A support-free printable model of a snake consuming an elephant; inspired by the watercolour illustations from the French book Le Petit Prince (1943).
'My drawing was not a picture of a hat. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. But since the grown-ups were not able to understand it, I made another drawing: I drew the inside of the boa constrictor, so that the grown-ups could see it clearly. They always need to have things explained. My Drawing Number Two looking like this.....' - The Little Prince, by Antoine De Saint-Exupery.
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 :)
Recommended print settings (as pictured) 0.20mm layer height 20% infill. No support. Printed at full scale 18cm length from snakes head to tip of tail, 33g of filament and 2 hour 50 minutes print time. (Reduce infill for quicker print time).