So yeah, Bolaji's slacking off on providing pencils for me to practice with so I had to find these pencils on the net. It's not really anywhere near the subject material we'll be dealing with, but I get to practice. Unfortunately the source file was pretty tiny at 72dpi. Does anyone know where to get good pencils to practice on? Anyway, I'm not entirely satisfied with the piece, still lacks those "lighter tones" Erica mentioned were missing in the last image, and the characters seem pasted in. Still workin'!