For my bust project, I chose to sculpt Cleopatra because I have always found her fascinating. I think she is a power female figure that is important to history. I began by sculpting a hollow egg shape out of clay. I then attached the neck and started to form the head to its shape. I then added the necklace and sculpted the facial features. I added the hair by carving out slabs of clay and adding texture with a tool. I smoothed it out and then it was fired. I chose to do gold as the base color because it goes along with her culture. I did her classic defining black eyeliner and a turquoise necklace to add pops of color. The most difficult part of this project was the initial sculpting of the head and finding a shape that works. I really enjoyed the final painting of the project and how it turned out.