For the Lesson 26 of Life Book, I picked up three pencils (2B, 4B, and 6B) plus some charcoal. When I finish my various class lessons, I fiddle with my various art journals. I thought it was a good time to go back to pencils and make a portrait in my style. For comparison to the more realistic style, I included my final version of Week 26 gal.
Here is Whimsical Pencil shaded gal.
I enjoy working with pencils, but don’t like so much the smudging. I sealed the page with Windsor and Newton sealant, but it was a bit smudgy. I added a layer of clear gesso, my new best friend. A bit of smudginess with applying the gesso, but ok for an art journal page.