Another few quick sketches to practise quick portraits. Again, no pencil or erasing involved. I think these took me about 4-6 minutes each. Using a black 0.05 Staedler felt tip pen (the finest tip available as far as I know). Cheap paper. Actual size is about a passport photo size, so the photos are pretty much the actual size of the sketches. I'm pretty happy with how these turned out.
I did the above in about 5 minutes, and then later did the dark hair and included the shadows on the face (another 3-4 minutes).
Gratuitous photo of Scorching Bay, Wellington Harbour, New Zealand