I hadn't done one of these in a while. It is a good creative exercise for me since it takes me a while to get in the grove of creating one of these characters. I wanted to do a Siberian Husky for a while. Apparently they are very aggressive dogs but for the life of me I couldn't find one image of an angry Husky. I am including some of my preliminary sketches to show how hard it is to get a pose I am happy with. I am also including some of my process of creation. It is very straightforward. I first work on a base sketch, then I add more details with that same brush in greyscale. Once I get to a defined point, I add a curves adjustment layer to work on the different channels and get different values for the lights and darks. I then added a new layer set to Color and started adding preliminary color. The rest is detailing and integrating. Hope you like it.