Confessions of a researchaholic

June 10, 2020

Onsite drawing of a back building view

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Thanks to a not-yet-ready for pick-up dinner order, I finally got a chance/excuse to draw this back-building view that I found intriguing during my morning train station waits but without enough time to draw.

It was a serene drawing process, accompanied by sounds from train horns and chats of nearby street folks.

June 7, 2020

End of consumer toilet paper shortage?

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 11:10 pm
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Just a few weeks ago the US was suffering from a shortage of consumer toilet papers, so I was a bit surprised to see a pack of unopened toilet papers marked as free on top of a garbage pile while walking in the neighborhood on Sunday evening.
I wonder if that is a sign that the toilet paper production has finally ramped up?

June 5, 2020

Quick onsite sketch of a bench in a temple garden

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The spot around this bench offers good views from several angles.

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.

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.

May 26, 2020

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

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:58 pm
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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

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:05 pm
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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

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:04 pm
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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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