Confessions of a researchaholic

August 9, 2020

Exercises in secondary dynamic effects

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The looping wave motion is more difficult to create than I expected.
Two of the earlier mistakes include a standing wave and a “smoke” that moves up and down.

After watching a candle fire extinguished by wind, I tried to capture the essence the memory via drawing the simplest possible animation.
Without looping, it is easier to create a jumpy fire followed by a rising and distinguishing smoke.
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August 8, 2020

Bud pair

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This is a very quick oil painting. I plan to draw a time lapse of the flower life cycle.

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Bud pair – quick oil paint with #adobefresco

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August 4, 2020

Morning energy

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Bananas probably have one of the highest benefit-to-cost ratios among all food: nutritional, healthy, easy to consume, and low cost, despite their lack of genetic diversity and (like other fresh produce) perishable for storage and transportation.

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Morning energy – oil paint with #adobefresco

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July 31, 2020

Decomposition

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The disintegration of a dead body is its reintegration back to the nature, and inspires me to decompose my sketching.

July 29, 2020

Library outdoor pickup

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I walked up to the wait area, told the librarian my name, and received the book in a shopping bag.

July 28, 2020

Gift from the cat

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:02 am
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The neighborhood black cat seemed to express his affinity by occasionally laying dead rats around the house.
I spotted this one in the backyard earlier this morning, but it disappeared when I tried to draw it in the evening; fortunately I have a reference photo taken earlier for backup.

July 26, 2020

Memory of a silverfish 衣魚

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I spotted a silverfish in the morning, which reminded me of those I constantly saw in my grandfather’s numerous ancient Chinese texts, which he refused to throw away any despite repeated demands from my grandmother. (Is this house for people or books to live in? 這房子是給人還是給書住的?)

He started to teach me classical Chinese when I was in kindergarten, and told me several important and unconventional lessons, such as: do not trust everything in the history books, better to beat others with my brain instead of my fists, and never let others control my thoughts and actions.

July 25, 2020

Breakfast memory

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:40 pm
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I drew from visual memory a cut avocado that has been a regular part of my breakfasts.

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Breakfast memory – oil paint with #adobefresco

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July 24, 2020

Lack of energy

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I did not bring out the underlying energy in this exercise of sketching secondary dynamic effects, and thus most of them look lethargic.

July 23, 2020

Hand steadiness experiment

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I drew two circles by my left and right hands with onion skinning over multiple frames, and observed the circular animation caused by unsteady hand motions.

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