I've wanted to do this character for quite some time and I think this figure pretty well exhibits all the characteristics that I think make him interesting. I think everyone familiar with him knows that he's come country yahoo but they might not know that being cotton-eyed also might mean that he has cataracts. Now no one would wish that condition on even a yahoo but it was and is a fact of life so we shouldn't ignore it. It certainly doesn't seem to bother this bumpkin.
I lifted the neckerchief idea from a small bust of Festus I came across a while back. I really liked the way it was draped across the shoulders instead of just hanging straight on the chest.
Anyway, I hope you like him and look forward to your comments. More photos in the Gallery.