Cocker Spaniel Sculpture - "Play Bow"

I've started my next sculpture, a tribute to Sonny, our Cocker Spaniel that passed away in 2011. He is depicted life-size, in the pose we remember him most, happy and ready to play. 
I have started roughing out the basic form, just to get the proportions and pose to match the vision in my mind.
 

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