In this stage a mix of raw sienna and burnt sienna was applied all over Wilbur following the same areas worked on in the last stage. It has the effect of deepening the coat.
The wash goes even where the black will be, because shepherds do have a double coat and glimpses of sable always come through the black. Slivers of white are left at the edge of his ruff, to help differentiate where the ruff ends and body fur begins.
I'm quite pleased with how the dog is progressing, the next stage I will do will be the eyes to bring him more into life.