So, now I'm building up the paperclay as well as sanding it down as needed. That is one of the great things about this clay - you can add and subtract at any time. Fauna is still kind of skinny, but I don't want to lose the child-like quality, either. You can see the photo reference for the pose in the background.
The painted face is a doll that began with a blue fabric I love. The pale blue eyes are perfect with it and then the black hair is an interesting contrast. She reminds me of a cool evening, so that is the theme I want her to embody.
The funny, little figure on the bottom is the moon winking. She will be holding some stars suspended from her top hand. The way I am making her body is based on the techniques that Wendy Froud uses in her video demonstrating how to make a fairy doll (highly recommended, find it at www.worldoffroud.com) And, finally, we have the head of what si turning out to be an elf, which shows the early stages of a sculpt in paperclay with pre-baked fimo eyeballs.
In other news, I've opened a shop on Etsy.com with some of my paintings and sculptures. I love the new craft movement, it is really empowering for artists and buyers (and I am both!) My shop is at http://www.ArchetypalTheatre.etsy.com