Makes for an interesting investigation, particularly perfect when looking for a subject matter for samples. Being a fresh British subject, I started with the three exceptionally
virile Passant Guardant lions that have been part of the Royal Arms of England more or less since Richard the Lionheart used them in 1198 on his Great Seal of England. I had to figure out what the Lion Passant in the description stood for, and once I found transcriptions for the different lion poses and attitudes in Wikipedia, I frankly could not stop. I work in different techniques, and was always wondering how they would compare to each other as a low relief/ surface decoration on a similar subjects. So far, I am about halfway through working with the different lion attitudes and techniques, and I imagine there will be an update to this blog post. But I though to share these amusing results. And yes. As some of you might expect, I have some special plans for the Lion Dormant!