I spent the day yesterday working on Sadie. It took me a while to get the "hang" of her fur. It is so soft and smooth and when you are putting in shadows and highlights you have to be careful to maintain that smooth texture. That is one of the reasons why I like working on gesso board as a surface. It offers a smoother texture than traditional canvas. Many times I found myself fighting with the texture of canvas....painting on the gesso board is so much easier.