Clay. Of course! When I asked how to figure out drawings for different poses, etc. clay was suggested. Making a character in 3D brings it to life even more. And it allows for seeing different positioning and for seeing how a light source would hit in real life, rather than just in my imagination. Not to mention, it's tons of fun:)
So I spent part of the day sculpting Max The Guinea Pig. Do you see a resemblance? I haven't done this before and have a long way to go with him, but I think he's off to a good start. He needs clothes, feet and color...and cooking. He's made of Super Sculpey, with tin foil innards. I think the legs with his teeny feet will be the most challenging. I'm taking pictures of him in stages. I want to post a slide show to show his process when I'm done. So stay tuned!