Finally got back to this for a day as my studio has been so hot over the last week. The oil pastels were working today though for awhile. Thoughts of an AC in the studio is looming. 3 of us share the space so we would split the cost.
I have work to do on the paws and in the ref image they are very dark and I am thinking of making them lighter. I really would like to get this finished by the end of the week.