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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 »
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  • 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
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Azraels Requiem
Azraels Requiem · Bridgeport, Connecticut, US · 47 projects
Oh Jet your comments always make me smile Happy
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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!!!!!
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Heather S.
Heather S. · Erie, Pennsylvania, US
Adorable.
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JuggaletteSweetness17
JuggaletteSweetness17 · Bundaberg, Queensland, AU · 21 projects
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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