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I finished this charcoal portrait for a client just before Christmas. I also used tinted charcoal pencils, making sure to use only the pencils that were light fast. I'm really starting to love charcoal for portrait sketches, you can get beautiful soft shadows and lovely results without a lot of fuss. This client also wants a pastel portrait of this beautiful lady, which I told him I could do after the holidays. I'm just finishing up another pastel commission, so I will be able to start it shortly.