Thanks so much guys
Sorry Luicre, it's mostly Conte pencils with some various sticks used for the larger areas. I should also have said it's Art Spectrum Coloufix, Terra Cotta colour. I particularly like that shade for most of the African work I do as it seems to do a lot of the work for me. If I get the colour choice wrong to start with, I end up fighting things rather than it just flowing.
I thought I'd put up a few WIP shots up to this point. I did my grid drawing on another sheet of paper and then transfered to the Colourfix. There are some pics which show the colours I'm using, and of course, the main colour is the paper that shows through.
The colours I've used in the eyes. The tortillon is to fuzz the separation between iris and white as there is never a hard line there.
I do a lot of finger blending in the underlying layers but less so on the top
The colours I've used around the mouth