Tattoo Girls render started

I had a day off today and I promised myself I would paint. So after I dropped my son off at school I came home and set to task. I got my paints laid out, mixed up some flesh tones in varying values and temperatures, put some linseed oil in a cup, and I started painting Mary’s face.

I stayed focused for all 3 hours, carefully crawling across each form and deciding the values and hues to use. I felt pretty good about the face and chest after I stepped back and looked it over, but soon I noticed some things I didn’t like. After getting my kid from school, I mixed my flesh tones again and went back over the areas I wasn’t happy with. Then I painted her left arm and her tummy. That took about 2 hours and I decided I was done for now. Her legs and right arm are next, then the hair. But I’m not sure I want to paint any more tonight.

Here’s a comparison of the dead coloring stage and today’s first render – pretty drastic I think.


Oh I forgot to mention that I got my hoist project completed. I can now easily remove and store my Jeep hardtop whenever I want.

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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