I sculpted this WIP in 2007. Before that, I had tried to sculpt a few things (face cabs, hands, feet, runes) in clay first (my first dolls were more assemblage style) in 2005 to 2007. Only after that did I try to sculpt a whole figure and only then did it sink it that I could really do this. Before I was 45, I had no idea I could sculpt. I didn’t really try after doing those coil pots in grade school. I wish I hadn’t waited to find out I had a talent I could develop.
Because no commercial molds were used, this is called a “pure sculpt.”
It remains a WIP (work in progress) but I learned a lot. People don’t usually sculpt in Sculpey Ultralight — It’s marshmallow soft once conditioned, doesn’t blend well (was hard to add on to), and each bake makes the older portions brown more (yes, when baking according to manufacturer’s instructions). It also is a good idea to stop and check if your limbs are proportionate to each other. It also helps to have an entire model or better reference materials instead of having one pose only for the arms and legs.
I got some reference materials and actual doll clay now…