Prepared this painting the same as yesterday by masking off the Meercat with tape and cutting off the excess. I then wet the paper and painted strips of blue and red. I then sprinkled ordinary table salt over the wet paint and let dry. I am really happy with the background.
I am almost happy with the Meercat but I think that it needs more detail but I am not sure how to achieve what I have pictured in my mind. If I do another furry animal tomorrow I am going to try using colored pencil once I reach this stage and see if that doesn't do the trick.