My favourite parts of a sculpture are the face and hands. These are the areas that establish the kind of personality the piece will have, so for me they're the most interesting parts. Previously, I talked about making a face, and today I'm going to talk about making the hands to go with it.
Because it's not a human hand, and also because I miscalculated and found I didn't have quite enough claws, I've made it with three fingers which are slightly webbed. I made the claws out of cold porcelain, the same way I did with the teeth, and you could do ordinary human fingernails with that stuff as well, though I've had great results with paper.
|Fingernail made with paper|
Each finger is made separately, and then they're glued onto a piece of card that forms the palm. After that, it's just a matter of building up the soft tissue areas.