I just completed this commission portrait of “Genghis.” The first step is drawing the features on a wooden cradle board. Then placing the initials values, hair textures and color. The final portrait blends many layers of fur strokes as well as details on that magnificent nose. As a side note, sometimes I need to work up-side-down which helps me to concentrate on just shape, value and color (rather than thinking what it should be). Enjoy!  Joanna