Confessions of a researchaholic

February 11, 2021

Ugly apple

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:57 am
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This apple has unhandled extraordinary vertices for its subdivision rules.

February 8, 2021

Vacant lot corner

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:48 am
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Drawing is one of the few activities that can soothe me into a zone/flow, like hours before a SIGGRAPH deadline (before year 2011, the start of my diminishing marginal return).

February 6, 2021

Hand-rest profile

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:24 am
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I drew this from referencing a magazine photo.
I did not know what I exactly wanted to do in the beginning and simply let the iterative process guide me.

February 5, 2021


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:31 pm
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Mushroom drawn outside
the yard in a warm sunny
winter afternoon.

February 3, 2021

Bright cloud

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:45 pm
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After experimenting with various brush types (oil, watercolor, charcoal, etc.), I realized that the best way to depict the fluffy cloud texture is smudge over the (black and white) strokes placed by whatever brush types.

January 31, 2021


Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:30 pm
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A neighborhood cat
sneaking to a gopher hole
and waiting, I saw.

January 27, 2021

Muscular pears

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:54 pm
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I was intrigued by the muscular appearance of these two pears (half already eaten), and decided to depict this impression with broad oil brushes, which felt satisfying but also reminded me to try physical oil painting.

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