I next had to decide on a background to set the figure against. In looking through several pictures of old farm buildings and small towns in France I settled on one that would not overpower the figure. Instead of drawing the buildings in the traditional manner I did it on the computer using Google SketchUp 7. This program allows you to do 3D models of buildings, vehicles what have you. What's also neat is you also have the option of giving your drawing cast shadows.