Next use a 4B to darken the darks, bringing out the highlighted hair. Continue lifting out lighter hairs with your pinched eraser, and periodically blend and spread the tone with the bristle brush. Start laying in the darker areas of the paws with a 2B, leaving white areas for the lighter hairs. Switch to working on the teacup before finishing the paws so you can make the paws overlap the teacup. Use an H pencil to cover the entire cup with long, even strokes that are close together. Add another layer of H pencil for the darker areas of the cup and saucer. Continue defining the darks of the teacup and saucer with a sharp 2B pencil. Use a 4B for the outline and stems of the flowers and a 2B for the darkest flowers. Then use a 2B to add dark shading to the outer edges of the cup and saucer, achieving a rounded look. Next create the darks of the paws with a 4B pencil.
Artwork © 2008 Cindy Smith