Sit, stay, good boy. Modeled after Angel
I first created this doll for a rescue center that for undetermined reasons were unable to use it in their auction and was therefore returned.
I take the foam, cut it into the basic shape I need and glue it with hot glue. Note: glue towards the center so you don't have to carve through it later. This pink foam is quite easy to carve though messy and brittle. I carve everything individually and hot glue it together. Bearing in mind that the foam is brittle you're going to want to cut up a lot of tissue paper and make a solution of water and white glue. Working in small areas at a time brush the mixture onto the foam and add the paper to build a skin. Let this dry THOROUGHLY and reapply as many layers as you like and you'll find that It's much tougher now.
I forgot to take pictures of the counterbalance, the head is much heavier than the rest of the sculpture so you're going to need a counterbalance. I cut a hole in his hindquarters and put a chunk of metal inside and glued it in place. I chose to paint him white and brown and sponged on a bit of black to make him whats known as a Brindle pattern.
Side Note: Pit bulls get a bad reputation as vicious or mindless but they are just like an other breed of dog, treat them with love and respect and they're great dogs. I don't have one myself, I have a tarantula named Rosalyn :)