Blended Pencil technique
6 X 8
Portrait #1 – Andrew (practice)

This is my first attempt at doing a portrait (from a photo) using graphite (actually a #2 pencil) and smoothing the marks with tortillions (rolled paper sticks with points).  I want to do as many of these as I need to become comfortable with the likeness.  Then I’ll do the final portrait in pastel.   Little Andrew is watched by his Grandfather Alex next door and is just a delight.

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