Since my last post I've done some reworking of the lion's face and finished his body.
The final part would seem to be easy but it takes a delicate touch. Foreground grasses need to be added. As reluctant as I am to "cover up" the zebra, those grasses will help anchor the animal and keep it from looking like it is floating. The grasses need to be strategically placed in front of the zebra and lion, but must also look random. It is a balancing act.