All Summer my studio has been bereft of maquettes due to the fact that they’re all on display in my Retrospective at the National Library of Wales. As a part of ‘Puppet Week’ here at the Artlog, I’m posting photographs of a recent maquette I made to serve as a replacement studio aid on my current Hervé drawing/print project… though having made Hervé, I can see now I’m definitely going to have to make the wolf as well!
Below is a medium size unfinished Conté drawing (50 x 50 cms) of Hervé and the Wolf, during the preparation for which the new maquette was used. This drawing is based on a small study (27 x 25 cm) posted HERE:
I’ll keep you abreast with the progress of this drawing in the stages toward its completion.
Finally, to wind things up today, HERE is a marvellous post from Lucy at Box Elder, in which she explores the automata and fantastic architectural creations of Robert Coudray, and HERE and HERE are puppet-theme posts from Leonard at Babylon Baroque, who is an enthusiast and doughty champion to the cause of puppets and puppetry.
My thanks to Lucy and Leonard for their splendidly inspiring blogs.