Old man in graphite

I don’t just do airbrushing, I like doing graphite as well. And with this piece I surprised myself with how much from the airbrushing side I could use. Obviously no texture stencils but erasers play a big part. The paper is also important. For this I used Canson XL Bristol paper and the pencils were mainly Faber-Castel 9000 and for the darkest bits I used General’s 9XXB.