Thought I try using colored pencils for this latest portrait...and I realized why they never come out of the box. Here's the progression:
I should have left her face alone at this point, but I ended up overworking it a bit:
The dog came out great though!
Too lazy to put much effort into the background:
See Acey & Maggie bigger over on my flickrstream. And check out all the other wonderful portraits done for Julia Kay's Portrait Party here.