I made this little bird out of air-dried clay in preparation for another project I'm going to get involved in at some point. When I checked to see how he had dried out, I was struck by the texture of him and the patterns I had added before he dried out. Alright I admit, he is hardly perfect (well, not at all bless him), but I made him and he will suffice for what I need and thus I love him, lol.
The technique for drawing is from another class I am taking where you use one-line drawing (rather like blind contour drawing which I have done before). As it turns out I really like this technique and I have a feeling you may be seeing this style pop up again.
I drew the above whilst I was actually holding the clay bird, but below is a photo of him taken just after I completed moulding out the clay.....now you can see where I got the patterns and textures.