Because I was inspired to "just get on with it" and finish the little guy, I sculpted his body from some different clay - a new type for me. The next morning, I found my buzzards body had lots of deep cracks all over it!
My husband mentioned that the cracks were actually a pretty cool effect. Hmmm... he was right. With a different subject this would be really great.
So, I turned the body upside down and around. Voila! It was a perfect skull shape. The cracks looked good now.
I added some more of that good ole' cracking clay and sculpted the skull features. Oh yeah! Happy again.