I have been working for charcoal for a while now, making portraits much like these. But when I decided to add white chalk into the mix, it comes out great! It gives the texture of an actual face! This is one of my favorite pictures yet. It probably wont be done for some time, though. I need to work on the hair, the neck, and maybe a possible backround.
This was originally supposed to be a self portrait, but scince I suck at that kind of thing, It looked nothing like me so I just started drawing a different face. I worked on it for an hour now, and its looking fine so far.