Don't know if you all remember my post on Maddie's passing a little over a month ago (she had cancer). Finally finished this portrait of her to give to my sister (Maddie was originally her dog but Mom & Dad wound up keeping her because Sis couldn't have a 'vicious' Rottweiler in her apartment.) It's the same pose I tried with colored pencils awhile ago but you can see I'm a lot more comfortable with pastels. (Note to self: Need more practice with colored pencils! BrandyB! Any tips??) And just for fun... I've been scanning in old family photos for Mom. She gave me a Tucker Tote full of stuff, ranging from barely seeable tintypes to current photos to a lot of us kids' school art stuff (I think my school art falls into the antique category.) Anyway, I came across this, my first pen&ink project from 8th grade... probably can't tell, but it's supposed to be Johnny Cash. Lol!