The Chinese Lion brings good luck and is used at celebrations and new years to bring good luck to everyone. My Wah Lum Kung Fu school does traditional lion dance performances and after deciding to model a mantis I though it would be interesting to try and model a Lion as well.
What is nice and challenging about it is that its made up of smooth surfaces, fur, cloth, fuzzy balls etc. So with this diverse set of materials it provides an excellent choice for me to start experimenting with sims like hair, fur, and cloth.
I started a basic model of the Chinese lion. I may have to do it a few times. I wanted to just get the rough shape and then go back and add on separate pieces that make up a lot of its structure and decorations.