Hehe thanks! If I could even approach your painting skill... all my perspectives, take them But if you are curious about my process, I have dozens of timelapses here [link] and I'm online there everyday pretty much
Bedmane is best mane. You've done some really interesting things with the pose here, some of the anatomy seems just the slightest bit stylized but I think it accomplishes a lot for the "bedraggled" effect. I'l echo what others have said in that the shading adds a lot of texture to it that is really quite cool.