Portrait with Dramatic Lighting on Black paper with White Charcoal Pencils or White Colored Pencil.
Start with a gray scale drawing to get the feel of shading on this paper.
Use as little line as possible! Rely instead on planes and softly blended zones.
The darker the setting, the easier it is to do this. Both of these have light coming from underneath.
This is an unusual approach but it makes for some interesting results and compelling images.
It can be a portrait of yourself of someone else.
Advanced option: Do the drawing from direct observation
on Black Paper