Another pencil portrait today. I'm about 75% happy with it. It was 100% until I tried to burnish it and ended up smudging the marks around the face. Although I did manage to improve it to this level ,I think it's lost some of it's spark as a result. I'm reluctant to fiddle with it anymore as the paper won't stand too much erasing. Mental note- burnish as you go along in future!!!!
I've been given the details for one of my commissions so I'm going to get started on that today. There's no rush as the deadline is August! It makes a change. The other deadline is June 1st, not quite so relaxed.