This is Miaka, my friend's beloved pet mongrel of 13 years. Her shaggy fur fits her rambunctious personality. I imagined her in dog's paradise poised for a chase any moment.
When I first looked at her photo, I thought I'll be having a hard time drawing Miaka's long furs because it's hard to see what's underneath all those furry mess. But then I realized as I was drawing, that her long hair served as great visual cues for drawing solid construction of her. It wasn't as scary as I originally thought. I feel good about the result.