I enjoyed this reclining pose. No armature was needed underneath; it was approached like a bas relief, lay the clay down and carve out the figure. Although this is unfinished, I am happy with the progress I made. Usually by the end of two sessions, I am still fussing over minute details on the torso. This time I was able to block in a gesture of the figure, not over thinking anatomy.
I am grateful to be a part of the sculpting group. The benefits have been like a magic two way mirror; when drawing, i can see images of sculptures I've been working on, and when sculpting I envision drawings with volume.