I am pleased by the shape design on the back of this. Also the round beads 'sit' together better than cylinder-shaped beads so the beaded area seems smoother. Must remember that when I get suckered in by a marvelous color.
I plan to reshape the tail into one an elephant would want. Am eyeing that trunk, too. It now looks more like a snout than a trunk. I think I could bead a real tube trunk and attach it, but how?
Am considering what color to make the underside. White seems wrong for an elephant. A lighter blue? Just got a brainstorm to do a bead soup (varigated randomly) for the belly.
This scan shows how close I got the head and body colors. That pleases me.