This morning I began a portrait using a black conte pencil. The paper is bristol vellum which has a slight texture.
I am trying to utilize the approach in Susan Lyon's drawing video which is to mass in the darks and blending areas. I have been measuring the features but need to measure again.
In the second photo the nose appears too long. The third photo shows the nose shortened a bit. What I am not liking are some of the hard lines and I may be going too dark too quick. Still not much detail done yet, as I am still massing in the darker areas.