"Grandads' story", graphite drawing final steps shown.
Flowing smoothly (and slowly) to the last stages of "Grandads' Story".
The above steps show how the ear, neck and shirt developed over a period of two sittings (roughly 5 hours)
I've added the hat in a penciled-in version. Once I have brought the two subjects together (by balancing and harmonising the values and textures) the hat will get its own final tweak.
The last image gives you a wee view of the connection between the two figures (as well as the hat).
The shadowing is still wrong so I'm off up to the studio to get that sorted...
p.s: please ask any questions you may have: answers will be forthcoming and not too long winded!