I started this sculpture a half dozen times before finally hitting on a design I liked. My initial thought was for her to be young and full of energy but the more I story-boarded, the more I felt she would play better as an older dog, which leads to the revisions. I like the sad eyes. I’m not looking for a completely accurate representation but it can be tricky walking that fine line between realistic and caricature. It’s a middle ground which tends to be where a lot of my work resides.