Hello Andrew and new friends!! I've finally joined the course and am very excited! Also, happy to upload my first work done mostly with a wooden skewer, two other tools and monster clay that I already purchased some time ago. I found this oil based clay product very difficult to work with and smooth out, particularly when trying to refine the figure with details. I did try and use methylated spirits but it wasn't that helpful.. It is a copy of Rodin's 'The thinker' and it got me thinking a lot about how I really want to work hard at becoming a good female sculptor and so am looking forward to learning from you and being inspired by you all.