I created this portrait pencil sketch today, I must say I'm quite pleased with the end results! It took several days to finish (like 3). Usually it only takes me a day or so to finish a portrait, however I'm learning to slow down and get it perfectly bleneded. I tend to to want to rush through things and get it finished. So...slooowww down! : ) I also received two pencil sets for my Christmas presents, I've been using one set frequently. The other is a graphite set which I'm excited to start experimenting with.