Fur and pine needles

Fur and pine needles get painted in similar ways. Lots of short, definite strokes. Fur you need to curve, though, and pine needles need to look bristly.

I put the snow on top of the branches with the same strokes that I used for the pine needles, but with a fatter brush. Looks like the snow is kind of settling down into the needles, doesn’t it?

Black foxes only seem to be a variant of red foxes, so they have a black undercoat and a funky light overcoat, so they look like this.

Aren’t they pretty? They remind me of a cape hunting dog, for some reason.

Anyway, I’m working from dark to light on my fox’s coat, trying to duplicate that wonderful salt-and-pepper look.

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