Confessions of a researchaholic

August 1, 2019

Quick still life experiment with Wacom Inkspace

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This is a combination of physical and digital drawings.
Install the Inkspace app on a mobile device (I used my moto x4 phone), and connect it (via bluetooth) with a Bamboo smartpad with physical papers. All my drawings on the smartpad were synchronized in real-time with the Inkspace app on the phone.
There is only pen, no eraser, on the physical pad.

I like the tactile feedback of the physical pen and paper, but would probably prefer direct drawing into a tablet for more direct editing options (layers, colors, undo/redo, strokes, etc.) without having to switch between the physical pad and virtual app.

July 27, 2019

Digital graffiti experiment

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I like this wall painting at the north-west corner of the 8th and Hope street intersection, and decided to try a digital Banksy.
The wings are too low for their size and span, so anatomically the carrier needs to be very stout. (The original reference is a much taller and thinner person.)

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Digital street drawing

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July 22, 2019

Quick sketch of a hairstyle

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I did a quick finger sketch of this passenger hairstyle over my moto x4 phone on the train.

Later I noticed that I traced too many hair strands, so I did a simplified version from memory, still with finger over the phone.
This one took me only a few seconds, versus the original one which took me a few minutes.

July 21, 2019

Quick sketch of a park bench napper

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He kept on moving around so was not exactly easy to draw.

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Quick sketch of a bench mapper

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July 20, 2019

Quick sketch during a Warhol film session

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The SF MOMA Warhol film session contains short films of mostly stationary faces, from which I had a lot of fun finger sketching over a phone.

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Warhol film

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July 19, 2019

Some recent sketches

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I start practicing finger drawing over a cell phone as it is the most convenient device to carry around, and I might not always have a large iPad or physical sketch book.
The combination of small phone screen and obscuring finger is challenging, but I believe it can be overcome with more practice.

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Quick sketch of a live drawing session

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Finger sketch on a moto x4

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Quick sketch of a referee

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July 18, 2019

Steichen on photography

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Edward Steichen, a Luxembourg-born photographer who spent most of his life in the US, said that photography is both easy and hard: easy for anyone to master, and hard because, unlike other additive art mediums that start from a blank, photography starts with all the information and one has to learn how to subtract.

July 7, 2019

Luxembourg

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This citadel city contains many museums, cultural heritages, and great views, all within walking distances.

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Quick sketch of a castle

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Quick sketch of a train cabin

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Quick sketch of an airplane passenger

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June 23, 2019

Quick sketch of a head from the top

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Drawing: what I draw is more important than how I draw it.

Research: picking the problem is more important than formulating the solution.

Recruiting: the candidate is more important than the expertise.

Conversation: the question is more important than the answer.

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Quick sketch of a head from the top

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June 16, 2019

Quick draw of a child’s face

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The resemblance is not sufficient due to the difficulty of sighting the original photograph which has low resolution and washed-out color.
It is time for me to practice drawing from what I remember, the second step behind drawing from what I see (not what I think I see).

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Quick draw of a child's face

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