Was so enthused with the progress on Allekayte that I missed some in between photos that was meant to be shared. So I will include a written account of the missed visual.
Core of neck is shaped with recycled water bottle, have heard other artists use foil. Work the basic neck no thicker than 1/8 inch at a time. Later layers of neck muscling will slowly be added. I mainly use Aves Clay apoxy, but I am anxious to use Amazing Sculpt that I recently ordered.
Here are some basic tools used, nothing high dollar needed. Pizza box works as my easel with taped reference photo of real in position horse. Sandwich bags to protect surfaces. Pop tab for Aves working solution. Make up applicator tips. tooth picks. Michael's inexpensive synthetic brushes for smoothing. Home made ears started for Allekayt.
Next; More sanding, scoring surface for show mane, facial detail.