I put the final finish to this one early this morning. I think he turned out really nice....one of my best efforts. As I mentioned earlier, I duplicated the shield design from a photo I had in my reference files and captured it as well as I could. Setting here looking at it I think I will add just a bit of dry-brushed white to the fur on the top of the shield to bring out the texturet more. With the walnut base it stands just at 12" tall. Someone is going to get a really nice carving.
There are more photos in the Gallery and I will look forward to your comments as I always do.