So here we are about a week later, and the vast majority of the line art is now complete. I guess Mica has been putting in a bit more than fifteen minutes per day! Some elements are not yet placed (pipe, shirt details), and some things will change slightly (tree and rib details), but it looks like this tedious process is coming to an end. Mica tells me she needs to work on the pelvis bones a bit more, but she feels as if she’s really close to finishing that off.
Once I approve the line art, Alembic will immediately begin mocking it up with a proposed materials simulation. Mica will add color and texture to approximate the wood, shell, and/or metal choices determined to give the best look.
I’m told that they might begin actual cutting in about 3-4 weeks, so I’ll probably have the color mockup in relatively short order!