I don't think I've created a finalized, realistic pencil drawing in a couple years. This was done for a project in class. We were to use only a graphite pencil to draw on any type of paper. I wanted to experiment with tracing paper and layering effects. Some shadows and lines were drawn underneath to either emphasize tones or to dull them down. I could have continued to work on this piece but I gave myself a 10 hour time limit to complete this project, otherwise I would have probably overworked it to death.