Artist's description: This was a private commission of a pair of small dogs. The original photograph that I had to work from was not the best quality and had to improvise a little with the face of the darker breed which was not very clear. Unfortunately, this is all I had as there were no other reference photos to work from was not possible at the time to take any others. This is something that I can do based on my experience, however it is advisable and makes life a lot easier for me if you supply me with a clear photo which shows the detail particularly in the face and eyes. I like to bring the personality of the animal through which is very important as well as the detail. I used Arteza coloured pencils as well as graphite pencils on 140gsm paper to create a dramatic yet delicate drawing which captures them beautifully. This commission was a gift for a family member so has deep, sentimental value.