Thanks a lot guys!
Wow, those are wonderful drawings. And I had no idea yours was done with only two pencils, Creampuff; it looks so professional and everything. And I really like your friend's drawing, too. How on earth did she get it so well blended though?? I love that!
I pretty much only use the good pencils after I'm done with the mechanical to darken shadows or add some detail in eyes and things. Otherwise, the mechanical pencil is all I use. It doesn't smear or smudge nearly as easily and I'm too lazy to switch pencils!
Here's what I have so far: sc002397ee.jpg