Confessions of a researchaholic

February 11, 2024

Murakami monster drawing experiment

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:47 pm
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Based on a (human-sized) monster sculpture by Takashi Murakami that I saw in a recent exhibition I did a quick rough drawing via Fresco with outlines and color-fills in separate layers, and then fed the outlines-only and color-fills versions to an image-to-image ComfyUI workflow. The results are very interesting and capture the style of the original artist quite well.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/191299777/TakashiMurakamiMonsterSculpture

January 30, 2024

Group urban hike

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:27 pm
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As part of the lab offsite, we took an urban hike between 601 Townsend Street and the Mission-Dolores Park. The weather was unusually nice for January in San Francisco, and this is actually the first time I walked through the neighborhood between Mission and SoMa which has this interesting industry-under-the-highway feel.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/190359367/ExteriorMotoGStylus/modules/1076608513

January 20, 2024

Sleeping profile

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:54 pm
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Rainy Saturday, writing, drawing.

https://youtube.com/shorts/JWvLbMC-kI4
https://www.behance.net/gallery/189507309/SleepingProfileSofa

January 14, 2024

Chewie

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:53 pm
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The dog slept a lot and thus remained stationary for a good drawing subject.



December 31, 2023

Buffet

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 1:47 pm
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Is buffet an expression of gluttony, aside from catering for workspace events which can be more convenient than sit-down meals.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/186107513/PortraitsMotoGStylus/modules/1062082245

December 30, 2023

Water-pipe bumper

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:21 pm
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I spotted this water tanker with a front bumper made of water pipes, took a photograph, and later photoshopped imaginative water spills and other effects.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/187784895/WaterPipeBumper

December 27, 2023

Pareidolia

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:24 pm
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Some nebulous patterns, such as a few strokes, can be perceived as something meaningful (e.g., faces) due to how our brains works with respect to evolution, and may look like something else to other species.

Art is perhaps an application/exploitation of pareidolia.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/186107513/PortraitsMotoGStylus

December 24, 2023

Echoes of the Algorithm

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 5:31 pm
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I asked copilot/suno to create a song about generative AI and here is the result.
😎

[Verse]
In a world, digitized and cold
Where the future’s written in lines of code (code)
An unseen force, beyond our control
Creating melodies, from the depths of its soul (soul)

[Chorus]
Echoes of the Algorithm (oh-oh-oh)
Artificial harmonies, a symphony so vast
Echoes of the Algorithm (algorithm)
Unleashing creativity, from a digital blast

December 22, 2023

Open bag

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:51 pm
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https://www.behance.net/gallery/187307001/OpenBag

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