lookit!!! the eye...and then the grain/s on the face!!! man oh man! where was I when God was sprinkling sketching talent dust unto the world! You have really taken in a LOT. The light has given it so much detail!
Thanks Lee. It's a whole process lol. I START using Bristol smooth 300 series paper. It makes a difference! Then I hold a 2B Staedtler pencil sideways and grind it into the tooth in small areas. I then go over it with a harder pencil. Say B, F, or even H. I sometimes go softer too? 3B as a final coat. It takes practice and i do not use software to darken anything
thnx for the advice rick i will try tht out and yes i have used better drawing paper on last 3 portraits. i use 220gm heavyweight, which is quite smooth too and nice to draw on. i am going to try the bristol smooth 300 series as it does seem smoother thn what i am using . although what i use i think is very good indeed .