Well I didn’t get to do any work on the painting today. I have been eyeballing it though, and the one mistake I feel I made was not getting the figure larger on the canvas. My measurements were slightly off and I committed to drawing the head way too early in the process, which made the rest of the figure too small in the frame. So I think I have two options: start over and draw it again, or look into removing the canvas from it’s stretcher bars and restretching it onto shorter bars so I can remove the excess canvas. I like the second idea better because it took me 8 hours or more to draw it and I don’t want to do that again.

If you’re interested, the video is 12 minutes long, but it’s me drawing on the canvas from yesterday.

By Cody Deegan

Cody Deegan is a life-long artist versed in drawing, painting, sculpting, and design. He studied filmmaking and character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as well as figurative oil painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

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