This black Labrador Retriever is another example of how black fur still works well in graphite pencil, and an example of a full body composition.
The final portrait size was A3 size which I have to scan as two A4 scans and stitch together. I'm considering upgrading to an A3 size scanner sometime as I'm sure it would save a whole load of time for scanning and give more detail. Maybe next year!
I finish most of my dog portraits with some context detail, especially when the dog is sitting. In this example I lightly drew some of the grass around his paws.