Since my last blog post on this painting, I have painted in his chin and started work on the lower parts around his jaw, both these areas have longer fur. Chins can be very tricky to get right as they require layers of hair without making it all too blocky and solid. Not all of the hairs will catch the light and give a shine, so you want to be selective on the top hairs you pick out.
The dark areas of the muzzle will be broken up by lots of crisp white whiskers, bringing the piece together. Whiskers are also important to position a face on your paper, I think they add character and energy to all big cats! I may do one more blog post before the completed painting, I hope you're enjoying our journey! :) Jules