Media: Graphite/Colored Pencil on Bristol Board
Well I knew Bear was laughing and now have found out the reason, "he" is really a "she". I am still going to fuss on her a while, but want to be really sure I don't do or undo something so it will only be very minor touches, like I already see I need to make the top of her right ear a bit darker. Actually the more I look at it I think I'll have to do a bit more work on the shape of that ear. She taught me a good lesson in handling shorter wiry coarser fur texture and I kind of came up with a new technique that I think is repeatable. But pretty much for now am calling her completed and it's on to the next picture itching to get down on paper.
I have two ideas for my friend's poetry and want to get them roughed out and will let her decide which one she finds the most suitable. And then I have a couple of long-haired labs that I get to play with, so furriness will continue to be in my future.
Hope you have enjoyed watching her develop as much as I have and have a great painting week to you all.