So now I'm finishing up Santa #2, so he can sit in this chair.
Consider this a sculpting lesson for ears. Rough clay shapes to be attached to cured (hardened) head:
One ear anchored to head and sculpted:
Ear is tinted with powder makeup and ready to bake. You can't do both ears at the same time, because you'll squish the one you already finished:
After the head cooled, I started the second ear. The trick is to try to get them to match, or at the very least, look like they belong to the same person:
Here the rough shapes are established:
and here Santa #2 has both ears! Now he needs a neck and a body (and clothes, boots, and elves...argh.)
More later. I have to vacuum.