Once the basic light has been painted in, I start to work more on details. I paint in big fur clumps using a rather unrefined Chalky brush and then switching to something more smooth and tight for painting individual hairs. If you have a solid base to work from with correct light and blocked-in shapes, you’re able to spend less time on details yet still achieve believable results. Paint as if you were brushing an animal using a hair brush, following the direction of the hairs. Study photos and real life. Fur flows in different directions depending on where you are on the body, so pay attention!