I don't do many portraits, but I have done a few. I think I have only done a limited number of them because I like to know something of the person before I feel comfortable doing one. I think you need to know what the person is really like to know what to draw- otherwise what are you really doing? you don't know! You might accidentally get it right, but you might not.
Here are a couple drawings, one of my friends Melissa and Peter De Seve. Melissa is a very kind energetic and very smart girl with a bright outlook on life (this drawing is meant to be more realistic). Peter has a big heart, has a fun and nutty side (just like his characters) and a very keen eye (Peter's drawing is meant to have a bit of caricature). I hope all of these qualities come through in my portraits!