Graphite on W&N Bristol Board Extra Smooth (A3) 29.7cm x 42cm
I used Bristol Board for the first time, and because I started with 5H and gradually darkened before moving onto the next grade, I found that there wasn’t much ‘mess’ on the paper. I really enjoyed the challenge that this one gave me. It certainly took a long time to finish – around 90 hours!
The pencils I used were Faber Castell 9000 and the grades 5H, 2H, H, HB, B and a little 2B.
Thank you to M Beckett for the use of the original photograph.
Below are the work in progress