Hello. I can now say that I'm well into the production phase. So the last week or so I spent a lot of time (probably too much) tweaking the whirl pool effect. I actually improved on it so much that I've decided on using it in the final film. I've started on a few other scenes as well.
This is a still from one of those scenes. It's not finished yet, but getting there.
You might notice that I have modelled a new boat. It's similar in shape, but is much smoother. It has extra details like doors with handles, a rudder and propeller. I spent quite alot of time trying to find blueprints or the sort of boat that I wanted, but found nothing. So it was based on a variety of images of boats that I found on the interent. I was intending on doing a front and side view of the boat myself but accidentally used the whole page when drawing this.
I ended up just modeling free hand, using this drawing as further reference.
This is the model after it's been smoothed a few times, so it's looking a little dense in some areas.