Last night I was fuming to my friend Alan about how hard it is to draw some of the structures in the world of Wyndia from above, or other more unusual angles, and he reminded me about Google's product, Sketchup.
I immediately scrapped my pretty-broken-looking work in progress and switched my planning to Sketchup.
Today I've started building the structures of my world in 3D, so that I can get all those difficult camera angles with ease.
My plan is to create models for each of the 6 major towers, and then export out the angles I want every time I need to paint a new background. I like this method because one model becomes an extremely detailed sketch for a limitless number of background paintings.
I'm so glad that Alan reminded me about Sketchup.