I realized that I was not quite getting the silhouette that I was after mostly out of the neck. I also wanted to redo the knees and start working on the feet. So I went in and sandwiched foam with spray adhesive over the parts I wanted to build up.
Then I wrapped/compressed those parts with foam wrap and left it over night for the adhesive to set. I am SO impatient so if I don't walk away and leave the room I WILL TOUCH everything and anything before it is ready.
So I left the studio and came back the next day and just started trimming, first with big scissors then with little ones. Here is what I ended up with:
So now I have a better silhouette with the neck that I was after. The feet still need a lot of work.... so I am still working on them. Of course I need to keep reminding myself that to get a really good silhouette you really need 10% a good puppet and 90% a good animator. So I need to stop being such a perfectionist with this puppet and move it along so that I can get closer to animating. It's easy to get distracted by your own thoughts when your the only one working on a project!! Truth be told I am scared of working on the skin. I haven't settled on a method yet and I'm kinda scared! Which is silly! So I'm just gonna get started on it! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!