Meet Jenson the Beagle. Thank you very much to the lovely Jenson and Jenny for commissioning this piece. Various pencils on chocolate brown Daler-Rowney Murano paper –
And for you lovely people who like to see such things, here a few work in progress shots:
I have found that it is my habit now to start with the nose and muzzle, which is my favourite part to draw, then the ears, then everything else leaving the eye to last. As the nose and the muzzle is my favourite part, I figure if I get that right then the rest follows quite naturally.