I've been working on a new portrait which I've been posting on my Facebook page. This is Kit, she is 9 x 12 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.
For the deep shadow and dark skin tone, I'm using a Pentel P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead. For the lighter skin tone, I'm using a 4H and H lead. I'm layering my graphite by making tiny overlapping circular motions. Most of the hair is going to be in shadow but the highlights are being created using a Tombow Mono Zero Eraser. More to come soon!
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Small update on my portrait of "Amy". I'm using Pentel P205 mechanical pencils still with 4H, 2H, B, and 2B leads. I am blending using q-tip cotton swabs, a medium tortillion, and a 2 inch Hake Brush. My blending technique is simple, I add a layer of graphite by making extremely tiny overlapping circles, it's actually more of a circular motion that I make. I then blend, also making a circular motion lightly. I then repeat the process and add more layers of graphite until I have the correct tone that I want to achieve. More to come soon!