After about 15 minutes, it formed a bit of a skin and I was able to lay in some minor details on the wings. I don't want to do too much for this one, just simple stuff. When I tried to work with it before then, the clay wrinkled and shifted a lot. So now, it is a matter of waiting until this layer dries completely. It is cold here, so the little guy went in front of a fan, and the clay promptly began to crack everywhere, but a wet finger and some burnishing seems to have taken care of that. Soooo, we shall see what happens!!
|Initial clay layer|