Regular drawing paper, manufacture is Mead, 8.5″ × 11″. Various graphite pencils ranging from 8B-2H. Took 4 hours.
I just did John Travolta this July, 2010. I’m still trying to experiment with different papers and get to know my pencil degrees all over again. I am also trying to keep my time down to around 4 hours for each portrait. I don’t know if I want to spend more time on a drawing or not. I’ve see some beautiful work on here with 60 hours spent on a drawing and the outcome is unbelievable! Do I have the patience to spend even 8 hours on a drawing? Maybe I’ll give it a try, but I will have to really search for a good celebrity that I would want to invest that much time on.