaholic

October 13, 2019

Broken bridge

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:39 pm

While sitting on a tree stump to draw this broken bridge, two deers ran right pass by me.

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Sketching a broken bridge #procreate

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October 12, 2019


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:31 am

I installed and drew with Procreate last night.
In the background story, the founder said about their process of setting up Savage Interactive and developing Procreate:
“I grew up quite poor, so for me risking everything was a very natural thing. I thought, well, if it doesn’t pay off, I’ve been here before and I’ll be fine.”
(You might need to read that story from the App store as the web version might not be complete for some reason.)

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First drawing with #procreate

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October 9, 2019

Nothing is too easy or too complex to draw

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:02 pm
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A water drop can be plain or intricate depending on how we see it.

October 6, 2019

Drawings over a previous sketch

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:22 pm

The joker is easier and more fun to draw than the batman.

October 3, 2019

Sketching refraction from a cup of water

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Outside a company cafeteria someone left this cup of water which produced interesting light refraction in a late afternoon.

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Sketching refraction of a cup of water #adobefresco

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September 28, 2019

Custom puppet exercise

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:33 pm
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I created the vector graphics in Ai Draw, export to Pr for layer editing (Ai should also do but looks like my Draw app sends the .ai file to the Ai program on my company computer while I was at home), and import to Ch for facial tracking and performance.
The mouth tracking and animation need some investigation.

September 22, 2019

Fur shading + texturing exercise

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:15 pm
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A little mouse got trapped a few days ago in the garage.
This is relative easy to draw, as I can easily double the strokes for (fur) texturing and shading.

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Fur shading exercise

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September 21, 2019

Bright side down

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 7:33 pm

I sketched the same sculpture I visited a week ago from a different angle.
It started well, but went downhill as I drew more.
When darkness fell, I realized that I probably made a fundamental mistake; I will verify my hypothesis in my next visit.

September 14, 2019

Head of Pierre de Wissant, burgher of Calais

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 7:34 pm

After the summer heat and before the winter rain, autumn is a good season to spend weekend evenings at the Stanford Rodin garden.
His dark bronze sculptures are hard to draw though; I had a great deal of difficulty with the eye sockets for this one.

September 8, 2019

Digital oil painting experiment

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This is a caricature/stylization of a real object.

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Oil painting a flower vase

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