I have a couple big cats coming up soon, so I decided to sculpt a new head form for them. This lets me make some updates that should make the resulting heads quicker and more reliable in regards to things like attaching hinges etc, but also gives me a change to add extra facial details (like the fur nostril flaps around the nose leather) that the previous head did not have.

This is my second time working with a wax clay (vs kiln clay) and I just keep loving it more and more.

One thing that I am not totally sure at this point is creating a realistic nose texture (since the clay is either too solid or too sticky for my previous methods to work).  But once I can lay down something that I am happy with (and double-check my shaping for the final time), this sculpt will be finished!

I am super excited to see what the final heads look like! :D