The L'il Monster is a pattern but Pam also showed me how to do a wrapped armature and use the pattern pieces as cotton lyra skins - here is mine with the wrapped armature and beginning to put the skins over.
This is someone else's monster made with the conventional pattern stuffed around the armature and the stuffed feet
As you can see the creature can be posed in many different ways - creating the character.
Pam demonstrated an open mouth technique which was very interesting. Here you can see the basic form with the cardboard piece inserted to create the mouth. We then had to backstitch around the eyes to adhere the lycra skin to the base - this enabled us to put stuffing around the eye forms to make brow ridges, cheeks and so on.
Once the heads were put on we gessoed the whole body ready for painting. We also used Jo Sonja texture paste to add some dimensional scaly effects.
This is where it got really interesting as individual choices in posing, colour choice and layering reall has an effect on the outcome. I painted mine black.
Ann chose brown and green