Fred is very close to done. I’ve softened the muzzle, added detail to the mane and some fuzzy hair to the ears, and gone over the background again. Now what’s left (unless I change my mind, as often happens…) is to get a little more foggy effect into the background, and to add some gold-gray shadow areas in the mane and forelock. Upon client’s final approval, he gets to dry for a couple of weeks to make sure he’s safe for shipping. Then he’s off to home and hopefully a warm reception from his owner for 29 years!