It's always hard to look back to when my dog Nomi was still with us, but after starting my "dog" series of drawings I had to make one of him and make it the best one (in my opinion). It was also a good way to show a little of the process which involves some careful sketching of guides for me to keep proportions and hair flow in order. A couple people have been under the impression that my drawings are somehow just a photoshop filter over a photograph. Of course I use photos as reference but every line and dot are drawn by hand. I like to work from darkest to lightest tones, just a habit more than anything else. The blue pencil for the sketch guides are a leftover from my days working with reprography, blue didn't register as visible so if you didn't remove it all before making a print, it wasn't a big deal.