I like drawing in pen because I can't correct myself. As a rule, I only draw people with Bic 537R's. They have a nice fine point that doesn't pierce the page, and a steady ink flow that can also be restricted with a simple lift and drag across the smallest fibers of the paper. If I really want to get a face just right, I stick with Bic, because for those small corner eye creases or septum shadows, I really have to be specific.
I draw almost scientifically. I usually start by deciding what my character's skull will look like. How the eyes will sit in their sockets and the way the cartilage in the nose will twist and form that little bump halfway down the bridge. I taxidermically picture the skin being laid over the crown and the shadows that form as the tiny hairs of the cheek are stretched across bone. Truthfully, I've always thought that the skeleton was the most interesting part of the human body. The fact that a combination of calcium, phosphorus, and sodium could make something so