Here's my second clay picture in progress. I finished the sculpting and baked it yesterday morning.
And here's how it came together:
My clay sheet marked and ready for sculpting.
I shape a kitty and draw out the hill.
Tiny whiskers for a tiny cat. I place them first on one side, trim them and then do the other side.
Then I add a tail and place the kitty on the hill.
I roll little blades of grass and plant them on the hill.
The grassy hill.
Next I remove three blades of grass and place flower stems.
Then I add the petals - each flower has six.
I add little grooves to each petal with a blunt needle and then I place a small dot of clay on each flower where the petals meet.
Now I place the butterfly's wings.
And its body with antennae.
Then I add a little detail to the wings.
Next I start adding the sunbeams and I also add a trail of flight for the butterfly.
Here I've trimmed the sunbeams even with my marking along the top. And I decided to erase (filling in the holes and smoothing the clay) the butterfly's trail of flight because it would have gotten mixed in with the sundrops.
The sundrops and the finished picture...And those rose canes are still waiting to be finished!