I don't often do portraits in simple tech pen, but this friend of mine was willing to stay still for enough time to do the work. She was a science fiction author who had recently moved to Washington, DC with her husband and I was visiting them in early 1982 during the holiday season. I have lots of author friends and this one and I enjoyed making stuff up together, some of which would later be incorporated in her writing. I learned the craft of "world-building" from this person, which would later enable me to create "authentic" graphic novel images and illustrations. After some mishaps in DC she and her husband decided to seek their fortune elsewhere and our ways diverged. One of the things I remember about her was her fashions, note the "zig-zag" glasses. I also designed some tattoos for her, which I guess are still there with her.
Black tech pen on sketchbook page, 4" x 4 1/2", January 2, 1982.