Graphite pencil drawing of a girl holding a young cat, on A4 Daler Rowney Airbrush Bristol board.
Pencils: Mars Lumograph (4B), Faber Castell 9000 (6B and 8B), mechanical pencils 0.2mm/2B, 0.3mm/2B and 0.5mm/4B with Ain Stein leads.
Blending: Blending stump from Royal Langnickel and Boldmere, and paper tissues.
Erasing: WH Smith kneadable eraser, Tombow Mono Zero Ultra-fine eraser, Jakar battery electric eraser.
Indentation: Royal Langnickel embossing tools.
Photo adjustment using GIMP: Removal of barrel distortion; Cropping to A4 ratio and removal of perspective distortion; Cropping unfinished edges of drawing; Adjustment of histogram.
The photograph which I used as reference for this drawing is from Wikimedia, Girl with a young cat
, and is in the Public domain. The photographer who kindly gave his lovely photo this designation is Joaquim Alves Gaspar
I made extensive use of my 0.2mm/2B mechanical pencil on both the fur and for the skin tone in this drawing.
Here is a link to the drawing process for this drawing:
Here are other drawings that I have made from photo references from Wikimedia: