Here's another update. I'm sorry about the darker image. I took a photo using my Sony Cybershot Digital camera and I'm not a very good photographer. I'm not sure why the paper came out dark, especially since I had three lamps on in my studio on.
I have sister/daughter # 1 just about finished. I am using a mechanical pencil with a .5 mm 2B lead and am continuing to blend with a small tortillion. I may go over the darks with a 4B then a 6B pencil to really push the darks.