So this is Dolinda, the aide on the bus that my students ride.
I really like this portrait. First and foremost, it is a good likeness, which is regrettably difficult to achieve. I do like the play between the sharp contrasts of the cross hatching in the glasses and the soft gradual changes in the ink wash.
"Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music-- the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls, and interesting people. Forget yourself."
~ Henry Miller