Alongside rigging, I’ve started to make a scene for the rendered still picture competition for Skills, which I also plan to use as a poster image for Don’t Tread on Me.
I am currently working on the lighting for the room. The mouse is still missing and Ma’s pose is temporary till I get a rigged version of her in. The space in front of the jar looks empty, which is where I will be putting the mouse who will be reaching for the breadcrumbs behind Ma’s back, like my sketch with his pushed pose.
Might or might not put stuff in the background eventually, but I am mostly focusing on getting the lighting feel right now.
Also, I must thank Derek Jenson for the free IES Light profiles he has on his blog: http://www.derekjenson.com/3d-blog/ies-light-profiles; they make a big difference.