I edited the ram pattern and gave it another try and I'm happier with this version.
In a fit of studio cleaning the other day I accidentally threw out the under gusset, head, and head gusset pattern pieces. At first I was really annoyed at myself, but then I decided maybe it was a good thing because it forced me to really try again from scratch.
This ram has longer, wider legs, a shorter chin and an awesome under body gusset. Here is the back end of the under body
Nice and narrow, pulling the legs in, with wide oval darts at the top of each leg.
And here is the front end of the under body
It extends all the way up to the chest. I'm learning.
I really liked the horns on version 1 so I took them off and attached them to version 2.
These new animals are big, at least for me. This ram is 17" tall. And I love the felt. So many surface designs are possible with felt. Once I have mastered all the elements of four-legged animal design I will work more with the body material both before and after sewing.