To date - one of my absolute favorite pencil/graphite portraits. I spent around 25 hours total on this single illustration. That's about 5-10 hours more than I normally do. I really got into the texture of his skin, the photo I worked from was a production still - a continuity shot taken by the set photographer for the script supervisor - to document Sean Connery's hair, makeup, clothing, etc... to ensure that his look matched any earlier scenes which had been shot - or to establish his look for future shots. The light in this photo was harsh and very dramatic. It showed off the imperfections in his skin, wrinkles, scars, etc... I really wanted to use a high-contrast negative/positive space style to convey the visual information that the original photograph supplied. I used 8B, 6B, 4B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, and 4H leads. I used wooded pencils and mechanical pencils - from 0.3mm to 0.9mm in size.