Slowly but surely I am making progress on the jaguar painting. I finished the base layer (decided not to spray it with fixative) and have started adding detail. I'm working mostly on the background but have also started some of the fur around the eye. I only wish I had planned out the area behind the fern a little better. For the foliage, I am using mostly the soft pastel sticks, and for the fur I am using mostly pastel pencils, which are a bit harder.