I tried to add plenty of value to make the fur pop out and add dimension. For this, I chose pen, because I don't think charcoal would have worked well to make the fur look the way that I wanted it. Also, pen is my preferred medium due to the fact that I don't like to blend as much as other forms of shading. I used a lot of crosshatching and hatching/parallel lines in order to add dimension and shading to this picture.
I was a bit scared to make the dog black, because I've never colored in fur the whole way before. I took the risk and colored the dog all black and I like the way it turned out because it adds a lot more substance to the picture. All in all, I thought that the picture might not turn out the way I wanted it to, but I pulled it off in a way that I am pleased with.
|In the process of drawing line art.|