This piece was commissioned for Shorty Rossi of the Pit Boss Reality
show on Animal Planet. If you have not watched the show, Shorty runs
a charity and rescue for pit bull dogs.
Shorty and Hercules are the stars of the reality show. I hope I did
them justice with this piece.
Shorty is made from cotton woven fabric, and hand painted face.
Shorty has a full body armature and articulated hands. His costume
consists of shirt, pants, and his signature fedora hat, suspenders
Shorty's pit bull dog Hercules is basically a flat pancake style
piece with some quilting for definition, and Paperclay snout.
Hercules is painted with acrylics.
I have to admit I really had a lot of fun with this piece!
Here is a link to Shorty's Rescue: