Create this cute Cocker Spaniel from your choice of air-dry clay or cold porcelain. Works best with the softer air-dry clays. I think she looks like "Lady" from "Lady and the Tramp". If you don't have pre-colored clay, you can pre-tint your clay with acrylic or oil paints or with gel food colorants.
The first row shows the creation of the head, body and hind legs. They all start as a simple pear shape.
Next row takes a ball of white and flattens it to an oval to cover toes on each of the hind paws. Mark little indents with a sculpting tool to indicate the 3 toes.
The third row shows the creation of front paws. They start as sort of a chicken drumstick shape. Cover toes on each leg with white and mark the 3 toes. Use white glue to attach to the body.
Next add a black nose. Mark the mouth with clay tools and add a license tag. Make another drumstick shape using a darker brown and flatten it to a dog ear shape. Attach to head with white glue.
Make a couple of pink bows and glue above each ear.
Paint the eyes and blush the cheeks.
Don't forget to add a tail!
If you need more help to build this dog,
refer to this Dalmatian puppy tutorial.