My favorite colored pencils to work with are Prismacolor, they are soft and waxy and give the appearance of pastel in a finished portrait. The colors in the sample portraits are achieved by layering to exactly match your pet’s coat colors. You will see flecks of blue in and purple mixed with darker areas to effectively reflect tone and highlights.
Most of my clients commission a colored pencil portrait. They are usually astounded by the richness of the color and tell me that I captured their dog as if I knew him personally. See the testimonial section for client feedback from commissioned portraits.