After working on this on and off for a while I think I’ve come to the end of this piece. I’ve learnt a lot especially about what tools I like to work with and have improved my knowledge of the human form. But there are some things that just aren’t working out.
Plasticine is cheap and easy to shape and a good starting point for sculpting however there are a few issues.
It gets dirty easily. It may be the fact that my work space is the cleanest and it doesn’t help having cats and small children around. My figure ended up with lots of dust and other crap embed in it. It looks really bad when photographed with a DSLR.
It can’t hold fine detail. When I started I didn’t intent for needing to be able to add fine details. My original intention was just to have a rough figure to draw from but as I sculpted I wanted it to be more and tried to add finer detail but it’s too soft and any slight touch or bump can destroy the detail.
I might look into creating a silicon cast and try to make a resin version of it. At least that way it will be clean and I could possibly work in the finer details later.