After playing a bit with the various grades of the Staedtler pencils, I chose to stick with these three - H, 2B, and 6B to work on a more serious drawing.
One of my favorite Christmas decorations happen to be plush snow people and I tend to collect at least a couple each year as I come across ones I like.
This one I picked up from Hobby Lobby a week ago. Love the hat and material used for the body!
I started out with the H pencil with the initial sketch. Then I started using the 2B which was used for most of the drawing. The 6B was used in select areas for a deeper value. Also used a paper stump to blend and putty eraser to lift areas as I worked.
Although the Zeta paper is smooth, I really enjoy using it for graphite. It blends beautifully with a paper stump and makes lifting with the putty eraser a bit easier. The rosy cheeks are Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencil used dry.