This is a portrait inspired by my cat Michael. He is either a Maine Coon or a Turkish Van so he has long hair around his neck that looks alot like a mane. That's where the sweeping motion of the hair comes from. I decided to make the human features of him more like a primate than a human. A bit of the entire painting has been cut off because I scanned it and put it back together rather than use my camera and have bad quality. This is just the underpainting. Right now the underpainting is dry and I'm working on adding color. Done in oil.