I’m still working on this guy. The changes are probably going to look pretty subtle, but they all add up to making this piece a little closer to finished. I’ve been brightening up the skin tones more, and at the same time have been trying to fix the expression to look more solemn. I needed to reshape the ear a bit, and have also been making small tweaks to the eye, nose and mouth to get a closer likeness. I’ve been filling in the hair, and most recently have started to scratch out the coat. In the reference image, the coat appears to be wool or some such material, and has a rough texture. I decided to use a more blunt tool to achieve that texture. It seems to be working nicely.
It’s still not done, but it’s getting closer. 🙂
Thank you for looking!