I did it! He isn’t the greatest handmade figure, but I think he’s pretty darn good for a first try. I was inspired by the caretaker in Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Take a look at my guy:
The head is polymer clay, and the body is a mish-mash of PVC pipe and expandable foam.
Next up: a bloodhound to go with him. For that project, I’m going to use the methods in Make Animal Sculptures with Paper Mache Clay.