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This was a fur assignment for digital painting class. It's originally a 3rd semester project, but he surprised us and gave it to us in 2nd semester. This is maybe 15hrs of work, all done with one default photoshop brush. I have some days before it's due, but I might stop here since I have a tonne of other work to do. Depends on if teacher says I should push it harder.
I actually sort of like this piece. It's not exactly like the reference image, but that also goes to show that I did the piece. And here's some images from start to finish to see the process.
It's rare I get to work on an animal right now since the general focus is on people, so I enjoyed myself here.
updated, submitted version to teacher here.