Hi. I've wanted to try and make some sculpting with clay for awhile now, espcially the figures on cameos. My problem is I don't have any sculpting experience with clay, and I don't want to buy any new tools except for the basic ones I already have (pasta machine, exacto knife, some brushes with round edges). I don't like using molds, and I can't make ones - the mold clay isn't avilable where I live.
So my question is this - how can I get many details on a very small area? (Something like 5 cm, maybe less)
Some examples I found on DeviantArt -
And anothe thing - I'm trying to make this (for a friend, she's a twilight fanatic) - http://www.oncelink.com/photo/Alice%20%282%29.jpg - a scale of something like 5 cm, but I can't get the animal thing right. Someone suggested to paind all the details after baking, but I wan't it to be above the surface. Same question as above, actually...