The space was already fitted with wooden slats at a nice height near the screened windows.
I used a ball bearing turn table on a foraged art crate to mount the cardboard set. It allows me access on three sides. Not meant for panning during animation, it will allow me to get multiple angles and views into the undersea world.You can see how the sled moves in this clip.
|Made and painted background sea life. Dry brushed dozens of shells in grey blue and white.|
Installed the door into the large papier mache rock with wire. Sand was sealed with watered down matte medium and can withstand full vacuum attacks and flexing once dry.
|Kept the palette neutral, in blues, greens, white, with pale yellow shadows, so that all the fish will show off nicely.|