6.5 hours. The image was a very small picture on a greeting card. My reference was about 2 inches by 3 inches and my drawing was 8.5 inches by 10 inches; I enlarged quite a bit. When opened, the card reads: "Remember when all we wanted in the world was a puppy?"
This is my first drawing with an animal of any kind; I’ve always stuck with people in the past. It involves many things I hate drawing: hair, dogs, hands, stripes, jean material. Despite all of that, I think it turned out very well. I’m very happy with the outcome.