|Cassandra Högfeldt in the Cavewoman genre picture Camping with Dinosaurs.
Thanks to a recent photo session with model Cassandra Högfeldt, it was possible to create the picture photographically.
I had created a storyboard for the picture that we used when discussing the picture before we shot it.
|Dakotaraptor Attack, the storyboard for Camping with Dinosaurs.
|The Cave Girl is available as a free download at The Gutenberg Project.
In December 1993, Basement Comics released Cavewoman #1, featuring the heroine Meriem C. Cooper. The comic was created by Budd Root, who has credited the comic Little Annie Fanny, and paleontological artist William Stout as the inspiration for Meriem and her adventures.
It is worth noting that the director of the 1933 King Kong was Merian C. Cooper. It is funny, but I have never seen anything written about the similarity to Meriem C. Cooper. It seems like Budd Root paid homage to a major source of inspiration, and then didn't talk about it much.
Meriem Cooper was born in 1980, but through time travel, she ended up alone 65 million years back in time. Well, not completely alone, there is Klyde, a 5m tall genetically enhanced gorilla with an extremely bad temper.
Thus, the scene was set for a series of comics about a young woman adventuring in the Cretaceous period. Eventually, more time-travellers arrived, and the stories got a larger gallery of characters.
Burroughs and Root are the most direct influences on Camping with Dinosaurs. Of course, every Lost World genre book I've read, from Arthur Conan Doyles's The Lost World to Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park, and movies from King Kong and onwards, have also been strong influences.
If you want to see how the scene was built up using a mix of photography and 3D, have a look at my post at ArtStation.
Now, I'm going back to making more pictures.
Be seeing you!