Another pencil sketch, with the face about 10cm high. Lots of blending, 6B graphite pencil. Although if I could find my HB pencil, I think it would have been good for the lines around the eyes. Not a quick sketch - this one took some time - and was done from a photo. The actual woman was about 10-15 years older than she looks in this sketch. I always find that the moment a blending stick is used, it seems to make a person look slightly younger.
Lyttleton Harbour, South Island, New Zealand