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Moving Forward

I’ve put a little more time, money, and effort into my artist mannequin project. The dining room table where he was created has been an absolute disaster – stained with epoxy resins, gouges from tools, paint spatters. If I’m going to be assembling skeletons then I should have a nice work surface. So I sanded the tabletop down and repainted it black. Then I oil painted the skeleton on it. Once it is dry to the touch in a few days I will pour clear epoxy resin over it to make a shiny hard surface to work on.

Since my dining room has always been the development room for the Skelaquin project, I decided to hang some storage bins on the wall for all the parts. I created an inventory spreadsheet and learned that my artist mannequin is made up of 186 parts. This realization made me feel much better about the high price tag that I will have to attach to it.

The Creative Aging Grant has processed, so now I need to order all the art supplies for the 15 students who will be attending my drawing class in less than a month.

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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