I tried something different with the eyes (not sure how well it's going to show up) and am happy to get multiple colors in and tried to show striations but ran out of paper without that many layers down. Only thing different is used a blender in addition to the pencils themselves, very waxy, so not sure I am going to like that as much as it sounded good, might just go back to white, cream or yellow to burnish. I do need to study up some more though to improve on the eye technique - probably over thought it instead of just going with it.
Have him on my easel board now so every time I come in the room he will greet me and demand some attention. Have no clear cut idea on how the heck I am going to do him. I have a pretty detailed shadow plan, but know I really want to capture this beautiful color and get the overlap feel of different fur color over another color - just don't know how I am going to make it happen. I do intend to use a white gelly roll gel pen as I saw on a wetcanvas piece, to pick out the hairs - tedious but it looked terrific on the piece I saw. Of course the lady I am trying to emulate does terrific work.
I see a big problem already, really don't know how I am going to pick out the white fur tufts coming out of his left ear as I have a white background, so guess I'll have to put in a background this time, ugh!! If I do that I'll have to try working in negative space or emboss to keep those hairs white (maybe will just cheat and put in white acrylic). If I can figure out this fur technique I'll be a happy camper.
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