A North American gray wolf, in a relaxed yet alert standing posture.
This model is the result of a personal challenge to create the most accurate model of a wolf that I could, and to make that sculpture available to other animal enthusiasts or anyone who would like one.
I utilized hundreds of reference photos (at least), did many hours of observation of the International Wolf Center’s live webcams, as well as hung out with wolves in person at Wolf Park (both outside and inside the enclosure). For specificity's sake, this model depicts a gray wolf of the Great Plains subspecies (Canis lupus nubilus
). More poses and materials will be coming in the future.
Sculpted in Sculptris, rigged and posed in Blender.
Learn more about wolves:
Live wolfcams at the International Wolf Center - http://www.wolf.org/meet-our-wolves/wolfcams/
Wolf Park's website - http://wolfpark.org/
Blog post about this sculpture: https://sagebrushcoyotestudio.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/canis-lupus-nubilus-var-sculptura/
My blog/website: https://sagebrushcoyotestudio.wordpress.com/