Here's where it all begins! I google searched these images, the customer was looking for a wolf that had an expression that was somewhere between ferocious and placid. I blocked out the main shape first.
I love adding detail using relief wax. It helps to have the different colour wax and still achieves crisp detailing.
To the left, to the left.
It's important to know your angles... facing left after casting in sterling silver.
Here is the finished piece, looking pretty badass.
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Trying out gradient as a background, yay? or nay?
One more for the road.