I worked on the Herky dog picture every chance I got. This is the progress so far.
I did want to add that I’m using graphite, ebony pencil, charcoal pencil, white chalk pencil, and will potentially add color with either prismacolor pencils or chalk pastel+blending stump. I’m waiting on whether the recipient prefers black and white or color.
This drawing is being done on cotton-linter paper I made in college, can’t buy it anywhere.
The original image I’m working from is: