The first in a series i'll be making, inspired by the watercolour illustations from the French book Le Petit Prince (1943).
'Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificant picture in a book, called True Stories from Nature, about the primeval forest. It was a picture of a boa constrictor in the act of swallowing an animal. Here is a copy of the drawing.' - The Little Prince, by Antoine De Saint-Exupery.
I've included some screen-shots from the progress in the design software modelling the snake and furry creature.
The initial concept behind transforming the illustations from 2D to 3D is to create resources to improve the experience of literature for the blind and partially sighted through rendering illustrations and graphics from well-known fiction into tactile objects and reliefs. Stay tuned :)