This is an actor in AMC's TV series Hell on Wheels
Pencils: B-B9 with a little F
and about 20 something hours
This is the first dark background I have done. I used a B4 until I realized I had a B9. The black still did not come out as dark as I had hoped. I have seen where some people have used Sharpies to get the black very dark.( this doesn't sound like a good idea to me) Any ideas on this? Please leave comments and suggestions on this matter and the overall drawing itself.