For graphite portraits I always use the trusted brand of Derwent. Their Graphite and Onyx series of pencils are in my opinion the best on the market today.
For coloured pencil work I use mainly Faber-Castell Polychromo range of oil based pencils. I also incorporate Caran D’Ache Luminence and Derwent Coloursoft into my portraits. The coloured pencils are blended with a liquid solvent. This is called Zest-it.
All portraits are drawn on Daler-Rowney Graphic Series Smooth Bristol Board 250g/ms.
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