This was a commission I just finished for a friend of the family. I created this portrait using graphite and charcoal on white 18x24 inch drawing paper.
I have recently been receiving requests to show my progress and I wanted to start with this piece, as you see below.
Overall, this was a really fun portrait to work on. I've never combined graphite and charcoal this way but it came out great in my opinion. I plan to try to perfect this method of working for later portraits and illustrations.