Drawing Indy was a bit of challenge in that she is all black, not a speck of white anywhere. I used my new favorite method of black and white charcoal on Bristol Vellum. Even though she is entirely black I needed the white charcoal to help pick out the highlights. I generally use both hard and medium grades of black charcoal, white charcoal and an "ugly" brush to help work the graphite powder into the paper, giving me a smooth and rich undercoat. An electric eraser is used for picking out tiny highlights in the eyes and the toe nails.
The only compositional change I made was to swap the leaf Indy had in her mount with a daisy. I thought it added a little whimsy and I like the contrast of the white flower against an all black puppy.
Charcoal on Bristol Vellum