We were asked by Framework Productions to make a Sea Urchin for use as a prop in one of their productions. Easy enough you might think. Black with spikes- evil looking things and excruciatingly painful underfoot. Making one that looks like the real thing can be almost as painful. Close-up, there are features which if not taken into account, will mean it looks like the old canapé favourite – grapefruit studded with cheese on sticks but without the cheese.
It took several iterations to get it right and in context was hard to tell the difference.