Maquette Making - and my Favorite Scissors
Cutting out the maquette I drew on the mountain vacation. I’m thinking about how I would embody things like wanderlust (which is the subject of this set). This one has dozens of pieces to cut out, some with delicate bits like the ties on this hat.
Below is some honor for my favorite scissors - a pair of Solingens that were part of a desk set my father got as an award during his many years at IBM. He gave them to me over forty years ago, now. They cut beautifully and the slim profile means I can see what I’m doing better than with heavier pairs.
I started making paper maquettes when I encountered the brilliant and expressive work of Clives Hicks-Jenkins, who uses paper maquettes to find the most expressive and energetic arrangement of characters and objects before doing his paintings and illustrations for stories.
I’ll post photos of the finished maquette (Wanderlust) later…