On the walls, you'll see details from some of my fine art paintings. I stained the wood panel squares and glued them to the wall. The statuary on the bookshelves are from my husband's trips to Asia when he was a little boy. The plaster fireplace, doorway pediment, and columns were all painted with gouache. The rug was hard to find. They don't make such large dollhouse rugs. I found it in Canada. The candles are all real. In fact, they lit up the scenes so much I didn't need to use too much strobe light. It is Fall during this scene, so the flowers are autumn arrangements. Through the door, you can see the billiard room with an ornate pool table.Test Shot 4.Rough collage sketch:
Test Shot 3. Click on this one (candles lit) to see it enlarged without having to move your mouse around:Test Shot 2. Click on this one (candles are not lit) to see it enlarged in detail:
Test Shot 1. Here is a shot with Claire (from her bathroom pose) in the library. I placed her in there to see how the characters will look. This is a quickie photo.
The bookshelves all had to be cut and resized to fit together. My father did that. He is the math and measuring expert, not I.
Mouse has escaped once again, thanks to Bat. I added some shadows and made the bat bigger. I wanted a few of the scenes to have unusual compositions. Here, we are looking down on the scene from above.Test Shot.Cat reference. Here is my cat Little Bear posing for the ping-pong scene.Rough collage sketch:Pencil sketch.
Here is the ping-pong table in process. I made the paddles out of balsa wood and colored foam. My mother sewed the net for me. I painted the white lines on the foam with enamel paint.
The Castle Exterior
The Powder Room
The Dining Room
The Aesop Room