I’m starting my next project – a kindly shepherdess character doll. She’s a wolf and will have a small flock of two or three sheep.
Here’s the first step – her head sculpted in polymer clay. I didn’t worry too much about the clay color because I’m going to paint the whole head. The eyes are glass from http://www.glasseyesonline.com.
The teeth are also polymer clay. Ordinarily I would have cured them first then set them into the uncured head. But I worked with these teeth uncured and cured the head with the uncured teeth in it.
Here’s the painted head. I’m pleased with the way she turned out. I think she’s quite a beautiful wolf.
And here’s the armature complete with head and paws. I worked carefully on this armature to get the pose I wanted. And only when I reached that point did I sculpt the paws. That way I was sure to get them in poses that would work with the overall pose.
She’s be holding a shepheress’s crook in her right front paw.