Charisse Eaves

Floppy Eared Bassett Hound

By Charisse Eaves | 3 comments 3 comments


Who doesn’t love the long eared Bassett Hound?
Having the pleasure of owning two Bassett hounds (Sherlock and Gretchen) I could not resist the challenge to make this little Bassett hound.
I exaggerated on her ears just a bit but my Gretchen had really long soft ears.
I started as usually, collecting a box to cut my basic shape. I crumpled paper and laid and taped it down onto my cut out shape.

I chose a mixed media to accomplish the finish Bassett Hound.
Using paper strips for her ears and paper clay for her body.
When the clay is completely dry I begin sanding the little girl.
White acrylic is painted on for the base coat, I prefer to use kiltz. But I am out of that right now.
I have created rolls on her legs and extra skin above the eyes by adding extra clay. Bassett have lots of extra skin to add to their little character. I have tried to capture that same spirit for Gretchen.
I will need to seal the little girl with poly acrylic to protect her finish but she is drying today and tomorrow hopefully you will see the finished Bassett Hound.
Hey! thanks for YOUR time keeping painting, and never stop creating!
Smiles and Roses


Jackie Hall

Jackie Hall

April 3, 2012 at 11:41AM

Great Bassett - this breed is so comical, they just ask to be made in papier mâché. How lovely to have two of them.



April 3, 2012 at 11:57AM

Your dog creations are fabulous! Well done!

Lola Quiros

Lola Quiros

April 4, 2012 at 8:18AM

I love. It has a very genuine expression in his eyes.

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