My friend and regular commentator on the Artlog, artist, writer and blogger Zoe Blue, has made another wonderful maquette. I gave Zoe some e-mail tutorials when she started exploring the notion of maquettes, but she has progressed to the point where I can teach her no more because she’s really mastered the artform. Here is her latest character, a sinuous, sexy, snake-hipped tango dancer. I love the notion of the bare chest, hat and gloves, like something Bob Fosse would have dreamt up!
I posted images of Zoe’s first maquettes some time ago, and from the comments they generated I think many visitors greatly enjoyed what she had made.
Here is the painting that resulted from her explorations with the little figures. I love this image, and I love the wonderful palette of blues and tawny oranges that Zoe has developed for her work But most of all I love that cat!
I believe Zoe and her collaborator Vesna are creating an illustrated story that this image is a part of. Can’t wait to see what comes of their combined creativity. It looks as though a compelling twilit world of dreamscapes and erotic trysts is emerging here!