This is the graphite pencil version of my (computer colored) Unplugged pic. It turned out decent, but still not as well as I would have liked it to, but I rushed to finish it within two days (which, at the time, was quick for me) before taking it to be shown to college representatives (in 2003) with other artwork in my portfolio. When I originally made the sketch of it in pencil I did not plan on finishing it, but instead just wanted to use it for the computer colored version only. I decided I needed something new, and quickly, to add to my portfolio to be shown a few months later, so I quickly tried to finish it.
Though the original looks decent, when I scanned it in, the scanner picked up too much detail from the pencil marks and shading and caused it to look scratchy and quite uneven. So I had to edit it on the computer to black out the background (which is how it was supposed to be, but I didn't shade it well enough and dark enough with the graphite), and tried to soften the rest of the picture. It still looks kind of 'rough' but I decided that this one was good enough to represent the real/original one. I don't really like that the lighting looks strange on it, but I thought it best to just leave it like that because it didn't want to fix properly (though I could have experimented more with it and probably found something that would have worked, but I just didn't feel the need to take much more time on it).
Done with graphite pencils; edited in Corel Photopaint