Gumpaste helps for figures that have height. I also find the absolute best for modelling is Wilton fondant. You want it to be kind of dry, LOL. If my fondant is too soft and nice, I add a bunch of cornstarch. My second best thing I've learned for working with the fondant is to let everything firm, every step of the way. It just get so soft and mushy when I try to work with it. Its so humid where I am so it can take me about 1 week to make one figure but I just want to be able to handle the pieces without mushing them with my fingers when I put them together.
My art teacher told me years ago that if you can draw it, you can sculpt it. It helps to really see something, and sketch it out before starting. Or using pictures!
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