The online class suggested that we make three heads to practice and you know me - I listen to instructions...sometimes. but I did want to try this more than once, so I did the three heads. It was like creating three different people. They don't even look alike at all - you'd never know they are supposed to be triplets.
First - the Eqyptian - you've seen him before.
Second - the Next Door Neighbor - rather lumpy and bumpy waiting to be sanded.
Third - the Poet. Pensive and also waiting for his sanding.
I used three different paperclays. First was Creative Paperclay - which is very soft. Second is La Doll - which I assume is common to Doll Makers. Third is Diamond Paperclay - which is harder than Creative, but smoother overall.
Note: the recommendation in the class is to make a woman's head. I tried. It didn't work. Maybe the last one might be feminine but the others - no way. They're guys. I think it's because I haven't gotten used to any kind of more delicate features - I tend towards the Hulk look in noses and ears. Hence the guy features. More practice needed.
I have to wait a week for the second lesson to be published so these guys will just dry and wait for their buffing and polishing and painting. As usual, I probably like them better without paint - but I'm trying to learn the entire process from this class.
I had NO idea how many people are into making dolls. The amount of stuff out there for doll making is amazing. You can buy little eyeballs to put into these guys. Cheap! I ordered a package of 4 sets of eyes for $1.25. I think it'll be very odd to use them but I couldn't resist seeing how they look and giving them a try sometime.
I have to admit - it's fun to make these creatures. More to come in a few weeks.
By the way - which head do you like best? Only one of them will be chosen for the final complete treatment. The others will languish on my shelf as potential.