I originally wrote this tutorial back in 2007, and have now posted it to my web site with some minor edits and expanded explanation. It describes the techniques I use to create realistic fur texture in graphite pencil. I used a limited number of pencils due to the small size of the drawing. The same technique can be used with a larger range of pencils, and on a large piece I will use everything from HB to 6B. Each has a different hardness and tone, allowing the artist to create shading with tremendous depth and detail.