Here's an update on my newest portrait of actress Jennifer Beals. I have her face just about finished. This is 9 x 12 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. I'm using Derwent Drawing pencils with 4H, 2H, H, B, and 2B leads. I'm blending using q-tips cotton swabs and soft bathroom tissue paper. I picked out the highlights on her face using a kneaded eraser which I dabbed over the highlights to remove the graphite. The hair is being created by drawing the strands using a 2B pencil and blending using tissue paper then darkening the area again. I layer my graphite until I get the desired tone.