Mama decided to do a pencil portrait of Papa's parents as a Christmas present for my Grandma this year. Here is the original photo that she worked from:
This is the basic outline that she started with. She used a grid to get a correct likeness during this phase.
At this point, she had begun to do the initial shading.
She started out working with the light shading, but then she switched and did all the dark areas first.
The artist at work!
The finished product.
The happy recipient!