A lion maquette made for The Temptations of Solitude back in 2004. I used him for many paintings, including the one below.
(UPDATE. Those interested in reading more about my use of maquettes might click on the ‘comments’ for this post. Marly Youmans asked a question that no-one had put to me before, and it provoked a fairly detailed reply. Thanks Marly,)
This figure of a a desert father was one of the first maquettes I made. He’s never been framed and offered for sale for the simple reason that I couldn’t part with him. I use the figure all the time in the studio. He’s quite battered now.
Here’s a painting that he was the model for, The Man Hung About with Pots.
And finally today, a small three dimensional head in profile, again used as the source for many drawings and paintings. Below it are a couple of small studies made from the model, the first wash and pencil and the second Conté pencil.