Soul collecting in Ballard

I went out with a friend last night, he likes to call what I do with the sketch book “soul collecting”.  I like that.  What I’m trying to do, is make a drawing based on my very first impression of a person. Sometimes my first impression is based on their personality, and sometimes on the overall shape of their head  and or features.  Sometimes I get it and sometimes I don’t.

Smoke and Cleopatras Needle

I did these in Manhattan on the night of the”Big” Blizzard, I did them with my TWSBI pen and Noodlers Aircorp Blue ink.  It’s two inks in one, the black is waterproof and the blue is not, so I can go over it with a water brush and get a blue wash.