9 x 12 graphite pencil on Bristol Smooth paper. I’m slowly adding tone by first applying a thin layer of graphite using a 4H and 2H graphite stick with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil. I am really focusing on the values, I want really deep darks in the shadows. I am also changing my hand pressure. For pencils I’m using Pentel GraphGear 1000 mechanical pencils with 4H, 2H, H, HB, B, 2B, and 4B. I am also using Faber Castell Matt Pitt graphite pencils 10B, 12B, and 14B to get a deep dark black tone. More to come soon!
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