“Rufus,” 8″ x 10″, Color Pencil on Watercolor Paper

The original photograph for this drawing was a great close up for those glistening eyes!

Black fur can be a challenge, it must be the correct shade of color but still let you see the texture and warmth. For Rufus, the dark hairs on his face and body are a mix of red, green, blue, and brown. Not once did I use a black color pencil.