I finally have had time to post an update of Tara’s pet portrait painting.
The first two photos are close-up views of the eyes and fur base colours.
Right eye: This shot also shows some of the brown tones that have been used in the base of the tabby fur.
In this next photo I have added the cream markings on her mouth and I am beginning to model the shape of her face under the white fur. Although grey colours are often used to depict white fur, using other shadow colours of the right value such as pinks, violet and lilac can add depth into the white fur without making it look dirty (which is easy to do on drafting film).
I think I forgot to mention this previously, but I intensified the strength of the whiskers in white pencil earlier on to avoid loosing them in the fur. At the end I will go back and redefine them and put shadows in where needed.
The next update will include the final version of Tara’s Pet Portrait.