^ As with the Oaxacan Fox, I begin the Oaxacan
Hummingbird Hound by coloring its mouth.
^ Next up is the eye ring. Using the soft core True Blue
to prime, I touch up the edges with a True Blue Verithin
and finish off with another layer of the soft core pencil.
^ Eye ring and eye colored!
^ I start the mane off with layers of True Blue.
^ I add Mulberry to the mane.
^ Using a Dahlia Purple Verithin, I outline
the mane to keep its edges crisp.
^ I use Violet to darken the mane.
^ Ultramarine helps darken the mane further.
^ With all the colors added, I color over them
with Black for a sgraffito effect.
^ The sgraffito truly comes into play when I
scrape the Black away with an X-Acto knife,
revealing the colors beneath.
^ Sgraffito done! I've touched up the colors
so that as little white shows through as possible.
^ When my pencils get this short, I use a pencil extender
to get as much use out of them as I can. The masking
tape keeps them from shifting in the extender.
^ Fully secured pencil.
^ Closeup of the Hummingbird Hound's bill.
^ The Oaxacan Hummingbird Hound as it stands now.
I added some highlights to the mane with White.
This stage shows about 78 timed minutes of work.