I hit upon a toothy multi - eyed creature. When I'm working I always make up an assortment of eyes and teeth in various sizes which I bake and store. So I had a ready made assortment of fangs and eyes to choose from.
Here the snail takes shape with its clawed tail.
While the polymer clay snail was being baked I formed a tightly packed cone of aluminum foil to sculpt the shell over. I'm going with a horned design.
The painted snail and shell decorated in acrylic paint.
The finished snail creature assembled and sprayed with clear matt lacquer.