Welcome back. Now you are in the know. When I started working on this piece I decided to just stay with pencil only. Building up the tones, pulling the white out of the grays and getting my hands covered in graphite is fun. It's much easier to deal with pencil smears compared to ink smears.
This was done using a HB and 2B lead in two mechanical pencils. Blending is done with paper towels and a blending stump. All this on 11" x 17" Canson Bristol Board.
I hope everyone had a good weekend.