First of all, thank you! <3
I don’t have any valid tips, I’m afraid. I change my ways according to my mood, my surroundings, my feelings… Most of the times, I print the image I want to draw so I can watch it all the time while I’m drawing. If I can’t print it, I still have to copy it by keeping the original handy. I can’t draw by memory. I did try (and to be honest it wasn’t that bad), but I’m not good at keeping the right facial proportions.
Also, I always use the softest pencil I can get, usually a 6B.
That’s all I can say about my “technique”.