Nearly gave up on this one but I have learnt that sometimes you just have to keep working on a painting and suddenly it just starts to come right. Fortunately it worked with this one. Rather pleased how it turned out in the end. I had to use the number 4/0 round brush again for the eyes.
Leopard measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to David Stribbling for the reference photo.