It’s just a little update.
I darkened the blues for his jacket and shirt.. I’m definitely using the bristle brush here to spread the colored pencil down into all the nooks and crannies of the paper. The blues are similar to each other in the reference picture but I think I will have to differentiate them more in this portrait. I also put a little more color in the background to see how the brown of the tree looks next to the blues.
I darkened the shadow under his chin a little too.