This is my latest portrait project. Colored pencil on a sanded surface called pastelmat. I am using a fairly new medium called, Colored Pencil Blending Powder. This blending medium allows for smooth blending of the colored pencil, without pencil marks. The blending powder is best used on a sanded surface layered with a textured fixative which restores and improves the texture of the surface. This photo is the result of approximatle 3 hours of work.