Here's an update on my portrait of JT. I am still working on tone and texture of the skin. I'm blending using a blending stump, a cotton swab, and soft bathroom tissue paper. For dark tones, I'm using a 2B pencil and for lighter tones, I'm using an H pencil. For the highlighted hairs of his beard, I'm using a Tuff Stuff eraser stick/pen I cut at an angle to get a nice sharp edge to "draw" the highlighted hairs (negative drawing - taking away graphite instead of adding). More to come soon!