0:39 It is vine medium charcoal. I broke a stick and used the side to block in the masses for the hair. 0:55 There is a shadow that stretches across his neck. You can slightly see both sides of the neck. Under the lips is very dark. 1:24 Notice that I used a dry paper towel to blend the background (as well as the brush). 1:40- I am now adding pencil hatching directly above the charcoal. 2:01 To me, it is important to hatch over the charcoal, to UNIFY the surface of the drawing..... HUH? What do you mean?- Charcoal is MATTE (Not shiny) and pencil is SHINY. -Charcoal MOVES and pencil is STABLE (doesn't move) 2:26 I am now using a graphite stick. Graphite sticks are really just BIG PENCILS!!!!! They come in different tones like drawing pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 8B, etc.) 2:51- Notice that I am holding my drawing in place with a paper towel in my hand. Try not to let your hands touch the surface of the paper (I always struggle with that. 2:51 I don't like to fasten my drawing with tape because I usually shade my background and the tape leaves white triangles in the corners where the tape was.....Maybe someone could give ME a tip on that!!!! 3:38 Eventually, the hair, the eyes, the area under the mouth and the area under the hands will be the darkest in tone. 4:03 The paper under my hand prevents my hand from touching the paper surface of the drawing. 3:52 Look at the C shape around the eye. 4:03 Also, notice once again, I laid the initial tones down in charcoal, and followed it with pencil hatching. I am using a CHEAP mechanical pencil now because it has thinner graphite, which helps me do detail work. 4:23 I am using the blending stump now.......and getting PISSED OFF!!!!!! The reason I am mad is because I made the mistake to put a piece of cardboard under the surface of my drawing (look at the dots in the background and on his face).....I gave Weezy Chicken Pocks!!!!! Argh! You'll see me remove the cardboard soon. 5:00 The top lip will be darker than the bottom one. Don't forget to leave the highlight over the top lip. 5:13 The shape under the nose (the nostrils) is not one tone. It is a complex shadow. The shadow under the neck is even more complex! 5:58 Our ultimate goal when we shade a drawing is to eliminate lines and maintain the likeness. 6:28- Eyebrows are never one solid tone, they are always darker towards the center of the face. The one exception is when a girl wears make up and darkens her eyebrows in to one tone. 7:00 Notice that I erased most of the original lines from the step by step. 7:50 I am breaking the rules a bit and using a prismacolor black colored pencil for super dark tones. 8:11 At this point, I only used the Prisma Black on one eye. Look at the difference. 8:33 The hat will be lighter than the background and darker than the highlights on the face 9:53 Have some fun with the tattoos! Know that I did not get them perfectly. Just mess around and practice your tones. 11:13 Don't get too complex with the shading of the hand. Focus on rounding the edges ar first. The spaces between the fingers are going to be dark. 11:32 The edges of the arm are going to be dark. DO NOT outline though!!!! Hatch (Cross hatching is adding line next to line next to line) and blend. 12:02 Highlight at the top of each shoulder. Use your kneaded eraser. 12:25 His chain can be carved out with an eraser. 13:09- Create a highlight on the upper tip of the hand. 14:01 To finish, I enhanced a few of the highlights with a white Conti Crayon.