Confessions of a researchaholic

January 1, 2020

Sidetracked from physical to digital

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I was sharpening a drawing pencil pondering what I should draw, and found the setup intriguing and ended up drawing it on an iPad.

December 31, 2019

Pocket-size watercolor

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My dad gave me a watercolor sketch book and a watercolor paint set, both in pocket size.

This is the first pencil sketch and watercolor experiment.

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Pocket size watercolor sketch book

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I did another watercolor for a guava. My dad said I approached watercolor with many dense strokes, and showed me how to use a sparse set of quick, watery strokes.

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Physical watercolor experiment

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December 27, 2019

A shrimp dish

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Someone commented that the shrimp doesn’t seem very appetite, but the lemon is crisp and eye-catching.
Then I realized that I should add more highlights to the shrimp to make it appear fresher and oilier.

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A shrimp dish – watercolor #adobefresco

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December 25, 2019

Portrait painting from memory

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I saw this face sitting opposite to me on a metro train, and drew it from memory after coming home.

Drawing from memory is the next step after drawing from sighting, with the additional involvement of (long term) visual memory.

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Oil painting a face from memory #adobefresco

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December 22, 2019

Incorrectly proportioned portrait sketch

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December 21, 2019

Mobile sketch

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Unlike a (paper or digital) drawing pad, a cell phone usually accompanies me on the go, which can be handy for quick sketches.

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Quick sketch on a moto x4 phone #autodesksketchbook

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December 17, 2019

Volcker rule

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I drew this on a long distance flight inspired by a photo of Paul Volcker.

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Volcker rule #adobefresco

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December 14, 2019

Drawing a dessert from photo

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The transparency is not quite right.

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Sorbet raisin white wine dessert #adobefresco

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Quick sketch of a cafe customer

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Mainly to compare Adobe Photoshop Sketch with Autodesk Sketchbook which can record time lapse on mobile phones.

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Quick sketch on a moto x4 phone #autodesksketchbook

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December 13, 2019

Quick sketch during a meeting

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Quick sketch during a meeting #adobefresco

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Afterwards, my colleagues are having beers, while I just want some hot chocolate.

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