I paint a puppy, with cray-pas expressionist oil pastel, on a 2.5 x 3.5 inches black mounting board. First, I sketch the puppy by using white pastel pencil. Next I begin to blend 'pearl', various levels of brown colors to express the the dog's fur and skin.
I blend dark brown as well as black for the eyes and the nose. With pearl color again for the reflection on top of the eyes and nose. Using white for the whiskers.
At last, applied green and dark brown for the grass carpet and dark brown blended with black again for the background.