Hi, I've been practicing realism (boy, is it difficult!) for a while and currently I'm trying to draw a raccoon on iScribble (I think I've got the proportions correct, now I just need to add detail. The thing that's bugging me is the shine in the raccoon's eyes. I used the eraser tool and a white pen but it just ended up looking wrong. Not sure what I'm doing wrong (I'm horrible at shading and textures). If you could give me some advice on how to do it better and maybe some help on how to do fur (it just looks like a mess to me in the photograph) I would appreciate it. I know it's bad but bear with me please. Thanks!
P.S. I'm not that good at drawing forms from simple shapes either, but that's what I tried to do.
Here's my attempt. http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae150/ACritic/raccoonatte mpt_zpse21f444c.jpg