After trying Stonehenge paper for my recent Bee in colored pencil I just HAD to try it out for a portrait. As suspected this is now my favorite paper for portraits. It was SOOOO nice for blending smooth skin! This is the Stonehenge in white that you buy in individual sheets.

My reference photo for this piece was found at Paint My Photo by photographer Alex Lee Johnson from

While I don’t normally list out all of the colors I use on a portrait, I decided that because this is a piece many of you will draw that I will break my usual stubborn streak on the matter and share the colors I used on her skin:

For her skin tone, I used Luminance Burnt Sienna 10%, Titanium Buff, Paynes Grey 50%, violet Grey, White, French Grey, Sepia 50%, Brown Ochre 10%, Burnt Ochre 10% and Polychromos Nougat and Caput Mortuum.  After I finished recording this video I went back and added more Violet Grey and Aubergine from Luminance.



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The links below are my amazon affiliate links for my supplies used.
Caran d’Ache Luminance set
Faber Castell Polychromos set
Black artist masking tape
Mona Lisa Odorless Paint thinner