Just an update on this. This is not going to be the color of the final piece. I coated the sculpture with a few layers of latex. I tinted the latex green so it would match the color of clay as to not be distracting. I am starting to add the goose pimples and give it some more stretch lines and other details. I like all this experimenting with different materials. I think for the look I am after...this approach will add a more realistic quality. Once I get it more finished I will sear some of the areas with a burner. I will mold the sculpture in plaster and either pour it up in silicone or gelatin. The final color will be a BBQ chicken look.