I hope you don't mind i'm trying your drawing in pencil / charcoal. I love this one you did amazing. I hope i can achieve this level of work. I won't post it when its done without your permission. I tried doing it without measuring and just running with it for practice. I will have to try the tissue and see if it blends the graphite better then a stump. Thoughts ?
I hope you aren't saying that just because this looks so real. If that's what made you think this is 'edited', please be aware that a LOT of people can draw more or less this well. Look around this wonderful website and you'll see many more such talented artists...
Please don't slander/insult someone else's hard work, simply because you don't believe it can be done. Instead, try to get inspired by them and reach the next level in your own art.
wonderfully chosen reference - the pose, the lightning! and a true masterpiece, love every aspect of it. had to stumble upon a recommendation from Stumble-Upon' to find your gallery here on DA again, so this time I', going to watch you, if you don't mind
For those hairs I leave the white of the paper untouched and draw around the area. I then go back over the hairs with an eraser. I used an electric eraser by Sakura, I bought it online. I have also used just a kneaded eraser to lighten up hair and other areas.