So here's a step-by-step thing on how I sculpt stuff.
At least so far, since this is my fourth sculpture ever.
First, I figure out what I want to make. I chose a cheetah because I like cheetahs.
I used a picture from one of my books for reference.
Then I take out a lump of Sculpey clay and kind of make it into a smooth vertical lump.
Then I put blobs of clay on for the backlegs and shoulders.
Add more body parts.
Face details. I took off the front leg and tail because it was getting in the way.
I use a stick to make fur. Also it has front legs and a tail now.
Wait for it to cool off.
Paint some more.
There. The good thing about all of this is that it doesn't hurt my hand at all. Hurray.
Another Work in Progress post