I'm aware of that. It's just very boring to paint something that is essentially a silhouette. Plus, the light-absorbing black fur was added in post-production due to the original creatures not looking scary enough. They used to be a sort of coal gray color.
Yeah, they were pitch black... which was super creative in the film! But it's awesome to see the textured fur like this ^.^ And you did the shape of the beast justice too - I like the attention to the different length of fur on the shoulder with shorter elsewhere... I'll stop rambling xD Great work!!