Well it’s been a rough week. End of the school year always seems to get people on edge. Relationship troubles, kids/teacher troubles, political troubles, blah blah blah. Anyway that’s why I’ve been absent from the blog. The art stuff kind of grinded to a complete stop.

But today I got to do a short photo shoot with an adorable two-year-old little lady who needs a pencil portrait drawn for her family. Reeling from the events of the past week, I was terribly unprepared and I think I kept her family waiting for 20 minutes out in my driveway (so unprofessional). But the photo shoot went well, she was an angel, and I got to meet her new week-old baby sister.

Next I had a 2-hour chat with a local photography celebrity at her beautiful place of business, which was a lot of fun because I don’t get to talk too often with wildly creative professionals.

And to cap off the day, I had two lovely young ladies come meet me with their mother so they could learn more about the type of modeling I will be needing for my paintings, I showed them some concept art and corresponding photo shoots from the past so they could become familiar with my process. I showed them the new art I want to create and how the pose might be difficult to establish. By the end they both were showing off how far they could twist their torsos.

Oh I almost forgot – I got a fidget-spinner today. It’s pretty awesome.

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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