Well they are not really my dogs, they belong to my cousin but I must admit I have really enjoyed drawing them. I took lots of reference pictures with us on our trip and worked on them during the quiet times of the day. We had quite a heat wave while we were there so they proved to be a great distraction from that. I thought it would be easy to 'whip off' a few pictures but I was in for a surprise. Working on the smaller pieces can be very slow, especially around the face; one tiny mark can really make a major change. Also, white dogs are harder to draw then I thought, I didn't want to use backgrounds all the time so it was a real learning curve to find ways to draw a white dog on white paper. The other thing I played with was a spot of color. I know for you colored pencil artists that is not a big deal but I have limited experience with colored pencils. I was particularly pleased with Look at Me as that bit of color for his collar works really well.