An old portrait of a friend’s dog. The drawing is coloured pencil on white A4 paper. Dogs don’t sit very still. One way of getting a good pose is to remove the dog’s head (with its permission, of course), do the portrait, then reattach the head with a home microsurgery kit.
Here’s the method I used on the day: The rough drawing was ‘eyeballed’ from a photo to get the proportions and shadow areas sorted out. The lines were traced onto the final page with the help of a lightbox, then the colours were built up one by one. Take a look at “3 Cats” in the tutorial section to see the colour process in action.