Here's a sneak peek of Ilaria's portrait lying on my desk.
You can see a small portion of the b/w photograph and the grid
on it, and the tools I used (black watercolor pencil, clutch pencil, brushes
). I also use a make-up brush
to "clean" the paper when I use an electric eraser or just rub dust away from it - I try to avoid blowing on the paper.
I took the idea of the make-up brush from my friend
(here's an example