Originally Posted by Kayty
You won't be able to just shade this little guy, you're going to have to draw hairs. Start with the shadows to build up a general idea of hair direction, then subtly add some of the lighter hairs with a very sharp pencil. I would really focus on the eyes, get the eyes and the nose absolutely perfect, and you will give yourself some leeway to be a little less precise with the fur surrounding the face.
Looking at the photo now, he has a lot of character - I think he'll actually be quite fun to draw, tricky, but worthwhile!
I just don't know where to start, this one is scaring me
Don't suppose you could knock up a quick sketch or something? Just to give me an idea? I really want to do it well but I don't think I'll be able to do the photo justice.