The sculpted Ratha head needed a body. This is actually an older drawing that I modified. First I added the skull by using Photoshop to convert a photograph of the Dinaelurus illumina skull into something similar to line art. Then I cut and pasted it onto the full-body drawing. I did the same with the head itself, using a photo of the finished bust, making it into line art and then pasting it in trying to make sure that the skull matched the head. I used multiple layers and varied the opacity so that
the skull is visible through the head.
The idea behind all this is to develop a believable four-legged felinoid (nimravid) with near-human brain capacity so that it could have human-level intelligence and sapience. I didn't want it to look deformed or dorky.
This is still very much a work in progress. Comments welcome. The little bits off to the side are various eyes and ears that I tried on the figure.