I went out for the second time to draw the people in my neighborhood. I am still on my block just making my way from house to house. I got my first two no's tonight. Both were females that probably didn't feel safe with a man they didn't know. I also knocked on a lot of doors where no one was home. House after house with no one home made me wonder were everyone is on a Thursday night.
The woman in the flowered dress who's name is Vivian actually invited me in. I had to wait until she finished her dinner before I could draw her. Apparently she knows a lot of comic book artists because she volunteers at the Motor City Comic Con every year with her daughter. They work in the kitchen. She has even been featured from time to time in some comic books.
I have been really pleased so far with how willing people have been to participate by having their picture drawn. The experience is actually a pretty intimate because you sit close together and I stare at them the whole time. I try to keep the time to about 15 minutes which seems just about right so far.