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Chinese Guardian Lion (Fu Dog)

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Chinese Guardian Lion is otherwise known as a Fu Dog statue. There are two variations, one with a ball under its paw representing the male, the other with a baby under its paw showing it is a female.
I spent a lot of time gathering reference from temples and Chinese statues to create something inspired by them. This was sculpted in ZBrush, UVMapped in Maya and textured in Substance Painter with some minor tweaks in Photoshop.