Here are just some quick sketches on paper and in clay. I've just been trying to getting ideas out of my head and into some coherent form. They are rough but I am finding direction as I play with gesture and placement.

You can see some of the armature sticking out. That dog is going to add a lot of character and interest to the piece Dimensions : 9.5 x 5 x 5"

Charcoal sketch on paper. I'm now ready to bring the dog in my studio and start measuring him. I went to meet him today (Odin). He is owned by a lovely family in Port Orchard and I think we will be a perfect model as one of Lonsdale's dogs.