This was a copy of a drawing I particularly liked, the original was with graphite pencil. My version was with charcoal though the principles of drawing it are exactly the same.
These are the steps I took in building up the image, I don’t know if this is the correct process or even if I’d do the same if I redrew it again – but there you go.
And the finished subject, now… is he smiling a bit?
Size: A4, charcoal on sketchpad paper.