It finally looks and resembles more like a lion now!
I deviated away from my model completely here and adjusted the height and size of the brow according to how I wanted the lion to look. I was hoping to get more of a “baak wan” lion look with its eyes being more wider set so I made the brows quite wide.
I also adjusted the front of the eye so that the side of the eyes are more forward facing than having a streamlined look (as you might find with jow gar lions)
Note: I added the fins and spirals and other wire work at the end