Continuing with the Scuba-Saurus I began working on the hands and reptile scales. I experimented with stamping a texture for the scales but decided I wanted a chunkier look. After some trial and error, I discovered smoosh various size balls of clay then came back over it to blend the seams and flatted the curve edge. The result is a lovely random pattern with different scale shapes.
I formed a mitten shape for the hands, then used a knife to cut three slits forming the fingers and pinching to form the individual fingers, and blended in a ball of clay for each knuckle. Next, I pressed a hole on the fingertips to attach the claws using a ball stylus tool.