In this third step, I have continued in much the same way as I began in step two. The second eye has a very different pattern and even a different shape. It is also a bit larger than the first eye. Winston is clearly not going to win any dog show trophies, but we love him anyway.
Like the first eye, I am blending far more than I am on the rest of the portrait to make it look shiny and alive. In his wrinkles around his nose there are very short hairs that are also foreshortened, and switch direction from upward to straight out, and then downward. There is no easy way to describe how to foreshorten fine hairs such as these. Additionally, the hairs are amongst a very dark portion of his face doubling the difficulty in making them look three dimensional. The strokes are very short; just barely more than dots, and since they are in a dark portion of the face I am using a stylus to preserve some fine white hairs amongst the dark, as well as, using negative drawing (drawing the darks around the lights to shape the light areas) to get the effect.
The area under the left eye has a mix of dark and light hairs and is as characteristic of individual pugs as wrinkles are to people. Here I am using the stylus a bit more but I am largely relying on negative drawing. My use of pencil grades becomes very aggressive as I switch from light hairs on his head to the dark areas.