This sweet punkinhead is running a close second though. It's all about the cheeks! What is it about fat cheeks that make little people, vegetable-headed or otherwise, so darn cute? Is a pumpkin a vegetable? Would my kids still eat Thanksgiving dessert if I called it Vegetable Pie? "Want some whipped cream on your vegetable pie, kids? "
In case you were wondering, I sculpt my heads out of Paperclay. It's kinda like paper mache pulp, only ground up really fine and smooth. It dries hard like plaster, but still feels and takes paint just like paper. It's a real joy to paint on after it's sanded. I use different armatures, depending on the project. Aluminum foil works great, as does Styrofoam or regular paper mache.
If you haven't tried sculpting with Paperclay, I highly recommend it. So fun!