Still seeing what the Conte tool is capable of.
It's a ruff tool but I used a little Charcoal pencil to do a little smoothing out.
I still believe that Painter files need to go to Photoshop for refinement . It was mentioned that it's hard to get good darks in painter. I'm not too sure about that but I know it's just easier to do it in Photoshop.
When drawing things out of my head I shouldn't try to get too detailed because it starts to look unconvincing. It's always better to have a model. This sketch would probably look better if I didn't draw a face on it . But then these are all exercises.