|I went as far as I thought I could with the grayed-violet shadows.|
|I played a bit with a black around the eye and muzzle, and decided I needed a background to determine how dark to go with his head and neck.|
|I didn't want to mask, but had to do so. The first wash was quin. burnt orange with quin. violet. The second was quin. violet with cobalt blue.|
|Then I did several scrumbled washes, using the same colors plus indanthrone blue.|
|[It's actually not quite as red as this.]|
Now I am working on darkening the shadows with a black mixture, and working on his features.
Quite a difference from the last version!
As always, your comments are most welcome.