I can talk about this little bastard a lot. She is not mine dog (fortunately!). Her name is Gerda and she is a beagle. Very true to her breed, she loves to escape, to howl and bark, to roll in crap and to eat just about anything she can find, and she has a very optimistic attitude.
This portrait took me darn a lot while I firstly thought it would take a few days as I wanted it to be a B-day gift to her owner. But I had a lot of other work and then I decided to present it on her wedding (which happened just two weeks afte ther b-day), but the portrait was still unfinished. Today I finally gave this freaking drawing away and now I'm free! Sort of.
Canson green paper (A4), markers (a lot of markers, actually, including black permanent, golden brush tip marker and cheap color flowmasters), black/white gel pens and, of course, color pencils. I even put this piece under 'mixed media' category for this! Because it's not really a drawing.
Now I want to try to use watercolor in such work. Maybe it'll cut the time down.