First of all, there is a lot of great talent at this site, and in this forum specifically. I have learned tons by the variety of posts and the generous nature and vibe of the group. My problem: there comes a point in a project where you have a malaise or you are stuck and not quiet sure how to proceed...
This is the lower half of my "Zombie Suicidal Cowboy" W.I.P.. It is close to 12" high. My question is how fine of detail do you put on Sculpey™ at sculpt time or leave for the paint?
Specifically, I have done some texture on the zombies pants; tears, folds, crinkles, etc., but not the smaller fabric level weave. Should I imply this with the paint job? Or should I go ahead and crawl up it's arse with a microscope and put a complete fabric weave on all the clothes? Will the paint job fill in and mute the fine textures? How much? How little? Or is this where we get into the subtleties of... as an artist you must use your intuition and just know?