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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.

Posted by Azraels Requiem from Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States • Published See Azraels Requiem 's 46 projects »

  • How to sculpt a clay dog. Playful Pit Bull (American Bull Terrier) - Step 1
    Step 1

    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.

  • How to sculpt a clay dog. Playful Pit Bull (American Bull Terrier) - Step 2
    Step 2

    I glued a chunk of leftover foam to the face and sculpted the clay around it. I let it dry over night and filled in the cracks like usual.

  • How to sculpt a clay dog. Playful Pit Bull (American Bull Terrier) - Step 3
    Step 3

    A few more details added, eyebrows, jowls, lower jaw and neck. Ears came last because I didn't want them to break while I made all the other parts.

  • How to sculpt a clay dog. Playful Pit Bull (American Bull Terrier) - Step 4
    Step 4

    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 :)

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The Petite Shop
The Petite Shop · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 16 projects
How Cute <33
You Got Major Talent!! =D
Azraels Requiem
Azraels Requiem · Bridgeport, Connecticut, US · 47 projects
Oh Jet your comments always make me smile Happy
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
woooow well modeled, soo real and cool and good looking.
Yes you're right about the those pit bulls , people must raised there dogs well, i have seen lots of dogs with a great kind reputation that were n't sooo awesome because of their bosses at all.
My sis had learned how i can see how they reall are. I'm for most dogs very scaring and when they aren't well raised i'm a little yummie bite.LOL
Thank you for your great tute, i have used this material too, like the idea of yours to glue them with white glue and then adding the paper on it. Love this pit bull of yours!!!!!
Heather S.
Heather S. · Erie, Pennsylvania, US

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he's very cute. so sad they didn't use him, but i guess it probably hurt them more in the end

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