Thank you very much! The hair was painted using a raggedy old brush which had seen far better days. I find using such a worn out brush helps to create a fur-like effect in acrylics, the rougher the brush strokes the better.
Wow..! That's not a word I use a lot, but I actually exclaimed it aloud when I saw your finished painting. Couldn't help myself. The realism is superb! Just when I think I know how good you are, you go and do something even more extraordinary and blow me away. Amazing, Nige, it's simply gorgeous.