So here is yet another portrait I just completed for some friends of their daughter.
I've been testing out a few different techniques. I like how the hair turned out on this one after trying a new technique.
I'm still working on getting an even smoother blend. I don't think you can get much smoother using charcoal paper. Another artist that I had talked to (not on the forum) uses Canson drawing paper and gets his blends extremely smooth. So I'm thinking about trying that out next. Also I have heard of another technique for blending which I'm going to try as well.