Pastel portrait of Sirus. Various pastels and pastel pencils on La Carte approx 15x11. Completed between February and April 2009. I spent about 20 hours on this although some of that time was experimenting with my then new Unison reds, red earths, brown earths, and oranges. For a reference I had several photos on a DVD disc on a TV monitor. There were 3 sets with different levels of lighting so I could see into the shadows and I used a film with the drawing on it to keep check here and there. I can see a few areas that need a few touches but it's pretty much complete.