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Graphite Realism Portraits: Beard Tutorial
In this tutorial we'll be going over the steps, techniques and tools I personally use to create beards using graphite pencils. Please keep in mind there are many ways and styles to go about using when doing realism portraits. Always remember to experiment and try new things, there's no "one correct way" of doing things!
With that out of the way lets begin!
Here I'll list the tools I use from left to right:
1) Cotton swabs:
These are what I've used for as long a I can remember as my main blending tool for shading. People have used several different things for smudging/blending, such as tissues, blending stumps and even just their fingers! But I've always personally preferred cotton swabs. They accumulate excess lead and can be used to shade lighter areas without even having to use a pencil!
2) Blending Stump:
These come in a variety of sizes. The ends can be cleaned and made to a point by sa