Here is a quick traditional drawing with a 4H graphite and then darkened with a HB graphite. Unfortunately I don't have an eraser at hand so it is as it was drawn. I would rework the mouth as it's off a bit. This was drawn on a comic book backing board.. because I don't have traditional art supplies anymore (outside of my pencil set).
Like we talked about, I think there is an energy that goes thro the hand onto paper in art. The difference between seeing a painting on line vs. in person. There is a difference in "feel" to anything that has that energy transfer directly from hand to paper. Living energy to living energy...as paper is a product of trees and life.