I gave his black fur a blue grey dry brush to give it a sheen. I was tempted to paint him brown, even Peter Jackson could not resist that temptation, but Beorn was a great black bear. So, to make the figure a little more interesting I gave him a brown muzzle and ears.
I turned 46 last week and man I couldn't see a thing when I was trying to paint this beast. Quite depressing when you realize your sight is failing. Even with my classes I struggled in the table light.
Last night I went on eBay and odered a £80 day light lamp that should blast those shadows away and ordered some stronger glasses off Amazon. Lets just hope it helps, at least my hand isn't shaky yet, always a bonus.