Design and production process
I was working at Staffordshire University at the time, where our department had access to several badass laser cutters.
Appreciative as I figured my niece would be for a load of wooden planks sanded and glued together, this represented an opportunity to be a bit more creative.
I created illustrations using a Wacom Intuos 3 and Adobe Photoshop, stylistically inspired by the work of Peter Chan.
The laser cutters work with gray scale imagery, so it was pretty easy to estimate the look and level of definition across the various elements.
These all stemmed from some basic proportion and size estimation done using Maya.