is the first portrait worked as this painting progresses. Here are some quick shots of the steps I focused on working pattern transitions, the glow of lighting on light/dark hide. This is the same technique used to work the painted transitions in the War Paint mural figures. Rowdy still has some last touches and I will post the remainder of the progress in a future post. Last note, this piece is challenging in the size, breed choice, and simultaneously rewarding to see the layers take form. Thanks for sharing the progress with me.