Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Shorty and Hercules


I just  finished a piece commissioned for Shorty Rossi of the Pit Boss Reality show on Animal Planet. If you have not watched the show, Shorty is a dwarf who runs a charity and rescue for pit bull dogs.
There were challenges in creating Shorty, mainly the fact that I have never created a dwarf body! Achondroplasia is a bone-growth disorder in which one's limbs are proportionately shorter than one's trunk, with as larger than average head.

 I did many Google searches for images of dwarf anatomy and even found a few naked dwarf images. lol! 

Shorty's pit bull dog Hercules is basically a flat pancake style piece with some quilting for definition, and Paperclay snout. 

I have to admit I really had a lot of fun with this piece!
Here is alink to Shorty's Rescue: