Confessions of a researchaholic

May 27, 2020

Drawing a deck view in a heat wave

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I took a reference photo of this view which caught my eye on Tue May 26 early morning at the start of a heat wave.

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Deck view in a heat wave

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I came back for on-spot drawing at Wed May 27 evening when the weather cooled down a bit, and finished the drawing indoor with the reference photo after night fall.

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Drawing a deck view in a heat wave #adobefresco

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May 26, 2020

Sketching multiple variations of the head relief on a CAD quarter coin

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Human perception is very sensitive to human faces, and thus small variations in a portrait sketch can cause large perceived differences.

May 23, 2020

Add a groundhog to a previous drawing

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I once saw a groundhog poking its head out of its mound in a nearby county park.
This one was drawn via a reference photo.

May 22, 2020

Export control

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This package of face masks took about 40 days to reach me from my parents in Taipei.

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Oil paint a package of face masks #adobefresco

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May 20, 2020

Adding flora to a previous drawing

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During an evening walk I noticed a lone red flower sitting in the middle of a grass land, which inspired me to draw this variation.

May 18, 2020

Self pencil portrait of a profile view after failed attempts to cut my own hair

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Experimental results indicated that it is very tricky to cut my own hair for desirable outcomes, even though it is worth trying as I need to know for sure whether I could pull it off.

For the first time, I had this magic experience that a self-portrait is a dialog with oneself.

May 17, 2020

Adding body parts to a previous drawing

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I added body parts from my previous drawings over the shovel-and-wheel-barrel scene I drew earlier.

Base drawing

Rodin’s hand

Caltrain passenger’s leg

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Sketching a morning train passenger #adobefresco

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May 16, 2020

Oil paint construction workers with a shovel and a wheel barrel

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This is a starting point for further variations to come.

May 15, 2020

Hair dye as a drawing medium

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There was some left over hair dye made from natural material which I experimented for painting medium before its oxidation.

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Quick painting with ✏️ and leftover hair dye

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May 11, 2020

Drawing a rainbow from memory

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I saw a beautiful rainbow while walking outside in a sunny drizzling evening.
I did not bring a camera for photograph, but drew a quick watercolor from memory afterwards.

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