what started out as a fur/hair color/texture study for my latest portfolio project ended up as a bust portrait of the main character from the Chanur novels by C.J. Cherryh -- Pyanfar Chanur, tough & canny interstellar trader, captain of the freighter The Pride of Chanur. i liked how her expression was developing so i decide to finish it out. please feel free to C&C, i'm more than willing to make adjustments.
EDIT: the updated version is below -- big diff thanks to the astute comments.