(Reupload from July 25, 2010)
FINAL COPY: [link]FAQ:
(feel free to ask and I'll add it here)
-What tools did you use?
Up to what I have done so far; mechanical pencil (0.9 mm), computer paper, eraser, tissue.
-What do you use to blend?
Tissues. Any kind will do, though some are more higher quality than others. You can also use your fingers, but I don't recommend it. They leave smudges and it's a mess.
-Did you use any tutorials when drawing this picture?
No, I did not. However I have read many realism tutorials in the past which helped contribute to my knowledge I have now. But just because I didn't use any, doesn't mean you shouldn't try reading a few. They can be very helpful, even if they explain information you already know.
-Use a piece of paper or a tissue under the hand you draw/write with so you don't smudge the drawing.
-Patience is the key!
-To entertain yourself while drawing, it often helps to listen to music or watch/listen to a show.
-Don't rush! It'll get done when it'll get done.
-If you get frustrated, WALK AWAY. TAKE A BREAK. Come back when you are ready. It won't help you at all to draw while you're upset, nor will it make drawing it enjoyable.
-Get a friend or a parent to critique every-so-often to tell you mistakes or things to fix that you didn't see.
-Practice makes perfect! So don't get upset if you can't do it the first time
HOPE THIS HELPED!