Ya welcome friendoh? hard to imagine that because it sure looks fantastic and lively, just like a real fur, amazing job you've done how long did it take to draw 'n color the fur? anyway, really amazing talent you have with these furry animals and in drawing them and no, I'm not forgetting the little statue of dragonicwolf either it's really amazing too I never could do even a lil puppy dog out of clay like that I'm so bad at carving
Haha, alright. One of the keys is the eyedrop tool. (always has her finger on that) Well first I did a base with all the hues and shadows I want, just using a big brush, but it has to be soft shaded. Then I set my brush to the default hard brush at a small size and pick a colour in an area of the base coat I did. Then from there, i go to the pallete and select a colour that is either brighter or darker, and maybe a slight change in hue. Usually it works better if you make the base dark and the hair strokes light, but sometimes having dark hair strokes is necessary. Then also consider the light source, if its a bright yellow, stroke some bright yellow in some of the edges of the fur, depending on where the light is coming from. A final touch up with dodge and burn usually does the trick. Also remember to continuously do the pick colour thing at different parts of the body since they may have different hues and shades.
Its sort of like this tutorial up to step 3 [link] but from there i use short, stiff strokes and I did not blur/smudge it here. Also check this artist, see how they have a base, and then use light, stiff strokes for the fur effect. [link]
Woah, I didn't know. D: I just suddenly had a feeling to draw you something and finish it today. lol. That's excellent. Oh yeah, come on msn and I can send you a smaller version, in case you want it for icons. its specially sharpened.