Confessions of a researchaholic

December 8, 2021

Happy gardening

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The mood of this motion graphics was inspired by this even though I decided not add the sound track in the end.

December 4, 2021


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I have seen a few cases that when the weather was cold in San Francisco, street folks stationed their bodies on top of manhole covers for warmth.

November 29, 2021

After a circus

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:38 pm
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This motion drawing is inspired by a girl holding a bundle of balloons at the end of the circus show that I saw the day before.
The animation export gave me a little bit of unexpected trouble due to very high spatial resolution (4K+) caused by importing an earlier vector drawing from Ai.

November 25, 2021

Visual impression of a druggie

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A few years back while walking to work from San Jose Diridon station I saw a guy sitting on the ground jerking his head with eyes and mouth wide open, in some drug-induced trance.
This is an attempt to depict what I saw that day.

November 21, 2021

Judy Chicago smoke performance

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:50 pm
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I visited the de Young Museum for the first time to see the Judy Chicago retrospective.
She has worked on a very diverse set of mediums, such as drawings, paintings, glasses, ceramics, fabrics, smokes, and her messages are quite clear/direct compared to other modern artists’.

November 17, 2021

Drawing a pair of boots from memory

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:39 pm
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The boots in the first drawing look like being made of some hard materials (e.g., wood) so I drew another version (over the previous rough outlines) with softer materials (like leather or cloth).

November 9, 2021


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This is the other side of this earlier drawing.

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