Pam Carriker here and loving this months challenge! Right off I knew I wanted to pull out details of a portrait and examine them 'Up Close and Personal'.
Next I used some water soluble graphite to do some washes over the sketch
I sectioned off the 'up close' details by drawing boxes around them and continued to add layers of water soluble graphite getting progressively darker
Water soluble graphite makes for quick sketching and I love to layer it with some cross hatching from a regular pencil