I'm a serious novice with stop mo but I would like to offer a suggestion for a paper mache technique you folks might find useful:

http://ultimatepapermache.com/paper-mache-clay

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I recently purchased the book "Creating Animal Sculptures Using Paper Mache Clay" by this same artist and it is very useful! You can achieve a great amount of detail using this form of paper mache clay.

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Puppet Putty

Puppet Putty is formulated by clay animator Don Carlson. Properties include colors that do not bleed on your hands, a matte finish, cleans up with water, is very light weight, firm, non-greasy and has a silky texture.

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