The next face is done in the commissioned Red Fox portraits.....
This is the preliminary first scratches to show where the direction of the fur is going. The construction lines can still be seen and remind me where to put some of the lighter areas in the next go-round of scratching.
The next couple layers of scratching is done and except for color, this face is complete.
Note how relaxed and calm this fox looks compared to the other two that are on high alert. Capturing the different expressions on an animal's face is definitely one of my favorite things about doing wildlife.
One more to go!