I think my favorites are the silly, goofy ones, not always the cute ones. I don't think I'll ever get tired of making figures even when I experiment with different techniques and make some practical stuff, I still always get drawn to these little guys.
They're cute, often quick to make and all fun to do. Take a basic idea and then run with it. Most of them fit into a few basic shapes:
- A hershey kiss with arms and legs, like the pixies
- Simple ball will added pieces to make animals
- A thick snake to start a dragon.
- Lump to make critters
These shapes cover most of the simple pieces. From there add details, use different colors, some embellishment, beads or buttons and you have a the beginnings of something good. Starting with these basics, anyone can going really far. It's like being a kid, just playing and having fun.