There is a wonderful article by Linda Hansen in the October edition of "Doll Crafter & Costuming" magazine (I KNOW I have magazines issues!) page 20, "Use Your Head - Plastic skulls found in craft stores made a great base on which to sculpt a head". DUH!!! I should have thought of that!!!
The article shows you step by step how it's done. And get this! Linda uses beads for the eyes! I think this is a great idea for novice sculptors like me!
I will let you know how it goes!!