Here are step-by-step pictures of creating a clay dinosaur.
It is very important that the clay is moist enough to bend without cracking but not so wet that it is unmanageable.
Any time you join 2 pieces of clay the two areas should be scored (scratched) and a little slip (a solution of wet, gravy like clay) should be added to cement the areas.
Use a tool to hollow out any piece of clay that is thicker than your finger.
Use the clay needle to create a mouth and texture
After sealing off the top add details
You can put a bend into the body to create a bit of gesture, there are many possible , have fun!variations