When Stephanie and I were first married, she had a Pug. I would wash that dog, and in a matter of a day, it would smell like a rotting carcass all over again. It had a bad hip, so it walked on three legs, even after hundreds of dollars of surgery, bad eyes and respiratory issues, so it got snot on everything it smelled or layed on.

God, I loved that dog.

I used the eraser to “draw” in the highlights. I wanted to create the illusion of fur on the dog’s head. I used the backdrop in this sketch a bit differently. By using the oval shape, I was able to round the corners on the background and create a more intimate setting. I will use this technique again.