this is my friend, Raja with his special one.. this drawing was done by pencils on A3 paper size. i'm using tissues and Q-tip to blend the tone as you can see the stroke is a bit soft. when using tissues to blend the tone, it appear the soft effect on your drawing. this is called smudge technique. it would be different if you applying the cross hatching technique. wanna see what the different? try it out...then you can understand more.
this is a little tips. see the butterfly in the background on this drawing? i'll share you the tips how to draw it. ok, first..by using your pencil, doesn't matter what grade it is, fill out the background with the smudge tone. but i'm suggesting you to use 6B grade, it is much easier when you applying the smudge technique. then, take out you eraser. cut it. if you can see now, your eraser would have the sharp shape on the end of the top after you cut it right? ok now, by using the eraser, erase the blend tone on your background with any shape you like. do it carefullly. don't worry if you did some mistake because it is easy to fix. just blend it again and do it again untill it works.
don't forget to try it out... i'll share you with some tips next time.. have fun. (",)