The Fox

A paperclay sculpted head and needle felted body over a wire armature. His little head is painted with watercolors and sealed with a matte finish and a gloss finish for his eyes and nose. He's a tall and thin critter measuring 5 3/4" tall. He's wearing a grey silk scarf around his neck.

I wasn't satisfied with the detail I had in the purely needle felted faces so I decided to sculpt some out of my favorite brand of paperclay. It dries very very hard (no spongy model magic marshmallow here!) and it easily sanded and carved. I was worried there would be a disconnect between the felted body and starkly carved head but once I matched the colors and added some fur in his ears it all came together for me. I'm so pleased!