Confessions of a researchaholic

July 9, 2024

Sprinkler-induced rainbow

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:15 pm
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It was quite pleasant to feel the sprinkler and see the rainbow it induced during a heat wave. From the captured photo I tried to convey the heat and color at the moment with a generative video.

June 30, 2024

Purple and orange flowers combination

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:34 pm
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Saw this nice combination of coastal pig-face and African flag plants a few weeks earlier and finally managed to draw my impression with vector brushes.

June 22, 2024


Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 7:48 pm

June 2, 2024

Rock rose custom brush

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:52 pm

From the rock rose photo I created a custom brush via Adobe Capture, which automatically goes into my Creative Cloud library and can be used in Fresco.
It felt satisfying to roll and drag the rose brush around.

May 24, 2024

Leg cramp exercise dream

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:49 pm
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I dreamed about doing some footwork exercises on early morning in May 23 2024 and ended up waking up with a severe leg cramp.

May 15, 2024

Newspaper photo of Genghis Khan

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 3:47 pm
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I hypothesized these newspaper “photos” of Genghis Khan via a IP-Adapter ComfyUI workflow that combines the structure of his portrait and the style of a real newspaper photo of my late grandfather.
(Their ancestral relationship could lend to some credibility of this experiment.)

May 8, 2024

Clover mites

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:38 pm

I noticed these tiny red creatures crawling around on the concrete tiles, too tiny to be photographed by my cell phone camera. This is my attempt to draw and animate their appearances and motions.

May 6, 2024


Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 7:37 pm
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She bought some ice cream and ate it in front of a grand view behind the Ferry Building on a gorgeous sunny Sunday afternoon, and somehow I felt a bit impatient at the moment.
I realized what I had missed the next day and captured my feelings into this imaginative vector drawing.

Life is too short and time does not flow back; I should be more patient and present to enjoy every moment.

April 28, 2024

Cotton candy grapes

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:43 am
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This is my attempt to visualize the taste upon the first bite of these grapes.

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