Needle Felt a Realistic Dog:
Short Hair Brindle Pitbull

– Needle felting a realistic dog sculpture
with a brindle-pattern short coat –

with Eszter Baba

Course Outline

Class Chat

Getting Started: Info & Resources

Pitbull Torso

Pitbull Legs

Pitbull Head and Face

Brindle Pattern Coat

Pitbull Tail

Final Thoughts

Interview and Book Viewing

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Needle Felt Dog – Short Hair Pitbull


About this Course

Skills Focus: Needle Felting
Difficulty Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Helpful Experience to Have: Basic Needle Felting
Course Length: This course is equivalent to a 2-day in person workshop

Treat yourself in felting this beginner-friendly, realistic dog sculpture with a short-hair coat, beautiful pattern, and true to life anatomy.

Video Lessons: Videos are divided in to easy to digest & easy to reference segments
Audio: Recorded in English
Closed Captions: English, Deutsch, Español, Español (México), Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Português (Brasil), Magyar, Pусский, اللغة العربية, हिन्दी, 中文, 日本, 한국인, বাংলা

Skills you will Learn:

  • How to firmly needle felt the realistic anatomy of a dog in a laying down position
  • How to achieve a brindle pattern coat using a reverse-needle felting technique
  • How to needle felt over armature wire for posable legs
  • How to felt with accurate proportions to reflect the realistic anatomy of a dog
  • How to expertly detail the dog’s face, muzzle, ears, and tail
  • How to detail the feet, paws, and paw pads
  • How to make a realistic dog nose out of clay
  • How to use glass eyes and needle felting details to create an expressive face for your realistic dog sculpture
  • BONUS!
    * A look at Eszter Baba’s Book, Inkarno

Included in this course

  • 24/7, 365 Instant access to the course streamed directly to your computer, tablet or phone
  • High quality video instruction divided into short, digestible lessons
  • Learn at your own pace and refer back to lessons at any time
  • Complete materials list with links to recommended supplies

Meet the Instructor:

Eszter Baba

Eszter Baba is an award-winning felt artist from Budapest, Hungary. She discovered needle felting in 2015, when maternity leave gave her an opportunity to start a new craft. Eszter started with cartoon character sculptures, and quickly discovered her skill for creating realistic animal sculptures. She has always been a dog-lover, and has gravitated towards dogs as her main focus in her felt sculpture art.

Eszter has always enjoyed various art forms, including drawing and portraiture. In the realm of felting, she is primarily self-taught.

In Hungary, where the art of needle felting is not very well known, Eszter works to share the art and knowledge of needle felting with her community and country. She hosts popular workshops where her students can create their own beloved dog sculptures or other realistic animals.

Her work, under the name Inkarno, has been published, and broadcast on television. You can view more of Eszter’s felt creations on Instagram @Inkarno_Art, on Facebook, or check out her Etsy Shop!