Decided to do a portrait of my own pup to learn hair and texture skills with colored pencils. This took maybe 6 hours with all the color layering but what fun... Just get in the zone and draw! Matt, thanks for the tip about embossing whiskers. Draw them, use a stylus to press them into the paper, then you can add other colors right over them without losing them. Awesome tip. I am attaching my drawing and the original. Comments and critiques totally welcome... I want to get better!