Lion`s head sculpted in Zbrush (using Huion tablet). Sculpt based on photos of real lions. Textures made in Substance Painter. Mesh prepared for 3d printing production in Shapeways, i.Materialise and Sculpteo (3d printing in lost-wax and metal casting after that).
Above you can see how this head looked during sculpting in Zbrush.
Below you can see beta stage prototype (brass casting gold plated) before it will be cast in pure gold as the final product. It`s a real metal thing - not a render.
This is how it performs on my neck... (real photo below - not a render):