This is an 8″x10″ colored pencil piece I did back in 2008. The model is one of my Italian Greyhounds posing with my 97 year old acoustic violin. Getting photos was a bit of a challenge because she kept trying to lick the strings. Nom? This was the last colored pencil I finished before I realized paint thinner could be used in combination with the prismacolors to blend. Oh how I love you paint thinner!
I like to get my dark colors in first. This allows me to better judge the values of the rest of the piece. If I start with my lighter colors first, I never get things dark enough to start with.
Prints and phone skins of this piece are available at www.lachri.com/echoviolin.html