I'm celebrating the New Year by challenging myself to work toward several goals: lose weight, master the color pencil, and enter more exhibitions. This image is Prismacolor, and I usually only work in color pencil monochromatically. It's in its very beginning stage. I want to push myself to learn how to use the medium with full color. I've even joined Colored Pencil Society of America! I've used a reference photo for this image that I took at the last PAWS Mardi Gras Pet Parade. I loved the relationship between the bulldog & his happy owner.