So here's a photo I took this afternoon. I have done a little more work since it was taken - smoothing out the body fur colours and trying to darken the background a little but haven't photographed the latest stage - the background is kind of trial and error so I hope I don't screw the whole picture up by 'playing'. I've stuck with the black backing paper for now but don't have a sheet large enough to support the piece of drafting film at the moment - hence the paler edges you see in this photo.
We have a busy day tomorrow - visiting our respective Mums, my horse and Richard in hospital so I won't be updating this for a while. Hope you all have a good weekend and the weather stays kind to us all.