Done on A4 printer paper first using a Faber Castell propeller pencil B 0.5mm and then the shading done using a selection of H & B pencils.
This is now my second portrait that I have done and thanks to the tips from this site and the comments from other users I am very happy with this. Much better than my first portrait entitled Tatjana.
I'm surprised that there is not a hole in the paper where the mouth is because I must have tried doing the lips about 30 times and I am not joking. I spent a while on the eyes trying to get all the detail that I could but some how they still do not seem right (any tips on the eyes are welcome).
I had great fun with the hair using a normal eraser that I sliced with a knife to make a nice thin edge to woooosh through the lead.
Artistic license is a wonderful thing.....in the photo that I drew this from she had the bottom of her chin covered with her forearm and her hand was also in the picture but I think hands will have to wait until another day.....way too hard just now.
Any way thanks for looking. Grant.