This is a close-up of a pencil drawing of the greenest of all Jedi, Yoda. Usually when I start a pencil portrait I begin with a light covering of 2H and then move though to H, HB and all the way up to 9B for the juicy, dark areas. The pencil strokes have been kept fairly loose here and overall I suppose the drawing took a couple of hours to do. The good thing about drawing Yoda, or anybody else of an aged appearance, is that the face is full of lines the pencil can easily latch on to. With portraits, I find the elderly more enjoyable to draw than the young.
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