Here I am, at our last meeting, sharing with Siri clay models of characters I created in Sculpey clay. This is the first time I've used clay to help with character development. In the foreground you'll see the two models I created for a manuscript I'm writing. For this story, I had two issues I needed help with. The first was how to light the rat in the different settings throughout the book and second, I needed to see how he would carry the ice skater ornament around with him. Having the models has helped tremendously. Seeing the ornament laying on the ground, carried on the rats back or propped against a wall in 3D, makes my 2D drawings of their movements more consistent throughout. I really like the size relationship of the two characters as well. Next I'll be lighting them and sketching in different settings. I'm definitely going to be using this technique in the future.
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