Inspired by the cover of the Ghost Archipelago cover, featuring a band of heroes facing off against a band of snakemen natives, I got the idea to make one of the doll halves into some sort of snake-man goddess idol.
The first thing I needed to find was a suitable snakeman head, so I made another trip to the local Dollar Tree to see what I could find. I wasn't able to find a plastic snake I could use, but I did find a suitable plastic lizard that had just the right head and neck pose to go atop a human torso.
Next, I drilled couple holes in the top jaw to insert a couple toothpick fangs, and then used some Milliput to help blend all the joints and blend the mulch to the base. I also sculpted a little sacrifice basin at the base of the idol, and glued some small rocks on the base.
When the stone texture was dry, I painted the idol with some Folk Art "Grey Green" craft paint, and then applied some washes of Citadel "Nuln Oil", and "Green" ink. After that I glued some course sand to the base. When the sand was dry, I painted that, and then drybrushed highlights on to the statue and base. When the paint was dry, I glued some various foliage all over the base. Then, when the weather warms up, I will give the piece a spray of Dullcote to seal it.
I'm really happy with how she turned out considering she was a spur of the moment make-use-of-a-leftover inspired construction.