Okay, this is the picture I am going to try to recreate on video on Friday (Sept 16th). It doesn't have much in the way of shading but it is supposed to be simple. Believe me this is a basic portrait and can be done by beginners. The details may take a little time to get down but it is like they say, "practice, practice, practice."
If you have any interest at all, get yourself some kind of pencil that you are comfortable with like a #2 pencil that you would use in school and a piece of paper. White is always good to start with. Colored papers are fun to use every once in a while too. Like I've said before I use the Mead Academie sketchbook 8.5" x 11". So, get yourself these simple tools and follow along with the video and give it a try. Also, have fun!