So this is what I came up with:
Boom. Not only did I draw a dog, I drew a golden retriever, who is pretty much the Mister Rogers of pets. I'll take that $25 now, thanks.
This is just the pencil sketch, of course. But I'm unsure how far to take this. I felt like doing some nice, clean digital linework.
Should I stop there, self? I dunno, self. Let's add some values!
I can do more!
So, my normal style would be to totally render this thing and add a few textures on top. But, I mean, come on, it's $25. Then again, I'd like to submit art that is representative of my usual style. On the other hand, maybe I could develop this as a second style - something simple and quick for editorials, textbooks, greeting cards and so forth. It's kind of a nice break from the rendering, honestly.