Now that I am getting used to the way the pencil works on the paper in my sketch pad I have started to become a bit more adventurous and finding out new things along the way. I have discovered that by using tissue instead of my fingers I can blend the pencil on the paper better.
The tissue will also remove some of the heavier graphite (I do tend to be a bit heavy handed). I have tried hard not to use an eraser while I've been sketching because then I have to be a bit more focused about what I'm doing. Some of the mistakes in the original sketch and the hair style have been changed simply with the coloured pencil and tissue.... tis so clever how this works.
Using the tissue to blend also gives a more delicate look to the finished sketch and I am loving doing the faces this way.
Hope you like and thank you for following my sketching journey :D