I decided to try something new. I've been following quite a few blogs from some very talented dollhouse miniature artists and decided to give it a try. My first attempt was with a needle felted cat. I wasn't too impressed with the outcome and my fingers got poked more than usual. I had seen some really wonderful flocked animals and experimented with it a bit on this little one. This first problem was the scale. Bull terriers are usually about 20 inches tall at the shoulder. So I made my armature 1 3/4 inches tall at the shoulder, not taking into account the bulk of the clay. So my little bully ended up being 1/3 too large for 1:12 scale and 1/3 too small for 1:6 scale. So I decided he's either a miniature bull terrier for Play Scale or a bull terrier puppy.
It was alot of fun and a real learning experience. I have to say that it gave me a greater appreciation for miniature artists and their skill. I'm working on a fox next. We'll see how this one goes.