Tim has created really fun exercises. This one took me many hours to complete, but I think I am happy with the results. The reflections in the eyes are my favorite part.
Really nice work, and cheers for sharing some of the process :)
pointoflife14 Thanks! I laid down a few different shades of brown as an underpainting to simulate a shadow area. Then over that, with a fine brush, put in darker strands of hair. Then I went back over some of the darker hairs with a lighter color where the light might be hitting, to make them look shiny.
Very Nice! How'd you do the eyebrows?