More progress and now I need to actually go get some stuff done for the rest of the day (maybe some Christmas shopping), but might have more time tonight. I just found out the tiger's name is Raja.
And a couple of close ups. Only one side has whiskers at this point, because I still have to lay in values of the underfur that the whiskers will go over. I also never noticed until working on this that white tigers have black noses, but normal orange tigers often have pink pigment on portions of their nose!