Once the rough sculpt is done and the basic head shape was established I smoothed the head out by dipping my fingers in water. I took a towel and pressed it onto the 'skin' of the nose and lips of the bear head, instantly creating a soft texture, pores and even some wrinkles where there were folds in the cloth. It took seconds.
Then I put on shall bits of the sculpting medium and with a small stick rapidly drew in the hairs. I worked from the bottom up creating random layers, drawing in the lines before moving up.
Once the hair was done I fashioned his coveralls. The texture for the fabric was created by first whetting the sculpt and then pressing in some plastic lawn chair fabric. With the glaze this will be pretty convincing.
The final step was to add his eyes and bow tie. I would let it cure overnight before we got busy with the paint...