This is a Chrysocyon Brachyurus, or “Maned Wolf”. This is what kicked off the notion that the Anyuvin were maned. I have no idea why it struck me so. The ears look a bit overly big, but a wolf with a mane? Cool.
Then I decided to go with something more lion like, but, without the heavy lion body, it didn’t look quite right. It does, however, give a rather dignified appearance, which I like.
This guy, on the other hand, has style. For the Anyuvin, maybe a little more on top of the head, but it has the flowing quality I had in mind and leaves the side of the head short so that the facial stripes can be seen.
© 2015 LeeW