I had not drawn a face with a pencil in a long time -- months perhaps. The iPad has been my medium of choice lately, but I have missed the ease with which the lead slides on a piece of paper. Frankly, it is easier for a portrait. This is more or less an accidental one, since I saw a picture of singer/songwriter Damien Jurado on Facebook and I immediately wanted to practice drawing his face. All I had at hand, paper-wise, was one of my AP students' journal -- hence the barcode at the bottom. I used the mechanical pencil I carry in my purse -- it's a 2B lead in a comfortable Pentel holder. Nothing fancy.