Here is the latest update of my work in progress, The Lioness, working on Stonehenge 100% cotton - size is approx. 8.5 x 10 inches.
I have coloured the background using Caran d'Ache Pablo pencils and then after working on the Lioness also in the pencils and adding some shadow areas, I began to use my acrylic paints.
Starting from the top of the head to her cheek, each layer of paint, each fine hair is painted using thin acrylic. I also add thin washes to the fur where I want to strengthen my shadow areas being sure to blend the edges for a soft finish.
Finishing for now at her cheek, the next stage in this works progress will be shown at a future update.