Searching information and illustrations about the history of the Southern states, I came across a print showing slaves working the cottonfields . For some reason I got the idea for sculpting the first pregnant figurine . The concept of the figure is very simple . There is no uniform and there are no complex acsessoires . So I thought As always I tried to sculpt the figure using green stuff ( knetadine ) over a pre-sculpted body using magic sculpt . After 3 trials and errors , it came to my attention that the dress and its folds could not be created separately .So I had to redo the dress using magic sculpt to create a volume with folds . This was new to me and surprisingly it went well . The shoes are home made resin parts . The setting is very basic , the cottonplant is made from natural materials and real cotton wool .The basket is one from the Verlinden range .Groundwork is done using Vallejo acrylic paste. Vallejo has a very interesting range of ground materials all water based . Painting is done using Vallejo acrylics as basecoat . And W&N oils as finishing layer . What had to be a simple project became complex for me .I hope it has been worth it .