Painting Sculpture

Painting close to finished

I managed to paint quite a bit over the last few days. I plan to work on the hair of the brunette, add some touch ups to the background, and add tattoos to the redhead. Then I think I will be done.

Tonight I started designing a new spine for the art mannequin. I’m going to have all the lower vertebrae 3D printed and then I’ll mount them to the bendable gooseneck tubing. I will also need to redesign the rib cage and the pelvis so I can attach the new spine to them. I think I’ll rebuild the neck also and create the cervical vertebrae. Then the skeleton will be much more anatomically accurate.

I’m still at a standstill with the muscles. The new adhesive worked good, but I think the problems are in the silicone stretching too far and then tearing. I don’t think the problem is the adhesive. The thought of rebuilding many of the muscles is depressing. More thought will be needed.

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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