Painted background using roller tool in Art Rage
Roughing in basic shapes.
Start refining shadows and highlights
Adding detail to eyes and further refining shapes
Transferred to Photoshop and started painting in fur using Patrick LaMontagne's Photoshop brushes.
Desaturated background color and added more detail.
Continue painting fur detail. (There is a TON of fur painting)
More fine detail followed by painting in whiskers next.