Study in skin texture.
Using this lovely photograph as a reference.
I’m happy with parts of this, but overall it was incredibly frustrating trying to get the correct values. I love graphite, but it can be challenging at times, especially when trying to get very dark darks. I guess it’s common to combine graphite and charcoal? I’m wary though. I haven’t really warmed up to charcoal. Fear change! Stick with what you know! That’s what I say!