I’m starting on another small animal doll – this time a badger. The head and paws are polymer clay which I’ve painted with acrylic paints. I’m really liking this approach. I do the sculpting simply and with an untextured surface then create the texture (hopefully) with the painting. The eyes are glass from glasseyesonline.com and they add a sense of life.
For the claws and nose, I painted interference blue acrylic over the black clay to give a sense of shine on the former and wetness on the latter.
I’m considering having my armature wire go all the way through the feet to anchor in a wood base. More thinking is required on that. But I seem to always have a problem towards the end of the project with figuring out how the doll will stand.