and so now he has a tail.
I'm probably too tired to write coherently about this. The tail is canvas and has a cute little tassel tip. It is sewn in segments so that it curves. To soften the line where the tail joins the pin I added an extra spine piece and two canvas stripes.
When I go back in and redo the paint, the line will fade and blend into the body. There will probably also be more stripes/spots on the final.