Soooo....you know how in the past few weeks I got a flurry of commissions for wolf headdresses, something like eleven of them within a month's time? Well, I'm getting down to the last few, and I wanted to show off what was by far THE biggest hide of the lot--and, I believe, the biggest wolf hide I've ever worked with in my fifteen year career! He was sent to me by a customer who wants him converted to a headdress, and as I'm about to work on him this week I wanted to get a "before" pic.
This guy is ENORMOUS--I was joking to my partner that "Wow, I didn't know wolves and bears could mate!" See that picture? That's me holding him, right up against me, not out in front to make him look bigger. I am 5'4", standing on my tiptoes, stretching as high as I can to hold this wolf up, and his tail's STILL dragging the ground. I can only imagine what a monster he was when he was alive.
It is a true honor to work with this wolf, as it is with all of them, and I can't wait to see how he turns out.