Then I started to add more clay to create the body and arms. This allows me to hold the previously baked legs and head so that I don't ruin the progress I have made.
Here are some of my sculpting tools.
One of the things I have learned so far is that it would probably help to twist some thinner wire around the armature to give the clay something to grip. Also, I need a better work station. It would help to have something hold up my figure keeping my hands off except for when I am sculpting. The clay slips around easily and a bad bump or squeeze can be a headache. I am thinking along the lines of a device that will hold the figure from the head so that it dangles. A hanging apparatus will also help keep the figure from getting a flat back from laying on it.