This is LucyLou a rescue Sheltie from Ireland. I decided to try out hard pastels on Pastelmat instead of my usual velour. It's quite a different surface; it feels like very fine cork and I have to work harder to get the fur effect I want.This piece of pastelmat is very dark grey which I thought would bring out the white in her coat; the picture is taken of her in the snow and I may or may not try to put in the snowflakes afterwards!
A little more work on the muzzle here.
I've darkened down the left hand side and added white to the right and on her bib. I've done this quite roughly with the side of the pastel stick; I'll add the detail in with the Faber Castell pit pastels.