This animation is done with the same technique as the Lawn Mowing Animation Project. Loyal family dog Charlie, a very large St. Bernard and German Shepard mix, keeps a close eye on little Gabriella so she doesn't venture out into the road. The shiny red bike was a gift from Santa this past Christmas 2003. Once again simple turntable animation does the trick. Under normal room lighting, the animation effect is very convincing since the transition between the disk and the driveway is practically invisible.
The little girl and bike were painted with craft acrylics and the aid of magnification since they are so very small.
The unpainted pewter and brass O scale items are very nicely made miniature sculptures that can also be purchased completely painted.