I started by buying a mini globe and painting it...
I painted the earth roughly the same colour of green as the towel I will use for my surface set.
I then painted the blue water on and experimented with more wire wool spray painted white to look life clouds and atmosphere. I stuck them on with tacky wax so that I can move them slightly when I animate the world turning.
I put some Tacky Wax at the joins of the globe so that it moves slower which will make it easier to animate.
To make the stars I punched holes in a black sheet of card. I then propped it up with translucent plastic.
I then shown a light through the back of the card so that only the light from the holes show through.I hope to mask out the globe bracket and base in After Effects.