Confessions of a researchaholic

June 20, 2023

Friendly encounter with a Rouen duck

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:26 am
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I almost stepped on this duck while walking on a trail, and saw it close by after hearing its quack sound.

March 1, 2023

Maple leaf

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:08 pm
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Drawing memory
of a maple leaf as an
autumn memory

December 4, 2022

A girl with dark skin in an orange suit

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:13 pm
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Dropped by MoAD during SF’s free museum weekend and spotted this amazing photography, based on which I drew later in the night.

November 2, 2022

Found feather

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:18 pm
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Found a feather in
the wild from which I drew my
idealized vision

October 9, 2022

A pair of shoes with colorful interior

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:51 am
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On the doormat rested this pair of shoes bathing in sunlight shining through the door glass.
What is the design intention for their colorful interior and bland exterior, maybe giving the wearer the internal confidence that she doesn’t have to show off to the outside world?

August 14, 2022

Corgi cam

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 5:57 pm
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If you have attended SIGGRAPH this year, you probably have noticed this Corgi cam inside the experience hall of the Vancouver convention center.
I am not sure if there was a live video feed, whether someone was behind the camera, and what was the purpose of this whole setup (except for people to play with the dog), but below is my sketch of my (imaginary) mental image of the Corgi cam based on a reference photo.

August 6, 2022

A flower immersed in a jam jar cap

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:09 pm
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A flower can last days, if not longer, by submerging its rear end in water.

May 22, 2022

Wool cap

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 4:50 pm
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This sketch was inspired by a face of similar style I saw today.

May 14, 2022

White cheddar rice and corn puffs

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:31 pm
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I don’t like this drawing as the contrasts on the puffs are not strong enough to convey their shapes, but here it is.

I also drew the wrinkled/folded shape of the bag.

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