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Starting the next painting

I started another painting a couple days ago.  I wanted to do one that wouldn’t be so time-consuming, and also I wanted to try a different technique this time.  So I’m taking a break from the Tattoo Girls painting and using a pose from the photo shoot I did with Valarie a few weeks ago.  I’m using the new easel I bought, and although it’s a nice easel, the wood of the mast is twisted.  It doesn’t seat the canvas very well.

I started with the sketch, which went well.  It took me an hour and a half.  I’ve been taking video of the entire process.  That night I used my iPad to take a photo of the sketch so I could plan some corrections.  Then yesterday I spent an hour drawing the corrections on the canvas.

Today I did the underpainting in about an hour.  It’s a bit sloppy but I don’t think I needed to be too precise at this stage.

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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