I've been working on this sculpture for a while now and thought I should share it since I've been neglecting my blog.
First, here is the very rough drawing I used to plan the armature:
Next, here are some shots of the lotus blossom I sculpted that will be part of the base the sculpture will be standing on:
Ganesha's around a foot tall at this point, I think, and the whole piece should top out at around a foot and a half.
I'll post another update when this is looking closer to a completed piece. For now, thanks for looking!