Today I offer up a peak into a bit of my process for creating the cover image of Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Calendar. I created maquettes for several of the animals on the cover.
Why Make Maquettes?
I didn't want to fly by the seat of my pants for creating the animals. They all needed to be hit by the same light source so I sculpted little animals and set them up on my makeshift mountain. Then I took some photos and incorporated the information (lighting, form, perspective) into my drawing. Doing this made life so much easier, and it was fun working 3D for a bit.
- A bit of aluminum foil for the core
- Some wire for the antler and horn to shape the foil and/or Sculpey around
- Super Sculpey