1. Finally, add the finishing touches. This is the point where it all comes together. Try turning the drawing and the source photo upside down to check all the shapes are correct.
2. Narrow the left eye’s curve slightly with a line of black 199. Using the black, add further darker lines around the eyes, the nose, whisker roots, ears, front foot and generally along the left-hand side shadows.
3. Add medium flesh 131 to the ears and a soft covering to the back body to warm the tone. And add a little of this pink to the nose.
4. Apply a final pop of cadmium yellow 107 to the stunning yellow eyes and a light covering to the fur – again just to knock back the blue tone slightly.
5. Use Venetian red 190 and dark cadmium orange 115 to add more depth to the left-hand eye and important iris details on the right.
6. Apply a last light covering of dark Naples ochre to the body and face.
7. Use warm grey 274 to do one last check over and deepen the shadows.
8. Finally use the rubber to reintroduce any highlights that have smudged, and to clean up the outer area.
The finished drawing
Percy, Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils on Strathmore Bristol Vellum 270gsm, (43x35.5cm)
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