I am going to continue adding the fur on the ears and neck. The base color is down and now I need to add the curls or give the appearance of curls. With curls, you only want to add enough to show that the fur curls or has a wave to it. Do not paint in every curl!! With the ear, I used a lighter off white color for the highlights. In the neck, I added a light tan/gold color for the curls.
Next to paint is the bird. There are a lot of bright colors in the pheasant but I don’t want to detract from the dog so will down play those bright colors. The feathers are somewhat like the curls, you don’t need to add every single feather on the wing or tail. Give the illusion of feathers.
I hope you have enjoyed this series of post painting Joey. Let me know if you’d like to see more.