I used 8B pencl for most shadings, 2B pencil for light shadings and blended with a tissue paperand finally, removed highlights with normal Tikky eraser.
It’s tough as a self trained artist to try improving every day, but I do my best and I can say I’ve paid my dues. I think it’s safe to say that the best method of skin blending is by the use of tissue paper wrapped around the index finger. All my drawings have either been blended via tortillions or cotton buds. I really liked how this picture came out, as from now on, tissue paper all the way. I wish I had a scanner to capture exactly how all my drawings are but oh well, the reference image for this artwork was kind of blurry, and I had to change their attires with imagination and a few facial shadings. In conclusion, another happy customer.